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Hi there my name is George – “Little” George according to my carers. I am such a lucky furkid to have come to this suuuper duuuper hotel called DogtownSA. I have been living with a family but they are moving and will not be taking me with them. I didn’t know what was going to […]Click to meet me
Hi all you lovely peeps, my name is Mindi. The name originated in England and in 1960/70’s it was a very popular name given to us gorgeous girls. It is also a very fitting name for me as I’m an English Staffie/Labrador blend and at two years of age I’m ready to venture out into […]Click to meet me
My name is Scott and I’m one of the newbies at DogtownSA SA. I am a wee bit shy and can be a little nervous at times but my carer is helping me regain my confidence by teaching me to do great things using a funny thing that she calls a clicker. It’s actually a […]Click to meet me
Hiya humans. I am George. I started out as a bit of a free spirit, kinda wandering around on my own for a bit. I never really knew my parents and had to make a lot of choices. Some where good and some not so great. I landed up quite lost, sad and hungry. One […]Click to meet me
My name is JoJo. My human at Dogtown calls me Joey-Ballerina. Im not entirely sure why, but she seems to like it so I just go with it. After all, everybody loves ballerinas! I would like to tell you my story, well the short version. When I was a much younger ballerina, I was in […]Click to meet me
Hi there, hello, I’m Nera. My sister Juno, and I had a family but they had to move and they left us behind I don’t know what their reasons were but luckily somebody spotted us and alerted Dogtown who then came to fetch us. I’m a shy girl and can be nervous of new people […]Click to meet me
I just finished my neighborhood watch shift and figured I have a couple of minutes before I have to start working on my reports. So here is a bit about me. It’s a bit of a stressful job I have, keeping an eye on the town and alerting everyone to any suspicious movement. My partner […]Click to meet me
When I was a wee boy (as wee as a boy like me can be), I was taught that there is not much of a difference between fighting and playing. Actually, I thought I was playing but then later found out my hooman wanted to make me aggressive so that I would protect him. If […]Click to meet me
I was surrendered to the town for dogs when my owners moved away and I had to stay behind. When I arrived at the town, I was given a brand new shiny red collar. I learned later that my collar was code for “having difficulty to control my sharp end”. What can I say, if […]Click to meet me
The other day I was scrolling on my caregiver’s phone (ok I stepped on it) and saw this test you could take to see what you would have been in your previous life. I took the test (stepped on it again) and it told me I was a nurse. What a load of chewed up […]Click to meet me
Over the past few years, I’ve often heard the fur-girls complaining about how hard it is to find a fur-guy that’s good looking, well-mannered and intelligent. Personally, I think that they are hanging out with the wrong crowd and looking in the wrong places! If they were to just look my way, they would see […]Click to meet me
Hi there. I am sure you know many of these quotes and sayings – “Chance in a million”; “Take a chance”; “Chance of a lifetime”; “You’ll never know if you don’t take a chance”; well my name is Chance and I can relate to these sayings and be thankful that a very unique 5 star […]Click to meet me
Well hello there, my name is Vincent. I joined the Dogtown family last year and I have been having an awesome time ever since. My caregiver, Andy calls me old man Vincent but he doesn’t understand that I’m still a puppy at heart and get the ‘zoomies’ every time we play in the play area. […]Click to meet me
“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 […]Click to meet me
Who is this handsome lad you see before you? Surely he is waaay to handsome to be homeless! I bet that’s what you’re thinking hey? Well to answer your question, my name is Harry and yes, I am too handsome to be homeless but somehow I am. That’s all about to change though, because YOU […]Click to meet me
Yay people! I love people! Hey people reading my profile! How you guys doing???? My name is Cuddles and yes, I am as goofy as I look! I had a mild altercation with the family cat in my previous home and now I am in search of a new family – one without cats *gulp* […]Click to meet me
For those who dont know Ronellie, let me rewind to a few months back when things in the world if Ronellie was very different. It all started with a call about a scared dog running around a very busy road, not too far from us. We grabbed our gear and off we went…. it was […]Click to meet me
Hello my name is Beauty. I was first brought to Hotel Dogtown when my original owners couldn’t keep me anymore, which was very sad but I am now back my old happy self here at Hotel Dogtown. At first I had a bit of a naughty streak, I would purposely pull my blankets out of […]Click to meet me
People say that it takes a long time for a soul to become sweet but we have to respectfully disagree! Why, you might ask? Well, because of Miss Copper of course! At only three years old, she has proven that some fur-babies are just born with the sugary stuff dripping off them. Copper is the […]Click to meet me
Hey peeps. Meet Bruno, our joker at Dogtown SA. When he arrived, we instantly knew that we were in for some fun times with this little charmer! Bruno’s a handsome boy who has a whole lot of spirit. He spends his days and nights with his roomie Yogi with whom he has an excellent relationship. […]Click to meet me
Stacy is a lovable mixed breed dog whom we rescued from a vet. She has a very calm demeanor and is an excellent watch dog. She is very possessive about her family and is very low maintenance in terms of diet. She is perfectly house trained and walks very well on a leash. She would […]Click to meet me
Stunning Salt needs a forever home Salt had been living with her friend, Olaf, at a factory in Durban, but sadly Olaf was injured in March and didn’t survive. Salt is all alone now and missing her friend terribly. She is a very sweet girl, but is a fussy eater and she runs like a […]Click to meet me
12 week old male Yorkie up for ADOPTION. Strict Adoption criteria – Stay or work at home – No uncovered pool – No big dogs – To be sterilised by my Vet in Edenvale JHB at 6 months Strict Homecheck and adoption fee of R1200 which includes all 3 vaccinations, sterilisation and a microchip (done […]Click to meet me
Peekaboo is a two year old Pomeranian Husky blend, but he is small. He is currently in foster care so urgently needs a home. He loves the company of other female canines but meets would be recommended. He would need a home where his human is home during the day and where there are no […]Click to meet me
Andy is a very active loving dog! Amazing at fetch (and actually brings a ball back He is a mid size rescue dog – he is good with bigger kids – because he is active he might bump over a smaller child – but not aggressive. He is an explorer – so he needs a […]Click to meet me
4 year old Labbie X Heidi was surrendered by her owners because they are no longer able to care for her. She is well mannered and soft natured and needs a home that will shower her with love. Good with other dogs and children, no cats though. To adopt or foster Heidi, please contact 072 […]Click to meet me
Lovely Jasper is looking for a new home as soon as possible. He really loves children, but is not particularly fond of other dogs, and does not know cats. He is not a swimmer, but likes to play with children. Please help us to help Jasper ASAP. Kindly email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for a foster […]Click to meet me
Adorable, socialable, loving “puppy” looking for a wonderful forever home. He loves people & is good with children & other dogs. Jasper is 9 years young & ready to start a new life.Click to meet me
Frankie was a puppy from the township. We adopted him to give him a better life as well as being a friend to our other Jack Russel. Frankie is a very loving and playful Jack Russel. He is very alert, and when he barks, one must surely investigate, because it is for a reason. Frankie […]Click to meet me
Rocky is a 3 year old neutered boerboel x mastiff boy who is needing a new home with his friend Bell, also 3. Bell is also sterilized. Their vaccinations will be updated before homing. Rocky & Bell do get along with children but would be best suited to a home with older children due to […]Click to meet me
This big boy is a real loving soul. He is a Maine Coon cross with the typical gorgeous looks and affectionate nature the breed offers. He is the most gentle and tolerant cat around. He is timid with strangers at first, but he more than makes up for it with the amount of love he […]Click to meet me
Bruno is a lovely little dachshund of five who is looking for a new home as he is struggling to get along with his litter mate. Bruno loves being with people that he knows and will lie close by or for a scratch. He is very protective of his home. He is good with cats […]Click to meet me
Her name is Peaches, she is 8 years, old, sterilised and all her vaccinations are up to date. She was adopted as a little kitten from Kitty Haven. Unfortunately her parents are immigrating and cannot take her with them. We are thus urgently trying to find a home for her. She is in the Bryanston […]Click to meet me
Harry is desperate for a forever home as his foster parents are moving at the end of May. Harry adapted from life in a parking lot to being in a home with absolute ease. He is such a happy dog who loves going on walks, playing with sticks and being put to bed at night. […]Click to meet me
Trixie, Dickadee and Kieterkat’s elderly owner will be moving to a frail care facility by middle of May, leaving them in need of new loving homes. Kieterkat – female – one year old Trixie – female – Border Collie X – one year old (smaller than STD BC with shorter legs) Dickadee – male – […]Click to meet me
Marshall is being homed as his current mom feels she doesn’t have the time for him. He is only 10 months old. He will be neutered before homing. He is dewormed & vaccinated. He is a perfect pup to join any family – he adores children & gets along with other dogs. He is good […]Click to meet me
Sniffels & Vlekkie are two boys in need of a new home due to their parents moving into a retirement home. They are both 7 years old. They are both sterilised, vaccinated & dewormed. Sniffels has been housetrained but we believe that Vlekkie can learn even at his age especially with positive reinforcement. They are […]Click to meet me
The owner has to downsize due to the situation being beyond her control and if she had her way she would take them with. They are good with dogs, cats and children and currently seeking a new forever home…… the situtation is quite urgent as time is limited. Bruiser and Bubbles are looking for a […]Click to meet me
Bela is an active dog who loves family life and gets a little anxious when not with people and activity. She loves children and her favourite past-time is chasing the ball. She enjoys being taken for walks and is lean and fit. She is alert and attentive and keeps the household aware of anything unusual. […]Click to meet me
Manuel went missing from his new home in Annondale Road in Richwood a few days after moving there at the beginning of May. He is male, 4 to 5 years old and sterilised. If you have seen Manual or have any information on his whereabouts, please urgently contact Gary on 072 397 5827 (any time) or (021) 552 3106 […]Read More
This very handsome and friendly boy has been hanging around my friends property in Horison, ROODEPOORT for a while now, making himself very comfortable in their home. Eating her three cats’ food, chasing hee cats up trees, in fact, doing everything short of sleeping on her bed. Her sons have named him Horatio and Horatio […]Read More
On Friday 9th February at 03h30 our apartment in Buh-Rein Estate in Kraaifontein was burgled. Our 13 year old black neutered male cat, who goes by the name of Shadow, has been missing ever since. He is old and frail, has no scent outside our apartment, and has not returned home. I have no other […]Read More
Our baby went missing from Joli Road, Sonnekuil, Kuilsriver on 3rd February 2018. If anyone has seen her, please urgently contact Evodia on 083 609 1774 Name: Kylie Age: 3 – 4yrs Date Lost: 03/02/2018 Gender: Female Breed: Tabby Area Lost: Kuilsriver Microchip: Yes (it is my sons cat and I am unsure what the details on the chip […]Read More
Katryn has been missing from her home in Goedemoed since the 1st June 2017. She is still a kitten, about 12 weeks old, but she’s quite big as she is a Maine Coon/half Maine Coon breed. She has not been sterilised or microchipped yet. She was wearing her glitter grey collar when she went missing. […]Read More
My Persian, Coco, went missing from our home in Royal Cape, Wynberg on the 16th April 2018. She is 19 months old and was wearing a pink bandana style collar with a bell on it. We are offering a reward for her safe return. Please contact me on 082 416 8755 if you have seen […]Read More
Not too long ago, Dogtown was emotionally blackmailed to come and collect two unwanted dogs, who was destined to be dropped off next to the road if we didn’t. Receiving these type of threats are just another part of the job. We collected the two dogs and the sight of them were tragic. If you […]Read More
All changed, we’re having a baby by Wilmi Kloppers Bringing your little human home will be a huge adjustment for each and everyone in the household and it is so easy to lose track of the pets. Believe me, I know! While juggling your new routine, it is extremely important to check in with your […]Read More
Hi all your super duper peeps out there it is Lady Diana of Dogtown writing to you on behalf of the furkids in the Yankie Candle Octagon of the Adorable Adoptable section. You see I have been elected by the furkids in my Octagon to speak on their behalf and tell you all about the […]Read More
Hi Readers, I hope you are all warm, cozy and ready for this winter. So, you all probably wonder what the million-dollar question is?? Because I have no answer to this question. The Question is “Why Baby Ginnie hasn’t found her forever home yet?…” It really breaks my heart knowing that she hasn’t found her […]Read More
Good morning townies, it’s your regular writer, Skye here.. again. So let me tell you about the recent events happening here. Two new tiny dogs arrived a few weeks ago and my caregivers were needing to find them a friend to live with. So, being the Big Brother that I am, naturally I jumped at […]Read More
All good things must come to and end. On Friday 11 May 2018, the world lost a legend and I lost my “heart dog” when Crosby crossed the rainbow bridge. When I came across this poem, I thought back at the last they when I said goodbye to him, and I’m sure this is what […]Read More
IMDT – Here I come By James, Team leader I’m very very excited to have passed my first IMDT assignment! I work very to achieve my goals as a dog trainer . Dogtown gave me opportunity to do my IMDT course which I’m looking forward to complete. The course I’m doing now it very challenging […]Read More
Getting to know Savannah Hi everyone. Allow me to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about what I do at Dogtown and how I got here. My name is Savannah-shae and I’m currently a caregiver here. I’ve been working at Dogtown since September 2016. Let me tell you, this is one of the […]Read More
Dear Jennifer I am asking for help on behalf of my mommy. She’s a nervous wreck. I have developed this silly habit of jumping the wall and running away, not away away, just to go on a little adventure. My mom becomes frantic and just about turns the world upside down until I am back […]Read More
As a dog owner, you know your four-legged friend will go through fire and brimstone to stay at your side. The unwavering loyalty of dogs led to that famous quote by Mark Twain “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog,” and is what lies behind the unique relationship between people […]Read More
Nina De Beer was in tears when she was finally reunited with her cat Kietsie Kat on Wednesday, which she lost in the aftermath of the devastating Knysna fires of 2017…
After scouring missing pet Facebook pages for 11 months, De Beer said she had given up hope of ever seeing her beloved Kietsie Kat again.
“I felt so guilty for losing him. He was such a loving cat, and it felt like a part of me was missing when he ran away,” De Beer said.
She explained that Kietsie Kat had gone missing when her family was in the process of moving homes after they received a fire warning notification on June 7.
Once her family had moved to the safety of their beach home in Sedgefield on June 11, the six-year-old cat ran away.
“It was a combination of a lot of people who helped me find Kietsie Kat,” De Beer said.
“In December, I received a message from a woman who saw a cat that looked like him. But she was unable to catch him and he ran away.”
On Friday last week, a Good Samaritan caught the cat a block away from where he was initially spotted.
‘I started crying’
“When I received the call on Wednesday, I started crying because I was scared that it wasn’t him,” De Beer said.
“We thought that the cat they had caught was a female, but when he heard my voice he turned around in his box to look at me. Then I knew it was him.”
Kietsie Kat is not the loving cat she remembers, De Beer said.
“He’s still in shock – a bit traumatised, because he was out in the wild for so long. He’s hiding under my bed, but he’s allowed me to stroke him now,” she said.
De Beer added that her family was overjoyed when they heard the news of Kietsie Kat’s return.
“My daughter messaged me from her maths class when we found Kietsie Kat. When she told her classmates, everyone cheered,” she laughed.Read More