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The Dodo Announces First-Ever Slate of New Original Programming and Returning Fan Favorites

No. 1 Most Engaged Media Company in the World to Unveil 12 New and Returning Digital Series in 2019

New York, NY(15 Apr 2019)

The Dodo, the no. 1 animal brand on digital and the most-engaged with media company in the world [Source: Tubular, March 2019], unveiled its first-ever content slate of new, original and returning programming, which features a wide and diverse array of series that highlight some of the most uplifting and inspiring stories from around the animal kingdom.  

The Dodo’s slate kicks off with the launch of three all-new unscripted series including: Ruff Life with Lee Asher, which follows the viral dog dad and his nine rescue dogs on their heart-warming family adventures; Wild Hearts, which gives an up-close view of some of the most majestic wild animals on the planet and the amazing bonds with each other and their human caretakers; and Cody the Tiny Alpaca, which showcases what it’s like living with a tiny, princess alpaca. 

“Our first-ever content slate underscores The Dodo’s mission: to put animals and their stories front and center and to inspire our audiences with stories of hope, positivity and resilience,” said The Dodo’s Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Izzie Lerer. “We have been developing original programming since late 2017 and our viewers have responded incredibly positively to these shows with nearly 5 billion video views and 4.4 billion minutes of time spent to date across platforms.” 

The Dodo has also renewed nine of its fan-favorite series including: Pittie Nation (1.1B video views), Soulmates (800MM video views) and Comeback Kids (450MM video views). 

Details on The Dodo’s new slate of original, digital programming are below:

New Greenlit Series

Ruff Life With Asher Lee - five episodes; premieres on March 26, 2019

Lee Asher is the world's best dog dad. He has nine dogs, takes them anywhere and everywhere he goes, and spends his days making them happy. He, and his best friend Luke, just moved into the perfect house for the pack in Lake Tahoe. Watch Lee live every dog lover's dream — and get to know every one of his very lucky, very loved rescue pups.

Wild Hearts - five episodes; premieres on March 26, 2019
(YouTube, Facebook Watch, Twitter)

Wild Hearts is an up-close view of some of the most majestic animals on the planet. Just like our pets, wild animals have a ton of heart — and form the most amazing bonds with each other and the big-hearted human heroes who go above and beyond to look out for them.

Cody the Tiny Alpaca - five episodes; premieres end of April 2019

Cody is an alpaca who was born extra-small (6 pounds!), so her mom brought her into the house. She grew up running around inside and never left! Now, she has all the outfits she could ever dream of and takes her bottles in her bedroom. Watch to see what living with a tiny princess of an alpaca is really like.

Renewed Series

Comeback Kids, Season 3 - five episodes; premieres on March 16, 2019; Sponsored by GEICO.
(YouTube, Facebook Watch)

These animals had a rough start in life — until they found someone who refused to give up on them. Now these comeback kids are showing what it means to be truly resilient.  

Adoption Day, Season 2 - six episodes; premieres May 10, 2019; two episodes sponsored by BMW.
(YouTube, Facebook Watch)

The best day of a dog’s life is when he leaves the shelter and runs into the arms of his forever family. Watch Adoption Day to follow these heartwarming stories of dogs who are so excited to leave the past behind and fall in love with their new home.  

Reunited, Season 3 - six episodes; premieres summer 2019
(YouTube, Facebook Watch)

Best friends never forget each other, and animals have the most heart-bursting reactions when they're reunited with the ones they love most. Watch Reunitedto see just how excited animals get when they finally reconnect with their favorite people.

Welcome Home, Season 2 - 2nd half of 2019; developed in partnership with GEICO.

The Dodo & GEICO are paying tribute to the military members deployed around the world with heartwarming stories of their reunions with their best friends.

Odd Couples - episodes air bi-weekly
(YouTube, Facebook Watch, Twitter, IGTV, Snapchat)

Animals know that friendship comes in all shapes, sizes — and even species. Odd Couples is an up-close look at the unique, incredible bonds these unusual BFFs share.

Pittie Nation - episodes air weekly
(YouTube, Facebook Watch, Twitter, IGTV, Snapchat)

Pit bulls are the most cuddly, loving, goofiest dogs in the world. No matter what they’ve been through, they LOVE showering their families with unlimited snuggles and silly smiles. Watch Pittie Nation and fall in love with these big-hearted sweeties.

Little But Fierce - episodes air weekly
(YouTube, Facebook Watch, Twitter, IGTV, Snapchat)

Some of the biggest personalities come in the most adorable little packages. From a brave kitten who was born a total boss, to the most resilient baby rescue squirrel, these tiny animals with TONS of heart are ready to take on the world.

Soulmates - episodes air weekly
(YouTube, Facebook Watch, Twitter)

Some people are best friends with other people, and some people are best friends with animals! Soulmates highlights remarkable relationships between people and animals.

Faith = Restored - episodes air bi-weekly
(YouTube, Facebook Watch, Twitter)

Faith=Restored promises viewers an uplifting, feel-good, emotional story to serve as an antidote for all the bad news out there right now. Inspiring people and animals, extraordinary acts of kindness, high-stakes rescues and other stories that deliver on the idea that love is stronger than anything else.

About The Dodo:
The Dodo is the #1 digital media brand for animal people. We’re committed to creating fun, entertaining, emotional, animal-related content — everything from cute, shareable videos to heartwarming rescue stories and meaningful advocacy pieces. Our audience is everyone who loves animals, from people who are obsessed with their pets all the way to people dedicating their lives to making the world a better place for animals. The Dodo is the #1 most engaged with media brand on mobile. In December 2016, The Dodo joined forces with NowThis, Thrillist and Seeker to form Group Nine Media -- a global top 10 publisher.