Salvage Dawgs

Salvage Dawgs is an American reality television series detailing the experiences of Mike Whiteside and Robert Kulp, co-owners of the architectural salvage store Black Dog Salvage, as they negotiate for bids on vintage architectural elements inside buildings that are planned to be demolished.[1] First airing on November 8, 2012 to mild audience reception, the show ran for 11 seasons on the DIY Network and ended in January 2020, citing problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2][3]

Salvage Dawgs
GenreReality television
  • Robert Kulp
  • Mike Whiteside
  • Tay Whiteside
  • Grayson Goldsmith
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes143
Production locationsPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DistributorDIY Network
Original releaseNovember 8, 2012 (2012-11-08) –
January 30, 2020 (2020-01-30)


The show is centered around employees of Black Dog Salvage - a salvage company based out of Virginia, US - finding, acquiring, and eventually selling valuable (yet abandoned or soon-to-be destroyed) pieces of construction salvage. According to the two owners (Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside) Black Dog Salvage was established when the pair found themselves in possession of a large vinyl sign, managing to sell it soon after coming across it. This sale led to the evolution from simple garage sales to the purchase of a company warehouse, where they now operate.[4]


In 2020, the series ceased production due to the coronavirus outbreak, in addition to reports of changes at DIY Network.[2][3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Salvage Dawgs (TV Series 2012– ) - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Roanoke-based reality series Salvage Dawgs ending after 143 episodes". WDBJ7. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  3. ^ a b Casey Fabris (27 July 2020). "Black Dog Salvage owners leave the TV limelight after 11 seasons of 'Salvage Dawgs'". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  4. ^ "History - Black Dog Salvage". Black Dog Salvage. Retrieved 9 March 2021.