Every year, countless numbers of dogs are given up on. They are unwanted, abandoned for medical or behavioral reasons, the result of extreme abuse, or the unfortunate victims of circumstance, many of these dogs will be unable to find permanent homes, and euthanized when individuals and institutions throughout the country, and the world, are unable to care for them any longer. For many of these dogs, Dogtown represents a dog’s last chance for redemption, hope, or survival. Dogtown is a last resort.The premiere starts tonight, 9:00 PM ET on National Geographic. In the the first episode you'll meet the brave and gentle dogs who once belonged to ex-NFL-player Michael Vick, and who now live here at Best Friends. We call them the Vicktory dogs.
DOGTOWN follows these dogs from their initial arrival at Best Friends, through their various medical and/or behavioral transformations, all the way through adoption, a lifetime spent at Dogtown, or in rare medical cases, death. While most of these dogs deserve homes—unfortunately, not all will find them.
Through the eyes of various Dogtown staff members, The National Geographic Channel will follow these dogs’ stories—learning different methods to combat behavioral issues, and various symptoms and treatments for a myriad of medical conditions, with the hope that eventually, these dogs will undergo a transition that somehow makes them, more ‘adoptable.’
Friday, September 05, 2008
Second series of DogTown starts tonight!
From the DogTown website...