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WANT TO ADOPT ME?
Hi, my name is Maddy
I am a Female Spaniel X.

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Last updated on Friday, Jan 16 2015
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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is Mojo
I am a Male - neutered Yorkie. I have found my new home.

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Last updated on Tuesday, Jan 06 2015
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HOMED
Hi, my name is Bridgette
I am a Female Boxer. I have been Homed.

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Last updated on Wednesday, Jan 14 2015
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DOGS OF DOGTOWN SA
ZOEY
1 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jul 28 2014
My name is Zoey. My trainer calls me Zoerina. She tells me how much she loves me and that I will find even more people who feel the same. I am SO pretty and kind to people. I need a bit of work with being handled sometimes, as I get a bit nervous, but hey – a girls gotta be careful! One time, I went out to the vet, and met my first flower pot. At first I barked at it, but then I realised it wasn’t going to hurt me, so I pretended that I hadnt been barking at all! That’s ok isnt it? I like to bury my bones and chews and I love to learn new tricks and go walking. I am very good when I go out and don’t pull too much or bark too wildly at the other dogs. I love tearing up toys and balls, and enjoy a good romp. I came to DogTown from another shelter place, I was there for a long time. I think sometimes that maybe my special human just hasn’t had a chance to come spot me yet. Once that happens, I will be one happy lady! I may get along with some dogs… it depends on how I feel, but I would really prefer to be an only child. Maybe with just some friends to play sometimes. Could that special human be you?
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ROZZIE
2 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 23 2014
My name is Rozzie and I was brought to DogtownSA after a major tragedy in my life when my then loving family were taken away from me in a fatal motor vehicle accident. Arriving at DogtownSA I had no idea of what to expect and was very nervous and apprehensive of what the future might hold for me and how I was going to get over this tragic event in my life. At first I was teamed up with a lovely old fellow called Drex who had also had his own fair share of bad luck and in fact only had 3 legs. He soon warmed to me and in spite of his slight incapacity, we spent many hours romping around our garden. He, along with the humans at DogtownSA, helped me get over my grief. Sadly Drex, due to his age and ill health, also crossed the Rainbow Bridge and I was left alone again. Luckily for me this was very short lived as the DogtownSA family soon found me a new friend named Zeus and together we have invigorating walks with the caregivers and volunteers. Unfortunately I am still learning that pulling is not a desirable behavior while walking but with all the lovely smells and things to see it is quite difficult to contain my excitement. I am sure with their good instruction I am receiving, I will soon be happily trotting along at my walker’s side. My dream is to once again live in a forever home with a family on which I can lavish all my love and show them the new found skills I have learnt at DogtownSA. If they have any other fur babies, preferably a nice young man, I will gladly fit in.
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ROXY
3 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 24 2014
“You awesome Dogtown SA suppawters ready to rock and roll? Rockette Roxy locked and loaded! You better be ready to crank up the fun and have a wooftastic time, no dull days when I’m in da house ?” Roxy is looking for the fit, fun loving thrill seekers among you; life is too short to be boring! For this active energetic lady everyday is a new adventure: from playdates with furry friends at DogtownSA to fun obedience and play sessions with the humans, Roxy always has a trick up her sleeve. After a busy day Roxy is hoping to find a warm bed to curl up in and a forever family to shower her with love. Are you up for a rocking festival of fun?
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GIZMO
4 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Oct 14 2014
Hi guys my name is Gizmo and I am a very special little furry “gadget” (hehehehe), cos I always used to come and go as I pleased and thought I was quite the Scarlet Pimpernel. You see for quite a long time I was living on a lady’s property where I had shelter and she gave me food but because I am rather an elusive little fella I felt much happier sleeping outside and being able to come and go as I pleased. Then one day another human came to the house and boy oh boy, did my life change from then on. This person was coaxing me with really yummy tidbits and had such a nice voice and I knew he was trying to get me to come to him and even though I tried my hardest to resist, he was too persuasive. Yes sireeeee, believe it or not I finally relented and allowed him to take me with him in his car. We soon arrived at this amazing place called DogtownSA and not in my wildest dreams did I realize what a great choice this would turn out to be. I was given a comfy place to sleep with lots of blankets and I could snuggle right inside so nobody could see me and I was given more yummy food. I was allowed to walk in and around my little garden and every day I had people coming to talk to me. First it was through the fence cos to begin with I was rather apprehensive to come out and chat but they always left lots of yummy things for me and so many toys. Then, as time went on I felt more and more relaxed and started to come and greet these guys. They come very regularly and sit in my garden with me and I like to run around them and bark and smile a lot at them. I love licking their fingers when they have liver treats with them and I seem to make they giggle a lot when I smile at them. I have very pretty ears that are all feathery and I even let them touch them sometimes but not for very long yet. I know my carers are letting me get used to things at my own pace and I am almost ready for them to give me a tickle or two. I get quite jealous when I see them touching and tickling the furlady that lives next to me cos she so enjoys all their attention and from what she has told me, it is really very soothing being touched. These carers here are very gentle and treat all us furkids so well. Sheba, that is the furlady’s name, and I have a small fence between us and she tells me a lot about how she started off being so shy and very nervous and how her life has changed since she has been at DogtownSA. She goes out for regular walks and loves being able to sniff all the special smells and chew the grass. I am pretty sure that I will be going on walks soon but my carers are letting me get used to my routine a little longer before venturing outside – cos I must say – at times I still feel a little uncertain of the world out there. Even though I have spent so much time living and sleeping outside I really do like my lovely warm little house and feeling safe and secure. So guys and gals out there my dream is to find my own forever family who would like to have a little “Gizmo” in their lives. We could cuddle up and I will be their best friend and companion and together we could have many years of fun and happiness.
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GEORGE
5 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 23 2014
Hiya humans. I am George. I started out as a bit of a free spirit, kinda wandering around on my own for a bit. I never really knew my parents and had to make a lot of choices. Some where good and some not so great. I landed up quite lost, sad and hungry. One day, a rather nice lady took me home, told me I should get off the streets and make a life for myself. Boy did I get spoiled. I kind of enjoyed it, but the rehab I needed required a bit more time to myself, to ponder what it is that I want from life. I am still working through a few more things, but I am doing really well. I have some really good buddies here at the centre and I play - a LOT. I LOVE LOVE LOVE walking. I also love biccies. I am a bit fussy about my food, and i eat super slowly because I need to keep checking that I am still here and ok. I really like my human friends. I am not so sure of some of the things that humans do though - like brushing, and nail clipping. Do you know if thats safe or not? I am not sure. EVERYONE keeps telling me its fine, but you know - you cant take too many chances. My friend Patrick gets a little annoyed sometimes, he is like "Geoooooorge.......you are being sillllleeeeeee", but I just need a little more time. I am however ready to start meeting some new people who would be very patient with me, as I will repay you with lotsa love! Walking is my favourite and if people come to walk me and be my friend I will be sooooooo happy. See you soon! (Im the prettiest boy on the block!)
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MANDY
6 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 22 2014
Oh Mandy well, you came and you gave without taking. But they sent you away. Oh, Mandy well, you kissed us and we stopped you from shaking. And you need a home today. Oh, Mandy! Did you see what I did there I tweaked the Barry Manilow song Mandy to tell you my story. I'm really talented like that. I'm also really good at these good manners everyone keeps talking about around here. When I see that bowl of food approaching or one of those live treat dispensers, my bum hits the floor quicker than you can say sit :) I’ve had to put up with some shady humans before I found my way to Dogtown SA, so I can be a little aloof when I first meet you. Don’t worry; once I trust you I’m all love <3. I’m also a little nervous around other furkids, but my DogtownSA family is all about helping me find new friends and boosting my confidence. If you would like to audition to be my new family you can contact my agent at adoptions@barkingmad.co.za and hopefully they will think you are a good match for me and we can live happily ever after :) So what you waiting for send them an email now :)
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GRACE
7 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, Jun 12 2014
Good day, my name is Grace. Some time ago, my brother Will and I took off on an adventure. We left our previous humans to find a better life "out there". For some days we wandered the back streets and fields and some rather shady areas, avoiding traffic and finding our own snacks. This was somewhat tiresome and stressful, so we hung around a nice man's boarding kennels until he decided we had better go to Dogtown (for finishing school). We like it here, as we get loads of food and snacks! I enjoy that part a LOT! I am what my trainer calls "easy going". She told me I am beautiful too, and I have learnt to sit and down. I keep my house very neat, and I have good manners too! I never try to escape, or run out of the gate, and I always sit gracefully (that's my name and my game!)for my food. I play nicely with my brother and I love being brushed and loved. I'm really deep, and I often just take some time out to lie in the sun and think about life, and the meaning of all that is. I am currently in a "training programme" to refine some of my skills, like "stay", "heel" and so on. I hope to be able to attend the classes here soon, and holding paws that my new humans (I know you're coming soon!) Will keep training me, as I really like learning new stuff.
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ZEUS
8 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 23 2014
I am Zeus and extremely proud to have been named after such a distinguished Greek god protecting and watching over the welfare of the whole community. I must say I would willingly protect DogtownSA as it was because of this very special 5 star hotel and the wonderful people who care for me and all the other furkids there that I was given a new lease on life. They found me wondering on the main road in Blue Hills suffering from severe skin tumours on my body and private parts. They arranged to have surgery and radiation to treat my skin cancer and now I can swagger around and show off my beautifully remodeled body in a specially fitted tailor made sun jacket. My carers also arranged to have my little house and garden set up in a very shady part of DogtownSA. Shade net blinds have been put up around my garden fence to keep out all the bad UV rays of the daily sun but that does not stop me having lots of visitors. My carers and all the volunteers that come to DogtownSA never miss an opportunity to come and see me and my furkid girlfriend, Rozzie and make a huge fuss of us both. After I have had a yummy breakfast in the morning, I have sun block smeared all over my tummy and private parts. When my carer comes to do this she gives me lots of cuddles and kisses so that she can get the cream all over the areas which are so sensitive to the sun and I must admit that I looooooove all the attention. She then puts on my special sun jacket and makes sure that it is securely zipped up and attached to my collar. Sometimes, during the day when Rozzie and I are playing running around our garden and playing chase in and out of the house, we manage to get the zip undone and even though I know it is naughty, it is great fun doing it as it means that my career has to come back and kiss and cuddle me to put it back on again. Rozzie and I go on very invigorating walks together with our caregivers and volunteers, which is great fun. Unfortunately I am still learning that pulling is not really the best behavior while walking but with all the lovely smells and things to see it is quite difficult to contain my excitement. However I am getting good obedience instruction from my carers and can honestly say I will soon be happily trotting along by my walker’s side. My dream is to once again live in a forever home with a family on which I can lavish all my love and show them the new found skills I have learnt at DogtownSA. If they have any other fur kids, preferably a nice young lady, like my current furry, I will happily fit in. If not I am sure Rozzie would love to come with me.
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JERSEY
9 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jul 07 2014
Hi my name is Jersey and my dream is to find my forever family who maybe already have one or two furries of their own and would like to add another one. I currently live with two boys and we play all sorts of games together for most of the day. Some are quite robust and even rather noisy but it is because we love running around our garden and letting off steam and of course we have to tell all the other furkids at DogtownSA just what fun there is to have when you have fur-buddies and I do like showing off just a little bit. I think it is really because I know how lucky I am. You see I was rescued from Alexandra township and I am sure my life would have been very different if I had not been lucky enough to have been brought to DogtownSA. I have to admit I can get a little bit too excited but Justin, one of my current furries is very good at stopping me from getting too silly and I really respect his maturity so quickly stop before there are tears. We all go on walks together with our carers and volunteers and often we are able to go to the play area where we all run around off lead and spend time running and chasing the balls and on and off the agility equipment and having more fun than I ever thought would be possible. Whilst I have been at this wonderful “town” I have learnt some basic obedience skills and enjoy getting lots of yummy treats for doing my exercises which my carers have taught me. I would love to be able to continue learning and training with my forever family and make you very proud of taking me into your home.
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ZACK
10 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 23 2014
I am Zack. I am. I am also MUCH bigger than I look. Its just a trick of the light. You THINK I am small, but really I am huge. I have no idea why I am always looking at paws and shoes. I think that maybe I need special glasses or something. Plus I have enormous teeth. But I like eating the smallest doggie cubes....I dont get it. I LOVE my treats and really adore some people too. Some I feel just dont deserve my trust. Pfffft. Thats me. But I am learning a little bit every day. Some days I learn really fast. I call those "polony days", cos thats when my trainer sings the Polony song to me and I try hardest on those days. Mostly to stop her singing. But dont tell her that please. Someone hurt me once and I never forgot, so I feel really, really bad when I hurt people and so I try not too. I want to be patted SO MUCH, but sometimes I get a little afraid and the decide I really dont want to be patted after all. Then I change my mind and want it again. I am working on trying to be ok with this. I get along well with my room mates, Pat and George. I think they know that I am bigger than them or something. I am really looking for my special soul mate.......
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MICAH
11 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 26 2014
“I feel pretty, oh so pretty. I feel pretty and witty and bright. And I pity any girl that isn’t me tonight! Micah’s my name and aren’t I just oh so pretty *blush*. After being abandoned, I’m finally living it up here at Hotel DogtownSA with my boo Leo. Room service, personal trainers and gourmet treats, the only way life could get any better was if my forever family finally found me and whisked away to that fairytale land called home sweet home.” Micah is our bouncy beautiful little Miss Sunshine: shy at first but of oh-so-loving once she gets to know you. This little Miss isn’t crazy about other dogs outshining her, though she does have a soft spot for strong handsome four-legged men that take a backseat and indulge her whims and fancies. While her DogtownSA family loves her to bits, Micah fantasizes about a forever family of her own to fawn and fuss over her everyday of the week. Could you make pretty Miss Micah’s dreams come true?
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ALICE
12 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, Jan 22 2015
Arooooooo....aroooo.... hear me sing the song of my people. In my past, I've been a bit of a nomad, traveling from here to there, and then some more. On my travels, I heard of this hotel for dogs, where breakfast and dinner are always served with a smile, and belly rubs. I figured this is a place to see. When I first arrived at my new house, I had a little difficulty to settle, and when I get nervous, I talk a lot you see. However, my caregiver massages my ears and then I feel much better. It wasn't long until I felt safer, I started to enjoy the company of my neighbours and all the caregivers at Dogtown SA. I get to go on short walks that helps me build up some strength in my legs. I even get to meet other furies like me on these walks, and they make me feel a bit more confident. The other furies tell me that lots of people come to visit us, and many of us get to go with them to 'forever homes'. I would love a forever home! My caregiver tells me I've got a beautiful voice, so if you'd like to hear me sing my song, please come visit me at Dogtown SA. Wait, let me get back to practicing, aroooooo
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SUZANNE
13 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, Jan 22 2015
More information about Suzanne to follow shortly....
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BOKKIE
14 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, Jan 22 2015
More information about Bokkie to follow shortly....
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EBONY
15 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 30 2014
When you arrive at DogtownSA you will hear a lot about me and my “special man – Duke”. You see, I am a very pretty girl and Duke is the furry I live with and he has a reputation for having the most irresistible “furgal” on the block!!! Weelll I am his “gal” . I love to romp and play and he and I spend many hours running around in our garden, pulling out our blankets and having games of tag and guess what he lets me win!!!! All the other DogtownSA furkids can see us and wish they were playing too. The others looking on make such a noise cos they are so jealous of our antics and I know they would love to swop places. When we are lying down next to each other chilling after one of our walks with our carers or volunteers who are just the bestest angels at the Hotel DogtownSA, I tell him stories about my previous life which was really very difficult. He just listens and gives me a lick and a smile. I was living on the streets for many months and trying to find caring people and food was not easy. My life changed when such a special person from DogtownSA came and found me and even though I was very nervous I came with him and arrived back at this very special Hotel DogtownSA. With the help of such loving and caring peeps I soon learnt to trust once more and knew I was going to be safe and never have to be scared again. It is just so cooooollll here cos our carers come and sit with us and ask us to do little exercises and for that we get treats!! Then best of all is I get to have my tummy rubbed and I really love that. I never thought such a wonderful thing could ever happen to me as people had never touched me like that before. My other favourite thing is going on walks with my main man “Duke” and our carers and I do have to admit I get very excited and sometimes want to get a weee bit too far ahead too quickly, but my carer just gives me a gentle reminder and a cuddle and then I slow down. So all you awesome peeps out there, if you have a guy furkid who loves to play and romp and is looking for a pretty lady, please let’s get together and meet. For those of you who don’t have a furry friend, maybe you would be able to take Duke and I together and make all our forever dreams come true and we will make your life complete.
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DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Tuesday, Jan 20 2015
Dog Town
LOCATION - JOHANNESBURG, MIKE AND MOLLY ARE TWO MERLE GREAT DANES WHOSE OWNERS MOVED TO A SMALL FLAT AND THEY ARE CURRENTLY AT KENNELS AS WE HAD NO OPTION WITH SUCH SHORT NOTICE BUT THEY ARE NOT DOING WELL IN THE KENNELS AND I URGENTLY NEED TO FIND A FOSTER HOME OR HOMES FOR THEM!! THEY WERE RIDDLED WITH WORMS AND THEY ARE THIN DUE TO BEING FED VERY POOR QUALITY FOOD. MOLLY ALSO HAD PUPPIES IN DECEMBER SO SHE IS REALLY MALNOURISHED :( THEY CANNOT BE STERILISED YET DUE TO THEM BEING IN SUCH A NEGLECTED WAY AND WILL HAVE TO GAIN SOME WEIGHT FIRST AND BE SAFE IN A LOVING ENVIRONMENT. THIS IS EXTREMELY URGENT SO PLEASE SPREAD FAR AND WIDE SO WE CAN HELP MIKE AND MOLLY!!! THANK YOU TO REINETTE LE ROUX FOR ALERTING ME TO THEIR PLIGHT AND PAYING THEIR KENNEL FEES AND FOOD!!! PLEASE CONTACT MYSELF - LYN ON 0826125348 OR lyngardiner@iafrica.com IF YOU ARE IN A POSITION TO FOSTER OR ULTIMATELY ADOPT THESE TWO BABIES.
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LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Wednesday, Jan 14 2015
Dog Town
LOCATION - JOHANNESBURG, The little girl is a brown Staffie named Bekkie. She has a white chest & brown eyes & she is 11 months old. The boy is a black Pitbull named Sokkies. He also has a white chest & brown eyes & is 3 years old. They went missing in the early morning hours of 1/1/2015 in Randfontein. Anyone who has any information can contact me on 0833019648.
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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 - Help for Boston - 31/1
Last updated on Thursday, Jan 15 2015
Dog Town

On Friday morning we received a call from Barry who had noticed a very thin dog on the Mabopane highway.  He was unable to get the dog, but threw his sandwiches into the bushes for the dog to eat and managed to take a photo of the dog.  He called us and asked for help. We immediately went out in search of the dog, but unfortunately we were unable to find it.

 In the late afternoon, on his way home Barry again spotted the dog and called us.  We rushed out and managed to trap him and realized we needed to get him to the vet urgently.

On seeing the photo we saw that the dog was thin and that we could not leave him in the bushes, but nothing prepared us for the reality of his situation.  He was nothing more than a sack of bones, and his little body covered in sores and holes.  His one eye is gone, leaving just a gaping wound; I shudder to think how he lost it.  His jaw is broken so he could not eat.

I know that most people would say it would be better to put him out of his misery and euthanize him, but if you look into that beautiful face you realize the fighting spirit he must have to survive a busy highway and all the injuries he has had to endure and you have to give him a chance, he deserves the opportunity to find out that there are people out there that would do anything for him and to give him the love and home he so richly deserves after all he has been through....... and so we named him BOSTON and made a promise to him that we would walk this path with him as he is worth it.

As you can see in the photos, he is very weak, but his jaw has been wired and he is really trying to eat small quantities, however his condition is still critical, so please pray for him, he is fighting for his life.

We have to thank Barry that took the first step by taking the time and effort to contact us, and for caring.  Barry has told us that he would love to adopt Boston and is prepared to pay the vets bill. 

However I am appealing to everyone to please help us on this one, with whatever donation you can, to pay it directly into the vets account with the reference : “ Boston”,  as we would like to keep the costs for Barry as low as possible, because he really went out of his way to save this precious little soul and we want him to be able to go to this loving forever home.

I realize that there are so many pleas for help and each one is special, but unfortunately we are not in a position to cover all the costs due to all the animals that are constantly arriving at Wollies, our kennels are full to capacity, and because we do not believe in keeping our dogs in small cages, we have to put quite a number of dogs together and they all have to be sterilized.... so our vet accounts is always sky high!

PYRAMID DIEREKLINIEK  -    ACCOUNT NAME:  C.E. JANISCH    STANDARD BANK HATFIELD

BRANCH CODE    011545       ACCOUNT NUMBER:  012625647    REF:  BOSTON

PLEASE HELP US...................BOSTON’S NEW LOVING HIM IS WAITING FOR HIM!

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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:
SMS DOG to 38919
Event Details
Last updated on Friday, Mar 15 2013
SMS DOG to 38919
By sending an sms you help us take care of a rescue dog for a day. Not bad for just R10. If each of our South African supporters could SMS DOG to 38919 once a month our monthly bills would be covered :) Please share and ask all you friends to help us take care of our beautiful doggies :)
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SPONSOR A PET
Hi, my name is THANDI
I am a Female - spayed Collie Blend. Would you like to sponsor me?

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Last updated on Thursday, May 15 2014
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CHEWING
Chewing is a normal and natural thing for young puppies to do and it’s needed to maintain the health of your dog’s teeth. To dogs all objects are possible chew toys. Dogs also chew to relieve anxiety and boredom. After all there are only so many things pup can do to keep him or herself entertained, while you are not around.

When a pup lives with a human, it is the human’s job to teach him what’s OK to chew and what’s not OK to chew.
Chew training a puppy usually takes 1-3 months, and there may be times you can’t actively supervise his activities.

Always set up pup for success, when you are not around and mistakes can happen,
Confine your pup to a comfortable safe area; such as a single room this must contain a comfortable bed, a bowl of water, a doggy toilet (if not yet housetrained), and 6-7 freshly stuffed chew toys. These chew toys must be the only things available to chew.
In this environment your pup is training himself to chew toys and these chew toys will become much more desirable for your dog to chew as opposed to carpets, shoes etc.
We confine pup to prevent your dog from chewing inappropriate items around the house and to maximize the chance of a chew toy habit developing.
Praise, praise, praise each time your pup chews something right. REWARD good behaviour IGNORE bad behaviour.

Your dog will learn to settle down and entertain himself with his chew toys as soon as you leave in the morning, and he will probably search for chew toys when he wakes.

Chew toys should be indestructible and no consumable.
Examples of chew toys: Kongs, sterilized long bones, hooves that can be stuffed with treats.
Squeeze a piece of liver in the small hole of the Kong, fill the rest of the hole with part of his daily meal (if kibble moisten it first) and then put the Kongs in the freezer.
As the food thaws, it starts to fall out and this reinforces your pup to play with the chew toy, which in return will release more food. What fun.
Until your pup is fully chew toy-trained, feed all his meals from chew toys, or hand feed meals as rewards when you notice your dog is chewing a chew toy.

If a mistake ever happens, it’s your fault. Don’t shout at the dog especially if he is no longer chewing your new Jimmy Choo he will not relate your ranting to the new chew toy he found on the floor.
All he’ll learn is “when you come home, I get punished.”  Making him more anxious and more likely to chew even more worrying about your arrival home.
If you catch pup in the act of chewing your new shoes, offer him a yummy chew toy in exchange for the shoe. This will also teach pup to release stuff you ask him for. If you just snatch the shoe off pup he will learn that when he sees you approaching while he is chewing down on his new found toy, you are going to take away his toy and fun and he will learn to run away or even worse develop a chewing habit in private.
Happy Training.

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