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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 5, Episode 4

Rising Sun Ranch

The Dawgs tackle a ranch house in Alderson, WV. Key items salvaged include stained glass and corbels. In the shop, Mike reuses timber to build a beam table.

Friday
Oct 26
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 5

Trenton Central High School

The Salvage Dawgs team takes on a huge high school in Trenton, NJ. Key items found include fireclay sinks and oak cabinets. Mike and Tay build an N-shaped desk in the shop.

Friday
Oct 26
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 6

Portside Marina

The Dawgs save the bow and stern of a boat on Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, VA. The team cuts up an old Chevy van for a commissioned wall art piece. New dogs Molly May and Stella make their debut.

Friday
Oct 26
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 7

Return to Trenton High School

The Dawgs return to Trenton Central High School in Trenton, NJ. Key items found include four large clock faces and library ladders. In the shop, Mike and Tay build a table from an old jail bed.

Friday
Oct 26
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 8

Reed Creek Mill

The Dawgs salvage the Reed Creek Mill in Wytheville, VA. Key items found include conveyor belts and a flour hopper. Mike also builds a console for his nephew.

Friday
Oct 26
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Nelson House

The Black Dog Salvage crew saves pieces of a house in Mt. Jackson, VA. They focus on the clay-fired roof and the oversized cornice brackets. Back in the wood shop, Mike makes a bench from an old dresser.

Friday
Nov 9
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 2

Old Stagecoach Inn

Mike and Robert salvage a house damaged by a tornado near Abingdon, VA. Key items include floors, doors and a complete staircase. At the warehouse, Mike makes a commissioned desk for a child from a balance beam.

Friday
Nov 9
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Reel Theatres

Mike, Robert and the team salvage a movie theater in Sevierville, TN. Key items include analog projectors, movie screens and neon letters. Mike also builds a commissioned table from a window frame.

Friday
Nov 9
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 4

St. Mary's Rectory

The Black Dog crew salvages St. Mary's Church in Chillicothe, OH. Key items include cast-iron mantels, a large built-in cabinet and a stained-glass front doorway. At the shop, Tay and his dad make a truck from a Volkswagen bus.

Friday
Nov 9
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Izard House

Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the Izard House, a two-room cabin built in the late 1892. The team removes a box bay window in one piece. Other key finds include a Dixie Oak stove, a stairwell and old poplar wood. Mike also delivers a Victorian doorway to be used in a log cabin.

Friday
Nov 9
10am | 9c
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.

Friday
Nov 9
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Friday
Nov 9
11am | 10c
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.

Friday
Nov 9
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 1

Former United Methodist Church

The Salvage Dawgs head to Laurel, Delaware, to salvage what they can from a former Methodist church that fell victim to water damage. The team removes pews, a bronze bell and a 'greenhouse' skylight before heading back to the shop to work on a beam console.

Wednesday
Dec 26
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 2

Former Dixie Furniture Plant

Mike starts the day sharing his most recent find with the team -- an antique cash register -- before beginning work on a handle cart coffee table with Tay and Patrick. Later, the team travels to a vacant furniture plant in Lexington, NC, where they work in near-darkness salvaging conveyor belts, fire doors, veneer molds, factory carts and industrial lights.

Wednesday
Dec 26
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 3

Pinehurst Steam Plant

The Dawgs head to Pinehurst, NC, to salvage an old steam plant that used to run the town. After working together to remove an old transom, Grayson and Robert remove some cool valves while Mike discovers some additional salvage in a shed near the building. Back at the shop, Grayson helps build a bar and Robert brings in an unusual find that usually doesn't mesh well with the Dawgs.

Wednesday
Dec 26
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 4

Return to Delaware

The team faces cold winter weather as they attempt to quickly salvage as much as possible from an old church in Laurel, DE. Robert, Mike and Tay work together to remove large stained glass and figure out a way to get it back to the store with minimal damage. Grayson and Grace test their skills at successfully salvage ceiling tiles and doors. Later, Mike has his eye on a trolley and Tay has a great idea for a build that's shaping up to look like an outhouse.

Wednesday
Dec 26
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 5

Teacherage

The Salvage Dawgs head to Henderson, NC, to salvage parts from an old home that used to house young female teachers. Tay and Robert begin removing the attic ladder and door while Grayson and Ted tackle the interior doors. After removing the door, archway and columns from the front entrance, the team begins removing the home's fire escape. Back at the shop, Mike and Tay begin a custom hall tree using doors from a previous salvage.

Wednesday
Dec 26
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 6

Peanut Silo Salvage

The Salvage Dawgs score some doors from the Virginia Military Institute before hesitantly taking on a Peanut Silo Salvage in Skippers, Virginia. After a rather precarious roof removal, they devise a different plan to dismantle the silos while keeping them intact. Once back at the shop, they tackle a table and use a grinding wheel as their design inspiration.

Wednesday
Dec 26
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 8, Episode 7

Peacock Salem Cleaners

The Dawgs stay close to home to salvage the old Salem Peacock Cleaners in Salem, Virginia. Over 100 years old, the building is filled with antique laundromat parts that the crew carefully removes, including a fur fumigator door, steam press and soapstone sink. With a full truck, the team loads up and heads back to Roanoke so Tay and Grayson can begin making a ladder wine rack.

Wednesday
Dec 26
1pm | 12c
Season 8, Episode 8

Cosby Brothers Mill

Mike and Robert give Tay a history lesson with an old dentistry x-ray machine before the team loads up for a project in Grottoes, VA. They start at Cosby Brothers Mill where they hope to salvage some old mill parts if they can figure out a way to safely get them from the third story. Mike and Robert then travel up the road to see what can be done with an old repurposed barn. Tay and Mike start a kitchen desk build back at the shop with some old salvage materials.

Wednesday
Dec 26
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 7, Episode 1

Trinity Lutheran Church

Wednesday
Dec 26
2pm | 1c
Season 7, Episode 2

Esther Ludwig Mansion

Wednesday
Dec 26
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 7, Episode 3

Virginia Victorian Home

The Salvage Dawgs travel to Hot Springs, VA, to salvage mantles, cabinets, sinks and a round window from a late Victorian-style home. Grayson works on her negotiating and picking skills, Tay finishes up his remodel and Mike helps him put together a design for a cool beam to go above his bar.

Wednesday
Dec 26
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 4

Wayne Lanes Bowling Alley

The Salvage Dawgs go to Wayne Lanes in Waynesboro, VA, to salvage bowling balls, bowling pins, bowling shoes and whatever else they can find in the alley. Robert is determined to redeem himself from last season's bowling fiasco, while Grayson finds some cool items including a bowling ball for Robert's girls.

Wednesday
Dec 26
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

St. Michael's Catholic School

The Salvage Dawgs team head to the St. Michael's Catholic School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where they brave high-wire heights in order to save elements of the past. The team also builds a ladder console and discovers a vintage army record player.

Wednesday
Dec 26
4pm | 3c

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