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Dogtown: New Beginnings


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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Nat'l Geographic Vid
  • DVD Release Date: January 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 230 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001GJ4U5K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,623 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

National Geographic returns to the heart of Utah canyon country to visit DogTown, part of the largest no-kill animal facility in the U.S, The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. At any given time, the sanctuary hosts hundreds of dogs from around the world and is the last hope for dogs that have no place left to go. DogTown: New Beginnings follows the story of the dedicated team of experts that works day to day to give these dogs rehabilitation, redemption and a chance for a loving home, including a special episode following the journeys of four of the most challenging dogs rescued from the home of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. Watch Cherry, Meryl, Denzel and Georgia as they try to overcome their violent past and live a healthier happier live. Features five full programs: New Beginnings, Project Rescue, New Lives, Road to Recovery and Saving the Michael Vick Dogs.

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As well as the inside look of the lives of the men & woman who help these dogs not shown on any tour.
Toy Diva
That makes me sick as it is descusting and I cant forgive anyone that would put any animal through something like that.
Tcreiglow13
Cherry also educates DogTown and its viewers about a disease called Babesia, much similiar to the human HIV.
Tara

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tara VINE VOICE on October 4, 2009
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First, I want to address the price issue. I was wondering myself when I purchased this set why it is so much more expensive than the first one National Geographic: Dogtown - Second Chances. Here's the answer: this one has 5 episodes. Second Chances has three.

In these 5 episodes, watchers get a very in depth look at leg amputations and how they affect the dog, the therapy involved, the surgery. I especially liked watching the determined pooches do the underwater treadmill. Episode one has a leg amputation as does episode five. The second episode introduces a very loveable, but very hurt dalmation. This one is not for the faint of heart, as his wounds get treated and restitched. Neither is a tumor case in episode five. Both of these dogs were rescued from two separate hoarding situations. (That crazy cat lady is no longer a laughing matter, people!) Episode three is about the much publicized Michael Vick dogs. The Vick dogs are pit bulls that have been trained to fight and have never known a loving or kind hand in their lives.. until now. There was one particular dog in this episode that touched my heart, Cherry. Cherry has self esteem issues as a result of having been a "bait" dog. Cherry also educates DogTown and its viewers about a disease called Babesia, much similiar to the human HIV.

My own dogs want to give a "bark out" to Knightly from episode four. I kid you not when I say they perked up and paid attention everytime this loveable weimaraner came on screen. His human parents grew too old and frail to take care of him. DogTown sees he gets a new home.

Why do I need to go live in Oregon? Cause all my favorite dogs on this show end up in Oregon!

An added bonus that certainly doesn't hurt this shows 5 star rating is the adorable, cute, sexy John Garcia. I think Paul Walker has some competition.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cary B. Barad on October 16, 2009
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Because of its length, you pretty much have to be a serious dog lover to stick with and appreciate this series, which recounts multiple episodes of rescue, rehabilitation and retraining of neglected, wounded or misbehaving canines of all shapes, sizes and ages. Most of these doggies are pretty cute and appealing. The caregivers, themselves, are an attractive and idealistic bunch who are clearly making major contributions to animal (and by extension human) welfare. The Michael Vick saga plays a role in all of this and adds to the up-to-date feel of the film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barbara R., Osen on August 17, 2009
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I had the pleasure of spending a few days volunteering at "Best Friends Animal Sanctuary" this past summer. It is the most amazing place in the world! The animals and employees are like a family. Each wonderful dog, cat, bird, horse etc. is known by name and is given so much love that I had a very hard time leaving each day. "Dogtown" is a wonderful series and I am so happy that Best Friends and the staff are finally receiving the acknowledgement they deserve. I hope to make volunteering there an annual pilgrimage! I urge all viewers to visit and to volunteer, if possible.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Bridges on February 22, 2009
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Anything having to do with "Best Friends Animal Sanctuary" is an automatic 5-Star in my book! Best Friends is an incredible place for all the unwanted animals that humans so easily discard or abuse. I only hope that I can actually visit the Sanctuary at some point in time. The DVD verifies everything I've stated here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Annie Lastar on August 28, 2009
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A heartwarming video about the realities of abandoned and needy dogs. After watching this you will understand the need for more resonsible pet care and want to help Best Friends in their effort to make a difference.
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By Toy Diva on October 30, 2010
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I first was able to go to Best Friends Animal Society in mid Sept of 2010. But sadly due to time change between AZ and UT unable to arrive in time for the free tour which would have allowed me to see Dog Town. The series was taped at Best Friends by National Geographic film crews. But this DVD set allowed me to see I am pretty sure areas of the kennels, and vet clinic. As well as the inside look of the lives of the men & woman who help these dogs not shown on any tour.

The dogs these people help weather through training, patience or just the love for these poor dogs shows in these episodes.

Be warned it also shows the story of a few of the Michael Vick dogs that Best Friends rescued. 44 of the dogs found homes and a new life thanks to Best Friends. Some may never leave the place, but at least they are loved and cared for. These Pit Bulls only did what was asked of them from their owners. As I have learned since this watching this it's the deed that should be punished, not the breed.

Be warned actual footage of dog fighting is shown in this episode due to fact the case was the first real look the world got of Dog Fighting. Also a certain piece of equipment was used on one dog, and the fact a veterinarian who was supposed to protect animals did a horrible thing to one female dog.
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By Tracie Nichols on December 18, 2014
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While the events that brought the Vicktory dogs to DogTown were horrendous, to see the love, care, compassion, and patience the Best Friends community gave them was so heart-warming. Those that participate in dog fighting should be locked away forever, and certainly not allowed to go on to make millions playing a sport they love (goes without saying who I'm referring to). Knowing there are people like those at Best Friends restores your faith in humanity.
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