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Dogtown: New Beginnings (2pc) (Std Sub)
Dogtown New Beginnings
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2009     3hr 50min

National Geographic returns to the heart of Utah canyon country to visit DogTown, part of the largest no-kill animal facility in the U.S, The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. At any given time, the sanctuary hosts hundreds o...  more »


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Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Nat'l Geographic Vid
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/06/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 3hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

I May Have To Move To Oregon
Tara | Utah | 10/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First, I want to address the price issue. I was wondering myself when I purchased this set why it is so much more expensive than the first one National Geographic: Dogtown - Second Chances. Here's the answer: this one has 5 episodes. Second Chances has three.

In these 5 episodes, watchers get a very in depth look at leg amputations and how they affect the dog, the therapy involved, the surgery. I especially liked watching the determined pooches do the underwater treadmill. Episode one has a leg amputation as does episode five. The second episode introduces a very loveable, but very hurt dalmation. This one is not for the faint of heart, as his wounds get treated and restitched. Neither is a tumor case in episode five. Both of these dogs were rescued from two separate hoarding situations. (That crazy cat lady is no longer a laughing matter, people!) Episode three is about the much publicized Michael Vick dogs. The Vick dogs are pit bulls that have been trained to fight and have never known a loving or kind hand in their lives.. until now. There was one particular dog in this episode that touched my heart, Cherry. Cherry has self esteem issues as a result of having been a "bait" dog. Cherry also educates DogTown and its viewers about a disease called Babesia, much similiar to the human HIV.

My own dogs want to give a "bark out" to Knightly from episode four. I kid you not when I say they perked up and paid attention everytime this loveable weimaraner came on screen. His human parents grew too old and frail to take care of him. DogTown sees he gets a new home.

Why do I need to go live in Oregon? Cause all my favorite dogs on this show end up in Oregon!

An added bonus that certainly doesn't hurt this shows 5 star rating is the adorable, cute, sexy John Garcia. I think Paul Walker has some competition."
Canine Rescue
Cary B. Barad | Baltimore, MD | 10/16/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Because of its length, you pretty much have to be a serious dog lover to stick with and appreciate this series, which recounts multiple episodes of rescue, rehabilitation and retraining of neglected, wounded or misbehaving canines of all shapes, sizes and ages. Most of these doggies are pretty cute and appealing. The caregivers, themselves, are an attractive and idealistic bunch who are clearly making major contributions to animal (and by extension human) welfare. The Michael Vick saga plays a role in all of this and adds to the up-to-date feel of the film."
Dog Town: New Beginnings
S. Bridges | Orlando, Fl USA | 02/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anything having to do with "Best Friends Animal Sanctuary" is an automatic 5-Star in my book! Best Friends is an incredible place for all the unwanted animals that humans so easily discard or abuse. I only hope that I can actually visit the Sanctuary at some point in time. The DVD verifies everything I've stated here."
A Winner
Annie Lastar | Anywhere USA full time RVer | 08/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A heartwarming video about the realities of abandoned and needy dogs. After watching this you will understand the need for more resonsible pet care and want to help Best Friends in their effort to make a difference."