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WANT TO ADOPT ME?
Hi, my name is Max
I am a Male - neutered Bull Terrier.

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Last updated on Thursday, Aug 21 2014
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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is Tucsan & Zara
I am a Male / Female Husky. I have found my new home.

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Last updated on Thursday, Aug 14 2014
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HOMED
Hi, my name is KYRA
I am a Female - spayed Terrier Blend. I have been Homed.

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Last updated on Thursday, Aug 28 2014
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DOGS OF DOGTOWN SA
MALAIKA
1 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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VINNY
2 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 08 2014
I was born into a mafia family, and my earliest days were spent being tied up on a very short chain, with no shade or shelter, regular food or water. A wonderful lady saved me and sent me off to DogTown under the Animal Rescue Witness Protection Program I am a very loving boy and have SO MUCH to offer the right person. I love walking and am very well behaved when out walking, I don’t pull, or shove or even bark. I just wanna have fun! I enjoy doing all my training and can sit, down, roll over, crawl and climb up onto a bench. I play fetch, to humour humans, but I prefer a good ear rub and love time to anything else. I have to learn some more thing about how to play with people, as sometimes I forget and get a little carried away, but I am learning fast! I am healthy and happy, and very kind, full of life, love and always up for a human/dog moment!
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BOBBY
3 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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DAISY
4 of 15
Last updated on Wednesday, May 28 2014
Would you like to come home to a lively medium-sized four legged “gal” with a smile on her face from ear to ear, a body that wriggles with excitement and wagging tail that just doesn’t stop – then Daisy is for you! She would just love to be your “one and only” and will be up and ready to go with you on your early morning jog around the houses or a run in the park. Her energy and enthusiasm will get you going on the road even if you are feeling a little sluggish at first. Then, when you come home and are invigorated ready for a healthy breakfast, she will be waiting to eat hers beside you and take great delight in showing you just how clever she is when you give her “her brekkie” in one of those brain teaser food puzzles that are available for such a bright lady as our “Daisy”. She is one of DogtownSA’s most talented furkids when it comes to solving these food puzzles and will excel in showing you her skill and intelligence of deciphering these super duper dog-toys. She will wriggle and preen in front of you when she has done and be waiting for many cuddles and kisses as her reward for being such a “clever gal”. You will get lots of kisses in return and Daisy will just keep on smiling and wagging that her tail, in anticipation of your next adventure together. Daisy will flourish in a home where she is loved and cared for as an only child and in return will bring you endless days of complete happiness.
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MAX
5 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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HAWKING
6 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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BOLT
7 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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FLINT
8 of 15
Last updated on Sunday, Aug 24 2014
I actually prefer to be called “Flyn” as I find it ever so much more refined. I do already have SO many good notes on my portfolio that I would like to get a formal name change to suit my fantastic profile. I am black and we all know that is beautiful. I am sleek and sexy and fast and adorable too. I love lovies and am SO willing to learn that my trainer gets very excited working with me. I am super patient too and will most likely be kind to most other animals and dogs. I live with an eccentric roomie, so have loads of practice (Sigh!). I enjoy the finer things in life, like good food, late night romantic meetings, cruises……. I often sit and dream about how my life is going to be, with my forever human…..full of all the finer things in life! Are you able to provide that? If so, contact my booking agent and we can set up an interview :)
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COURAGE
9 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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PRECIOUS
10 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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JUSTIN
11 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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FOUND - Oxford Rd
12 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, Aug 07 2014
Does anybody recognize this dog? Found Sunday 3 August on Oxford road. Suspect might have been stolen, in DogtownSA's care now. Desperate to find the owners. Please contact us if you have any information. Found in JHB but could be from anywhere if stolen. PROOF OF OWNERSHIP REQUIRED - info@barkingmad.co.za
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JOCK
13 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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CLAUDIA
14 of 15
Last updated on Friday, Jul 25 2014
I am Claudia. I am a little afraid of people, although I am slowly learning to be less and less afraid and I am starting to trust some people. I have come a long way, thanks to the help of a special volunteer at DogTown, who just sat with me for ages, and my caregiver who taught me to sit for my food. He also taught me to not be so scared to be touched all the time. I live with two roomies – Yogi and Dex. They are pretty cool and we all get along, but sometimes I need some space, so I get to be alone from time to time. I don’t mind, I usually get some cool treats or yummy dinner! I am very pretty too. I have started going to some training classes to help me a bit, and would love to start a new life with my forever family waiting out there somewhere………
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TIAGO
15 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 26 2014
Tiago fancied himself a bit of a rough-ridin gangta when he first arrived at DogtownSA, a bag of skin and bones. “I don’t need no one for nothing!” was what he kept telling us. Growing up on the streets he always had his own back and lived on his wits. But life is more fun when we share it with that special someone and the world was turned upside down when Tiago met our gorgeous go-getter girl Tessa ?. Life with this uptown girl sure will change a man’s tune: henpecked and loving it! Tiago is still a bit of a diamond in the rough, in need of a little DogtownSA polish but any day now he will be ready to show off his street cred in a hood of his very own. Until that day, show a brother some love and sponsor his stay at Dogtown SA (after all it aint cheap impressing the ladies!)
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DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Tuesday, Aug 26 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - PORT ELIZABETH, She is a very energetic, over the top type of puppy that needs a lot of attention and love. An experienced BC owner would be great as this pup has been left to its own devices and has started to chase shadows and be hysterical about shredding balls or chasing balls. It is getting more relaxed by the minute as I have all these very calm disciplined dogs that are keeping it occupied. Beautiful, gorgeous pup. She will be spayed and very strict home checks apply. She will excel in agility
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LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Friday, Aug 15 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - CAPE TOWN, FOUND - an older female Maltese Poodle x, just been shaved was found this evening, she was in the sea in Gordons Bay and nearly drowned, when she finally made it to land she ran away from Charlotte who then chased and caught her 4 kms later, dodging traffic and death. She has been to a vet and is going to be fine but she needs her mummy/daddy urgently, please if you have lost your dog phone Charlotte 0840359991
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URGENT APPEAL - Appeal for Jackets & Blankets for Irwins - 1/9
Last updated on Friday, Jun 20 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 - Rainbow Nation Animals Fundraiser - 20/9
Last updated on Friday, Aug 22 2014
Dog Town
Join us for a fantastic show – “ 80’s Rewind ” , 4 course Food and Wine pairing dinner, and
experience true Red Carpet Treatment.
Get caught by the paparazzi as you arrive and cherish these memories for only R50.00 per
photo!
Raffles, auctions and so much more all in aid of these great charities!

WHERE - The Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia
WHEN - Saturday 20 September 2014
TIME - 18h30 for 19h00
DRESS CODE - Formal

TICKET PRICES
R425 per person, excluding VAT
Or book your table of 6 - R2550 excluding VAT
Or book your table of 8 - R3400 excluding VAT
BOOKING ESSENTIAL - BOOK NOW TO AVOID
DISSAPOINTMENT!!!
Contact Susan, Frances or Althea on 011 275 1699 or email: slaas@um.co.za
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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 KANSAS
I am a Female Africanis Blend. Would you like to sponsor me?

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Last updated on Monday, Jun 09 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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