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Salvage Dawgs

Salvage Dawgs

Photo Credit:  Trailblazer Studios
  • Premiered: 
    November 8, 2012
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  • Network: DIY
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: demolition, antiques, collectibles

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Plot Synopsis

SALVAGE DAWGS follows Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside, co-owners of the Virginia-based Black Dog Salvage, and their crew, as they bid on buildings condemned to be demolished and find and transform remarkable pieces of America's past hidden inside these old structures. Black Dog Salvage is one of the premier architectural salvage operations in the United States, specializing in the reclamation, repurposing and resale of architectural, commercial, and industrial elements and fixtures. These salvaged vintage pieces include everything from doors, windows, mantles and more. In each 30-minute episode, the Black Dog crew take on a different job, including: the Izard House, a two-room cabin built in late 1892, where the team removes a box bay-window in one piece, a stairwell, old poplar wood, and a Dixie Oak stove to which they added flowers and color to make a planter that really sizzles; the Washington Mill, an old cotton mill from the late 1800s, where they recover wooden louvres, open wire baskets, an old barber chair, and an old bathtub that is transformed into a beautiful couch with some colorful fabric and patterns; and many more buildings with architecturally significant items. Black Dog Salvage, founded in 1999 and inspired by their original black dog, Molly, now features its second black dog, Sally, who turned eight years old just before the series premiered. SALVAGE DAWGS returned for its second season on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 11pm ET/PT, as DIY Network aired two new back-to-back episodes. In the Season 2 premiere, the entire Black Dog Salvage crew pitched in to help save parts of a house in Roanoke, VA, including floors, trim, front porch columns, and a large built in cabinet. On Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT, DIY Network debuted the Season 3 premiere of SALVAGE DAWGS. In the season opener, "Nelson House," the Black Dog Salvage crew saves pieces of a house in Mt. Jackson, VA, where their main focus is on the clay-fired roof and on the oversized cornice brackets. Back in the woodshop, Mike makes a bench from an old dresser. Season 5 of SALVAGE DAWGS premiered on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 9-10pm ET/PT, as DIY Network broadcast back-to-back new episodes from the show's 13-episode new season. In the season opener (9pm), "Drayton Mill," the Salvage Dawgs travel to the Drayton Mill in Spartanburg, SC, where they salvage a large fan and valves. Mike builds a new desk for his office out of a salvaged airplane wing. Then, in the night's second episode (9:30pm), "Former First National Bank," the Salvage Dawgs take on the former first National Bank in Gastonia, NC. Key items salvaged include elevator parts and chicken wire windows. At the shop, Robert builds a bar out of a boat salvaged from Smith Mountain Lake.
Season 6 of SALVAGE DAWGS premiered on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on DIY Network. In the season opener, "St. Michael's Catholic School," the Salvage Dawgs team head to the St. Michael's Catholic School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where they brave high-wire heights in order to save elements of the past. The team also builds a ladder console and discovers a vintage army record player.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Trailblazer Studios
  • Produced by Figure 8 Films


  • - Virginia USA