Death Row Dogs | Documentary Idea

by Gretel
(Melbourne, Australia)

Saving Lovely Lives

Saving Lovely Lives

We are a network of normal, working people - most with families and full time jobs. We spend most of our spare time and money on fostering, training and rehoming dogs from death-row into happy forever homes. Some are timid, terrified and have issues, most are well-adjusted and loving and have ended up on the "kill-list" at city pounds through no fault of their own.

Susan Taylor started our group a few years back, beginning with just a couple of dogs and funding their vetwork herself (desexing, vaccinations and microchipping) and rehoming them by word of mouth. Since then, she and the people she has recruited have rehomed thousands of dogs and cats to their forever homes.

The group provides support for the life of the dog: that is, if for whatever reason the adopters cannot keep the animal, we will find another carefully chosen home with the intention that it will be looked after for the rest of its life.

When a dog is ready to be rehomed, we have an awesome photographer who volunteers her time to take great pics and those, along with their profiles, are posted online for potential adopters to view.

Applications are received by one of our fab people, who discusses the dog's and the adopter's needs with the adopter. Suitable profiles are then sent to the foster parent of the dog, who arranges a meet and greet of the entire adoptive family and the pet to ensure that it's a great match.

Some of the animals that we have the privilege to deal with have been mistreated and are scared of everyone and everything, but they blossom amazingly so quickly and are then found loving families. These dogs would otherwise have been put to sleep - healthy, kind dogs who have done nothing wrong.

This would be a great opportunity for a young doco/film-maker, as results are seen immediately, daily and joyfully.


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Jan 29, 2015
Great idea NEW
by: Finn


Im A student living in New Zealand. I am fasinated with film and documentries, and I have been thinking about making a short film or documentry and this is a topic i would love to use this as my topic because i really belive that this is something that must be acknowledged.

You can contact me at
Kind regards

Feb 23, 2014
Interest in making this NEW
by: Jessica

I think this is a really interesting idea, a cause which is likely gone much unnoticed. If you are still looking to make this documentary please email me

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