Synopsis by Hal Erickson
An extremely typical entry from the Animal Planet cable network, Dog Days explored the relationships between New Yorkers and their pet dogs -- and vice versa -- by focusing upon a very busy doggie "way station" at Madison Square Park. The humans seen on the series were not actors but genuine dog lovers, just as the canines were bona fide pets and not performing animals. Each episode focused on a different member of the "Park Posse" (the owners were identified only by their first names) and their often eccentric approach to pet care, ranging from luxury kennels to "dog yoga." Advertised variously as a reality program and a comedy series, Dog Days made its prime-time cable debut on October 14, 2002.