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WANT TO ADOPT ME?
Hi, my name is Joseph & Ben
I am a Male - neutered Africanis.

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Last updated on Wednesday, Dec 10 2014
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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is Ty
I am a Male Labrador X. I have found my new home.

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Last updated on Tuesday, Dec 09 2014
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HOMED
Hi, my name is Xavier & Zillia
I am a Male / Female German Shepherd. I have been Homed.

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Last updated on Tuesday, Dec 09 2014
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DOGS OF DOGTOWN SA
ZOEY
1 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jul 28 2014
My name is Zoey. My trainer calls me Zoerina. She tells me how much she loves me and that I will find even more people who feel the same. I am SO pretty and kind to people. I need a bit of work with being handled sometimes, as I get a bit nervous, but hey – a girls gotta be careful! One time, I went out to the vet, and met my first flower pot. At first I barked at it, but then I realised it wasn’t going to hurt me, so I pretended that I hadnt been barking at all! That’s ok isnt it? I like to bury my bones and chews and I love to learn new tricks and go walking. I am very good when I go out and don’t pull too much or bark too wildly at the other dogs. I love tearing up toys and balls, and enjoy a good romp. I came to DogTown from another shelter place, I was there for a long time. I think sometimes that maybe my special human just hasn’t had a chance to come spot me yet. Once that happens, I will be one happy lady! I may get along with some dogs… it depends on how I feel, but I would really prefer to be an only child. Maybe with just some friends to play sometimes. Could that special human be you?
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SOX
2 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, May 20 2014
My name is Sox and I am one of the mature residents at DogtownSA. My start in life was very unhappy where my first 3 years were spent in a factory yard, where I had very limited contact with humans and none with other dogs. I was just left to my own devices and had to find ways of keeping myself entertained. My “owners” finally abandoned both the factory and myself and I was sent to a shelter in Hillcrest where my existence marginally improved with a little more contact and love from humans. This all changed when, by default, I went to live at DogtownSA. Here the humans showered me with love and attention and even allowed me to spend time with other dogs. I must confess though, I am not too keen on males or dogs bigger than myself but I can learn to get along with smaller lady furkids. I am also not too keen on cats as they remind me of my unhappy past in the factory yard. I now regularly go on walks wearing a harness, which is much more comfortable, as I do suffer from a skin condition, which is being well kept under control by my amazing DogtownSA family. When we go on these walks my carer stops and explains the difference between good and bad behavior. I really enjoy these stops as I get lots of yummy treats and cuddles when I master the exercises. These were things that I was never taught when I was younger, living a sad life in the factory. I must also confess one thing that I am finding difficult to master is my Houdini instinct to jump out of my run and go and visit these kind DogtownSA people who give me so much love and attention. I have found that wagging my stumpy tail and wiggling my bum gets me lots of cuddles as well from the numerous volunteers that like to sit with me and they brush me gently which I do so adore. What I am really longing for is a forever home where my new family will continue teaching and loving me and in return I will give them all the affection my little wiggly waggly body can offer.
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Hanni
3 of 15
Last updated on Wednesday, May 28 2014
“Hanni the Bumble-bee Jackson here, parking off with my peeps at DogtownSA: family, a fast car and the open road, now that’s the life! You guys keen on a little Tracy Chapman? I just dig this tune when I’m cruising: So remember when we were driving driving in your car. Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk. City lights lay out before us. And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder. And I had a feeling that I belonged. I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone. You got a fast car? “ Boys will be boys, and this fit fella sure does love his toys: fast cars, rope toys and rubber chewies and he’s sorted! Hanni is really a big ol softie and still a learner driver at DogtownSA. He’s not quite ready to hit the road out to his forever family just yet. While his DogtownSA family teaches Hanni the finer points of navigating through life, he sure would love it if you could pop some bob into his petrolhead fund (there is just no such thing as too many roadtrips or too many rope toys) With some luck and plenty of DogtownSA love and support Hanni hopes find a family and fast car to call his own someday soon.
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ASH
4 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 02 2014
“Word up Barking Madders, Action-man Ash comin at ya! You peeps checked out those Avengers movies, where the superheroes saved the world from destruction. Like me all super heroes have a rough start but catapult themselves to greatness. I reckon I’m a superhero in training. My Dogtown homies keep telling me I have awesome skills that just need a little fine-tuning. Any day now I’ll don my superhero cape and I’ll be ready to swoop into my forever home and rescue all you damsels in distress. Till then maybe you could pop some bucks into my Superhero savings fund or send some super cool rope toys or boomer balls my way. This superhero better get back to his training. Prepare to be amazed …”
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BOLT
5 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 09 2014
Howdy doody my name is Bolt and I would love to find a forever home where I can show off my incredible skills with a ball and we could all play lots of games together. I just love games where I can dribble my ball and then I throw it up in the air and catch it again. But it would be much more fun to have a family to play with me and show me even more tricks to play. I joined the DogtownSA family after being left by my owner who rented a property and moved without taking me with them. There were a number of tenants who came and went but luckily a Good Samaritan saw me living in the courtyard with my Pizza box for warmth and brought me to a loving place called DogtownSA. I must say, initially I was rather wary even suspicious of all the attention I received but my pizza box came with me to keep me company and I very soon I learnt that the human affection was sooooo cool and I loved being cuddled and played with. I also had great tasting food so regularly – I couldn’t believe my luck. I have a huge amount of energy, in fact I have heard my name compared to a Pocket Rocket but you know, when you are such a sporty little fellow like me you need energy cos there are just so many games to play and things to do. I also have a little skip and jump when I run which gives me the edge if I am on your team to catch the ball. I recently had to have an eye removed but my DogtownSA family were so good to me and helped me immediately they saw there was a problem. I was taken to a very special eye hospital to see if they could save my eye but this was not to be. Still, I consider myself extremely lucky cos I just have suuper duuper vision in my one eye and I think that is why I am so good at keeping “my eye in on the ball”!!!! My dream would be to find my forever family who may also have a lady furkid who is pretty easy going, like my current fur-lady who helps to keep me under control when I start getting a little too excited. She is very clever really, even though I won’t tell her, cos when I am getting too “silly” she gives me a look and I know I am pushing my luck. Her name is Princess and “for a girl” she is pretty good at playing games with me. Maybe, if you don’t have a fur-lady she could come too and we would bring you and your family lots of fun and happiness.
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JACK
6 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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ALEXIS
7 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 02 2014
“Shhhh…. I better not woof too loud this line may be bugged. If you’re looking for the perfect hiding place for those yummy doggie biscuits, I suggest under the blankets in my pretty purple house. Better not chat too long in case they trace the call: make the drop at Dogtown SA, Blue Hills. Code name: Midnight snack. Agent Alex over and out.” Alexis is our resident conspiracy theorist at DogtownSA. Life before DogtownSA was a bit rough and Alex takes a somewhat skeptical view of world. At DogtownSA we have been gentle coaxing Alex into the idea that world isn’t out to get her. DogtownSA’s awesome agents of fun and learning have managed to convince Alex that her tail is not in fact a sordid serpent to be chased and little by little Alex is growing in confidence everyday. While this paranoid android needs a little more time with her family at DogtownSA she sure would appreciate you smuggling some funds and sponsoring her stay at DogtownSA.
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THANDI
8 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, May 15 2014
“Sawubona Barking Madders ninjani? Thandi’s my name and I’m your soul-sista here at DogtownSA. When I’m not lounging and enjoying the glorious African sunshine I love jamming a little jika jika jive with my chommies here at DogtownSA. Black dogs are often overlooked in shelters, but here at DogtownSA our BEE policy has me sitting pretty. After all, DogtownSA believes that every dog deserves to Bark Eat and Enjoy life” Thandi is our lovable African Queen here at DogtownSA, true to her name that means loved one in isiZulu, she is a dog with so much love to share. Being the Queen BEE, Thandi loves being the center of human attention and prefers the company of smaller male furry company (She currently reigns supreme with her room-mate King Jack the Lionheart here at DogtownSA) She has been waiting a long time for a forever family to share the beautiful African sunsets with. Could that be with you?
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TESSA
9 of 15
Last updated on Friday, May 09 2014
No time to stop for idle chitchat, this modern wonder woman is way too busy shattering the glass ceiling. After all girls rule the world! Tessa is always one step ahead of the game and eager for new activities to wrap her bright border collie brain around. From being a whizz at obedience and agility training to outsmarting tricky brain toys, Tessa always comes up tops. Proudly flying the feminist flag, Tessa likes calling the shots and furry boys here at DogtownSA have learned to tow the Tessa line. ? Being a highflying female is hard work; and there is nothing better than a having a home sweet home to kick back and relax in. Next on Tessa’s to do list is finding the perfect forever family to share her enthusiasm and catapult her into the good life. Could that be with you?
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ZACK
10 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 23 2014
I am Zack. I am. I am also MUCH bigger than I look. Its just a trick of the light. You THINK I am small, but really I am huge. I have no idea why I am always looking at paws and shoes. I think that maybe I need special glasses or something. Plus I have enormous teeth. But I like eating the smallest doggie cubes....I dont get it. I LOVE my treats and really adore some people too. Some I feel just dont deserve my trust. Pfffft. Thats me. But I am learning a little bit every day. Some days I learn really fast. I call those "polony days", cos thats when my trainer sings the Polony song to me and I try hardest on those days. Mostly to stop her singing. But dont tell her that please. Someone hurt me once and I never forgot, so I feel really, really bad when I hurt people and so I try not too. I want to be patted SO MUCH, but sometimes I get a little afraid and the decide I really dont want to be patted after all. Then I change my mind and want it again. I am working on trying to be ok with this. I get along well with my room mates, Pat and George. I think they know that I am bigger than them or something. I am really looking for my special soul mate.......
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SAMMY
11 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 02 2014
“Sheriff Sammy, reporting for duty. Chuck Norris step aside, I’m the law round these parts! It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it. I’m keeping the streets of Dogtown SA safe so every dog can have their play.” Our sweet boy Sammy has a bit of a chip on his shoulder and takes a little while to trust newcomers. He is the self-appointment Sheriff of the rehab section here at DogtownSA. When he’s not out patrolling the streets of DogtownSA he’s stretching out on the couch with his lady Scarlett. Sammy still needs a DogtownSA helping hand learning to trust and accept the big world before he is ready to find his home-sweet-home, but in the meantime this lawman sure would appreciate you sponsoring his stay at DogtownSA.
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JAZZ
12 of 15
Last updated on Friday, Nov 07 2014
More information about Jazzy Jazz to follow shortly...
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MELANIE
13 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 10 2014
Hi Im Melanie, you don't really see me much when you visit DogtownSA as I hide away a lot. I don't know why I'm so nervous all I can tell you is if you spend time with me and let me learn to love and trust you it will definitely be worth it. I enjoy walks with my brother, he lives with me her at DogtownSA to so at least I have my brother to help me along and of course my caregivers who have the patience of saints when it comes to me. I told them it would be so worth it and I think they know it. The first day I went on my walk there was a huge celebration :) I felt like the springboks when they won the world cup and all I did was go for a walk. Its the little things that make these humans happy :) so before you know it I will be the social butterfly of the town :)hee hee, well maybe not but its my dream and Ive been told at DogtownSA doggies dreams come true <3
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TOTO
14 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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SPARTACUS
15 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 02 2014
My name is Spartacus and I am very proud to have been given this name. You see I had the unfortunate experience of being hit by a vehicle that didn’t stop and left me in a very bad way but my determination and strength, just like the gladiator Spartacus, proved too strong for even this type of misfortune to hold me back. I now have very sexy scares on my face to show off and I have to tell you that the “gals” at DogtownSA give me very adoring looks when I go passed their runs with my human carers and volunteers on our way out for walks. I have quite a fan club and I know that some of my fellow furries at DogtownSA are jealous of my special attributes. But I must say I do have a very soft side as well and love being made a fuss of and given cuddles and kisses!!!!! When my carers and volunteers come to see me they are very generous with yummy treats and best of all, they love brushing my thick coat. I absolutely adore this and will let them brush my fur for as long as I can persuade them to stay. I give them my “special” look!!! Of course they then tell me just how handsome I am and yes I have to admit it – we men just love having compliments and attention. I currently live with a rather cheeky small “gal” and I have to make sure she does not get into too much trouble cos as you know us Gladiators always protect our gals. However, as much as I love being at DogtownSA my real dream is to be a gladiator in a forever home where I can snuggle up with my own human and be a loyal companion and devoted best friend.
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DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Wednesday, Dec 17 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - CAPE TOWN, BUBBLES - AACL EPPING TRI-COLOURED COLLIE 13 months to 3 years Hello there, my name is Bubbles. There is just no way to say Bubbles angrily, go ahead, try to! I’m a bit scared sometimes, only because I’m so uncertain of why I’m not in a loving home yet. The humans all call me adorable and stare at me with wide eyes. Please, come visit me at Epping Animal Anti Cruelty League and then take me home with you. Please contact: Animal Anti Cruelty League Epping Epping 2 7460 Western Cape 0724273091 0215346426
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LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Friday, Dec 12 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - JOHANNESBURG, Missing since 30 November 2014 from Farramere, Benoni. Shadow is a white alsatian male who is 5 years old. He is chipped & wearing a green/blue collar.
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URGENT APPEAL - Daxie Rescue Foster Appeal
Last updated on Wednesday, Sep 25 2013
Dog Town
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BARKING NEWS - theres an amy on my stoep
Last updated on Thursday, Dec 05 2013
Dog Town
There’s an Amy on my stoep!
by Luke

 Amy was found abandoned in August 2010, aimlessly wandering around with no clue where she was or how to find her way home. It is presumed her previous owners no longer wanted and dumped her on the side of the road. Amy was picked up by a kind samaritan and brought to DogtownSA; she was very wary of people and snapped and growled when she was approached or touched – this lady needed to be rehabilitated and her trust in humanity restored.
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FUNDRAISING - Sunlands Fundraiser - 7/12
Last updated on Thursday, Dec 04 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:
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Last updated on Friday, Mar 15 2013
SMS DOG to 38919
By sending an sms you help us take care of a rescue dog for a day. Not bad for just R10. If each of our South African supporters could SMS DOG to 38919 once a month our monthly bills would be covered :) Please share and ask all you friends to help us take care of our beautiful doggies :)
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SPONSOR A PET
Hi, my name is ROZZIE
I am a Female - spayed Terrier Blend. Would you like to sponsor me?

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Last updated on Monday, Jun 23 2014
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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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