Film Archive

Explore Mutual Rescue’s short films about rescue animals and the people they’ve saved.

Watch “The Love Is Mutual”

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Love Is Love

Susannah Greenwood shares what her three tripawd cats taught her about love, the cycle of life, and recovering from shattering experiences.

Cats Grief, Disabilities
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Learning To Trust Again

“According to the rest of the world, I’m just a broken, disabled vet. But I’m not, and my horses know that. They need me. I found my identity.”

Horses Mental Health, Purpose
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Our Hearts Are The Same

A powerful story of mutual second chances.

Dogs Rehabilitation, Trauma
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So It Began

A stray kitten abruptly changed Calvin Tucker’s life, giving him a sense of purpose and inspiring him to save hundreds of other homeless, injured, and neglected animals in their under-resourced community.

Cats + Dogs Purpose, Identity
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Mutual Rescue Moments

Trailer for six Mutual Rescue Moments films scheduled for release from March to August, 2024.

Various animals Purpose, Trauma
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The Love Is Mutual

“There are things you need: food, water, shelter. And then there are things you need—like love, and security, and comfort. And those things are very mutual.”

Various animals Purpose, Trauma
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Kimo & Jazz

A shy shelter dog named Jazz becomes Kimo’s unexpected life support, leading him to help people and their companion animals during times of crisis.

Dogs Identity, Purpose
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Keema & Her Pack

Working with rescue dogs opens Keema’s heart as she struggles to cope with past abuse and discrimination.

Dogs Trauma, Identity
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Bhuvana & Abhishek & Lollipop

As Bhuvana and Abhishek’s relationship hits unexpected turbulence, a shy rescue kitten named Lollipop insistently guides them to a safe harbor.

Cats Mental Health, Relationships
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Jade & Trubs

When a young girl with autism and an “unadoptable” shelter cat bond at first sight, both Jade and Trubs embark on a new journey together.

Cats Autism, Children, Disabilities
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Kim & Brian & Lana

Adopting an abandoned dog named Lana gives Kim and Brian unconditional love, companionship, and renewed hope during a period of grief and alienation.

Dogs Grief, Relationships
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Sarah & Domino

A neglected dog named Domino saves Sarah’s life as she bravely struggles with opioid addiction and recovery.

Dogs Mental Health, Grief
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Patrick & Grace

Patrick is an elite athlete who rescues an abused dog named Grace just before he suffers a stroke and is guided to rehabilitation by his wounded canine companion.

Dogs Stroke, Rehabilitation
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Mike & Abbie

Unexpectedly adrift, Mike and a traumatized puppy named Abbie set off on an adventurous journey together, discovering joy and purpose along the way.

Dogs Mental Health, Purpose
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Jessi & Andi

During a period of depression and isolation, Jessi sees a photo of Andi, the “pitiful” shelter dog she adopts who gently leads her toward a bright future.

Dogs Mental Health, Grief
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Josh & Scout

When their paths cross, a despondent soldier with PTSD and a feral tuxedo kitten form a lifesaving bond.

Cats Trauma, Purpose
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Tracy & Jack

After a horse-riding accident, Tracy adopts a severely injured dog, Jack, who teaches her about living joyfully, regardless of disabilities.

Dogs Disabilities, Rehabilitation
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Kylie & Liza

Kylie, a child with cancer, is comforted in her last days by an angel in the form of a rescue kitten she names Liza, who then helps the grieving family.

Cats Cancer, Children, Grief
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Eric & Peety

Depressed, isolated, and in declining health, Eric adopts a lonely shelter dog named Peety—and their lives improve dramatically.

Dogs Diabetes, Weight
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Great Medicine

See what happens when a feisty senior dog called Cupcake is adopted by a caring volunteer at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco.

Dogs Seniors Saving Seniors
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Universal Joy

Although Alzheimer’s blurred many memories for Lillian, and the pandemic lockdown only added to her sense of disorientation, her cats continued to bring her joy.

Cats Seniors Saving Seniors
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A Sense of Purpose

Visit Marty’s Place, where older dogs live out their days in a safe and loving environment, giving a renewed sense of purpose to the compassionate elders who care for them.

Dogs Seniors Saving Seniors
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Another Level of Awareness

Ariel the cat finds a new purpose: “working” with memory-care residents of a senior center.

Cats Seniors Saving Seniors
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We’re All Pack Animals

Meet a bonded pair of senior rescue dogs, Raina and Baxter, and Elena, a senior woman contending with loneliness and isolation.

Dogs Seniors Saving Seniors
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Silent Paws

A montage of photography, poetry, and music on the enduring spiritual bonds between companion cats and their people.

Cats Grief
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Still Yours

A montage of photography, poetry, and music on the enduring spiritual bonds between companion dogs and their people.

Dogs Grief
  • Mutual Rescue’s films consistently hit the right notes.”
    Jemima Robinson, Founder, Top Dog Film Festival
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