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WANT TO ADOPT ME?
Hi, my name is Calico Baby
I am a Female Domestic.

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Last updated on Wednesday, Jul 02 2014
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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is Jules
I am a Female Jack Russell. I have found my new home.

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Last updated on Wednesday, Jul 02 2014
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HOMED
Hi, my name is Welsey Oscar
I am a Male - neutered Yorkie X. I have been Homed.

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Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 08 2014
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DOGS OF DOGTOWN SA
FOXY
1 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 05 2014
Foxy is our olde worlde charmer. If he had lived a couple of hundred years ago, he’d probably have featured in a Jane Austen novel, right next to the handsome hero. He is beautiful, shy and sensitive, and seems to have been made for a gentler, more gracious, world. Foxy has travelled a rough road to get to where he is today, and he really enjoys his piece of prime real estate at DogTown SA. He just loves to watch who is coming and going at the shelter, and throw in his two cents’ worth. As long as there is a fence between him and people, Foxy is happy and confident. Foxy does have a shy side which you will meet when you first go into the run, but do not worry, he will soon warm to you especially. if you have a brush in your hand and are going to spend time smarting him up and making him look even more handsome for his galls. Foxy is an older cross-Shephard who loves other canine company, preferably girls, and lots of walks. Although he has recovered well from severe health issues, he still needs a little bit of extra caring. * Unable to adopt Foxy? 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 only.
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MALAIKA
2 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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KEITH & BIANCA
3 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 30 2014
I have a question for all you amazing peeps out there – how would you like to have a handsome and happy (what a mixture!!!) four-legged furrie companion and his special furlady, whose tails are always wagging and ready at the drop of a “lead” to go on walks, whenever you want to go or, if you prefer, just to sit with you and keep you company? Well Bianca and I am your furries. My name is Keith and I am waiting for you at DogtownSA. I may not be quite as famous as Keith Richards and don’t have his musical skills but I can certainly try and howl out a tune or two for you. Nowadays I am such a happy guy and want to tell everybody about the angels Bianca and I have met at this special Hotel called DogtownSA. You see previously Bianca, and I were being treated badly and having to keep out of the way of humans but that has all changed and with the wonderful help of the carers at DogtownSA we have both learnt to trust and live life to the fullest again. We don’t have to hide away and are treated with such care and attention we sometimes think we have visited another planet or special star in the sky. Every day we get spoilt with yummy food and during the day have treats and visits from our special carers and volunteers coming by our house to see us and best of all take out for walks. Our carers come and sit with us and ask us to do little exercises and for that we get treats. How cool is that. Bianca, who is the prettiest furkid ever, is my true love and my dream is that we could both stay together in our forever home. She is still rather shy and takes a while to get to know strangers but she is a bright little girl and knows I will never let her get hurt again. Previously I protected her and made sure she was safe and so we really are a very loving couple and being together will make our dreams come true. I can assure you that the special family who will have us in their home will get soooooooooo much love and attention from us both and never be bored playing with us that we will all have many years of fun and happiness together.
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ROZZIE
4 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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JOCK
5 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 26 2014
“Good day old chaps Lord Jock of Dogtown here, pleased to make your acquaintance. No barbaric bundu-bashing for me I’m afraid. The wild wonders of the world are far too dangerous for folly. Perhaps I could interest you in joining me on long leisurely walks, fine food and a lifetime of loyalty and companionship. Those are the true ingredients of adventure.” Our Lord Jock doesn’t dream of wild adventures on the untamed African savannah; after a life scavenging for scraps he’s decided he’s seen enough quite enough of the wild wonders of the world. Like many that have seen the harsh side of life, Jock can be slow to trust new four-legged and human friends, but once a friend always a friend is Jock’s motto. Jock is looking to live the quiet life away from the hype of young children and kitty cats. All he needs now is the special family to love him forever. Could that be you?
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LEO
6 of 15
Last updated on Friday, Jun 27 2014
“I got the eye of the tiger, a survivor, dancing through the fire. 'Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar. Louder, louder than a lion. 'Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar! ROOOOOAAAAAAR!! Leo’s my name and I just looove belting out some tunes, who says big strong boys don’t do karaoke hehehe. While I may look like the muscle round these parts I’m just a big softie looking for someone to spend a little time and get to know the real me.” Leo is our big teddy bear at Dogtown SA. After a life wandering on the streets he was forced to grow a thick skin: regarding new people with skepticism and guarding what little food he could find. Here at Dogtown SA we have been showing Leo how much more rewarding life is when we share things with those we care about. Leo has even found love with our little Miss Micah <3 Leo still needs a little more Dogtown SA TLC but he sure would appreciate you sponsoring him some yummy biscuits (the way to a man’s heart is through his tummy after all!)
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Xavier & Zillia
7 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 10 2014
Xavier and Zillia, two 6 year olds, brother and sister, pedigree German Shepherds need a home. These two well trained dogs are kept in a tiny enclosure and have no human contact or stimulation due to the owner relocating overseas. They desperately need a home with an owner who will give them space to roam, and some TLC. It is preferable that they go together. The female, a long hair (the photo attached however is short hair as she was recently shaved), has been sterilized, the male, short hair, is unsterilized but will be neutered upon adoption.
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MAX
8 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 10 2014
Maxamillion is my name but they call me Max for short. Hey that's my name that's short not me he he. Don't let my size fool you I'm a serious dude. I look after my sister here at DogtownSA so I'm a busy man.I don't remember much before coming to the centre but apparently I was a stud. I tell the ladies here I know I'm a stud but they just giggle maybe I don't understand the word right. Anyhoo I'm hoping for a home where my sis and I can go together as we have really helped each other after we we're abandoned. You know what family is like. You can't live with them and you can't live without them. I hear my sister say a prayer every night that a family will come for both of us and we will be together forever <3 Bless, she is too cute sometimes.Even though I act like the tough guy around town, I really do have a soft spot for her.
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TRISTAN
9 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 19 2014
Well I'm what you would call a pocket rocket. I might be small in height but I am a compact body of fun and love. I am on the go go go and I love to play ball and then stop for a quick cuddle session. I tend to like bigger furkids as they are strong and like to play rough and tumble plus they play a really good game of tag your it :) Although I'm small I'm not particularly fond of small humans they tend to freak me out a little but we are working on this at the centre. I had a bit of a bad experience in my past with a domestic worker so I'm really not keen to share my home with a domestic worker either. Geez I sound like a real fussy pants but honestly I'm not. I'm just looking for a very particular home. If there is an oke out there who likes to get home from work, play a quick game of ball in the garden before kicking back and watching the game on tv, then I'm your boy :) You cant be a lazy bum and you need to enjoy keeping your pad clean yourself. I know there has got to be a dude out there that fits my credentials. Let my secretary know at adoptions@barkingmad.co.za
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HAWKING
10 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, Jun 12 2014
My name is Hawkings, aka Hawkie. The people at Dogtown call me Hawks, Hawkie-pie, Hawkie Porks - I've learnt to listen out for all these nick-names, so that I score big time cuddles and treats. I am a special needs dog, because I am special. I had a little "run in" with a car (I thought I could take it on!) when I was younger, and this mishap slowed me down for a bit. A really cool dude called Picane saw me, noticed my brilliant potential, spark and jois de vive, and arranged for me to come to his work at Dogtown. I can do whatever any other dog does, and have not one, but TWO sets of wheels - what other pooch can claim that? Because I am so unique and amazing (oh and did I say handsome???) I get whatever I want - massage, brushing, food - and sometimes I even get carried around! I have my minions at Dogtown well trained!!! I am so clever that I am almost telepathic! I have to tell the other dogs how to behave sometimes, as they can be so - well - lower class at times - I mean really!!!
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COCO
11 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Apr 28 2014
“Bonsoir je m'appelle Coco, for those of you who don’t parlez vous Français, you may address me as Mademoiselle Coco. I live by the creed of my glorious namesake Coco Chanel: ‘In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.’ “ Our enigmatic diva Coco is not bound by cuddly canine stereotypes, while she loves floating through the doggie social scene and charming the four-legged furry gents of DogtownSA with her elegant mystique, Coco is very discerning about the humans she allows into her inner circle. Coco isn’t quite ready to relinquish her role as Madamoiselle of DogtownSA; she is still in need of some DogtownSA finishing school finesse. Every diva needs her entourage and fans; Coco would sure love for you to sponsor her stay at DogtownSA. After all she needs to be kept in the style and comfort to which she is accustomed until she is ready to find a forever family to call her own. The DogtownSA team sends their gratitude in advance in behalf of this cheeky furkid!
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SHANDY
12 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 23 2014
Hello there!!! My name is Sandy and I am hoping that when you have read my story you will want to come and meet me “paw” to “paw”. I consider myself one of the luckiest furkids in town because I was handed over to this very special 5 Star Hotel called DogtownSA. I really thought I had gone over the rainbow and landed in heaven cos suddenly I had a little house and garden of my own and humans came to feed me suuuuper food and had long conversations with me and even cuddled me. So now I want to tell you how this place has helped me to become the cuddly little furkid that you may well fall for. Once I had settled into my little dwelling my carer would come and take me out on a very comfortable harness and lead for a long walk. I had never been out for such a wonderful excursion. I was allowed to smell all the interesting bushes and shrubs en route and could take my time and at certain stages on the walk we would stop, my carer would show me a treat and as soon as I responded with a sit or just a smile and a wriggle of my “cheeky” little behind, I was given a treat. Can you believe it???? Well I couldn’t I really thought I was dreaming. By the time we came back to DogtownSA I was pretty pooped, for the first few times, as I was rather unfit seeing as I had never had so much exercise before but now I am much better. I have built up my fitness by being taken so often by my carer and many super volunteers and I get another wonderful treat and am taken to a large “play area” where my lead is taken off and I can run around and chase birds, lizards, and sniff in and out of the bushes for a lovely long time. I also try and go up and down the agility obstacles but still have difficulty as I do have short legs. But I have great fun and many treats trying. Until very recently I used to also go with another furkid called Trixie but luckily for her, she has found her forever home and we would go together and have great play times together. As much as I love being at DogtownSA my real dream is to be in a forever home where I can snuggle up with my own human and be a loyal companion and devoted best friend and have wonderful walks and playtime together, could that be you?
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SCARLETT
13 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, May 20 2014
Nothing like a little karaoke to get everyone in the mood, everyone sing along now (Don’t be shy you know how it goes :) Scarlett you light up our world like nobody else They way that you skip and hop makes us smile and cheer But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell, You don't know, oh, oh, You don't know you're beautiful, If only you saw what we can see, You'd understand why we love you desperately, Right now we’re looking at you and we can't believe, You don't know,oh, oh. You don't know you're beautiful We can’t get enough of telling our demure Scarlett how awesome she is (though Scarlett has commented that we shouldn’t quit our day jobs and leave the crooning to lads of One Direction, cheeky bum). While Scarlett takes a little while to warm up to new humans and four legged friends, beneath her coy exterior is a playful soul that loves to cuddle. While we all keep singing Scarlett’s praises here at DogtownSA we hope somewhere out there is a patient furry friend and a warm human lap looking for the perfect lady to share in new life of cuddles, kisses and companionship. Could that be with you?
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MICAH
14 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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THANDI
15 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, May 15 2014
“Sawubona Barking Madders ninjani? Thandi’s my name and I’m your soul-sista here at DogtownSA. When I’m not lounging and enjoying the glorious African sunshine I love jamming a little jika jika jive with my chommies here at DogtownSA. Black dogs are often overlooked in shelters, but here at DogtownSA our BEE policy has me sitting pretty. After all, DogtownSA believes that every dog deserves to Bark Eat and Enjoy life” Thandi is our lovable African Queen here at DogtownSA, true to her name that means loved one in isiZulu, she is a dog with so much love to share. Being the Queen BEE, Thandi loves being the center of human attention and prefers the company of smaller male furry company (She currently reigns supreme with her room-mate King Jack the Lionheart here at DogtownSA) She has been waiting a long time for a forever family to share the beautiful African sunsets with. Could that be with you?
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DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 08 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - CAPE TOWN, Suzie was surrendered as unwanted - how, we don't know - she is a gorgeous 4/5 year old jack Russell girl. She lives for her walks! She mixes well with the other dogs & is extremely affectionate.
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LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Thursday, Jul 03 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - JOHANNESBURG, Lost dog in Queenswood/Kilnerpark! Very concerned owner! Pls call Mr Jacobs 072 013 3988
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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 - Bull Terrier Rescue Kennels - ongoing
Last updated on Monday, Jun 30 2014
Dog Town
Bull Terrier Rescue is in desperate need of help in order to complete the planned 16 kennels to help the many bull terriers currently in need of our help. Sadly our builder (who had said he would donate the labour) let us down, and we have already paid out over r20,000 in labour costs just to complete the first 8 kennels. We now have no funds to purchase the extra materials needed to complete the final 8 kennels or to pay for the labour and are appealing for financial help as we have bull terriers waiting to come to us. If anyone can help by making a financial donation, no matter how small, our banking details are as follows: NFS Bull Terrier Club Nedbank Vanderbijl Park 18913700 Account No 1076442218 Reference RESCUE Alternatively if you are able to help with a donation of materials such as bricks, cement, plaster sand, crushed stone, building sand, welded mesh etc then please contact Dania on 0721837850. Many thanks Dania Skone Bull Terrier Rescue 134785 NPO Contact hannes@falconll.co.za for any queries.
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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 STEVE
I am a Male Bull Terrier. Would you like to sponsor me?

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Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 17 2014
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Show your support
PET TIP
STEALING
When your dog steals something do you chase after him trying to get it back?  
Don’t play this game of chase anymore.  You are reinforcing an unwanted behaviour. The more attention you give him for stealing something, the more he’ll steal.    
As long as it’s not dangerous ignore him when he steals something, he’ll stop pretty soon if there is no reinforcement involved. Write the incident off to your mistake, as you are the one who left it lying around in the first place. Remember prevention is better than cure.
Make sure he can’t get to items, which are off-limits. Keep tables and counters completely free of food and other fun chewables; keep the laundry out of your dogs reach for several months until he no longer looks there for fun.  He is stealing this stuff to entertain himself so rather have plenty of yummy chew treats to keep him busy and make sure he is getting exercise and his mind is being stimulated with fun games. If your dog has stolen something you need to take back. Don’t just take the article from him this will only teach him that when he has his fun toy and you come towards him, his fun is going to stop and he will begin to hide with his stolen items. Instead offer him something much better a great big yummy chew toy, not only will he drop the stolen item for you to get back but he will be occupied with this new yummy treat and he will completely forget his stolen item. This will also make him happy when he sees you approaching because good things come from you.

Reference: (page (110)
The new dog owner’s guide to  Positive reinforcement puppy training – Suzanne L. Harris


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