National Geographic Explores ‘Dogtown’

A new TV show follows dogs living at one of the largest no-kill animal sanctuaries in the country.

Posted: December 28, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

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In a new series, National Geographic will journey inside the gates of the Best Friends Animal Society – a 33,000-acre no-kill animal facility in Utah – and profile the canine quarters also known as “Dogtown.”

Dogtown provides a sanctuary for dogs who might otherwise be euthanized due to their health, age, or behavioral issues. The show (entitled “Dogtown”) follows dogs’ progress as well as the dozens of staff members who help rehabilitate dogs with the hope of one day placing them into permanent homes.

The premier episode depicts dogs who were rescued from a mass breeding operation in Nebraska, where more than 170 dogs were found in abhorrent conditions. Dogtown arranges for a trainer to fly the most severely traumatized dogs to the facility. In a separate case, two sibling hounds are rescued from a polygamist sect where unwanted dogs are typically shot. The trainer is forced to separate the siblings – who have never lived apart – in an effort to eventually place them into permanent homes.

“Dogtown” will air Fridays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on the National Geographic Channel beginning Jan. 4, 2008. To view a 3-minute preview of the show, visit National Geographic’s website.

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Jamie   Kanab, UT

2/1/2009 2:38:28 PM

Actually, the Dogtown this article and Nat Geo refers to, is Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741. www.bestfriends.org

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alyson   fairmont, MN

1/26/2009 5:30:51 PM

i loved it it tells a lot about dog town ( i love dog town and how they work and that they don't kill animalas) also if any one is trying to get the address of dog town here it is 175 s. carbon ave. price, utah 84501

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JERRY SCOTT   ALAMO, GA

4/4/2008 9:59:28 AM

I TRYING TO LOCATE THE ADDRESS & TELEPHONE # OF THE DOG TOWN U.S.A YOU ARE SHOWING ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC..THIS DOG TOWN IS LOCATED SOMEWHERE IN UTAH & IS THE LARGEST ONE. MY INTEREST IS TO HAVE THE PROPER INFO. FOR A C/D/ IN CASE I EXPIRE IF YOU COULD HELP I WOULD APPRECIATE IT..PH#.478-463-3032 MRS. JERRY SCOTT. CMACSCOTT@PROGRESSIVETEL.COM REPLY ONLY.

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ELFIE   EL SEGUNDO, CA

1/31/2008 9:30:09 AM

WHY DID YOU STOP SHOWING DOGTOWN? I CAN'T FIND IT ANYMORE ON THE NGC CHANNEL. YOU STARTED A GOOD DOGSHOW AND NOW YOU DON'T HAVE IT ANYMORE. I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT
IT.
EFB

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