DogTown

2008, TV Show

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Lucky Dogs: National Geographic Rescues Michael Vick's Pit Bulls

Old dogs can learn new tricks, even the ones trained to be killing machines by Michael Vick and his cohorts. National Geographic's Dogtown: Saving the Michael Vick Dogs (tonight at 9 pm/ET) — a two-hour special edition of the Dogtown series — looks at the miraculous techniques being used by the Best Friends Animal Society in Utah to rehabilitate pit bulls rescued from the NFL superstar's dogfighting compound. The program is sure to bring tears — mostly happy ones.

"Despite the horrors they've experienced, these dogs have made astounding progress, proof that every dog deserves a second chance," says Dogtown producer Darcy Dennett. "Best Friends has rehabilitated thousands of animals, but even they're surprised by their success with the Vick dogs."

In April 2007, police raided the Atlanta Falcons quarterback's illegal operation on his property in Smithfield, Virgini  Read Full Article

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Season 4, Episode 10
The DogTown team heads to a remote Indian community with no vet on a mission to spay and neuter as many dogs as possible. Back at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, a veterinarian aims to cure Rosa, a yellow lab mix, who keeps losing weight, and a DogTown trainer takes on Wilson's obsessive ditch digging to help the lab mix finally find a home.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 3/5/2010

Season 4, Episode 9
A DogTown trainer resorts to an unusual training method to help one of DogTown's longtime residents, German Shepherd mix Mason. Training him to dance may increase Mason's chances at finding a family. DogTown staff head to Missouri to assist with a large scale puppy mill rescue, saving over 200 dogs.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 2/26/2010

Season 4, Episode 8
A DogTown veterinarian's skills are tested with a severly ill, 8-week-old Catahoula mix puppy that may have a disease called "puppy strangles", which could lead to death. Trainers take on a 90 pound, out-of-control lab mix puppy who is still growing and a Shar Pei mix named Shorty who was traumatized during a brutal dogfight.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 2/19/2010

Season 4, Episode 7
The DogTown staff launches a new program to turn shelter dogs into search and rescue animals. The team takes on difficult cases with Mocassin, a four-year-old hound mix in danger of losing the use of his back legs, and Cricket, a giant St. Bernard puppy, whose potentially debilitating disease has prevented her from finding a home.

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Lucky Dogs: National Geographic Rescues Michael Vick's Pit Bulls

Old dogs can learn new tricks, even the ones trained to be killing machines by Michael Vick and his cohorts. National Geographic's Dogtown: Saving the Michael Vick Dogs (tonight at 9 pm/ET) — a two-hour special edition of the Dogtown series — looks at the miraculous techniques being used by the Best Friends Animal Society in Utah to rehabilitate pit bulls rescued from the NFL superstar's dogfighting compound. The program is sure to bring tears — mostly happy ones. "Despite the horrors they've experienced, these dogs have made astounding progress, proof that every dog deserves a second chance," says Dogtown producer Darcy Dennett. "Best Friends has rehabilitated thousands of animals, but even they're surprised by their success with the Vick dogs." In April 2007, police raided the Atlanta Falcons quarterback's illegal operation on his property in Smithfield, Virgini read more

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Premiered: 2008
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Documenting life inside Utah's DogTown animal sanctuary, one of the largest no-kill facilities in the country.

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