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Meet the Hosts

Robert Kulp

Robert Kulp's knowledge in structural engineering allows him to carefully and accurately dismantle pieces on the Great American Country and DIY series Salvage Dawgs.

All About Robert

Mike Whiteside

As co-owner of Black Dog Salvage and co-host of Salvage Dawgs, Mike Whiteside leads his team to leave no stone unturned, scouring and salvaging everything possible on any given job.

All About Mike 

About The Show

Salvage Dawgs is a trip into a world of shrewd negotiations as Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside, co-owners of one of the premier architectural salvage operations in the United States - Black Dog Salvage, bid on homes and buildings condemned to be demolished. Their goal is to secure the remarkable pieces of America's past hidden inside these old structures before they are lost forever. These salvaged vintage pieces include everything from doors, windows, mantles and more. Once they are recovered, the guys sell these valuable pieces to a wide range of clients, from construction workers to high-end interior designers, who use them to restore other historical buildings and add character to newer structures.
Season 1, Episode 3

Robert E. Lee Hotel

Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the Robert E.Lee Hotel, a six-story luxury hotel built in 1926 in Lexington, Va. Key finds include a peg leg sink, French doors and pelican urinals. Mike and his daughter build a coffee table out of a salvaged panel and wood from the Izard House. The crew also picks through a junkyard in hopes of finding salvaged goods.

Monday
Jun 15
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 6

Ghent Row

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew tackle an entire city block of Victorian houses in Norfolk, VA. One of which is The Painted Lady, an old tearoom originally built in 1892 and renovated in 1997. Key items include mantles, a cupola, a large wooden bar, and a glass rack. Back at the warehouse, Mike builds a bathroom sink from a US Navy chest.

Monday
Jul 6
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 5

James House

Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the James House, a 5,000 square foot home built in 1893. The team removes a hand-crafted Carrara marble mantle. Other key finds include a cast iron sink, a vintage cabinet and historical glass negative pictures. Mike also makes a repurposed hall tree out of a salvaged door.

Tuesday
Jul 7
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Smith Mountain Lake

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog crew salvage wood from a cabin at Smith Mountain Lake. From that wood, Mike builds a four-post bed to sell in the shop. Robert and Tay save light fixtures and a bathtub from an old house in Southwestern Virginia. Meanwhile, Mike and Ted travel to New York City to install fire doors previously salvaged from the Washington Mill.

Monday
Jul 20
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Washington Mill

Mike, Robert and the Black Dog crew salvage the Washington Mill, an old cotton mill from the late 1800s. Key finds include wooden louvers, open wire baskets and an old barber chair. Mike and Ted also make a couch from an old bathtub.

Tuesday
Jul 21
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Smith Mountain Lake

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog crew salvage wood from a cabin at Smith Mountain Lake. From that wood, Mike builds a four-post bed to sell in the shop. Robert and Tay save light fixtures and a bathtub from an old house in Southwestern Virginia. Meanwhile, Mike and Ted travel to New York City to install fire doors previously salvaged from the Washington Mill.

Tuesday
Aug 11
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Robert E. Lee Hotel

Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the Robert E.Lee Hotel, a six-story luxury hotel built in 1926 in Lexington, Va. Key finds include a peg leg sink, French doors and pelican urinals. Mike and his daughter build a coffee table out of a salvaged panel and wood from the Izard House. The crew also picks through a junkyard in hopes of finding salvaged goods.

Saturday
Aug 15
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Bent Mountain Mill

Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the Bent Mountain Mill, a grist mill used for grinding wheat and other grains. Key finds include patina doors, mill stones and running gears. Robert buys an exercise machine from the late 1950s. Ted also makes a bar from Egyptian iron and wood.

Saturday
Aug 15
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 2

Northeast Farmhouse

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew save parts of an early 1800s farmhouse and barn in Edison, NJ. Key items include corner plinths, thick floorboards, and an elaborate front entryway.

Monday
Aug 24
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Lakeside Marina

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew travel to Smith Mountain Lake to save parts off a sinking boat. While at the marina, they discover other boats on the property to salvage. At the warehouse, Mike builds a commissioned bar from wine barrels for a local winery.

Monday
Sep 7
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 8

Salvaging items in Roanoke, VA, Into Repurposed Goods

Mike, Robert, and Ted remove a stock teletrade from a brokerage firm in downtown Roanoke, VA. The whole crew then heads north to Granville, OH, to pick through a two-story barn. At the warehouse, Mike builds a coffee table from a panel door.

Saturday
May 21
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Bemis Cotton Mill

Mike, Robert, & the rest of the team salvage the Bemis Cotton Mill in Jackson, TN. Key finds include fire doors, earthenware sinks, factory carts, and a gang sink. At the warehouse, Mike builds a bookshelf using the panels from a door.

Saturday
Aug 27
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 13

Roanoke Chamber of Commerce

The Dawgs save pieces from the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce, including safe deposit boxes and a pneumatic messaging system. The team also works on a large bar commissioned for the Natural Bridge Hotel.

Wednesday
Feb 1
2:30am | 1:30c

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