Published on Jan 26, 2014 Find out how The Sidekick Series, a mini YouTube documentary series about adopted pets (dogs, cats and more), came to be! You'll meet Emily and her cat B.K. who started it all and learn what's to come in Season 1. We'll be showcasing amazing pets, their rescue stories and their human parents.
Published on Feb 12, 2014 In this episode of The Sidekick Series, you'll meet Hans Gruber, the adopted dog, and Suzanna, his human. Learn how Hans overcame being shot (yes, with a gun!) before being saved by Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue and see out how his life changed once he found his forever family. Now, he just might be happiest little pup in Brooklyn!
Published on Feb 19, 2014 Meet Ella, the deaf cat with a bucket list! Stephen adopted Ella from the ASPCA, where she had spent most of her life. Eventually Stephen learned that Ella had terminal cancer and so he vowed to make the most of their time together. Watch this love story and see how Ella is thriving with her loving human.
Published on Feb 26, 2014 Meet Maggie, a pit bull who was found on the streets of Brooklyn before being adopted by an awesome couple. Though her human parents, Nadia and Seosamh, weren't sure about rescue at first and were one of many who believed the negative pit bull stereotypes, Maggie's love and resilience turned them around once and for all. Watch this story and see how Maggie changed their minds!
Published on Mar 5, 2014 In this episode you'll meet a cat named Simon and his faithful human, Clare. While their relationship started out rocky, they're now as happy as can be due to Clare's dedication to her rescue pet. Watch this story and see how commitment and time can be all an adopted animal needs to turn things around.
Published on Mar 12, 2014 Meet Harriet the dog and her dad, Caldwell, head illustrator at CollegeHumor.com. Watch as Caldwell brings out Harriet's best in an amazing drawing and talks about their brush with fame on adoption day (hint: a star from The Dark Knight Rises gives them his seal of approval). Don't miss this match made in creative heaven and check out Caldwell's amazing rendering of his beloved pup.
Published on Mar 19, 2014 In this episode you'll meet Yasmin and her mini zoo of rescued animals. It may have started with an adorable chinchilla, aptly named Peanut, but it grew to include two cats, Dante and Pepper (both from Animal Care & Control of New York), and Jordi (from Social Tees Animal Rescue), a blind pup who is named after Star Trek staple, Geordi LaForge. Special needs be darned! This family is full of love and devotion.
Published on Mar 26, 2014 Meet Daisy and Jennifer! Jen found Daisy on the side of the road, pregnant, covered in fleas and heartworm positive. This poor pup had just escaped puppy mill life but she couldn't have found a better home. Watch how Jennifer personally nursed Daisy and her puppy back to health and how Daisy has fallen in love with both of her humans. Did we mention she dances? You don't want to miss it.
Published on Apr 2, 2014 Nelson, the one-eyed pirate cat, makes his on-screen debut in this episode! His human, Merrill, felt a connection to this seemingly unfriendly furball and despite his traumatic past, living in a hoarding situation, he's developed the best personality. Anybody who's lived with Nelson has loved him and we're certain you will fall in love with this cute face too!
Published on Apr 9, 2014 In this episode you'll meet Willow, Willow's canine brother, Huckleberry (we swear he's half Teddy bear) and their human mom, Ayn. Willow's journey wasn't always easy--she displayed clear signs of abuse when Ayn adopted her but nothing could get in the way of her finding the perfect niche in the family. Watch Willow's story of triumph and see how commitment and patience can mean all the difference in turning a sad story into a success story.
Published on Apr 16, 2014 Schrödinger's name is no accident. When his human dad, Mike, found him on the side of the road, he never expected they'd be besties. But on his noble quest to help Schrödinger find safety, the mischievous kitten climbed up the brake pedal of Mike's car and into the mechanical catacombs of the engine. Find out what Mike did (other than panic), why Schrödinger's name suits him and how the two decided to live life together forever.
Published on Apr 23, 2014 With Betty Rose, professional tattoo artist and major cat lover, it's all about Cattoos -- cat tattoos, that is. Shelter kitties have played a huge role in Betty's life and her reverence for feline friends has subsequently made it into the lives and onto the skin of her impressive client list. Permanently. In this unique episode, learn more about The Cattoo through the eyes and ink of a tattoo artist and be inspired by her truly creative take on what it is to be a cat lover, and, cat lady.