That Animal Rescue ShowThat Animal Rescue Show


About the Show

Executive produced and directed by five-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater and two-time Academy Award winner Bill Guttentag, THAT ANIMAL RESCUE SHOW follows the animal rescue community in and around Austin, Texas, where Linklater lives. The 10-episode docuseries provides a window into the moving, humorous and powerful stories of animals and the inspiring bonds they form with the humans who love them. The series features a captivating world of people who have dedicated their lives to rescuing pigs, horses, dogs, goats and many other animals – who rescue these humans right back.

Watch Episodes

  • Season One  |  Episode 1  |  48 min

    A Discount Service Dog

    Outside of Austin, Jamie’s ranch is a place where humans come to heal alongside a menagerie of over 100 rescue animals.

  • Season One  |  Episode 2  |  48 min

    Pigs are People Too

    At a pig rescue, volunteers care for 200+ pigs and help rehome them. But pigs come with large bodies and large personalities, and Dan and Tracey offer “behavioral therapy” to pig parents.

  • Season One  |  Episode 3  |  48 min

    A Body Positive Pig Pageant

    Pigs and their human parents strut their stuff in a Mardi-Gras themed pageant celebrating pigs of all shapes and sizes. Who will be crowned swine queen 2020?

  • Season One  |  Episode 4  |  48 min

    Paws in Prison

    This is a show about second chances. At a Texas prison, female inmates save dogs’ lives. And the women say the dogs, in turn, rescue them.

  • Season One  |  Episode 5  |  48 min

    A Coyote is Not the Same as a Dog

    If you’re a wounded coyote, a turtle with a broken shell, or a hawk with an injured wing, Dr. Susan Skyler and the team of Austin Wildlife Rescue are here for you.

  • Season One  |  Episode 6  |  48 min

    We Don’t Tell People Who to Love

    When dogs and cats are seemingly beyond saving, they head to Austin’s pioneering no-kill shelter. Dr. Ellen Jefferson spearheads a network of volunteers and foster parents who have helped over 80,000 animals find their “forever homes.”

  • Season One  |  Episode 7  |  48 min

    The Horse Episode

    Texas is home to many horses. This is the story of the people who love them, care for them and are healed by horses.

  • Season One  |  Episode 8  |  48 min


    It’s easy to fall in love over animals. Chris and Angela drive hundreds of miles to rescue animals in need, while Lee and Dianne work tireless at Austin’s pioneering bat sanctuary

  • Season One  |  Episode 9  |  48 min

    Rescue Chicks

    Vegan activists Shaney, Melissa, and Katy organize a risky protest in the heart of cattle country.

  • Season One  |  Episode 10  |  48 min

    Peppy & Sam

    Local musician Sam Grey Horse, known as Austin’s “6th Street Cowboy,” has found a friend in Peppy, an urban farmer and goat dad.

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Below you will find some of the Austin Texas rescue organizations featured in the show. Support one of these wonderful organizations to help continue their mission of saving animals - from feathers to fur to scales.

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