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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, mantels 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.

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Mike Whiteside

Mike Whiteside is the co-owner of one of the premier architectural salvage operations in the United States. His goal is to secure the remarkable pieces of America's past hidden inside old structures before they are lost forever. 

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Robert Kulp

Robert Kulp is the co-owner of one of the premier architectural salvage operations in the United States. His goal is to secure the remarkable pieces of America's past hidden inside old structures before they are lost forever. 

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Season 11, Episode 5

Last Trip to Cap Center

The Dawgs focus their attention on the exterior finishes of the Boulevard at the Capital Centre to complete their last round of salvaging in Largo, MD. Later, the team transforms a box of old farm equipment into a one-of-a-kind build.

Friday
Apr 23
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 6

New Jersey Mansion

The crew fights through layers of extravagant remodeling to salvage a governor's mansion in Livingston, NJ. The 1900s home challenges the team with unusual design nuances and well-built features. Later, Mike and Tay work on a build for a local bar.

Saturday
Apr 24
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 7

Firehouse Number 7

Firefighters ask the Dawgs to salvage what they can from their old fire house, and the team works with them to incorporate the materials into a new facility. Then, the guys heads to Highpoint, NC, to fill up their trucks with international treasures.

Sunday
Apr 25
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 8

Virginia Tobacco Plant

Robert takes the team to tobacco country where they salvage an old cigarette factory, without an elevator, on the hottest day of the year. With the Dawg Bowl opening just around the corner, Mike and Tay shift their focus to a lovable piece for the venue.

Monday
Apr 26
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 9

Cascades Inn

The Dawgs take on a salvage in Bath County, Virginia, at the Cascades Inn, and the historic property provides many reclaimable items. Back at the shop, Mike works with the crew to give modern functionality to a customer’s family heirloom.

Tuesday
Apr 27
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 10

Liberty Trust Building

Robert and the team take on the old Liberty Trust Building in downtown Roanoke, VA. After salvaging a few vintage bathrooms, they remove two stately vault doors. Later, the team heads back to the shop to create a wedding present for Grayson's big day.

Wednesday
Apr 28
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 11

Roanoke Fire Station #1

Robert takes the Dawgs downtown to salvage a historic firehouse that is being transformed into a restaurant and brewery. Later, Mike and Tay visit an antique shop in hopes of picking up some parts for a commission build.

Thursday
Apr 29
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 12

Roanoke Bell Tower and Sign

Recruited by a local church, the Dawgs head across town to remove a weakening bell tower, and things turn out to be more dangerous than expected. Later, Mike works with a customer to design a checkout counter that's as practical as it is stunning.

Friday
Apr 30
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 13

Dublin Mill

The Dawgs travel to Dublin, Virginia, to help remove a dated water turbine from the historic Belle-Hampton Farm. After a full day of salvage, Mike and Tay return to the shop to build a kitchen island cart.

Saturday
May 1
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 1

Drayton Mill

The Salvage Dawgs travel to the Drayton Mill in Spartanburg, SC. Key items salvaged include a large fan and valves. Mike builds a new desk for his office out of a salvaged airplane wing.

Sunday
May 2
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Former First National Bank

The Salvage Dawgs take on the former first National Bank in Gastonia, NC. Key items salvaged include elevator parts and chicken wire windows. At the shop, Robert builds a bar out of a boat salvaged from Smith Mountain Lake.

Monday
May 3
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

Covington Church

The Salvage Dawgs work on a church in Covington, Virginia, and find tambour doors, stairs and a jukebox. Mike and Tay build a locker bench, then the crew finds a propane spotlight.

Tuesday
May 4
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Wednesday
May 5
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Thursday
May 6
4:30am | 3:30c
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
May 7
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Saturday
May 8
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sunday
May 9
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 9

Wilberger Funeral Home

The Salvage Dawgs team saves parts of the Wilberger Funeral Home in New Hope, VA. Key items salvaged include an elevator and barn door hardware. Back in Roanoke, Mike and the guys build a collapsible bookcase.

Monday
May 10
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Mt. Vernon Greek Revival

The Salvage Dawgs save as much as they can from a burned-down house in Mt. Vernon, OH. In the shop, Mike builds a chair from a shopping cart.

Tuesday
May 11
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Riverfront House

The Salvage Dawgs take on a Victorian house in Wellsville, OH. Key items salvaged include harlequin windows, corbels and front porch columns. Back at the shop, Mike and Tay build a wine rack from old brick molds.

Wednesday
May 12
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Little Chef Diner

The Dawgs stay in Roanoke to salvage an old diner sign. The crew also picks through a huge warehouse in Greensboro, NC. Back at the shop, the Whiteside family works together to build a clock from road signs.

Thursday
May 13
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Friday
May 14
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Saturday
May 15
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 8

Grace Family Church

The Black Dog Salvage crew travels to Vinton, Virginia, in order to salvage a massive piece of stained glass from the Grace Family Church. They run into challenges when equipment is delayed. Tay and Grayson buy a tandem bike for the shop, and Mike and Tay build a beam lamp.

Sunday
May 16
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 9

Marion Bowling Alley

The Salvage Dawgs travel to Marion, Virginia, to salvage a soon-to-be renovated bowling alley. However, the bowling alley floor turns out to be far heavier than they anticipated. Mike buys an artillery telescope for the shop, and Tay and Mike build a convertible coffee table.

Monday
May 17
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 2

Greek Revival Farmhouse

The Salvage Dawgs preserve a Greek Rival farm house in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania. Main salvage items include mantels, tiles and a full-sized chicken coop. Mike and Tay build a freight cart couch in the Black Dog shop and Robert gets excited about a corn sheller.

Tuesday
May 18
4:30am | 3:30c

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