"DogTown" is the nickname of the canine section of Best Friends Animal Shelter in Kanab, Utah. Best Friends provides rehabilitation and training in hopes of finding adoptive homes for its residents -- but if that proves impossible, the animals are given a "forever home" on the ranch.Bechtel shares stories of several DogTown residents, from two of the Vick pit bulls to a dog whose elderly guardians passed away to a dog who lived at the facility for 13 years before getting his own family. He also includes the stories of some of the Best Friends staff of dog trainers, groomers and veterinarians.Each story carries the same lesson: everyone deserves a chance to be loved. The challenges (financial, emotional and physical) for the Best Friends team and their residents are large, and yet they accomplish a great deal. This is a book that will make animal lovers laugh and cry with delight. Not to be missed.