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WANT TO ADOPT ME?
Hi, my name is Will
I am a Male - neutered Dalmatian.

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Last updated on Tuesday, Oct 21 2014
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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is Capital Park
I am a Male / Female Yorkie. I have found my new home.

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Last updated on Thursday, Oct 02 2014
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HOMED
Hi, my name is Kheera & Duke
I am a Male / Female Labrador. I have been Homed.

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Last updated on Tuesday, Oct 21 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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YOGI
2 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Sep 02 2014
They call me a social butterfly because I have so many friends at the centre. I really do enjoy playing with friends. I once had a loving home and I loved to play with my family but sadly I was dumped :( But I don't let that get me down, I know there is a proper forever family out there for me. Preferably one with none of those feline creatures, the taunt me and make me do silly things.So I was wondering if you would like to adopt me and make me a part of your family. You wont regret it.
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TIAGO
3 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 26 2014
Tiago fancied himself a bit of a rough-ridin gangta when he first arrived at DogtownSA, a bag of skin and bones. “I don’t need no one for nothing!” was what he kept telling us. Growing up on the streets he always had his own back and lived on his wits. But life is more fun when we share it with that special someone and the world was turned upside down when Tiago met our gorgeous go-getter girl Tessa ?. Life with this uptown girl sure will change a man’s tune: henpecked and loving it! Tiago is still a bit of a diamond in the rough, in need of a little DogtownSA polish but any day now he will be ready to show off his street cred in a hood of his very own. Until that day, show a brother some love and sponsor his stay at Dogtown SA (after all it aint cheap impressing the ladies!)
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COURAGE
4 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 05 2014
Courage is an amazing dog whose name personifies this character. He sustained severe injuries to his hind leg which had been left untreated by his previous owners and needed major bone surgery. With the aid of steel plates and a stay at Doggie Paddle for hydrotherapy and rehabilitation he has made a remarkable recovery. Now at DogtownSA, when it is time to start walking the “furries” he will be the first one at his gate waiting excitedly for you to come and take him on his walk and into the play area where he can run and play with you off lead and enjoy all the new smells and see what messages there are to pick up. Being a typical man, he loves being made a fuss of and having a cuddle and a gentle brushing is just the cherry on top!!!! Courage is a bit of a loner and is happy with his own company, so would be much better as a single dog in his forever family.
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ROXY
5 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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ARCHER
6 of 15
Last updated on Wednesday, Sep 17 2014
Hi peeps my name is Archer and unfortunately my act of being cupid and sending arrows of love fared well for the humans but didn’t fare so well for me. My owner ‘s beau had a dog that didn’t see eye to eye with me and unfortunately when they moved in together, this obviously caused a bit of tension. So being the truly gallant and chivalrous young furkid, I took the option to move on so that they could enjoy their new home together. At first things weren’t so good and I spent some time in a boarding kennel but just when I was feeling very disheartened my fate changed and I was brought to this very special 5 star hotel called DogtownSA which caters for furkids who need a little bit of extra help to get back on their four paws. Initially I had no idea of what to expect and was very nervous and shouted at the furries nearby to leave me alone. I was also apprehensive of the peeps because I was missing my owner. But gradually as I settled in I knew I was going to be safe. I am really lucky as I have very special carers who come and talk to me, sit with me, bring me great toys and best of all take me for walks. I get so excited that I find it difficult to contain myself and jump up and down showing off and getting rather too animated cos I feel as if I am about to burst with joy. I know I have to control this and my carers are being very gentle with me so that I learn how to behave correctly. I am also learning not to shout so much to the other visitors and they give me suuuppper doopper treats for behaving more calmly. My carers are teaching me that pulling is not a desirable behaviour while out walking and I am learning very quickly to take it slower and with the good instruction I am receiving I will soon be happily walking along at my carer’s side. When we get to the play area we play lots of ball games which I really love and what is so great is that the better behaved I am the longer we get to stay and play. I am just the luckiest furry there is!!! One of my other favourite things is my breakfast in the morning as it comes in a very special big slow feeder that has lots of little mounds in it filled with food and I have great fun getting all the yummy pieces out. I love these types of toys and have great fun pushing this one all over my little garden. My dream is to once again live in a forever home with a family on which I can lavish my love and appreciation especially if frequent walks and games could also be part of my new way of life. I would also like to continue with my obedience classes and if I could have a fellow furkid as well that would complete my lifelong dream!
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LEO
7 of 15
Last updated on Friday, Jun 27 2014
“I got the eye of the tiger, a survivor, dancing through the fire. 'Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar. Louder, louder than a lion. 'Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar! ROOOOOAAAAAAR!! Leo’s my name and I just looove belting out some tunes, who says big strong boys don’t do karaoke hehehe. While I may look like the muscle round these parts I’m just a big softie looking for someone to spend a little time and get to know the real me.” Leo is our big teddy bear at Dogtown SA. After a life wandering on the streets he was forced to grow a thick skin: regarding new people with skepticism and guarding what little food he could find. Here at Dogtown SA we have been showing Leo how much more rewarding life is when we share things with those we care about. Leo has even found love with our little Miss Micah <3 Leo still needs a little more Dogtown SA TLC but he sure would appreciate you sponsoring him some yummy biscuits (the way to a man’s heart is through his tummy after all!)
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SHANDY
8 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 23 2014
Hello there!!! My name is Sandy and I am hoping that when you have read my story you will want to come and meet me “paw” to “paw”. I consider myself one of the luckiest furkids in town because I was handed over to this very special 5 Star Hotel called DogtownSA. I really thought I had gone over the rainbow and landed in heaven cos suddenly I had a little house and garden of my own and humans came to feed me suuuuper food and had long conversations with me and even cuddled me. So now I want to tell you how this place has helped me to become the cuddly little furkid that you may well fall for. Once I had settled into my little dwelling my carer would come and take me out on a very comfortable harness and lead for a long walk. I had never been out for such a wonderful excursion. I was allowed to smell all the interesting bushes and shrubs en route and could take my time and at certain stages on the walk we would stop, my carer would show me a treat and as soon as I responded with a sit or just a smile and a wriggle of my “cheeky” little behind, I was given a treat. Can you believe it???? Well I couldn’t I really thought I was dreaming. By the time we came back to DogtownSA I was pretty pooped, for the first few times, as I was rather unfit seeing as I had never had so much exercise before but now I am much better. I have built up my fitness by being taken so often by my carer and many super volunteers and I get another wonderful treat and am taken to a large “play area” where my lead is taken off and I can run around and chase birds, lizards, and sniff in and out of the bushes for a lovely long time. I also try and go up and down the agility obstacles but still have difficulty as I do have short legs. But I have great fun and many treats trying. Until very recently I used to also go with another furkid called Trixie but luckily for her, she has found her forever home and we would go together and have great play times together. As much as I love being at DogtownSA my real dream is to be in a forever home where I can snuggle up with my own human and be a loyal companion and devoted best friend and have wonderful walks and playtime together, could that be you?
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FOXY
9 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 05 2014
Foxy is our olde worlde charmer. If he had lived a couple of hundred years ago, he’d probably have featured in a Jane Austen novel, right next to the handsome hero. He is beautiful, shy and sensitive, and seems to have been made for a gentler, more gracious, world. Foxy has travelled a rough road to get to where he is today, and he really enjoys his piece of prime real estate at DogTown SA. He just loves to watch who is coming and going at the shelter, and throw in his two cents’ worth. As long as there is a fence between him and people, Foxy is happy and confident. Foxy does have a shy side which you will meet when you first go into the run, but do not worry, he will soon warm to you especially. if you have a brush in your hand and are going to spend time smarting him up and making him look even more handsome for his galls. Foxy is an older cross-Shephard who loves other canine company, preferably girls, and lots of walks. Although he has recovered well from severe health issues, he still needs a little bit of extra caring. * Unable to adopt Foxy? 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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Hanni
10 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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MALAIKA
11 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 24 2014
“Habari Barking Madders, my name is Malaika; it means angel in kiswahili. And like all angels I know you have to be a little naughty to be nice *wink wink*. Life is for sharing fun times with friends and family, so I’m sending out an special shout out to my forever family: come on and share the love so we can live happily ever after on cloud 9 ?” Heaven must be missing an angel; Malaika is our lovable cherub at Dogtown SA. Few things make this furkid happier than loads of love and belly-rubs. Malaika likes calling the shots in furry four-legged department and she would just love finding a furry boyfriend to indulge her whims and fancies. You ready to make heaven a place on earth with Malaika?
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WILL
12 of 15
Last updated on Wednesday, Oct 22 2014
My name is Will. I am Grace's big brother. My great grand-dad was a Labrador, and I have inherited some of his great looks, making me handsome - if I may say so myself - and strong. I really enjoy games when food is involved. I don't know what it is about food ..... the aroma, the texture.....the variety - oh its all so yummy!!! My trainer says I should give up being a dog and become a chef! I would be so good at it - I am clever too, so learning all the fancy names for food would be easy-peasy. I can sit, down, stay, and find hidden food - its my brilliant sense of smell. I can even tell if its a piece of dog kibble or polony from 10 metres! I like people - I just need a little bit more practice with being touched all over - I'm just a bit shy sometimes. My sister has taught me good housekeeping, so I keep my bed and toys clean and neat. I am hoping that the perfect family will come and fall in love with me and my lil sis Grace, could that possibly be you?
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FLINT
13 of 15
Last updated on Sunday, Aug 24 2014
I actually prefer to be called “Flyn” as I find it ever so much more refined. I do already have SO many good notes on my portfolio that I would like to get a formal name change to suit my fantastic profile. I am black and we all know that is beautiful. I am sleek and sexy and fast and adorable too. I love lovies and am SO willing to learn that my trainer gets very excited working with me. I am super patient too and will most likely be kind to most other animals and dogs. I live with an eccentric roomie, so have loads of practice (Sigh!). I enjoy the finer things in life, like good food, late night romantic meetings, cruises……. I often sit and dream about how my life is going to be, with my forever human…..full of all the finer things in life! Are you able to provide that? If so, contact my booking agent and we can set up an interview :)
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BOBBIE
14 of 15
Last updated on Sunday, Aug 24 2014
Hi there, I'm Bobbie. You may have visited the centre many times and missed me. You see I'm quite a shy nervous girl, I didn't get the best start to life so all new people are dangerous until proven otherwise but with patience, treats and love it doesn't take me long to understand you are there to love me not hurt me. Sometimes the volunteers just come and sit with me and give me treats if I come and see them. I like this game so much, but I'm getting too good at it now because all those treats on my lips are now settling on my hips. You ladies will understand what I mean. So I know I'm a bit of a scaredy pants but please don't let that pt you off me, I'm really a great gal once we know and understand each other. * Unable to adopt Bobbie? 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.
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DUKE
15 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 19 2014
My name is Duke and when you arrive at DogtownSA you will hear a lot about me and my “special lady – Ebony”. You see, the meaning of my name is “Leader” and that is what I am. I am a very charismatic kind of guy and the ladies warm to me because I am just too handsome to resist and I love to take care of my “gal” giving her my undivided attention. I am willing to romp and play many games in our run and will even let my lady win some of them. All the other DogtownSA furkids can see us and wish they were playing too. The others looking on make such a noise cos they are so jealous of our antics and of us tearing around playing tag. I know they would love to swop places but I only have eyes for my one lady and make sure she knows it. When we are lying down next to each other chilling after one of our walks with our carers or cooling off after a very strenuous game of tag, I tell her lots of tales of my past and she just wags her tail and smiles. I still get very excited going on walks and of course, like any leader sometimes want to get too far ahead too quickly, but my carer just gives me a gentle reminder and then I slow down. You see my start in life was not great, as I was left to fend for myself and found it difficult to get decent food and met various unfriendly people so needed to get out of their way fast. But, my luck changed when a lady saw me and brought me to DogtownSA. Luckily for me she must have realized that with a bit of care and attention, at the “best place” in town, DogtownSA that is, my rather unkempt appearance and un-trusting attitude would change; and my true personality shine out once more for some lucky family to see and come to take me to their forever home. So all you awesome peeps out there, if you have a female furkid who loves to play and romp and looking for a great partner, please let’s get together and make that special date. For those of you who don’t have a furkid friend, Ebony and I together would love to join you.
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DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Monday, Oct 20 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - JOHANNESBURG, My name is Dennis & I am a 23 month old terrier blend. I have had all my inncoculations & been dewormed. I have been neutered. I love people, especially children (although I would suit older children as I can be quite boisterous). I am obedience trained. i generally do not like other animals, especially smaller breeds - so no cats or small dogs. If there is a current dog in the home, I would have to meet them first to see if we gel. With my handsome looks & winning smile, who couldn't love me? My current family love me dearly so will be very strict!!!
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LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Friday, Oct 17 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - JOHANNESBURG, Northcliff (Gauteng) Lost on Oct 08, 2014 A male black dog. Mixed breed with a tan/ brown collar on him.
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URGENT APPEAL - Benoni SPCA Open Day - ongoing
Last updated on Wednesday, Jan 22 2014
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 - Stellenbosch Animal Welfare Appeal for Funds - 18/2
Last updated on Tuesday, Oct 07 2014
Dog Town
Imagine there was no place of safety for all the lost dogs of Stellenbosch to go until they are found by their owners or are successfully re-homed? Imagine the gates to our shelter, which houses 70 dogs and 60 cats at any given time, were to close? Imagine our clinic, which provides primary and emergency care to the sick, dying and injured, had to shut down? What if we didn't have Inspectors to send out to investigate cases of cruelty and neglect? What would happen to all the animals that need us? What would have happened to animals like Angus and Hercules... Angus_newCollage.jpgHercules_collage.jpg ...and Taubie and Rasta... if we weren't there to take them in and recreate their lives? Taubie.jpgRasta Collage.jpg Unless we find a way to secure R200 000.00 per month to cover our running costs, closing our doors is a scary possibility. Our sustainability depends on YOU, the general public, and we're imploring you to participate in our Madiba Day Debit Order Drive in order to ensure we have the funds available to operate from month-to-month. Our monthly debit order donations currently amount to R11 000.00. THANK YOU to each and every one of you! We're on a mission to get this figure up to R200 000.00 and we believe there is enough goodwill out there for us to achieve this! All it takes is for 2000 people to sign up for R100 a month and we're A for away and more and more animals will be wagging and swishing their tails all the way into their new homes through our adoption and shelter programme and thousands more will be prevented from being born through our sterilisation programme. Please consider becoming a monthly benefactor to the AWSS. It'll take a couple of minutes to complete and return the form via fax or email (attached) and pop the original off to us in the post. All new debit order donors (minimum of R67.00) who sign up between now and 18 July 2014 stand the chance to WIN an amazing 3-day / 2-night health package valued at R10 000.00 from The Cascade Country Manor in the wine lands. The prize (as per the document attached) includes: 2 nights’ accommodation in a classic double or twin room 2 healthy breakfasts followed mid-morning health shakes 2 à la carte lunches (with healthy ingredients suggested by the dietician) 2 afternoon smoothies 2 set menu dinners 1 welcome foot scrub 1 full body massage 1 detox body wrap and sauna 1 mini manicure and pedicure 1 aqua aerobics class 1 pilates class 1 forest hike 1 health talk Visit their website www.cascademanor.co.za or "like" their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cascademanor to tempt yourselves - we dare you!
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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:
Saints Charity shop
Event Details
Last updated on Monday, Mar 18 2013

Remember to pop on down to the SAINTS charity shop with any of your good quality 2nd hand stuff and help us raise much needed funds. Also a great place to shop for some awesome gifts at fantastic prices.
The type of items in demand are good quality 2nd hand clothing and shoes, household goods (linen, towels, plates, decor items) working pc’s, radios, TV’s, 2nd hand cell phones etc..

And DVD'S they are currently the best sellers so if you have dvds in your cupboards gathering dust, get them on down to the shop :)

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SPONSOR A PET
Hi, my name is RUSTY
I am a Male - neutered Shepherd Blend. Would you like to sponsor me?

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Last updated on Tuesday, Oct 14 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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