DogTown

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  • 2008
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.3  (71)

Set at the Best Friends Animal Society in southern Utah, DogTown is a Nationally Geographic-produced show that follows the training, rehabilitation and placement of the dogs who live at the Best Friends facility. Many of the dogs featured on "DogTown" have extreme behavioral issues, are severely under-socialized, are in need of medical care or are otherwise considered "unadoptable." Produced in a documentary style, DogTown shadows the trainers, behaviorists, veterinarians, staff and volunteers as they go through their day-to-day life at the Best Friends facility. Each episode typically features 3 dogs and showcases their entry into the program, their struggle to integrate, the care and training they've received and that dog's journey from "dog no one wanted" to adoptable and available as a forever friend. With the goal of securing adoptive homes for the dogs under their care, Best Friends Animal Society offers a safe, secure place for dogs to receive the care, attention and training they need while they wait for a forever family. While not every dog living at Best Friends ultimately finds a home, Best Friends is a no-kill facility and offers life-long sanctuary for the dogs living there. DogTown provides a way to get each dog on the air and to secure public attention and support for Best Friends' mission and goals. By showcasing the nitty-gritty, down and dirty details of rescue work and the dogs served, DogTown provides a behind-the-scenes look into the life of the staff, volunteers and dogs who are working on bettering themselves, making a difference, putting these "throwaway" dogs back on the right track and sending them home, forever, and for the final time. The glimpse into the real work behind canine rehabilitation is raw, real and easily viewable via DogTown.

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Seasons
Dogs in Need
10. Dogs in Need
March 11, 2010
Rosa could die of a life-threatening problem if veterinarian Dr. Mike Dix can't figure it out,
Puppy Mill Rescue
9. Puppy Mill Rescue
March 5, 2010
Dog care manager Michelle Besmehn selects dogs rescued from a shut-down Pennsylvania puppy mill who are most in need of Dogtown's help. Among them are Parker, a dachshund with rotten teeth and Barney, a shih tzu with a skin infection on his feet. Animal care manager Jeff Popowich works to train Buzz, an aggressive seven-year-old rottweiler, to make him a safer dog.
Chance for Change
8. Chance for Change
February 28, 2010
An 8-week-old Catahoula mix is severely ill and Dr. Patti is presented with a new disease she has never seen before.
Search and Rescue
7. Search and Rescue
February 19, 2010
A new program trains shelter dogs to search and rescue.
Close Calls
6. Close Calls
February 5, 2010
The economic crisis has forced countless families to give up their beloved animals -- and DogTown adopts several of them.
The Road Home
5. The Road Home
January 29, 2010
John and Mackenzie Garcia have to say good-bye to their foster dog, Little Girl.
Sanctuary
4. Sanctuary
January 22, 2010
Sherry Woodard takes on the challenge of socializing Shaggy, a dog who struggled to survive in the Grand Canyon for 6 years.
Homeward Bound
3. Homeward Bound
January 15, 2010
Meet one of DogTown's toughest challenges: Clemance, a shepherd mix rescued from the 2006 Lebanon-Israel war.
Bright Futures
2. Bright Futures
January 8, 2010
John Garcia searches for a pit bull rescued from Michael Vick's property.
Dogfight
1. Dogfight
January 1, 2010
Cherry, a pit bull mix featured in last season, rescued from Michael Vick's property, is featured. It is believed that Cherry was kept in a cage or was a bait dog. Now Cherry is in a rehabilitation program that is teaching her not to be afraid of people anymore.
Description

Set at the Best Friends Animal Society in southern Utah, DogTown is a Nationally Geographic-produced show that follows the training, rehabilitation and placement of the dogs who live at the Best Friends facility. Many of the dogs featured on "DogTown" have extreme behavioral issues, are severely under-socialized, are in need of medical care or are otherwise considered "unadoptable."

Produced in a documentary style, DogTown shadows the trainers, behaviorists, veterinarians, staff and volunteers as they go through their day-to-day life at the Best Friends facility. Each episode typically features 3 dogs and showcases their entry into the program, their struggle to integrate, the care and training they've received and that dog's journey from "dog no one wanted" to adoptable and available as a forever friend.

With the goal of securing adoptive homes for the dogs under their care, Best Friends Animal Society offers a safe, secure place for dogs to receive the care, attention and training they need while they wait for a forever family. While not every dog living at Best Friends ultimately finds a home, Best Friends is a no-kill facility and offers life-long sanctuary for the dogs living there. DogTown provides a way to get each dog on the air and to secure public attention and support for Best Friends' mission and goals.

By showcasing the nitty-gritty, down and dirty details of rescue work and the dogs served, DogTown provides a behind-the-scenes look into the life of the staff, volunteers and dogs who are working on bettering themselves, making a difference, putting these "throwaway" dogs back on the right track and sending them home, forever, and for the final time. The glimpse into the real work behind canine rehabilitation is raw, real and easily viewable via DogTown.DogTown is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on September 5, 2008.

Where to Watch DogTown

DogTown is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch DogTown on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 5, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (71)