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From Marley and Me to Temple Grandin's groundbreaking books to Cesar Millan's television show, America's many millions of pet owners eagerly seek new insights intoanimal behavior, and one of the most popular sources of compelling stories and practical advice is DogTown, the National Geographic Channel's latest hit show.

A nationalrescue organization with more than 200,000 members, DogTown is the area where dogs live at the nation's largest companion animal sanctuary run by Best Friends Animal Society. This informative, inspiring bookpresents representative stories of dogs considered unadoptable by other shelters. They come from many backgrounds: some were abandoned; some prowled the streets as strays; others suffer from mysterious illnesses, seriousinjuries, or antisocial behaviors that discourage potential adopters. But good fortune led them to Best Friends and the dedicated people devoted to helping them recover and find welcoming homes.

Thesecompelling, winningly illustrated true stories, each uniquely moving and inspirational, draw upon the experience of veterinarians, trainers, and volunteers to probe a range of tough, touching cases that evoke both the joyand the occasional but inevitable heartbreak that accompanies this work. Each chapter follows a dog from the first day at Dogtown until he ultimately finds (or doesn't find) a permanent new home, focusing both onthe relationship between the dog and the Dogtown staff and on the latest discoveries about animal health and behavior. We learn how dogs process information, how trauma affects their behavior, and how people can help themovercome their problems. In the end, we come to see that there are no bad dogs and that with patience, care, and compassion, people can help dogs to heal.

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DogTown's Stories Unfold at a truly miraculous place, Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah, the world's largest no-kill sanctuary. Armed with the mandate that no creature is too damaged or insignificant to be cared for here, Best Friends gives homeless dogsoften deemed unadoptable by other organizationsa second chance at life. Some dogs, like rescued fighter Georgia, bear deep emotional scars, while others, like bulldog-mix Wiggles, confront medical challenges. No matter what the dogs face, they find champions among the trainers, vets, and volunteers at Dogtown, who are dedicated to giving each dog a shot at a happier, healthier life. Book jacket.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426206115
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Subject:
Pets : Dogs - General
Author:
Bechtel, Stefan
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
October 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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"Synopsis" by , DogTown's Stories Unfold at a truly miraculous place, Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah, the world's largest no-kill sanctuary. Armed with the mandate that no creature is too damaged or insignificant to be cared for here, Best Friends gives homeless dogsoften deemed unadoptable by other organizationsa second chance at life. Some dogs, like rescued fighter Georgia, bear deep emotional scars, while others, like bulldog-mix Wiggles, confront medical challenges. No matter what the dogs face, they find champions among the trainers, vets, and volunteers at Dogtown, who are dedicated to giving each dog a shot at a happier, healthier life. Book jacket.
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