Touching Short Film Shows The Role Dogs Play In Human Lives

It’s no secret that dogs play a large role in our lives. Not only do they act as our companions, but they can serve us through search and rescue, therapy, and more.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the world shut down and more and more people turned to dogs for comfort. Shelters began to empty as people found more time on their hands and a new work-from-home setup.

Through all of the time we couldn’t socialize with other people, our dogs were there to provide us comfort and help us keep some peace of mind.

Photo: Vimeo/Big Shins

One filmmaker from Brooklyn, Matt Cascella of Big Shins, was doing interviews for a new project when he started asking people about their dogs.

Article continues below

Our Featured Programs

See how we’re making a difference for People, Pets, and the Planet and how you can get involved!

According to Director Notes, the responses he got were “spontenous” and “genuine.”

Photo: Vimeo/Big Shins

He realized he could piece together a heartwarming short film on the role that dogs play in human lives.

The short film, Dog Talk, covers a series of phone conversations with dog owners, and it gives insight into the fact that we need dogs as much as they need us.

Photo: Vimeo/Big Shins

We’re both social animals, and, especially during the lockdown, having someone – even of a different species – to lean on was invaluable.

Watch the moving short film below:

Talking Dog from Big Shins on Vimeo.

What role do dogs play in your life? Let us know!

Help Rescue Animals

Provide food and vital supplies to shelter pets at The Animal Rescue Site for free!

Whizzco