Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs is back for a new series in 2021 - here's all you need to know.
Paul O’Grady returns to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in this brand new five-part award winning series, to meet more of the canine residents who are looking for love, help, understanding and ultimately, a new home of their own.
Filled with laughter and tears in equal measure, Paul is faced with more abandoned and stray dogs. He meets canine heroes with incredible stories and falls in love with some precious puppies along the way.
As always, Paul doesn’t hold back as he helps care for the animals, feeding them, walking them, picking up after them and holding their paws as they go for treatment.
Episodes will air Wednesdays at 8PM on ITV from 7 April 2021. You'll also be able to watch online and catch up via ITV Hub.
Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs episodes 2021
Episode 1 - 7 April
In episode one, Paul meets two Maltese Terrier puppies who staff suspect may have come from a puppy farm in Romania, having been sold to a family in the UK for an eye-watering £4000. They were brought into Battersea after the family struggled to cope with looking after them.
Paul also meets a three-month-old Spaniel-cross who was taken to the Brands Hatch branch of Battersea by his owners. He is covered head-to-toe in mites and staff believe he might also be the result of puppy farming.
Episode 2 - 14 April
In episode two there's a dog that won’t go near people, a dog that won’t go for a walk and a dog who has been at Battersea for five months because she just won’t calm down.
Paul meets Staffie-cross Roxi, who is five years old but has the energy of a puppy and Floyd, a rare West African Azawakh who is just a year old and very subdued and unhappy.
Episode 3 - 21 April
This week at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Paul O’Grady trains a lively beagle cross pup, and spends the day keeping a bichon company who’s used to a busy home.
Plus, he helps a shell shocked old staffy who was left tied to the gates and subsequently gets caught up in an outbreak of parvo virus which all the Battersea staff battle to contain.
Episode 4 - 28 April
This week, Paul meets dogs who really need him to go the extra mile in their quest to find a home, including an American Bulldog heartbroken to leave her owner and a pair of Shih Tzu sisters from a puppy farm, who need to learn all about domestic life.
He also meets a Staffie who’s not keen on the ladies, and a stray who’s been at Battersea for two years and is not a fan of kennel life but has a penchant for peanut butter.
Episode 5 - 5 May
In the final episode of the series Paul O’Grady meets a gorgeous golden retriever with an incontinence problem and a boisterous border collie with a bad hip who needs Paul’s help in the hydrotherapy centre.
He also calls in on a tiny pregnant mongrel, and spends time with an OAP Patterdale who just needs a bit of company in her twilight years.