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New trailer for Netflix ‘Dogs’ docuseries will bring you to tears

Netflix is coming out with a new six-part documentary series dedicated to man’s best friend: “Dogs.”

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The streaming service revealed the official trailer on Monday with a light warning on the side: It’ll make you laugh, cry, and hug the nearest dog.

The “dogumentary” tracks six stories from folks in Syria, Japan, Italy, Costa Rica and the United States, all “celebrating the deep emotional bonds between people and their beloved four-legged friends.”

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According to Variety, each of the six episodes is directed by an award-winning director, beginning with Heidi Ewing, who follows an 11-year-old with traumatic seizures and her therapy dog, Rory. In the second episode, director Amy Berg tells the story of a Syrian man named Ayham who risks everything to bring his dog Zeus across the border from war-torn Syria to Lebanon.


“Dogs don’t just make us feel loved, dogs make us feel safe,” producer Glen Zipper told Variety. “In the world we live in today, no matter how divided we are, we should take care to realize how much dogs mean to all of us, and how our bond with them can help bring us together.”

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The Netflix docuseries from Zipper and Berg premieres globally on Friday, Nov. 16. Watch the official trailer below:

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