Second Chance Dogs takes viewers behind-the-scenes at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center and follows the stories of six extremely fearful dogs who were rescued from a life of cruelty and given a second chance for a happy, loving life.
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The documentary, which originally aired on Animal Planet in the Spring of 2016, introduces us to several dogs over the course of six months, including dachshunds and Alaskan malamutes. Watch as they learn to be handled by humans, walk on a leash, engage in play, and, quite frankly, learn what love is all about.
What is the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center?
Launched in March 2013, the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center located in Madison, New Jersey, is the first and only facility dedicated to rehabilitating dogs suffering from severe fear due to puppy mills, hoarding, and other cruelty.
Dogs who are admitted to the center undergo an intensive rehabilitation regimen with the ultimate goal of improving their well-being and helping them become suitable for adoption. Graduates of the program are transferred to ASPCA-partner shelters for placement.
Since opening in 2013, the center has worked with more than 300 dogs from various backgrounds, many of whom have already been adopted across the country.
“Dogs who come through our Rehab Center have experienced so much pain and suffering at the hands of humans, and they've never had a chance to live their lives as pets. By implementing behavior treatments based on sound scientific principles, we’re able to help the vast majority of these dogs overcome their fears and become comfortable with normal pet activities.” - Kristen Collins, senior director of ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior Rehabilitation
You can see the amazing work the center does in Second Chance Dogs, now available on Netflix.
Second Chance Dogs was directed, shot, and edited by Kenn Bell, an animal welfare advocate and freelance filmmaker. You may recall his Hero Dogs of 9/11 documentary which aired on Animal Planet.
In celebration of Second Chance Dogs being released on Netflix, we are giving away a special ASPCA Gift Pack to one lucky winner! The Gift Pack contains:
- ASPCA Canvas Tote
- ASPCA 150 Towel
- ASPCA Frisbee
- ASPCA “Action” Magazine Special Commemorative Issue
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