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Your dog barks too much

Your Dog Barks Too Much Really ? So I have lived in my house for the past  20 years, when we first built our house we had 2 single story houses next to us. Since then we’ve had a couple of neighbours move in and out and the latest, both extended their houses in fact […]

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Just another month at DogtownSA

Well I can’t start this months newsletter without a HUGE thank you to everyone that helped us out of the financial crisis we found ourselves in the end of last month. That was not a fun experience for any of us but it was a huge wake up call for us. The demand for us […]

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Tis the Season

While most people are excited for the holidays, this time of year exhumes dread and desperation for shelters around the world. You’re probably wondering why? Believe it or not it’s our worst time of the year for dogs being dumped. This time of celebration for most families is also a time that brings out the […]

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It's about to get Real

It’s About to Get Real

It’s About to Get Real by Tracy McQuarrie, founder and chief pooper scooper at DogtownSA I’m sorry townies. It’s about get real. Not a week goes by when we don’t hear the rumblings of debates about no kill vs kill shelters, pro life or life at all costs and I’m not gonna lie. I’m getting […]

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Rescue Dogs are Rubbish Dogs

Rescue dogs are rubbish dogs! Dogs in shelters are broken and damaged pets. They come with emotional baggage, a history of abuse and can only be adopted by animal behaviorist who need to rehabilitate them! Or are they just regular pets who can just as easily and happily fit into any home? There is a […]

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Taming the Wild

Blazing Saddles

DT: Meet our beautiful Blaze The amount of feral dogs we have come across since moving out to the farm has been alarming to say the least. Each week we come across at least one or two. They are super smart and very savvy of their areas, so catching them and bringing them to safety […]

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How to choose the right Charity

How do you know which charity to support?

It’s a great question and your hard earned money should go to who you believe is in sync with your beliefs and character. I always recommend if possible, visit the shelter or do follow ups on cases you have supported. With the constant mud slinging on Facebook I see daily, it’s sometimes a really difficult […]

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The best enrichment for your dogs

What the dog Nose

What the dog knows Dogs are truly remarkable, not a day goes by when I don’t marvel in their simple approach to life. If something works do it again, if it doesn’t, stop wasting time and move on. Its remarkably simple and effective and yet we humans always manage to complicate things. We spend thousands […]

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Urgent Help

WE NEED HELP AND WE NEED IT FAST   Townies, I don’t know if you read my reality bites blog last week but I wrote it because we are seriously struggling to fulfill our financial commitments at the moment. Today is crunch day and we have note received enough funds to cover our monthly costs. […]

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Ramblings of a Crazy Dog Lady

When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons When things start to get overwhelming for us, like the current financial situation I always try and bring a little positive light into the situation to help us over the dark times. When rescuing furry ones there are always so many beautiful beams of light. They are always so forgiving […]

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