That Animal Rescue Show

Outstanding Nature Documentary

News & Documentary Emmys


From Richard Linklater and Bill Guttentag, THAT ANIMAL RESCUE SHOW follows the animal rescue community in and around Austin, Texas, Linklater’s hometown. The docuseries provides a window into this colorful and captivating world through moving, humorous and powerful stories of animals, the humans who love them, and the inspiring, life-changing bond that occurs between people who have dedicated their lives to rescue and the animals who rescue them right back.


Not Eligible for Primetime Emmy® 2021 Consideration

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Nature Documentary

Best Documentary

News & Documentary Emmys®

Executive Producers: Richard Linklater, Jay McGraw, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, Bill Guttentag, Julia Eisenman, Nayeema Raza
Directors: Richard Linklater, Bill Guttentag
Writers: Bill Guttentag, Nayeema Raza

Outstanding Writing: Documentary

Bill Guttentag and Nayeema Raza

Outstanding Direction: Documentary

Richard Linklater and Bill Guttentag

Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary

Rich Wong, Buddy Squires, Arlene Nelson

Outstanding Editing: Documentary

Jeffrey Doe, Nick Bradford, Jim Stewart, John David Allen

Outstanding Music Composition

David Kahne


“…Such a positive show is a welcome, refreshing change of pace”

– Decider


– TV Insider

“Warmly human”

– The Hollywood Reporter

“Heartfelt” and “Endearing”

– Associated Press

“Richard Linklater’s Animal Rescue Show will make you feel a little bit better about America”

– Decider


“A Discount Service Dog”

Outside of Austin, Jamie’s ranch is a place where humans come to heal alongside a menagerie of over 100 rescue animals. 

“A Body Positive Pig Pageant”

Pigs and their human parents strut their stuff in a Mardi-Gras themed pageant celebrating pigs of all shapes and sizes. Who will be crowned swine queen 2020?

“Paws in Prison”

This is a show about second chances. At a Texas prison, female inmates save dogs’ lives. And the women say the dogs, in turn, rescue them.