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Second Chance Dogs

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Uplifting but emotionally intense dog-rescue/rehab docu.

Movie NR 2016 56 minutes
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Heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time, this Animal Planet documentary shows how dogs that were labeled "unadoptable" can become loving family members. Second Chance Dogs doesn't shy away from describing the problems and cruelties endured by breeding dogs in puppy mills, and even by dogs in "hoarding" situations where there can be over 100 dogs crowded together in one small home. Sensitive kids (and adults) may need reassurance and to think of ways they can help, too. But the ultimate takeaway is uplifting, and viewers will be left with a real sense of admiration for the people dedicated to helping these dogs, and for the dogs themselves.

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