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Hi, my name is Tinzy
I am a Female - spayed Mixed Breed.

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Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 18 2014
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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is Deno
I am a Male Staffie. I have found my new home.

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Last updated on Thursday, Nov 20 2014
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HOMED
Hi, my name is Seether & Sasha
I am a Male / Female Husky X Alsatian. I have been Homed.

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Last updated on Wednesday, Nov 26 2014
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DOGS OF DOGTOWN SA
SHEENA
1 of 15
Last updated on Friday, Jul 25 2014
Sheena’s my name and I’m the style and sass of Dogtown SA. Sing it with me: What you want. Baby I got it. What you need. Do you know I got it? All I’m askin’ is for a little respect! R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me!” Sheena is our glamazon wonder woman: intelligence, agility and stylish swag on four legs! This single momma raised a litter a beautiful puppies and bounced back ready to take on the world. Sheena has learnt to be a bit discerning about the company she keeps (you need to be pretty special to be part of her inner circle), but the loyalty and love she shares with those she trusts is well worth earning. Sheena strives to please and adores showing off her smarts on the training field. Sensational Sheena longs to be the only four-legged family member in your life. So if you’re ready to share your life with this tenacious beauty don’t delay, email adoptions@barkingmad.co.za today!
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MOLLY
2 of 15
Last updated on Friday, Nov 07 2014
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ROXY
3 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 24 2014
“You awesome Dogtown SA suppawters ready to rock and roll? Rockette Roxy locked and loaded! You better be ready to crank up the fun and have a wooftastic time, no dull days when I’m in da house ?” Roxy is looking for the fit, fun loving thrill seekers among you; life is too short to be boring! For this active energetic lady everyday is a new adventure: from playdates with furry friends at DogtownSA to fun obedience and play sessions with the humans, Roxy always has a trick up her sleeve. After a busy day Roxy is hoping to find a warm bed to curl up in and a forever family to shower her with love. Are you up for a rocking festival of fun?
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TOTO
4 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 10 2014
Hi my name is TOTO - I am named after a band for their Song about rains in Africa. I like that idea, because my name really suits my cool camouflage coat. I am SO gorgeous, as I keep getting told. Whatever that means. I am super bright too, so my trainer says. She laughed at me so much because I have a great sense of humour and when I do something I do it with all my heart. I am really lovable, I adore being with people - all people, even children. I love being brushed,it makes me feel sooooooo good. I enjoy the odd bone, or chew, and really love my meal times. I am actually a very relaxed girl, you can even take my bowl away while I am eating and I dont mind. I remember to sit,and wait politely. I kind of like cats, but I also want to play with them, so I think that maybe soft toys are better for me - my trainer says I am allowed to play with those. I am a great looking gal, and very kind, I know a lot of tricks, and I am clicker trained, so I can learn all sorts of things! I would love to have a special family to look after.
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ANGEL
5 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 22 2014
Hello all you wonderful peeps out there, my name is Angel and I believe that my name has brought me incredible luck. You see, just when I thought my life as a stray, having to scavenge for food and be careful of where I laid my furhead down to sleep was not going to change, my very own special Angel must have seen my plight and sent a caring human to help me. Yes sireeee, this human managed to get me a booking at Hotel DogtownSA which is an amazing “dog guesthouse” for furries like me. I honestly know I am one of the luckiest furries in the world! In fact, every day I give myself a shake to make sure I am not dreaming. I have awesome carers who look after me and spoil me every day. They come and see me very often and give me really yummy food and talk to me and play with me. I also have lots of toys that I can chew and not get scolded as well as peanut hooves and furry ice lollies to lick during the day. When my carers and volunteers come and sit with me I roll over and manage to coax them into giving me lots of tummy rubs which I loooovvve so much. It makes me feel so warm and content and I know they are very busy, but I try and get them to stay as long as possible so persuade them with lots of licks and kisses. Another one of my treats is being taken out on regular walks. My carer puts a comfortable harness and lead on me and off we go and at certain stages en route we stop and have treats and cuddles. I get lots of really yummy treats as well cos at these times I am asked to do sits and downs and the quicker I managed to do the exercises, the more treats I am given . On the walk I love smelling all the interesting scents along the way and at times get so involved that I want to get to the next one rather too quickly and pull on the lead. So I am still learning that this is not the most desirable behavior but with the special training I am receiving from my gentle carer I am slowing down my pace a tad or two and learning to walk much more calmly at my carer’s side. I must say that whilst learning these new skills we also get days when we go to the large play area where I can run around without my lead, play and jump up and down on lots of jumps and agility equipment and let off steam until I am really exhausted. I have had times in this play area where I have met some of the other furries who also stay at this hotel and we have great times together. I have heard it said that one of them may soon become my roomy as I do so love playing games. So all you awesome peeps out there if you are a family who would like to adopt me and maybe have a furkid who loves to play and romp who is looking for a pretty furkid, we could get together. We could all go to doggy school and continue to learn more obedience skills . I will promise to make you very proud of me and be your forever special angel to lavish all my love and affection on you every single minute of every single day.
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JAZZ
6 of 15
Last updated on Friday, Nov 07 2014
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CHARLIE BROWN
7 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, Jul 31 2014
I grew up on a super farm with my mom, dad and two brothers! We all had so much fun… and I used to go and play with the dogs next door too… I am a really friendly furry! My humans couldn’t keep me because we had some differing ideas on how to manage the chickens and geese on the farm. I liked to chase them and bite them. My mom didn’t want to make fences on the farm and so she sent me to DogTown to find a new home without chickens… geese… ducks… or anything like that. Its not my fault, I am not a bad chap, and love dogs, children and even kittens and cats! I used to play with the kittens on the farm… I miss them quite a lot… but I love life! I really am a positive guy … if I could, I would have my own motivational speaking company and make all the dogs with low self images feel better about themselves! Everyone tells me how special I am and I like to have a bit of a kind chat to my neighbour Rusty… we like each other. I love bones… they make me happy. So do hooves. So does food… and of course walkies, lovies and just life. I am really a very special boy with SO MUCH love to give and I always have a huge smile on my face. Do you have space in your life for a happy go-lucky fella like me?
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KARMA
8 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 03 2014
“Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair… Licks and love Barking Madders, spunky punk princess Karma rocking out with ya! I may hail from the Mother City, but since making the trek up to Jozi, I’m loving the buzz of the big City of Gold. Life is for living and I just love jamming with my roomie Clawd or showing-off some mad skills with my ball in the DogtownSA play-area. The only way life could get any more epic, was if I found a forever family to sign me up and love me for life.” Our Karma chameleon has been on a roller-coaster rescue journey: from severe neglect and abuse to the kick-ass lovable chicka she is today. This little rocker adores the rough and tumble with the four-legged boys of DogtownSA almost as much as she does belly rubs and cuddles. Karma’s all the woman you’ll ever need and she dreams of being only four-legged ladylove in her new pimped out pad. Karma’s ready to rock and roll are you?
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SCARLETT
9 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, May 20 2014
Nothing like a little karaoke to get everyone in the mood, everyone sing along now (Don’t be shy you know how it goes :) Scarlett you light up our world like nobody else They way that you skip and hop makes us smile and cheer But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell, You don't know, oh, oh, You don't know you're beautiful, If only you saw what we can see, You'd understand why we love you desperately, Right now we’re looking at you and we can't believe, You don't know,oh, oh. You don't know you're beautiful We can’t get enough of telling our demure Scarlett how awesome she is (though Scarlett has commented that we shouldn’t quit our day jobs and leave the crooning to lads of One Direction, cheeky bum). While Scarlett takes a little while to warm up to new humans and four legged friends, beneath her coy exterior is a playful soul that loves to cuddle. While we all keep singing Scarlett’s praises here at DogtownSA we hope somewhere out there is a patient furry friend and a warm human lap looking for the perfect lady to share in new life of cuddles, kisses and companionship. Could that be with you?
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BULLIE & BOKKIE
10 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Oct 14 2014
I am Bully and am going to tell you about my lady-furkid companion called Bokkie and myself and how lucky we were to have come to this suuupppper dooppper hotel DogtownSA to live. Our family moved from their house into a small retirement village and unfortunately for us, were not allowed to take us with them. When we realized there was going to be a huge change I got very scared cos I know there are not many places that can or will take on a charismatic couple like us!! You see we Jack Russells love to have space to run around in and we both have been used to playing and romping around together for quite a few years now and the idea of moving was rather unnerving. Then, luckily our prayers were answered and we were brought to this special place where we were both made to feel so welcome and cared for. We live in a little house with a small garden and guess what; there is a huge big igloo as well for each of us in case we want our own space. We get lots of visits from both our caregivers and volunteers and they give us so many yummy treats and come and sit in with us and give us hugs and cuddles and make us feel very special. But best of all they take us on great walks and visits to the play area where we can romp around and experience sooooooooo many different smells and scents. Just like the old days. Bokkie has lots of energy and loves to be in front surging forward at times but then gets a gentle reminder from our carer that this is not the best behavior for little furgals and then quickly she gets back in line. I have had the “pleasure” of meeting some of the other residents at this great place and must say they are pretty cool considering they are not “Jackies”. We would dearly like to find our forever home where we could stay together and be part of a loving family. We would give you endless days of fun and happiness and go on as many walks and outings as you want to go on.
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GRACE
11 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, Jun 12 2014
Good day, my name is Grace. Some time ago, my brother Will and I took off on an adventure. We left our previous humans to find a better life "out there". For some days we wandered the back streets and fields and some rather shady areas, avoiding traffic and finding our own snacks. This was somewhat tiresome and stressful, so we hung around a nice man's boarding kennels until he decided we had better go to Dogtown (for finishing school). We like it here, as we get loads of food and snacks! I enjoy that part a LOT! I am what my trainer calls "easy going". She told me I am beautiful too, and I have learnt to sit and down. I keep my house very neat, and I have good manners too! I never try to escape, or run out of the gate, and I always sit gracefully (that's my name and my game!)for my food. I play nicely with my brother and I love being brushed and loved. I'm really deep, and I often just take some time out to lie in the sun and think about life, and the meaning of all that is. I am currently in a "training programme" to refine some of my skills, like "stay", "heel" and so on. I hope to be able to attend the classes here soon, and holding paws that my new humans (I know you're coming soon!) Will keep training me, as I really like learning new stuff.
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JACK
12 of 15
Last updated on Friday, May 09 2014
Jack the Lionheart reigns supreme in the hearts of his caregivers here at DogtownSA. Jack is master of his destiny and after overcoming a life of neglect is ready to live a life better tailored to his regal personality. This little terrier’s curiosity and machismo knows no bounds; Jack is always ready to head out on a crusade to save the world from the dull and dreary! Chivalry is definitely not dead; ever the ladies man Jack has won the heart of many of a furry maiden here at DogtownSA. For all his bravado, Jack loves few things more than sharing some cuddles with the humans. Blessed with such a bold personality, Jack does well with humans that are able to captivate his spirit of adventure and offer plenty of guidance and positive outlets for his outlandish endeavours. While Jack the Lionheart’s reign at DogtownSA is filled with fun, he hopes that someday soon he can be King of his very own castle. Are you ready to be the next royal family? * Unable to adopt Jack? Then please show your love and support by SMS’ing DOG to 38919. Your donation will go towards caring for the dogs of Barking Mad’s DogtownSA. SMS costs R10, SA networks only.
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DEXTER
13 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 08 2014
I am often over looked as I have a slightly alternative hair style, but I tell ya, you don’t know what you are missing! Not only am I super bright, loving and really gentle at heart, but I am ready to fit right into your life! I am easy going, I get along with most other dogs, although I can look very fierce through the fence, I am actually really brilliant at playing and living with dogs. I am really good too, you can take my food away, groom me, touch me all over, and I have great manners all round. I am a super boy, a real all rounder, according to my trainer.
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CLAUDE
14 of 15
Last updated on Friday, Nov 07 2014
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PENNY
15 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 09 2014
Hi everybody, my name is Penny and I would love to be your “Penny from Heaven”. I consider myself such a lucky furry as I joined the DogtownSA family with the help of a kind Samaritan, who took me away from somebody who didn’t know how to look after a fur-kid. When I first arrived I met some other furkids and was able to move in with them and we all lived together in a house with a small garden. This was just amazing cos we played lots of games and had a warm house to sleep in and so many blankets to snuggle into at night. We also were taken out on regular walks together by our carers and volunteers. I just couldn’t believe how lucky I was. Whilst I have been living at DogtownSA I have been able to help other furbabies who were rather unruly and naughty and teach them doggie skills and good behaviour so that they would be lucky enough to find their own forever homes. Quite recently I moved in with a very handsome boy called Chaka who had been homeless for many months. You see he was rather nervous when he arrived and I have been able to help him settle into this very special hotel and steadily teach him all the little things he needs to know so that he will be ready to find his forever home. We go on many interesting walks together with our carers and volunteers and then when we get back I like to cool off and recline on my Hound Sleep in the sun and Chaka lies next to me also taking a little snooze. I still get a little unsure when young children come to meet me, so ideally I would like to find my forever home with a family who have older children who I can romp and play with and go on walks together. It would be my dream to have at least another furkid as well and if my forever family don’t happen to have one then maybe my handsome boyfriend Charka could come too and together we will bring you all many years of fun and happiness.
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DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 25 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - JOHANNESBURG, Charlie is 6 years old. He has the white chest and face and is neutered. He is very friendly, but a little cheeky. He is house trained and gets on well babies and children, unless they hurt him of course. He has snapped at my kids once or twice, but it was because they hurt him. I'm not sure how he would be with other dogs, but he is fine with cats. Chewi is 5 years old and an absolute sweetie. He is a very happy go lucky dog. He isn't neutered, but I will have him neutered before he goes. He is very very good with children and has never snapped at my kids even when they have been rough with him. He does need attention though, as he acts out if he doesn't get it by marking his territory in the house. He is also fine with cats, and I really don't think he would have issues with other dogs. Chewi is on the left and Charlie is on the right.
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LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Friday, Nov 28 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - PRETORIA, A Waverley man is urgently and desperately looking for five huskies, Rooies, Kian, Lilo, Laska and Zoro, who removed from his property by two women pretending to be from Tshwane SPCA. The were dressed in white shirts and had false SPCA identification cards. After inspecting the premises and animals, they took his animals for treatment at the SPCA. When they didn't return, he phoned the number they gave him, but there was no answer. He then phoned the SPCA to be told that they didn't work there. The one woman was blond and looked to be in her forties. The other woman was a short brunette and looked to be in her thirties. They were driving a green Range Rover (not new - +-2004). Please help Dick find his beloved dogs, he is absolutely heartbroken. They have been missing since Wednesday afternoon (26/11/2014). He is offering a REWARD R5,000 for information on the whereabouts of his huskies. If you have any information at all, please phone Dick on 082 629 0032 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=739619512799011&set=gm.10152862601919367&type=1&theater
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URGENT APPEAL - Fallen Angels Adoption Days - ongoing
Last updated on Tuesday, Aug 05 2014
Dog Town
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BARKING NEWS - training trail
Last updated on Wednesday, Aug 28 2013
Dog Town

Training Trail

 DogtownSA has recently set up a Training Trail for all the special fur kids to learn how to be clever and  well -behaved.

The concept behind the trail is to teach the dogs some basic manners while the staff and  volunteers are giving  them their daily walks.   There are six basic stations where the handler will stop with their dogs,  read the instructions on the sign posts and then, using lots of treats like pieces of polony or Vienna sausages, teach the fur kids  the basic commands as shown on the posts. 

Level 3 volunteers are taught during their workshop how to implement these exercises and other pertinent  skills such as how to teach the dog not to pull whilst out walking.   These skills can also be used by the volunteers whilst interacting with their own dogs.

Apart from creating a more well mannered dog the interaction with the handler stimulates the dog and helps him/her to become more socialized and confident.

The first dog to officially go on the walking trail was one of our little puppies called Mary and she astonished us all at the speed at which she learnt how to execute all the basic instructions.   She also displayed a remarkable tenacity to try and hoodwink the handler into giving her an extra treat or two!!!

What also spurs the” littlies” on is that the handlers get so excited when they perform their  tasks so well  that they get even more treats and cuddles and as we all know – the more we all show just how much we love our dogs the more they want to please us.

Good manners makes the dogs more adoptable and the learning is fun for both the handler and the dogs.

The walking trail is a good mechanism to teach the dogs as they are learning basic manners without being in  a formal training class and it is hoped that the number of “task stations” can be increased in the near future, to include more advanced exercises.

 

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FUNDRAISING - TEARS Calendars & Christmas Cards - 31/12
Last updated on Wednesday, Nov 19 2014
Dog Town
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EXPOSED - SCAM TEACUP
Last updated on Wednesday, Nov 04 2009
NEW SCAM - BE ALERT!!!
Please can you put on your web site the current scam on teacup terriers, they say that they have moved to Botswana and just need the airfare to ship the puppy over. Once you have dep the money, they need more money for quarantine, This is big, I lost R3000.00, and found another three operators on gum tree, all basically saying the same thing.

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EVENTS & FUNDRAISING
 
Featured Event:
Furry Feeders
Saturday, Sep 21 2013
Event Details
Last updated on Thursday, Jan 16 2014
Furry Feeders
Become a furry feeder of a BarkingMads/DogtownSA TODAY and help us feed the furkids. Your name will proudly be displayed on our Furry Feeder wall for all to see, just how pawsome you are :) PLEASE email pat@barkingmad.co.za
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SPONSOR A PET
Hi, my name is WILL
I am a Male - neutered Labrador Blend. Would you like to sponsor me?

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Last updated on Wednesday, Oct 22 2014
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Show your support
PET TIP
JUMPING UP
The best way to stop puppy jumping is to simply ignore him when he does.  Turn your back to him fold your arms and stand still until he has fours paws on the ground. Then quickly get down to his level and give him lots of praise and rewards if he jumps up again, stand up and turn away until he stops jumping, and repeat. We are rewarding the desired behaviour and ignoring the bad behaviour. We also need to make sure that all people who come into contact with pup know this is what is to be done when pup jumps otherwise some unsuspecting visitor could unknowingly be undoing all your hard work by patting the dog or telling him to get off, both of these are rewarding the dog as he is getting the attention he seeks

The following exercises are also very effective for the jumping dog:
Put your puppy on a lead and tie the end securely to a doorknob.  
Make sure you have yummy treats with you and from a short distance move towards the puppy with excitement.  As soon as he jumps up, stop moving towards him and take a step backwards away from the pup.  As soon as he stops jumping move towards him again. Continue this approach until you can get all the way to the pup and give him a cuddle without jumping lots of praise and rewards from that position, moving back again if he jumps up in excitement.   
You could also do this exercise but you are the door know and you have another person approach the dog, as above once the person gets all the way to your dog without him jumping give him lots of praise and rewards.
This method will also teach him how to greet people, and to pay attention to you rather than them.
If you can catch your dog before he is about to launch himself off the ground give him something else to do like sit. But only if it’s before his paws have left the floor.
Happy Training.

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