A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Underscores how animals can help people heal from difficult events and experiences.
Positive Role Models
Fallen soldiers, 9/11 heroes, and other helpful people are discussed. And animals provide an example of selfless affection.
Violence & Scariness
Traumatic events, including the events of September 11, 2001, are discussed and vary according to each episode. Images of some of potentially scary events, although limited and edited, are visible.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One episode specifically discusses heroin addiction.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this series underscores the positive role an animal can have in a person's healing and/or well-being. The series contains lots of positive messages, but many of the stories told here deal with traumatic events (including 9/11), death, and addiction, and may be too intense for younger and/or sensitive viewers.
Is It Any Good?
This poignant series shows the deep connections some people have with their animals, and how these connections impact their lives and the lives of those around them. It also demonstrates how animals can play a direct and powerful role in human healing.
Some of the stories featured here, especially those dealing with the loss of loved ones on September 11 and during the war in Iraq, are very emotional. The images and drawn-out descriptions of these traumatic experiences can make it difficult to watch. But if you can move beyond this, what you will find are positive messages about animals, recovery, and healing.
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