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WANT TO ADOPT ME?
Hi, my name is WILL
I am a Male - neutered Labrador Blend.

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Last updated on Wednesday, Oct 22 2014
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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is FOUND - Giel Basson
I am a Male Dachshund. I have found my new home.

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Last updated on Wednesday, Oct 01 2014
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HOMED
Hi, my name is Reuben
I am a Male - neutered Ridgeback. I have been Homed.

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Last updated on Monday, Oct 20 2014
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DOGS OF DOGTOWN SA
JUSTIN
1 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 26 2014
Justin is one or DogtownSA’s quiet middle-aged gentleman. He can often be seen lying on his verandah observing the comings and goings and all the hectic excitement of the youngsters around him. Justin, like all the dogs at DogtownSA looks forward to going for his regular walks and interacting with all his human friends who constantly remind him just how handsome he is. He enjoys the company of his two fellow younger furries and will generously offer them tips on how to elicit tasty treats from the numerous visitors that come by to see him. Justin has been at DogtownSA for a considerable amount of time and would like nothing better than to find a forever home where he can continue to practice his laid-back casual but wise lifestyle. He would be very willing to show his “forever” family his love and appreciation especially if frequent walks and fun games could also be part of his new way of life lavishing them with many kisses in return. If he could have a fellow furkid or two from DogtownSA to join him it would complete his lifelong dream!
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BOLT
2 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 09 2014
Howdy doody my name is Bolt and I would love to find a forever home where I can show off my incredible skills with a ball and we could all play lots of games together. I just love games where I can dribble my ball and then I throw it up in the air and catch it again. But it would be much more fun to have a family to play with me and show me even more tricks to play. I joined the DogtownSA family after being left by my owner who rented a property and moved without taking me with them. There were a number of tenants who came and went but luckily a Good Samaritan saw me living in the courtyard with my Pizza box for warmth and brought me to a loving place called DogtownSA. I must say, initially I was rather wary even suspicious of all the attention I received but my pizza box came with me to keep me company and I very soon I learnt that the human affection was sooooo cool and I loved being cuddled and played with. I also had great tasting food so regularly – I couldn’t believe my luck. I have a huge amount of energy, in fact I have heard my name compared to a Pocket Rocket but you know, when you are such a sporty little fellow like me you need energy cos there are just so many games to play and things to do. I also have a little skip and jump when I run which gives me the edge if I am on your team to catch the ball. I recently had to have an eye removed but my DogtownSA family were so good to me and helped me immediately they saw there was a problem. I was taken to a very special eye hospital to see if they could save my eye but this was not to be. Still, I consider myself extremely lucky cos I just have suuper duuper vision in my one eye and I think that is why I am so good at keeping “my eye in on the ball”!!!! My dream would be to find my forever family who may also have a lady furkid who is pretty easy going, like my current fur-lady who helps to keep me under control when I start getting a little too excited. She is very clever really, even though I won’t tell her, cos when I am getting too “silly” she gives me a look and I know I am pushing my luck. Her name is Princess and “for a girl” she is pretty good at playing games with me. Maybe, if you don’t have a fur-lady she could come too and we would bring you and your family lots of fun and happiness.
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ASH
3 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 02 2014
“Word up Barking Madders, Action-man Ash comin at ya! You peeps checked out those Avengers movies, where the superheroes saved the world from destruction. Like me all super heroes have a rough start but catapult themselves to greatness. I reckon I’m a superhero in training. My Dogtown homies keep telling me I have awesome skills that just need a little fine-tuning. Any day now I’ll don my superhero cape and I’ll be ready to swoop into my forever home and rescue all you damsels in distress. Till then maybe you could pop some bucks into my Superhero savings fund or send some super cool rope toys or boomer balls my way. This superhero better get back to his training. Prepare to be amazed …”
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BOBBY
4 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, May 15 2014
“They call me ‘Bobby the Kid’ round these parts: furry outlaw that lives on the fringes of fun *wink wink*. As a graduate of the school of hard knocks, I’ve seen the dark side of life, and after arriving at DogtownSA I sure aint looking back. I may be a little rough round the edges, and walk with a bit of limp, but the humans here say that’s just part of my swagger. I may have started from the bottom, but things sure are looking up. These humans keep reminding me that I’m master of my destiny” After having to fend for himself on the streets and mend a broken leg without veterinary help, Bobby finally found his way to love and support here at DogtownSA. While he has a lifelong limp, joint support supplements and plenty of DogtownSA love and support ensure that this furry doesn’t miss out on any of the fun. With a keen eye for tomfoolery and mischief, Bobby loves woofing around and is always up for a game with the other pooches here at DogtownSA. After a rough start, Bobby is learning everyday just how awesome humans can be (he thinks they are just too easy to con out of yummy treats, all he needs to do is sit ?) With a little patience, love and guidance Bobby is destined for great things. Are you ready for this furry bandit to steal your heart?
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JESSICA
5 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Sep 02 2014
Princess Jessica as she is affectionately know at the centre is a wannabe prima ballerina, with a perfect pirouette she performs as each visitor walks along her street.She loves to dance and will purposely roll onto the floor so you have no choice but to give her that belly rub she wants.Apart from being a prima ballerina she is also a bit of a prima donna and enjoys her own company when a human isn't doting on her. She enjoys a good chew toy while she lazes in the sun but nothing makes her happier than a human telling her how beautiful she is and showing her love. Could that be you? * Unable to adopt Jessica? Then please show your love and support by SMS’ing DOG to 38919. Your donation will go towards caring for the dogs of Barking Mad’s DogtownSA. SMS costs R10, SA networks.
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COURAGE
6 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 05 2014
Courage is an amazing dog whose name personifies this character. He sustained severe injuries to his hind leg which had been left untreated by his previous owners and needed major bone surgery. With the aid of steel plates and a stay at Doggie Paddle for hydrotherapy and rehabilitation he has made a remarkable recovery. Now at DogtownSA, when it is time to start walking the “furries” he will be the first one at his gate waiting excitedly for you to come and take him on his walk and into the play area where he can run and play with you off lead and enjoy all the new smells and see what messages there are to pick up. Being a typical man, he loves being made a fuss of and having a cuddle and a gentle brushing is just the cherry on top!!!! Courage is a bit of a loner and is happy with his own company, so would be much better as a single dog in his forever family.
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ELIZABETH
7 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Sep 16 2014
Hi there. My name is Elizabeth and I would love to meet you so that I can show off my talents to you and sing my favorite song!! You see I know my name is really rather regal and you might well think of Queen Elizabeth but I am much more fun! I am just like the Beatles song from the old days called “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” hehehehe. Yes, sireé, honestly the words from the song realllllllyyyy do describe me very well. So rather than just imagining that I am singing them to you why not come and meet me at DogtownSA and I will try my best to “sing” to you, even though it might be a little out of tune!!! Here I go “You make me dizzy, Miss Lizzy, The way you rock and roll, you make me dizzy, Miss Lizzy, when we do the stroll. Come on, Miss Lizzy, Love me before I grow too old.” I must admit that whilst I sing I run around in my garden with my boyfriend Hawkey and because he is paralysed from the middle of his spine, I have devised a type of rock and roll dance that we can do together. At times I do make him a little too dizzy cos I have so much energy whilst I am dancing but he doesn’t mind, he tells me that he loves to see me so happy and showing off. You see when I first arrived I was very frightened of people as I had come from a very scary place and just wanted to hide away. This amazing hotel DogtownSA has, with the aid of very super carers and volunteers helped me to learn to trust again and realize that I do not have to hide from anything. Now I am full of energy and smile all the time. I also know I need to make up for my “fur-man” not being able to do the moves so easily and he has told me he just loves watching me wriggle my body around and giving him lots of big grins. At times I tend to get a little too excited and jump up and down trying to get the moves spot on. My dream is to find a forever home with humans who would take great delight in dancing with me and training and teaching me groovy “lady like “moves and I will always try my best to make you very proud of taking me into your home.
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PATRICK
8 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 15 2014
I am adorable. So I have been told. I have the cutest little wrinkles on my forehead and my nutty trainer kisses them and tells me she just can’t help herself because I am SO cute! I am compact and cute – you can’t beat that!!! I have to say that I have two names, as Patrick is SO formal, so I am also known as “Pudding”. I live with “Porgie” and “Pie”, aka George and Zack – and us three “dogskasteers” rule our run. I have absolute faith that out there is a special person who will see that I am indeed as sweet as Pudding and as noble as my name Patrick suggests. I am both loving and strong you know – like all guys should be. I may be a little short, buy I am taller than some dogs, so I don’t let that get me down. Come by and kiss me soon.
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LENNOX
9 of 15
Last updated on Wednesday, Aug 06 2014
Howdy Doo - I’m a newbie on the block at this very special 5 star hotel called DogtownSA and am a bit of a cool fur-dude. My name is Lennox and I live in a very special little house with a veranda where I can sit and watch all the furries go by and see all the coming and goings every day as the other furries go on their walks. But I think I am extra lucky as I have the best view of people when they first come to visit and when I see them coming down my street I put on my Mister Cool face and wag my little tail inviting them to come by and say hello. When I first arrived I was rather shy of new humans but I have such great carers at this hotel that I really do enjoy all the attention I am getting and understand that humans are great peeps. One of the best things is that they all come by and give me lots of their yummy treats and biscuits that are in their bags. My favourite part of the day is going out on my walks with my carers and at first I was a little unsure of the harness that I wear but after the first time I realized it was so cool and I looked very handsome and can honestly say I love every walk I have. I get very excited when I see my carer or a volunteer coming towards my “pad” with the harness and know we are going out. I try very hard to behave properly as well when my carer puts on the lead cos I know it is not good to pull and with the yummy treats that she gives me it is very easy to be a “good furry”. When we go out we also stop on the way and do exercises and I get ever more treats and cuddles which is just the bestest thing ever. I really do enjoy learning new things and my carer also gives me fancy toys that have food inside and I am getting quicker at working out how to get the yummy food out. I am really much happier than I have ever been at this special “town” but I do have a forever dream that I would love to be able to continue learning and training with my own forever family and make you very proud of taking me into your home and lavish all my love and attention on you forever.
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ASHLEY
10 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Sep 16 2014
Hiya folks, my name is Ashley, or Ash, or Smashlee for short. I am a super charged girl and with our without my sister Mary-Kate, I am pretty certain I can take on the world – nothing much scares me. I adore people. I really do love a good loving session, cuddles, walkies, and lots of attention. I love helping out around the place and enjoy getting snacks and treats. I used to live with some other fur-kids, but my dad couldn’t keep us all anymore, so he sent Mary-Kate and I away for some finishing school time, and we are now ready to come and lighten up your life. I don’t have to live with my sis, but I do love her a lot, so maybe we will be super lucky and find a home together where we can live out our days playing and running! I love to run, and I really enjoy my chews and bones. I am very fond of special treats, and have a preference for tasty food…. When I have been playing a lot, I like to jump into my water bowl with my front paws for a quick manicure, a super “wash n clean” system I worked out all by myself! I am also super unique because I am no ordinary Jack Rascal, I am a wire haired version, and if I may say so, very pretty too! I get along with some dogs, but I am quite bossy, so I need to be in charge most of the time, and I get impatient if dogs don’t listen to my instructions all the time! But that’s ok, I am working on that. I am very good at learning new things, so most things are easy peasy for me!
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SHELDON
11 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 23 2014
Sheldon is a little spunky guy who never gives up or lets life get him down. He received rather severe injuries from a hit and run incident leaving him paralysed in his right foreleg. Yet, with his tenacity and determination he has never allowed this to stop him having the bestest time and playing with his many fellow roomies. When you come to DogtownSA to meet him you will see him either running around his garden with his 3 furry friends or jumping on and off the couch at the speed of lightening. He has more energy than the Energiser Bunny and if given the chance will be on the go looking for things to do and egging his friends on to keep up with him. But he does enjoy human company as well and if you come in to meet him and his friends he will cleverly find a way to be either sitting on your lap or sneaking his way to the front of the queue, for many cuddles and tickles. His smile is irresistible and he can turn on the charm as the drop of hat. He also looooves to go walking with his carers and friends and takes great delight in being the first to get to the interesting smells en route and letting the others know what they are missing out on for being so slow. Sheldon’s dream home would be with a family that has an abundance of time to give to him and keep the energetic little guy occupied. Of course a girl friend or two would be a bonus! Although if you want, he has a number of suitable “buddies” at DogtownSA that would be willing to come along with him and make your days and theirs “forever” exhilarating.
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MALAIKA
12 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 24 2014
“Habari Barking Madders, my name is Malaika; it means angel in kiswahili. And like all angels I know you have to be a little naughty to be nice *wink wink*. Life is for sharing fun times with friends and family, so I’m sending out an special shout out to my forever family: come on and share the love so we can live happily ever after on cloud 9 ?” Heaven must be missing an angel; Malaika is our lovable cherub at Dogtown SA. Few things make this furkid happier than loads of love and belly-rubs. Malaika likes calling the shots in furry four-legged department and she would just love finding a furry boyfriend to indulge her whims and fancies. You ready to make heaven a place on earth with Malaika?
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SAMMY
13 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 02 2014
“Sheriff Sammy, reporting for duty. Chuck Norris step aside, I’m the law round these parts! It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it. I’m keeping the streets of Dogtown SA safe so every dog can have their play.” Our sweet boy Sammy has a bit of a chip on his shoulder and takes a little while to trust newcomers. He is the self-appointment Sheriff of the rehab section here at DogtownSA. When he’s not out patrolling the streets of DogtownSA he’s stretching out on the couch with his lady Scarlett. Sammy still needs a DogtownSA helping hand learning to trust and accept the big world before he is ready to find his home-sweet-home, but in the meantime this lawman sure would appreciate you sponsoring his stay at DogtownSA.
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PRINCESS
14 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 02 2014
My name is Princess and I consider myself one of the luckiest furkids on the block. You see when I was younger I used to dream of living in a place where I would be given yummy food and treats, meet people who would treat me with kindness and have furry friends to play with and even be able to go on walks together. Unfortunately this was completely opposite to my real life but then suddenly my Fairy Godmother came along and guess what my dream came true!!!!! It all happened after I had been hurt by one of those strange things that travel fast on the roads and somebody took me to a place where I was given help for my very sore wounds on my leg and because this place could only keep me for a short time, they called a very special “Doggy hotel” called DogtownSA to see if they had any vacancies. My luck was really changing because they did and I was taken there and my wishes started to come true. I now know what the name Princess means cos I have been treated like one ever since I arrived!!!! I have a great variety of food and treats and live with a very spunky little Jack Russell called Bolt and we run around our garden, chasing the ball and having many games during the day. Even though my leg gets a little stiff sometimes in the cooler mornings and evenings, I can still give him a good run for his money chasing the ball, so he has to be very quicker to get there first. The last part of my dream that I believe is waiting for me, just around the corner, would be to live in a “forever” home with a family who will give me their love and affection and if they have a fellow furkid or even two, we could all live together.
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PRECIOUS
15 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 05 2014
Precious is such a favourite at DogtownSA and is one of the first of our special furries that you see on arrival. As a young puppy she was hit by a car and left untreated which resulted with a leg that doesn’t work too well but she has learnt how to cope with this and loves to go on her walks with her four legged roomies and her caregivers. She is very affectionate and on the walks you must remember to stop for an extra cuddle. She shares a couch in her run with her two buddies but as soon as you come to see her she will make sure there is plenty of space for you to sit next to her. She will settle down and be ready to listen to all your stories and give many licks and kisses at the appropriate moment making you feel a million dollars.
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DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Monday, Oct 20 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - CAPE TOWN, Bruno is a handsome young boerboel X boy that has been surrendered to our kennels. He is very fond of people and eagerly comes over for love and cuddles. He is very much a people’s dog, his whole face lights up and his eyes start to sparkle when he can be with us. He must go to a home where he will get lots of family time and daily exercise. He can jump a 1.6m wall and will therefore need to go to a secure home with high walls. He is good with female dogs! He has a gentle, beautiful nature and a lovely temperament, and is a family dog, NOT a yard dog. He will make a devoted and loyal companion and very special friend. The adoption fee of R550 includes sterilization, vaccinations and de-worming. Please call Clare on 0836974759 or e-mail clarebez@gmail.com to adopt Bruno.
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LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Monday, Oct 06 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - PRETORIA, FOUND on the MOLOTO ROAD, north of Pretoria. This beauty is looking for her family. Is it you? Do you know who this baby belongs to? Please contact Cilla on 0833391692 or Brenda on 0833329845 or email wollies911@gmail.com.
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URGENT APPEAL - Benoni SPCA Open Day - ongoing
Last updated on Wednesday, Jan 22 2014
Dog Town
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BARKING NEWS - Summer Loving
Last updated on Thursday, Dec 05 2013
Dog Town

Summer Loving

By Karishma

Love is in the air in the rehab section of DogtownSA. The serendipitous pairing of Wendy and Ricky are head-over-heels and enjoying every moment of summer together. From siestas to escape the sun and curling up in their cozy doggie bed to wait out a thunderstorm, for these two furries the world is turning out to be a much happier place to share.

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FUNDRAISING - Irwin Raffle - 4/12
Last updated on Monday, Sep 29 2014
Dog Town
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EXPOSED - SCAM TEACUP
Last updated on Wednesday, Nov 04 2009
NEW SCAM - BE ALERT!!!
Please can you put on your web site the current scam on teacup terriers, they say that they have moved to Botswana and just need the airfare to ship the puppy over. Once you have dep the money, they need more money for quarantine, This is big, I lost R3000.00, and found another three operators on gum tree, all basically saying the same thing.

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EVENTS & FUNDRAISING
 
Featured Event:
Furry Feeders
Saturday, Sep 21 2013
Event Details
Last updated on Thursday, Jan 16 2014
Furry Feeders
Become a furry feeder of a BarkingMads/DogtownSA TODAY and help us feed the furkids. Your name will proudly be displayed on our Furry Feeder wall for all to see, just how pawsome you are :) PLEASE email pat@barkingmad.co.za
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SPONSOR A PET
Hi, my name is LUCY
I am a Female - spayed Collie / Terrier Blend. Would you like to sponsor me?

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Last updated on Monday, Jun 23 2014
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PET TIP
JUMPING UP
The best way to stop puppy jumping is to simply ignore him when he does.  Turn your back to him fold your arms and stand still until he has fours paws on the ground. Then quickly get down to his level and give him lots of praise and rewards if he jumps up again, stand up and turn away until he stops jumping, and repeat. We are rewarding the desired behaviour and ignoring the bad behaviour. We also need to make sure that all people who come into contact with pup know this is what is to be done when pup jumps otherwise some unsuspecting visitor could unknowingly be undoing all your hard work by patting the dog or telling him to get off, both of these are rewarding the dog as he is getting the attention he seeks

The following exercises are also very effective for the jumping dog:
Put your puppy on a lead and tie the end securely to a doorknob.  
Make sure you have yummy treats with you and from a short distance move towards the puppy with excitement.  As soon as he jumps up, stop moving towards him and take a step backwards away from the pup.  As soon as he stops jumping move towards him again. Continue this approach until you can get all the way to the pup and give him a cuddle without jumping lots of praise and rewards from that position, moving back again if he jumps up in excitement.   
You could also do this exercise but you are the door know and you have another person approach the dog, as above once the person gets all the way to your dog without him jumping give him lots of praise and rewards.
This method will also teach him how to greet people, and to pay attention to you rather than them.
If you can catch your dog before he is about to launch himself off the ground give him something else to do like sit. But only if it’s before his paws have left the floor.
Happy Training.

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