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Wendy’s story

Joanna, one of the trainers at Dogtown, tells the story of Wendy’s journey at Dogtown from wary to adoptable. Wendy was named by Dogtown after her previous owners abandoned her and left her to look after herself and she ended up living under an old wooden Wendy house in an empty dwelling. After this wretched […]

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Strut Your Mutt – 7 September 2019

Come and join us on the 7th of September at DogtownSA for our annual Strut Your Mutt event. We would love to see all your rescued furkids entered into the various categories! The categories include: – Wiggliest Bum – Cutest Trick – Mr & Miss Rescue – Biggest Smile Entries are R50 each and you […]

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Luxury Accommodation for your furkids


Best Friends Pet Lodge is the ideal holiday resort for your dog(s) to stay while you are away.  We are based 20 minutes from Midrand, in the beautiful mountains between Hennops River and Hartbeespoort dam – This is truly a lovely relaxing holiday spot for dogs. Best Friends pet Lodge is run by qualified Dogtown […]

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Why Nose Work ?

Why Nose Work?

Why Nose work “Hi, my name is Sheena and I’m rehab’s top nose-work dog. Using my nose is a very important part of my daily routine. Many years ago, before we were domesticated, our noses were the main tool in our survival kit. We obviously had to eat and that meant finding and catching our […]

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Adopt Jack

Name’s Jack, Ive been told I’m a stand up little man! I love long hikes on the walking trails which is where I gained my nick name, Mr. Sniffalot, because I leave no bush unturned. A walk with me is really more of slow stroll, so if you are take it easy kind of person, […]

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Learn to Speak Dog

So how many times have you looked at your dog and wondered what they are thinking? I know I do on a daily basis. So what if there was a way to help you understand the subtle language that your dog uses, you would want to know, right? Well, there is we just haven’t taken […]

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Aggression Workshop presented by Steve Mann

The most calls for help we receive for behaviour problems is for dog aggression. Now dog aggression is a description used loosely and not always the correct diagnosis. Most of the time when we are called on for help, the dog is actually displaying fear. As humans, we don’t always understand why something is making […]

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Help us Keep Dogtown Safe

We were Robbed

I don’t really know where to start with my rambling today. I’m still in shock from the events of last week and it has us all rattled to our core here at Dogtown. I’m not oblivious to the crime in our country, its the reason why we spent so much money on security before we […]

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Basic Commands To Help Your Dog Adapt to Your New Baby

Basic Commands To Help Your Dog Adapt to Your     New Baby by Mary-Jane Gallagher South Africa is without a doubt a canine-loving nation with even celebs like J-Something and Pearl Thusi being self-proclaimed pooch lovers. While the humble dog has not been hailed man’s best friend without a very good reason there are some situations […]

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Patiently waiting for my forever home

O is for Opal

Hi Peeps, My name is Opal. I have seen so many of my friends at Dogtown go to their forever homes, this past weekend my roomie Sierra was adopted too. I am really happy for her but I really, really wish that one of these days it will be my turn to be adopted. I […]

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