Monday, January 04, 2010
One of my favorite shows, "DogTown," rings in the New Year with a new season. The first episode aired January 1, but CityDog got a sneak peek at the first six episodes and we can say without a doubt, it's going to be another great season. "DogTown" follows the rehabilitation of abandoned, neglected and misfit dogs at DogTown, the last-hope refuge that's part of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the largest no-kill animal facility in the country, located in Kanab, Utah.
The new episodes feature the adoption of one of the Michael Vick pit bulls, Handsome Dan, an incredibly shy but sweet dog obviously traumatized by his experience; the rehabilitation of a shepherd mix rescued from the Lebanon-Israel war; dogs abandoned because of the economy; and a morbidly obese Chihuahua in need of a "Biggest Loser" makeover. On the front lines of each case is DogTown's incredible team of trainers and veterinarians, including cutie pie John Garcia, Michelle Besmehn, Sherry Woodard (who has to be one of the most patient women on the planet, dedicating her skills to rehabilitating dogs with aggressive behavior), Pat Whitacre, Dr. Patti Iampietro and Dr. Mike Dix.
"DogTown" airs Fridays at 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific and is suitable for all ages (although, the first episode does feature some disturbing video of dog fighting, so you may want to monitor that one with young viewers). Otherwise, "DogTown" is a good lesson in the rescue and rehabilitation of dogs, no matter their circumstance, and furthers the effort toward a no-kill nation.
Pictured above: Georgia, a Michael Vick rescue and resident of DogTown.
Posted by CityDog Magazine at 11:48 AM