I recently got a copy of DogTown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption for review on this site. I was so excited to check it out because the show, DogTown, from National Geographic, is so great, I just knew the book would be too.
I was not disappointed at all! Be sure to have tissues handy, because if you love dogs, your bound to shed a few tears. You will also be uplifted by the spirit of the dogs, and those who work with them.
The book features stories of 15 different dogs at DogTown, which is part of the Best Friends Animal Society located in Angel Canyon (Kanab, Utah). Each dog story is so unique, and if you watch the show you may recognize some of the dogs in the book!
As you read, you will learn their stories, what life is like at DogTown, and more about the relationship between the dog and the DogTown staff. There are also essays about animal health and behavior. It’s not just a great book about dogs, it’s also educational.
So many of the dogs at DogTown come from situations where other people thought there was no saving them. A prime example is the story of Georgia, a dog rescued from the Michael Vick dog fighting ring. You will get to know a dog named Rush who came from a war zone in Lebanon, Tuffy who came from a hoarder yet never lost his spunk, and a touching story of a fluffy dog named Bruno, and his last days at Dogtown. Each dog has seen so much, but with the love and support of those working on their behalf, miracles do happen and the dogs learn to trust again. It’s a great work that they are doing, and a wonderful book honoring them.
DogTown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption is a perfect gift idea for the dog lover in your life. It was one of those books that was impossible to put down, and one that is going to stay with me forever. We have always been supporters of Best Friends Animal Society, but after reading this book about DogTown, we know without a doubt that there is something amazing about them! You can find the book wherever books are sold.