According to the Los Angeles Chronicle:
In this country alone, between 3 and 4 million unwanted pets are euthanized every year. But there is one place where man’s best friend always has hope: Dogtown. One of the largest no-kill animal facilities in the country, Dogtown is located on 33,000 acres of Southern Utah canyon country. The sanctuary — run by the Best Friends Animal Society — hosts hundreds of dogs from all around the country, along with cats, horses, rabbits, goats and various other farm animals — about 1,500 animals at any one time.Read more!
Premiering Friday, January 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, each episode of National Geographic Channel's (NGC) new series Dogtown takes viewers on a journey inside the bustling grounds to meet the dogs and the skilled professional team dedicated to ensuring that even the toughest cases survive.
Premiere episodes include:
DOGTOWN: Crisis Dogs
Friday, January 4, at 9 PM ET/PT
A puppy mill — a facility that mass breeds dogs — is raided by Nebraska state authorities. Over a hundred and seventy dogs are found in terrible conditions. Dogtown arranges an emergency flight for trainer Sherry Woodard to bring back some of the most traumatized dogs.
DOGTOWN: Second Chances
Friday, January 11, at 9 PM ET/PT
An older chow named Bruno heads to Dogtown for much-needed medical attention. His extensive ailments include a sunken eye and balance problems — symptoms indicative of a possible brain tumor.
DOGTOWN: The Outsiders
Friday, January 18, at 9 PM ET/PT
A 1-year-old bulldog named Wiggles arrives at Dogtown from a California shelter with unusual symptoms: he falls frequently and can’t control his bowels. Head veterinarian Mike Dix must determine if Wiggles’ condition is life threatening, or if he’s stable enough to live in a home.