Tails of Valor is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Kel Mitchell hosts a look at true stories of service animals working to change people's lives. The series examines the life science behind these relationships, including the animals' unique and powerful senses that enable them to protect their human charges. A focus on the training and day-to-day jobs of these incredible animals -- and the quality of life they provide the people they serve -- seeks to provide viewers with a greater understanding of and compassion for animals, and how those with disabilities experience everyday life and the challenges they face.
A surfing dog helps a young boy find his confidence in the water. Plus, how Stanley the poodle helps a young woman with a heart defect feel safer every day.
A young boy with Down Syndrome finds his perfect sidekick in a donkey. Plus, a college student saves the life of a pigeon, so the pigeon returns the favor.
A LOT OF HOPE
A black lab helps a former police officer cope with life after the force. Then, a horse helps a woman with special needs become relaxed, focused, and more in control.
BRAVE AND BOUNCY
Today, two bouncy and playful goats shower love and energy on their handler with autism, keeping him safe and happy. Plus, a poodle saves the life of a fireman who is no stranger to saving lives.
PAWS FOR APPLAUSE
A border collie waits at her handler’s beck and calls while providing her with comfort and stability. Plus, a lab that makes the transition from household pet to service animal looks easy when he connects with his new handler.
Today, we look back at 2 special stories from season 1. First, surf’s up with one therapy dog who uses surfing to calm his handler. Plus, a horse and a dog hold hoof and paw to help their handler find comfort.
Today, we look back at 2 special stories from season 1. First, a therapy dolphin is always there to keep her handler afloat. Plus, a therapy animal brings hope to her handler and her handler’s family.
A black lab keeps a veteran and her family feel comfortable after coming home from being deployed overseas. Plus, a horse and a dog pair up to form an unusual team to help a young woman overcome her anxiety.
THE MANE OF THE HOUSE
A miniature horse is the perfect service animal for one dog trainer with diabetes. Then, a yellow lab gives his handler new hope the moment he walks into her life.
A horse becomes the rock that a little girl with Asperger’s needs to thrive outside of her comfort zone. Then, a black lab helps a young boy with special needs break out of his shell, and break out his smile.
EATING FOR TWO
Today, we meet a yellow lab who pulls double duty when he cares after a pair of twins with diabetes. Plus, Chewy the Pig lives up to his name when hanging with his best friend handler who experiences anxiety.
WORK LIKE A DOG
A lab becomes the lifeline the gets one woman back on her feet. Plus, one service dog does more than her handler could ever ask for.
LEADER OF THE PACK-ED HOUSE
Today, a special therapy dog helps his young handler find a happy place. Plus, a therapy dog helps his handler with PTSD, but has a deficiency of his own.
After years of trying to find the right therapy animal, this veteran finds his perfect match in an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin. Plus, parents find confidence and comfort in this Cocker Spaniel to serve as a protector for their diabetic son.
FROM SWINE TO FINE
A miniature pot-bellied pig gives a little boy the confidence and comfort he needs to make friends and to be himself. Then, a poodle is the eyes and right hand for his vision impaired handler.
THE FORCE OF THE HORSE
Today, we meet a golden retriever who helps his handler find herself again after a scary experience abroad. Plus, a miniature horse named Honey always raises the spirits of her handler when she needs an extra lift.
BEST OF FRIENDS
Today, we look back at 2 of our favorite therapy animals from this season. First, a pig named Maggie helps a kid feel comfortable in his own skin. Then, a pigeon hits the halls of college with her handler, and soon makes fast friends.
THE RAT PACK
An Australian Shepard becomes more than a hero to his handler. Plus, the small and furry service animals who are always by your side – rats!
RUNNING WITH WINGS
Today, a therapy parrot perches proudly on her handlers shoulder so he may get back on his feet. Plus, a therapy dog’s success inspires his handler’s niece to also seek the help of a therapy animal.