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Dogtown: Second Chances (Std)
Dogtown Second Chances
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2008     2hr 30min

National Geographic teams up with the top-notch veterinarians and trainers at Best Friends Sanctuary to learn what it takes to rehabilitate abandoned, abused and problem pets and find them loving homes. DogTown is the larg...  more »


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Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Nat'l Geographic Vid
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/01/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

We are all one soul
Matthew DeLuca | Tulsa, OK | 08/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Best Friends Animal Society is the world's largest no-kill organization. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, located in the beautiful Utah desert, about 50 miles away from the Grand Canyon, is located in a place called Angel Canyon, in Kanab, Utah.
Angel Canyon is a place of love. It is a place where all living souls come together to love, and to be loved.

It is a place where the human ego, responsible for murdering 5 million animals in "shelters" every year, does not exist. Instead, it is a place where Animals can be safe from harm and pain and suffering and death. Where animals are treated as equals among the caring humans who work and volunteer at the Sanctuary.

If you want to see love, in pure physical form, please visit the Sanctuary.

If you want to feel love, in the depths of your heart and soul, please visit the Sanctuary.

If you want to see the most amazing sunrises and sunsets that you have ever seen, please visit the Sanctuary.

Once you visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, you will never be the same again. You will be forever touched by the love that happens there, and you may even find your beautiful four-legged soulmate there!

Until you are able to visit the Sanctuary in person, please enjoy it on crystal clear DVD.

This DVD "Dogtown" is about Best Friends Animal Society and how everyone there dedicates their lives to saving all of the beautiful, precious animals who need their help.

But Best Friends isnt only about just saving dogs. There is a place for Cats, a place for Rabbits, a place for Birds, a place for Horses, even a place for wild animals. It is a real life shangri-la for every soul who walks on four-legs.

This coming Fall (September 2008) the National Geographic Channel will premiere MORE shows from Best Friends, and this time, the "Michael Vick dogs" will be featured.

Supposed animal loving groups such as PETA, the HSUS, etc. called for the deaths of the Vick dogs.

Not one to give in to the political status quo of "kill em' and forget em", Best Friends decided to save the lives of the Vick dogs, and rehabilitate them so that they could eventually end up in loving homes.
That's why the name BEST FRIENDS Animal Society isnt just a is a way of life.
You cannot be a cat's or a dog's, or a bunny's "best friend" if you kill them.

You can only be a "best friend" when you love, save and protect. And that is what Best Friends does.

Please, enjoy this DVD and learn about the work of love that happens every day in Angel Canyon, where Best Friends' Sanctuary is located.

It will renew your faith in love, hope, and dreams coming true.

Indeed, Angel Canyon, fittingly, is a place where Miracles happen."
I Am Volunteering At Best Friends When I Retire!
Tara | Utah | 09/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow. This series came to my attention when I recently got ahold of the book, DogTown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption that is due out in October. Not having the National Geographic Channel, I bought this dvd. I can't remember the last time I was so moved. I think I cried three times. I bawled my eyes out over Bruno dying. I cried when a trainer had to part with the adorable Wiggles. I shed a few tears over the terrified terrier, Animal. I had to gather my own dogs onto my lap to comfort me!

This dvd is three episodes. The first is about a chow named Bruno that is really old and having some nerological problems. There is also a dog that had bitten an infant and rather than allow it to be put to sleep, Dog Town attempts to train it around kids and such so that it may be adopted. The second episode covers a group of dogs that were discovered abused and neglected in a breeding farm. I did not realize this, but apparently breeding farms that sell to pet stores often keep dogs confined in a 2 by 2 cage and except for breeding once or twice a month, they obtain no physical contact with other dogs or humans whatsover. That is where the terrier comes in. The third episode warms hearts by introducing viewers to Wiggles, a bulldog with a drunken walk and a bowel problem.

I learned a lot from these shows. The next time I add to my family, I will getting my new family member from the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

Something that did bother me, however... I can't help but wonder how the Navajo Reservation is allowed to have numerous dogs and permit them to run around with mange and worms, but in the suburbs of Utah, we can only have two dogs no matter how pampered, spoiled, and well cared for they are. I was wondering this throughout all of espiode one. I certainly would not mind adopting one of these dogs in need.

Thumbs up to the people of DogTown."
Dog Town Second Chances
S. Bridges | Orlando, Fl USA | 02/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anything having to do with the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary gets an automatic 5-Stars in my book! This particular DVD has a special on the rescue of 22 pit bulls from the horrendous Michael Vick. It truly shows how compassionate the Sanctuary is by taking in these dogs when so many other agencies wanted to put them down. The progress that the workers have made with these dogs is nothing short of a miracle. If people want to see all the progress, then go to[..]and see for yourself."
Best Friends
Barbara R., Osen | Germany | 08/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Best Friends is an amazing place and the DVD is great. I hope it helps bring to light this wonderful sanctuary. You can buy this DVD (for only a couple bucks more plus postage) on the Best website and proceeds will benifit this great sanctuary."