|Nectar smiling for the camera|
The dogs have full access inside the building and outside in their enclosures, which are yard-like with trees, rocks, dog houses, and high, jump-proofed chain-linked fences. In other words, the sanctuary folks have taken great care in the comfort of these animals.
Some of them will be there the rest of their lives, because they are considered 'unadoptable'. Their previous lives left scars too deep for them to be rehabilitated. Take, for instance, Paladin, a regal German shepherd, who was tied up and used for target practice by his gun-toting owner and the guy's friends. While he has healed physically, Palladin doesn't trust people. The caregivers in DogTown, who work with him everyday, have helped him understand the world isn't as cruel as he first thought. Paladin has found his forever home at the sanctuary.
If you want to look through the adoptable dogs at Best Friends, you can find them here. Notice that many of them are 'smiling', like Nectar in the picture above. That's because they know the sanctuary is one of the best places on Earth!