Life in the Doghouse

Life in the Doghouse

Documentary Showcase
November 8, 2018 10:00 AM Life in the Doghouse
November 10, 2018 8:30 PM Life in the Doghouse
November 11, 2018 12:45 PM Life in the Doghouse

When Hurricane Katrina’s surge broke through the levees in New Orleans and thousands of dogs were left stranded, Danny Robertshaw and his partner of nearly 30 years, Ron Danta, stepped up to save the lives of the abandoned dogs. Dedicating all of their own resources to the effort, including their own home, they eventually rescued and found homes for more than 600 dogs. Danny & Ron’s Rescue was founded. Life in the Doghouse tells the inspiring life stories of these two men and the selfless work they continue to do.

Action Campaign
Support animal rescue at the following websites:
Danny & Ron's Rescue
The Humane Society
A Purposeful Rescue


The Thursday screening of Life in the Doghouse plays as part of our “Dogumentary Double”. This double-feature documentary event, featuring Life in the Doghouse and Pick of the Litter, is sure to be the highlight of any animal-lover’s day. In addition to our films showcasing man’s best friend, there will be an interactive experience in the lobby between films as we are joined by some furry companions and representatives of local animal shelters. A special thanks to friend of the festival and fellow dog-enthusiast, Pam Personette, for helping to orchestrate this special experience.

All screenings of Life in the Doghouse are available to passholders. $25 Advance purchase tickets for the Thursday screening are available for purchase below. $20 Rush tickets can be purchased at the door if seats are still available after passholders have been admitted.

Director(s) Biography

Ron Davis, founder of Docutainment Films, directed and produced NVFF alumni film Harry & Snowman, as well as the HBO feature documentary Miss You Can Do It. His feature documentary Pageant premiered on The Sundance Channel.

Run Time

83 min


Ron Davis


Clay Westervelt, Nancy Knox Talcott

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