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Tips For A Stress-free Vacation For You And Your Dog

  Tips For A Stress-free  Vacation For You And Your Dog By Mary-Jane Gallagher   Summer (and the December school holidays) is just around the corner, which means that countless South Africans will once again be heading to their favourite holiday destinations over the festive season. Among these holidaymakers will be numerous dog owners who can’t bear […]

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Here comes the sun

Here comes the Sun I love the sunshine and so do the dogs. And this month we plan on making our dogs’ gardens the perfect summer hangout. Are you with us? Yes, I know it’s only spring but spring kind of went on vacation so summer showed up and took the spot in her absence, […]

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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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All about Glen

Glen is a friendly and outgoing dog who loves people big and small. Originally found as a stray, he has become one of the favorites among volunteers and can always be seen with a smile on his face and a wagging tail, this in turn has earned him many treats in his day. Glen is […]

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Basic Words To Help Your Dog Adapt to Your New Baby

Basic words 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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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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2020 Dogtown Calendar – Now Available

Dear Friends This time we decided to design our own 2020 Dogtown calendar, using paintings of 13 of our legendary dogs The size is A3 and ring-bound to hang on your wall and the cost is R160 per calendar.  We’ve featured the cover and January below.  If you’d like to see samples of other months, […]

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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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Top Ways to Include Your Furbaby in Your Fitness Routine

Top Ways to Include Your Furbaby in Your Fitness Routine By Mary-Jane Gallagher While it may seem like a harmless treat to give your beloved pooch his very own man-sized boerie roll when the next braai day rolls around, you could put your pet at risk of carrying too much weight. In fact, research reveals […]

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