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Australian shepherd
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Gauteng
Avril
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CLAW
Gauteng
011 763 1638
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Cape Town
021 790 0383
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Midrand
076 044 1979
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Gauteng
011 665 9032
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Hartebeespoort
076 455 0322
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082 851 9576
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Kleinmond
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Pretoria
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Durban
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Benoni
082 449 2644
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Port Elizabeth
041 372 1780
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Cape Town
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Bellville WC
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WANT TO ADOPT ME?
Hi, my name is Mishka
I am a Female - spayed Husky.

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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is MISSING - Yogi
I am a Female Staffie. I have found my new home.

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HOMED
Hi, my name is Rosy, Poppy & Lilly
I am a Female - spayed Nds, Mixed Breed, Cross, X . I have been Homed.

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DOGS OF DOGTOWN SA
Bobby & Widgett
1 of 10
Last updated on Monday, Sep 16 2013
Bobby and Widget are two super doggies that would like to have a home together Bobby is a mixed breed, with predominantly Shepherd genes - she is about 5 years old. Widgett is a Black Pitbull cross Chow. He is a real "puppy" and doesn't have an aggressive bone in his body, and just loves biscuits and attention! He is about 3 years old. He is an affectionate, doting, attentive and charming lad, who is keen to please and relishes snuggling by your side as much as going for walks! He enjoys the company of female dogs he can interact with, but especially adores being around being around people and would be an unconditionally loyal companion. Bobby and Widget have become firm friends and they both have the sweetest, most gentle natures. They are used to children, and don't seem to worry about cats. We need to find them a loving home together. Strict home check applies. For adoption, please contact Vanessa on email benjaminv@mweb.co.za
Megan & Dexter
2 of 10
Last updated on Tuesday, Feb 25 2014
MEGAN AND DEXTER ARE TWO OF OUR NON-DANE RESCUES THAT WE DESPERATELY NEED TO HOME. BECAUSE THEY ARE SPECIAL NEEDS BABIES, WE NEED TO FIND THEM SPECIAL HOMES WHERE THEY WILL BE SAFE AND CARED FOR. MEGAN IS A MAGNIFICENT FEMALE PITTIE, STERILIZED AND VACCINATED AND IN GOOD HEALTH. MEGAN NEEDS A HOME THAT UNDERSTANDS HER BREEDS NEEDS AND WHO ARE PREPARED TO GIVE HER THE LOVE AND ATTENTION THAT SHE DESERVES. FOR THE TIME BEING, WE RECOMMEND A HOME WHERE THERE ARE NO SMALL DOGS OR CATS. MEGAN WAS RESCUED FROM A HOME WITH ANOTHER FEMALE PITTIE AND A MALE JACK RUSSEL CROSS SO SHE HAS BEEN SOCIALISED. WE DO HOEVER RECOMMEND THAT SHE BE HOMED IN AN ONLY DOG HOME OR WITH A LARGER MALE FOR THE TIME BEING. DEXTER IS A MALE AMSTAFF CROSS, NEUTERED, VACCINATED AND ALSO IN GOOD HEALTH. DEXTER IS HIGHLY INTELLIGENT AND WILL MAKE AN EXCELLENT PROTECTOR COMPANION. HE CAN BE DOG AGGRESSIVE (HOWEVER NOT WITH ALL DOGS) SO WE ARE IDEALLY LOOKING FOR AN ONLY DOG HOME. AND NO CATS TO BE SAFE. THEIR PLIGHT HAS BECOME URGENT AS THEY HAVE BEEN IN KENNELS FOR FAR TOO LONG SO PLEASE HELP US NETWORK THESE BABIES FAR AND WIDE SO THAT WE CAN FIND THEM THE HOMES THAT THEY SO DESERVE. STRICT HOME CHECKS AND ADOPTION FEE APPLIES. THEY WILL BE MICROCHIPPED BEFORE GOING TO THEIR NEW HOME. PLEASE E-MAIL MYSELF ON lyngardiner@iafrica.com or CELL 0826125348. THIS IS URGENT PLEASE, THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL FURBABIES!!!
GEORGE
3 of 10
Last updated on Wednesday, Jul 17 2013
George is currently undergoing a socialisation and rehabilitation programme, so he is not yet ready to be adopted. He would love to be sponsored until he can be placed up for adoption and find his perfect home!
SCARLETT
4 of 10
Last updated on Wednesday, May 08 2013
Scarlett was rescued from a township by CLAW (Community-Led Animal Welfare) and brought to DogtownSA to find a new home. She has had a hard start to life and deserves a happily-ever-after! She is an endearing, attentive, lovable and sensitive girl, who is still a little shy and wary of strangers, but is oh so loving once she gets to know you. Scarlett longs for TLC, reassurance and to be adopted by a loving, mature family, preferably without young children, but a male dog to keep her company. Can you make her fairytale come true? * Unable to adopt Scarlett? 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.
YOGI
5 of 10
Last updated on Wednesday, Jul 31 2013
Yogi was adopted as a puppy, but sadly returned as her owners could no longer keep her. She is a charismatic, fun-loving, athletic and playful girl, who is entertaining, alert and keen to please. Yogi can be bit unsure of strangers at first, but her large, beautiful eyes will melt your heart! She enjoys the companionship of other dogs she can interact and play with, but unfortunately, she’s not sold on the whole feline idea – so a home without cats would be ideal. Yogi is housetrained and would be a comical companion and spirited addition to a loving family.
MANDY
6 of 10
Last updated on Monday, Jan 20 2014
Oh Mandy well, You came and you gave without taking, But they sent you away. Oh, Mandy well, You kissed us and we stopped you from shaking, And you need a home today. Oh, Mandy! Did you see what I did there I tweaked the Barry Manilow song Mandy to tell you my story.I'm really talented like that. I'm also really good at these good manners everyone keeps talking about around here. When I see that bowl of food approaching or one of those live treat dispensers, my bum hits the floor quicker than you can say sit :) When I know you and trust you, which you need to earn because I have had to deal with some shady characters in my life. I will be your best well behaved friend you can imagine. I have lots of energy and love to go for walks and spend time with my trusted humans. If you would like to audition to be my new family you can contact my agent at adoptions@barkingmad.co.za and hopefully they will think you are a good match for me and we can live happily ever after :) So what you waiting for send them an email now :)
TOM
7 of 10
Last updated on Wednesday, Jul 31 2013
Tom is a fun-loving, affectionate, athletic and charismatic boy, who adores going for walks and outings and socialises well with other canines. He is keen to please and would love to be adopted with his sister, Katie, if at all possible. The two would be unconditionally loyal companions and great additions to an active family.
JOCK
8 of 10
Last updated on Wednesday, May 08 2013
For information to follow shortly... * Unable to adopt Jock? 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.
Savanna
9 of 10
Last updated on Friday, Dec 20 2013
Savanna Banana is one sweet ole gal. Nothing beats having a siesta on her comfy bed. When she arrived at DogtownSA Savanna was completely paralyzed but through specialised veterinary care and acupuncture sessions she is running round her garden like a 2 year old. Sometimes she even has a speed wobble :)She lives with her handsome man Nelson who she thinks is quite handsome and together they make up our little pensioner couple.
ALLIE
10 of 10
Last updated on Monday, Jan 20 2014
Mamma Tracy at the centre always sings allie ballie bee to me, she seems to enjoy it and while she's singing she gives me cuddles and love, so I kinda love this song now to. I once had a home but there was some sibling rivalry involved :( and I found myself looking for a family once again :( You could say Im a bit of a strong minded lady, I like things done my way and I like them done right. I dont suffer fools gladly so this may be the reason why I am still waiting for my forever home. Not everyone appreciates my brains. I love exercise and I am super clever, Im looking for that family that will appreciate just how intelligent I am and will love and sing to me to. If I was an actress Id be on the big bang theory as Sheldons twin hee hee
DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Wednesday, Apr 09 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - JOHANNESBURG, STUART This very handsome young man was left behind when his family emigrated. Not fair. He is a such a sweet fellow but fiesty, well suited to being an only child to a single man! Stuart is a neutered male, 2 years old. If you would like to meet him, please call Lyn on 083 457 3381
LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Wednesday, Jan 08 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - PRETORIA, A lovely little brown chihuahua x doggy was found in Koos de la Rey street, Pta North. No collar or chip. 1/1/14. Please see picture attached.
URGENT APPEAL - Benoni SPCA Open Day - ongoing
Last updated on Wednesday, Jan 22 2014
Dog Town
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.

 

FUNDRAISING - Bedfordview SPCA Fun Day - 5/4
Last updated on Tuesday, Feb 18 2014
Dog Town
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.

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
SPONSOR A PET
Hi, my name is BRUNO
I am a Male Labrador, Boerboel Blend. Would you like to sponsor me?

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PET TIP
HOUSE TRAINING
Right from the beginning don’t let the puppy make mistakes, just one mistake is the beginning of a habit forming and it also scent marks the area and no matter what cleaning methods you use, the dog will always be drawn the that area again (Ian Dunbar)
House soiling is an example of a natural behaviour just happening in the wrong place.
Once again here we want to reward the good behaviour and ignore the bad behaviour. So when pup is out in the garden and relieves himself in his designated area we want to be there with yummy treats to reward him for doing such a good job. He will start to learn that when I go to the toilet at this spot I get treats, I must come back here why would I waste going to the toilet inside then I don’t get treats. Plus puppy has also marked his scent on this spot so it will naturally draw him to this spot. Offer graduated rewards for closeness to his designated area. If puppy just runs outside and relieves himself give him a small treat, as he relieves closer to the ideal spot up the amount of treats so in essence we are marking the spot where we would ideally like him to  relieve himself and as he realises that the closer to the spot he is the more treats he gets it only makes sense for him to get as close to the spot as possible. Never understate rewards for eliminating in the right place.
Timing is the most effective tool when house training, it relies a lot on your ability to recognise when your pup needs to relieve himself. Then you can direct your puppy to the correct spot and the rewards can begin. Short term confinement allows us to to be  more accurate in our prediction. When our puppy is confined to a small area he is temporarily (+- 90 mins) inhibited from relieving himself as he wouldn’t want to mess in his sleeping area this will generally make the puppy want to go and relieve himself immediately once he has been released from his confined area. When home keep puppy on leash or in his confinement area. EVERY hour release your puppy and guide him outside to go and relieve himself to his designated area, in the beginning you can keep him on leash while you guide him to his spot while giving the command “outside” just get there quickly as the poor little guy will probably be bursting to go and also the quicker we move the less likely he will stop and have a sniff at the wrong spot. Once you reach the spot give your dog a command “Go pee” give your pup +- 3minutes to relieve himself. Once puppy has relieved himself in the right spot HUGE rewards are due, Good boy, cuddle and treats and play, our pup needs to feel like he just won the gold medal at the Olympics that’s how good his performance just was.
If puppy does not relieve himself, don’t worry just take him back inside to his confined area for another hour and try again 1 hour later eventually puppy will relive himself and he will get his HUGE reward and puppy will quickly learn the pattern “outside” “go pee” HUGE reward and a good habit will form. Now your puppy will want relive himself when and where you want. We must remember that puppies are not 100% reliable until they are 6 months old but as long as we set them up for success and reward the appropriate behaviour a simple “outside” verbal command is all that is needed if we catch our little one about to eliminate in the wrong place, the tone of our voice lets our pup know he is about to make a mistake and the word “outside” gives him the instruction of where he must go. We must NEVER use physical punishment the last thing we need is for our pup to be scared to relieve himself when we are around this will just make him be more discreet on where he eliminates himself, and make house training a nightmare. Also if by chance puppy does relieve himself in the home, just clean it up, there is no way the pup will connect you shouting at him to the little puddle he made sometime during the day, he will just learn that when you get home he better go and get out of your way because you are not great person to be around. Remember we don’t want to imply to our pup that going to the toilet is a bad thing, we just need to teach him that we humans like to have designated area to go to the toilet.
REWARD good behaviour IGNORE bad behaviour.
Happy training

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