9 Seasons | 195 Episodes
"California, Here Dog Comes"Aired on Mar 21, 2006
You Snooze, You LoseAired on Mar 28, 2006
Beth designs a luxurious new office for the team and shows it off to Dog, but the bounty hunter is more interested in starting his hunt for Federico, who’s been revoked for missing court dates and generally running amuck. Freddy’s spent time in the federal pen for bank robbery, and the team knows that anyone “brave enough and crazy enough” to pull a bank job can be a dangerous man. So when they get a lead that Freddy’s sleeping in his car, they hope they’ll catch him napping. But when the click of the cuffs rouses Freddy, he quickly shows that he won’t go down without a fight.
Judgment DayAired on Mar 28, 2006
Dog and the team begin their day by judging the local elementary school’s talent show, where they declare all the kids to be winners. Then Dog goes on his next case, which involves Bobby, who’s been on parole for three months pending sentencing on an assault charge. Bobby’s girlfriend wants him back in jail, and Dog agrees that the Bobby needs to be behind bars. But when Bobby resolves a tense standoff at his parents’ house by surrendering, Dog’s opinion of him changes. He sees that Bobby, like all of us, is really both good and bad, rolled into one.
Do Unto OthersAired on Apr 04, 2006
Dog is a rough, tough bounty hunter, but he’s a softie at heart, as the two cases in this episode show.
Moms & DadsAired on Apr 11, 2006
Dog pursues two people whose lives have been devastated by drugs. First, he tracks Mae, who traded a good home, loving kids, and an adoring husband for an ice pipe. He busts Mae, but is amazed to discover that her family still showers her with love. The next case involves Jude. His addiction has caused his pregnant wife to fear for her safety, but she still can’t bring herself to revoke his bail and return him to jail. Dog decides that he must go, though, and it’s up to Beth to comfort the distraught woman.
A Helping HandAired on Apr 26, 2006
Dog answers two very different calls for help from women. In the first case, he helps Leland protect Maria, who’s being threatened by her violent husband. After making sure Maria and her children are safe, Dog keeps his promise to visit a young woman who’s dying of cancer and has asked to see Dog as one of her final wishes. As Dog goes to see her, we discover why this is going to be an especially emotional experience for Dog — he’s had to deal with the loss of a child.
Take Your Daughter to Work DayAired on May 02, 2006
Baby Lyssa, who’s just turned 18 and is studying to become a bondsman, gets to do some on-the-job training when she helps Dog hunt for Wayne, who’s run out on a bond for second-degree assault. A stakeout at one address proves a waste of time, but the team finally closes in on Wayne and prepares to take him down.
In Sickness and in HealthAired on May 09, 2006
Dog is sick as a dog, but he still must lead the hunt for a fugitive named James. James’ girlfriend tries to cover for him, but Dog surprises James in his bedroom and leads him away in cuffs. On the way to jail, Dog finds out that the reason James missed a court date was to protect his girlfriend from her ex-boyfriend. James also explains that a previous conviction led to legal trouble and ex-con discrimination that left him utterly disheartened. Sympathetic as always, Dog encourages James to persevere.
If the Shirt Fits...Aired on May 16, 2006
Beth buys Dog a shirt with an embroidered chicken that looks like a dragon, but Dog explains he only wears shirts with pictures of either Jesus or a Harley-Davidson. When it’s time to go to work, the team goes after Necia, a fugitive with felony charges pending and a history of failing to appear in court. After the team surrounds Necia’s house, she comes out full of excuses about why she missed court. Beth is skeptical about the excuses until Necia’s 10-year-old daughter comes out for a tearful goodbye, and Beth realizes that Necia’s had a tough life.
The Thief Who Stole ChristmasAired on May 30, 2006
It’s Christmas day, and Dog sets out to nab Raymond, who robs to support his ice habit, and give him a little Christmas gift – shiny new handcuffs. A passerby in Chinatown tells Dog that Raymond’s asleep on a park bench, but when the team sneaks up, they find it’s not their man. It’s not until the next morning that the case is solved — in a very surprising way.
Rock-a-Bye BountyAired on Jun 06, 2006
Dog and Beth have their hands full when they go after their former housekeeper, Lisa, who’s jumped bond. They know this case will be tricky because Lisa knows everyone in the family. But as luck will have it, Beth’s nephew, Jason, is visiting from Texas and quickly put to work as the bait. When the team closes in on Lisa’s building, she tries to escape over her back balcony, but ultimately surrenders to Beth. It’s a bittersweet victory as Dog comforts Lisa while she cries in his arms before going off to jail.
Father-HoodAired on Jun 13, 2006
Before Tim heads out for a tough day of bounty hunting, he likes to get in a little quality time with his daughter, Summer Rain. This morning, he takes the toddler for a spin around the yard in her little red wagon. It’s a much-needed moment of domestic tranquility, as today’s hunt will be especially stressful. Richard, one of Tim’s own clients, did not show up for court and if the team doesn’t catch him, Tim will have to pay the bond.
Cops and CriminalsAired on Jul 11, 2006
What better way for Dog to start his morning, than at an elementary school Career Day, inspiring a new generation of potential bounty hunters? After giving a rousing speech to an audience of enthusiastic grade-schoolers, Dog catches up with an old friend, Sheriff Tommy Cayetano, to talk business. Dog’s got a tough fugitive to catch and Tommy is happy to lend a hand. Mia is no ordinary fugitive — even the FBI wants to talk with her because of her drug world connections. As Dog and the crew are heading out on their first lead, they get a hot tip — Mia’s distinctive red car has been spotted, parked in a busy downtown area. After a tense stakeout and a dramatic bust, Dog finds that his work has just begun.
Out of SightAired on Jul 18, 2006
Dog knows very little about Peter, but what he does know, he doesn’t like! Not only is he currently facing two counts of second degree sexual assault, he’s racked up numerous restraining orders over the years, and a week ago he dropped out of sight before missing his court date. The team begins their hunt with just a photograph and his father’s address. The dad gives Dog some clues for the hunt, but the information is sketchy. With day turning to night, Dog approaches the alleged victim and ex-girlfriend, Natasha, for assistance. She is happy to help and agrees to set up a meeting with him where Dog could trap him. But just as the meeting is supposed to take place, Peter calls Natasha from the airport–he is about to board a plane for the mainland! The hunt begins.
Cupid in CuffsAired on Jul 25, 2006
It’s the day before Valentine’s Day and love is in the air at Da Kine Bail Bonds — but not for Tapi who has failed to appear in court on theft charges. Dog’s plan is to have Leland knock on Tapi’s door with a Valentine’s gift to draw her out. They arrive at the house, but Tapi no longer lives there. Dog then digs up a phone number for Tapi’s girlfriend, calls her and demands to know where he can find Tapi. Minutes later Tapi calls back to find out what’s going on and just like that Dog has her phone number. The hunt resumes the next day, Valentine’s Day, and in honor of love, Dog calls Tapi and offers to go easy on her if she turns herself in. While they wait, Dog has a jeweler friend come in so that he can buy something for Beth and everyone can feel the love.
Bonds of LoveAired on Aug 08, 2006
Dog and Beth are finally getting married! They’ve been together for more than ten years but Dog is determined, as he puts it, to “marry his common law wife the Christian way.” There are big nuptials planned on the Big Island but before the couple and their family and friends can fly over, there’s a lot to be done. First and foremost they have to catch Brice, a Coast Guard yeoman who’s fallen on hard times due to drugs. But he’s not easy to find, and there is a wedding to plan. So while they wait for leads, canvass his known hangouts and cultivate informants, they mix in dress and tuxedo fittings, marriage licensing and bridal showers.
To Love and to CherishAired on Aug 08, 2006
Dog, Beth and the posse are off to the Big Island for their wedding. They hope to relax for a few days and take care of final details but it turns out Leland has a fugitive he needs to capture–and despite the limited time, neither Dog nor Beth can resist the opportunity to bring a fugitive to justice. The next morning, on what should be the most joyful day of Dog and Beth’s life together, tragedy strikes. Dog learns that his eldest daughter, Barbara, has been killed in a horrific car accident hours earlier. Dog is bereft–family means everything to him. He and Beth talk to their preacher about whether or not to go on with the wedding. So, in the face of death, Dog and Beth decide they must choose life. The day is marked with both sorrow and joy as they celebrate their love and are married, as Dog says, “in front of God and the world.”
Bustin' with JustinAired on Aug 15, 2006
Dog and the team must deal with misleading informants, belligerent boaters, and angry drunks when they go after Kimberly, a traffic offender with over 20 violations. And if that isn’t enough, Dog has another problem — Duane Lee is sick. So he calls in Justin, a former team member, to help catch Kimberly, but Tim and Leland are worried that Justin isn’t a team player.
Run Fugitive, RunAired on Aug 15, 2006
When the team hunts for Steven, a fugitive with a history of domestic abuse, they seek help from his girlfriend, who’s been a victim of his abuse. Meanwhile, Beth trains for a 5K race to help raise awareness about domestic abuse, but the boys don’t think she will make it across the finish line.
Vegas or BustAired on Aug 29, 2006
Dog is going to be the keynote speaker at the annual Profession Bail Agents convention in Las Vegas, but before he leaves he’s got to clear two cases from his docket–Heidi and Stephanie. Heidi is a check forger who’s failed to make a court appearance. And Stephanie is one tough cookie — she’s a fugitive with a history of car theft, burglary, and drug abuse. A day later in Vegas, Dog gives a rousing speech to the PBUS.
Playing PossumAired on Sep 05, 2006
Tim’s got a big problem on his hands. One of his clients, Owen, has failed to appear in court. He’s on bond for serious drug charges and now Tim could lose $30,000 if he doesn’t catch Owen. With Dog’s help he tries to track down the co-signer but they comes up dry. The next step is for the team to start the hunt with the only lead they have, the address of the fugitive’s father. What they discover is when they hit Dad’s place is not a single house but an entire compound. Although Owen has been spotted earlier in the day, he could be in any one of the half dozen houses. Dog’s only hope to catch Owen is to convince the family to help them in their search, and finally a whispered clue leads a secret hide away and a dramatic bust.
Rainy Day WomanAired on Sep 12, 2006
It’s been raining for days and the team is going a little stir crazy. Dog however has the cure — a good hunt. Maui has failed to appear on a drug charge and the team has just one lead. She was recently spotted during a bust at a local garage were stolen cars are taken apart to be sold for parts. Dog heads out to the “chop shop” in search of clues but there he hits a wall — of silence. A call to a Maui’s boyfriend in jail provides a tip that takes Dog on a race through the parts of Honolulu that tourist rarely see. After tracking her through rundown pool halls, deserted car lots and neglected apartments, they catch a hot address and nab her at the home of a friend. The trail has been a hard one but it did provide the antidote for the team’s a bad case of cabin fever.
Ticket to RideAired on Sep 19, 2006
As Dog likes to say, “it’s not the years it’s the miles,” and this goes for both men and machines. Those long hunts and the rides to jail take a toll not only on Dog but also on his vehicles. So he decides it’s time to outfit the Da Kine crew with new SUVs. After a quick visit to their local dealership Duane and Beth emerge behind the wheels of two wicked whips, brand new top-of-the line SUVs. They also leave with a new mission, to break-in the new cars by the end of the day in by giving the fugitive “a smooth ride to a hard place.” Their target is Jasmine, a woman whose criminal record includes over 37 arrests for everything from drug promotion to assault. She has disappeared without a trace and Dog will need every trick in his book to track her down.
Mother Knows BestAired on Oct 03, 2006
Dog has two fugitives to catch, and he gets help from the unlikeliest sources — the fugitives’ mothers. First, Ginger’s mother wants to revoke her daughter’s bond because 18-year-old Ginger is selling drugs and running wild. Then Brandon’s mother decides to revoke his bond because Brandon has a ice habit and mom thinks he’ll be safer in jail.
Irons in the FireAired on Oct 10, 2006
Dog is back hunting in the big city of Denver, but chasing fugitives on the mainland is more dangerous than ever. So Dog decides that the crew should get pepper-ball guns, which have much better range than pepper spray. Then they go after Clyde, a tough guy who proves elusive. But when the team finally discovers that Clyde is hiding in a trailer in the Black Forest, a large woody area southeast of the city, they gear up to move in and nail their target.
Rocky Mountain RoundupAired on Oct 17, 2006
Dog decides to help two of his bondsmen buddies, Dave “Red” Widhelm and “Downtown” Bobby Brown. First up is Red, who has a client named Alvin who failed to appear on a $20,000 bond with charges of drug possession and distribution pending. Dog plans to make the bust by using Lyssa to lure Alvin out of his apartment. Then the team goes after Craig, a client of Bobby’s who has failed to appear on traffic offenses worth almost $70,000. They track Craig to his house, but must move quickly because Craig’s father is poised to tip him off that the bust is going down.
This One's for YouAired on Oct 24, 2006
Dog leads the team on another adrenaline-filled chase in Denver. The fugitive, Robert, has a habit of address-hopping that makes him a difficult target, but Dog refuses to give up and finally tracks Robert down in his latest hideaway. Meanwhile, Beth’s beloved father, Pops, is sick and isn’t getting any better, and Dog dedicates the hunt to him.
Baby Lyssa Steps UpAired on Nov 07, 2006
The team is still in Colorado, and today Dog starts his day by to giving his kids and crew a sample of their western heritage by taking them horseback riding. This hunt takes Dog back to his old stomping grounds in Denver. He’s helping out his childhood friend, Red, who also is a bail bondsman. One of Red’s longtime customers, Ana, has failed to appear in court. But she knows everyone in Red’s office, so he’s afraid she’ll be able to elude them. But she doesn’t know Dog — yet. They start the hunt by hitting the home address she listed on her application, only to discover it’s standing empty. Canvassing the neighbors they learn her house has been vacant for months. But one thing leads to another and after some persistent searching, they catch a break. During the take down Lyssa takes charge, and at the end of the day Dog has a surprising and moving reward for his daughter.
Running on EmptyAired on Nov 28, 2006
Dog’s time is running out in Colorado. After a month of helping his bail bondsmen friends around Denver, he’s got to get his family back home to Hawaii. But Dog wants one more capture before they leave. Friend Bobby Brown has just the jump for him — Michael, a young man who seems to have traded in a once a bright future for the darker side of life. Michael has failed to appear in court for an assault charge. So with little to go on but the address of the fugitive’s future father-in-laws, Dog tracks this target through the suburban landscape of Colorado Springs. After locating Michael’s mother and gathering information from family and friends, Dog devises a trap to snare Michael. The problem is that he can’t be there for it. But the long arm of the Dog will always get his man, and now it is Leland and Duane Lee’s turn to stay behind and take care of the family’s obligations.
Inside OutAired on Dec 12, 2006
Colorado bondsman Bobby Brown’s got trouble and his name is Jackson. Weighing in at over 240lbs and standing six foot tall this bad boy has skipped out on a $10,000 bond. He also has four previous felony arrests to his name, and Bobby needs some help in reeling this big fish in. Dog, who can never say no to a friend in need, agrees to come to the rescue and the hunt is on! Dog kick starts the search and soon the team has both a hot address, and a warning. Jackson’s apparently holed-up at his father-in-law’s house. Once the crew is in place Dog pounds on the front door. After a long wait the father-in-law appears with a piece of surprising information. Not only is Jackson not at the house but he has found one of the most unique hideouts Dog has encountered in all his years of bounty hunting.
Growing Up Is Hard To DoAired on Dec 19, 2006
With twelve kids of his own Dog knows how hard it is to keep children on the straight and narrow, especially during their turbulent teens. So when his housekeeper Darlene tells Dog that her fifteen year-old granddaughter Shaiann has vanished, the team jumps into action. The case is at first puzzling because Shaiaan is a straight-A student with no history of trouble, but apparently there’s a boy involved. Because the search involves a young woman who is not a fugitive Duane feels a feminine touch is needed and puts Beth in charge. As a teen she gave her parents more then their share of stress by disappearing for days on end, and as a bondsman she knows all of the perils that the streets hold for young girls. So with extra passion, the team hits the streets to gather as many leads as possible.
Year of the DogAired on Jan 02, 2007
A one-hour special that looks back at 2006, one of Dog’s most tumultuous years, which has included the passing of Beth’s father, Dog and Beth’s wedding, the tragic death of Dog’s daughter Barbara, and the sudden arrest of Dog, Tim, and Leland on Mexican charges related to their apprehension of convicted serial rapist Andrew Luster. Includes new scenes and revealing commentary by Dog, Beth, and the rest of the posse.