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Life in the Doghouse

When he was a child, Danny Robertson’s mom would take him to shelters and explain “You don’t buy a pet, you save one.” So in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina’s surge broke through the levees in New Orleans and thousands of animals were left stranded, Danny and his partner of almost 30 years, Ron Danta, stepped up to save the lives of abandoned dogs. The veteran horse trainers and dog lovers drove their horse trailer down and back from South Carolina to New Orleans, bringing home 40-60 dogs each trip. Dedicating all of their own resources to the effort they eventually rescued and found homes for more than 600 dogs, and Danny & Ron’s Rescue was founded.

LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE, directed by Ron Davis, the award-winning filmmaker of the 2016 box office hit and New York Times Critic’s pick HARRY AND THE SNOWMAN, tells the inspiring stories of these two men and the selfless work they continue to do. Their no-kennel policy means that there can be as many as 75 dogs living in their home at any given time; the dogs also join them on the horse show circuit during their journey towards finding a “forever home.” Danny and Ron were honored with the 2008 Humanitarian award for their unwavering personal sacrifice and unique approach to dog rescue and adoption following Hurricane Katrina.

Ten years and almost 10,000 dogs later, Danny & Ron’s Rescue has become the voice for abused, abandoned and starving dogs. The story captures hearts, entertains, educates and will inspire millions to make the right choices when it comes to adopting man’s best friend. FilmRise will theatrically release the feature-length documentary in conjunction with theatrical-on-demand distributor, Gathr Films. Details on how to host a local screening can be found at

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