Doggy Matchmaking Show FINDING FIDO To Return For Second Season Cable Net Z Living March 18
Z Living will help unite more hopeful pet-owners-to-be with adorable, adoptable dogs when season two of original docu-series Finding Fido premieres Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET. Award-winning photographer and New York Times Best-Selling Author Seth Casteel (“Underwater Dogs,” “Pounce”), returns as host of the heartwarming show.
Produced by 3 Ball Entertainment (Bar Rescue), Finding Fido follows Casteel over seven episodes as he meets prospective “pet parents,” gets to know their environment, assesses their health, wellness and lifestyle needs, and then locates three potential canine candidates. Whether it’s a family looking for an eligible pooch to help increase physical activity, or a successful bachelor hoping to meet new people with the aid of a social pup, future owners spend time with each dog before finally determining their perfect match. Throughout each episode, Casteel also demonstrates quick and easy dog behavioral tests that can help evaluate a specific canine’s personality and demeanor.
The pet matchmaking series will also be launching a sweepstakes on the day of premiere (March 18), offering one lucky winner a cash prize of $10,000 and the opportunity to have their own dog’s portrait taken by Casteel. Finding Fido fans can obtain daily passwords to enter by watching Z Living, and submit them through the website zlivingtv.com; viewers can enter with a new password every day over the series’ run to increase their chances of winning. The winner will be announced the day of the season finale, April 29.
FINDING FIDO – Premieres at 8 p.m. ET, beginning March 18
“Ain’t Nothing but a Hound Dog” – premieres March 18 (8 p.m.)
For brew master Brian and flight attendant Kara, a hound dog with a tranquil temperament is everything they could want and more. Brian is looking for a furry friend to both accompany him at his brewery and hang with customers, and to help him to de-stress after work to alleviate his insomnia; Kara would also love a dog who enjoys hiking and can help her meet new people.
“Mark’s Best Furend” – airs March 25
Workaholic entrepreneur Mark is ready to slow down his busy lifestyle and increase his physical activity with the support of a sweet, social and high-energy dog. He feels that a small and young pup will help him to get outside more, lower his stress levels, find more time to socialize and bring much needed balance to his life.
“A Little Grrrrl Power” – airs April 1
The Holmes family is banding together to get healthy and stay healthy, especially with mom Monica’s thyroid condition making physical activity an absolute must. While they all agree a high-energy dog is right for them, Monica would like a princess pup, while husband Antoine and their three sons want man’s best friend equipped with some muscle – will Seth be able to find the perfect dog for the whole family?
“Leader of the Pack” – airs April 8
The Ettus family’s current dog, Whiskey, is in mourning after their English bulldog passed away, and THE FAMILY is hoping a confident furry companion will help resolve some of his temperament issues with other dogs. They are also excited about having another active pup as they lead a healthy lifestyle and love being outdoors.
“Doggone Wild” – airs April 15
Recent Australian transplant Sebastian has taken his love for dogs to the next level; having founded a tech company in the pet space, he is ready to bring a furry friend into this life full time. In addition to stress reduction, Sebastian is hoping that an athletic dog will help him remain active on his health journey as recent test results revealed he is pre-diabetic.
“Mission Impawsible” – airs April 22
Heath Finn suffers from high cholesterol and wants to adopt an active dog to walk on a regular basis, in addition to providing a playmate for his four-year-old son, Clayton. However, his wife Darlene has some reservations about bringing a new dog into the house and has some key prerequisites for Seth to bear in mind, such as a pup that doesn’t shed and is completely housebroken.
“The Hush Puppy” – airs April 29
Antoinette and her daughter Neveah are looking for a pup with the perfect combination of calm, focus and energy in order to increase physical activity for the busy single mom, and to potentially serve as a therapy dog for Neveah who has autism. The mother-daughter duo is hoping Seth can help them locate the ideal dog for both of them.
Finding Fido is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment. Todd A. Nelson, Ross Weintraub, DJ Nurre, Jay Bluemke, Tim Krubsack and Jeff Altrock are executive producers.
About Z Living
Focused on all aspects of healthy living, including cooking, wellness, lifestyle, fitness, travel and more, Z Living’s original series include Yoga Girls, The Big Fat Truth, Altar’d, Finding Fido, and POPSUGAR Presents: Conquered. Other series include The Dr. Oz Show; Fish the Dish;Class FitSugar; Change The Day You Die; Family Food Challenge; Hemsley + Hemsley; Kim’s Rude Awakenings; The Healthy Gourmet; Now Eat This! With Rocco DiSpirito; Recipe Rehab; X-Weighted Families; Birth Days; House Hazards; Flip My Food; I Beat the Odds; Good Food America; Health Soup; Fit, Famous & Fabulous; Posh Pescatarian; Fitness First Class and Namaste Yoga. Z LIVING is currently available on AT&T Uverse, DISH, Verizon FiOS®, Sling, Frontier Communications, Cablevision, Cincinnati Bell, RCN, GCI and Buckeye, with additional carriage deals pending. The network is affiliated with the Zee Entertainment global portfolio of channels, which reaches nearly 1 billion viewers around the world. The cable net is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York. For more info, please visit zlivingtv.com.