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I’m getting back to my roots!

I’m getting back to my roots! And no I don’t mean my grey roots but I was seriously thinking about that. But that’s another story for another day. Towards the end of last year 2 of our caregivers decided to leave our shores and move overseas. It seems to be an epidemic in our country […]

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Newbies of Dogtown – January 2019

We would like to formally welcome these friendly faces to the Dogtown family! These beautiful furkids have all made their way to Dogtown for their 2nd Chance at being loved and understood. Please consider sponsoring these newbies for only R600, this is their Beginners sponsorship which will help us to make sure they arrive with […]

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Adoptions in January 2019

Here are the babies who joined their forever families in January, what an amazing start to the year!   Good things come to those who wait! Ms Moxxi has been waiting for her forever family to come and swoop her up since May 2018. Well it was worth the wait because she has really landed […]

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Looking back on our newbies of 2018

What a year 2018 was for us in terms of newbies. We welcomed not one, not two but 110 new furkids to the Dogtown family in 2018! Yes, 110!!! Our intakes came from all over the country, some rescued as strays, sadly some returns, some who we took in from other rescue centres and some […]

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Homeward Bound – The Lucky 76 furkids of 2018

What a year 2018 was for the dogs of Dogtown!  76 of our precious furkids packed their bags and joined their forever families in 2018. Now while we would love for this number to be much higher, we cannot look past the fact that it is still 76 lives who have been changed. 76 families […]

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Love In Dog Years Is Forever

Love In Dog Years Is Forever By Mary-Jane Gallagher It is said that having a dog is linked to longer and happier life and a feeling of fulfillment. With wet noses and sparkling eyes, pets are not just possessions but little souls filled with a never-ending supply of love. And while there is so much affection in […]

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A Guide to Pet-Friendly Eateries in South Africa

A Guide to Pet-Friendly Eateries in South Africa By Mary-Jane Gallagher The population of dogs in South Africa is about 7.4 million in 2018, as reported by PetSecure. This is a clear picture of how more people have embraced pets as part of their day-to-day lives. Pet owners are actually spending more time with their dogs, cats […]

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Another month has come and gone and we still haven’t won the lottery…

Another month has come and gone and we still haven’t won the lottery… and humans haven’t become more caring and loving yet either … but we live in forever hope that one day all humans will love doggies as much as we do.  This year has been a struggle for Dogtown. We’ve had more downs […]

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Happy Homings in November 2018

The end of the year is always tough for us in rescue, adoptions slow down to a complete halt and sadly intakes double, if not triple. At this point in the year we are lucky if we get any adoptions at all but we are proud to announce that November resulted in FIVE of our […]

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Dealing with Dogs in a Divorce

Dealing with Dogs in a Divorce By Mary-Jane Gallagher The latest figures from Stats SA show that over 25,000 marriages in South Africa end in divorce annually. Given that there are about 8 million dogs in the country, thousands of pets each year are caught in the middle. Divorce is fraught with difficult negotiations and for those with […]

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