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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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Handsome Harry – homeless again :(

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 […]

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Alleviate Boredom in Dogs through Entertainment and Exercise

Alleviate Boredom in Dogs through Entertainment and Exercise by Mary-Jane Gallagher Did you know that dogs’ brains shrink when they’re bored? Their brains shrink because neurons in the dogs’ brain will die if they are not stimulated. Pet owners may envy their canine companions lying around the house sleeping and snoring, but scientists warned about the […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Apply Your Fad Diet To Your Dog

Why You Shouldn’t Apply Your Fad Diet To Your Dog By Mary-Jane Gallagher Fad diets are often quick “fixes”. In fact, 69% of them fail to show any significant results. Although trendy, they often promise an unattainable goal. Oftentimes, what becomes a fad diet amongst humans become a fad diet for their pets as well. Thus, it […]

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I'm a shy guy with a heart of gold

Sawyer, a shy guy with a heart of gold

Hi everyone. My name is Sawyer. My sister and I were found as strays close to Dogtown. We were really in desperate need of saving, I don’t think our other humans cared about us all that much. We had lots of ticks and we were very hungry. Although being picked up and brought to Dogtown […]

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By Sierra

Can I be part of your family? – Sierra

Hello world! Let me introduce you to the cutesness that is me …. ta-daaaa! Believe it or not but the cuteness that is me, needs a forever home. I got lost somehow but my guarding angels were looking out for me and they literally led me to Dogtown. The humans at Dogtown found me wondering around […]

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May’19 Adoptions

There is literally nothing that makes us happier than seeing our special furkids joining their, new forever families and starting their new lives. Please take a few minutes to read all about our happy homings in May 2019. Who remember’s Summer (now called Whiskey), the little kitten that was a few weeks ago? Well his […]

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Don’t Hug the Dog! And other things kids should know… BRAND NEW Dog safety program being offered at local schools.   DogtownSA, a local Rescue centre will be taking a break from teaching dogs their manners to teach something even more important for dog-owning families and kids everywhere. With the help of Dog Stars, a […]

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Why adopting saves 2 Lives

Why Adopting a Dog Can Save Two Lives

Why Adopting a Dog Can Save Two Lives By Mary-Jane Gallagher There are almost 10 million dogs in South Africa and a whopping one-third of South Africans have been diagnosed with mental health issues. Two seemingly unrelated statistics that can actually work together to save lives. It has already been established that having a dog can improve a […]

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Please give me a chance

Rozzie’s Plea – please give me a chance

Hello wonderful people ! My name is Rozzie but these humans here call me Rozzie-Rooooo all the time A terrible thing happened to me when I was much younger, my family died and there was nobody else who could take care of me For a long time I was very sad and I sometimes still […]

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