A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The joy that comes from rescuing and adopting dogs is highlighted, as is the process of taking care of the dogs.
Positive Role Models
Lisa Vanderpump is a dog lover and is committed to rescuing as many dogs as possible. The staff also loves making the dogs healthy and happy. Most of the cast is Caucasian.
Violence & Scariness
The former abuse of some rescue dogs is briefly mentioned, as are some of their injuries and illnesses. Sometimes their post-surgical stitches and scars are visible, too. Some dogs are missing legs.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lisa Vanderpump sometimes compares dog and adoption-related issues to sex and sex-related activities. Marriage is a theme in one episode.
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Products & Purchases
Instagram pictures are used to publicize the dogs that are available for adoption. The series is a promotional vehicle for the rescue center and its services.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Vanderpump Dogs is features reality personality Lisa Vanderpump working to match rescue dogs with potential owners at her rescue center. Occasionally, the banter contains some mild but obvious sexual innuendo. There's also discussion about the difficult situations the dogs were rescued from, and their injuries and illnesses. Instagram is referenced, and the series is a promotional vehicle for the Vanderpump Dogs Rescue Center.
Is It Any Good?
The fun, unscripted series features the staff of the Vanderpump Dogs Rescue Center bringing in and evaluating new dogs, giving them new looks, and working with them to be more social. Viewers also get to see the luxury center, which boasts velvet living room furniture and open spaces designed for pooches to enjoy. But at the core of the show is Lisa Vanderpump interviewing potential adopters, and introducing them to lovely pups. Dog lovers should find Vanderpump Dogs heartwarming and entertaining.
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