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Hi, my name is PHIL
I am a Male - neutered Africanis Blend.

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Last updated on Monday, Jul 07 2014
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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is Jobe
I am a Male - neutered Siamese. I have found my new home.

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Last updated on Monday, Jun 30 2014
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HOMED
Hi, my name is St James Beach Baby
I am a Female Terrier X. I have been Homed.

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Last updated on Wednesday, Jul 09 2014
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DOGS OF DOGTOWN SA
JERSEY
1 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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BOBBY
2 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 08 2014
My name is Bobby. I was rescued by a lovely lady called who has helped me SO much because she sent me to DogTown SA and I am learning all sorts of things here. My trainer tells me I must have Border Collie in me because I act like one sometimes. I like to play “fetch” and I love water too! I LOVE water! I like to play with water a LOT! Hose pipes, water bowls – I am pretty sure that I will love swimming…..I wish I could go to the sea! My trainer says I would love to play in the waves. I have learnt to sit very well and have good manners. I get along with almost all the dogs I meet, I don’t like being alone, so I make sure that I make friends and stay friends, so I don’t get possessive over my food or toys. I am also very gentle with people. Sometimes I jump up – but only for a hug. I adore those and will spend ages just snuggling into your arms. I am learning to be crate trained – how clever is THAT! This means that I will always be safe – and secure – whether I have to travel, go on holiday ( I can dream!) or just so that I can get to munch on a bone from time to time. I walk nicely on a lead too just by the way and I am easy to groom and keep shiny! I’d LOVE my own home = with some other animals, kids and hopefully some toys and a pond!
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SAMMY
3 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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MEGAN
4 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 08 2014
Hi there peeps out there – my name is Megan and I’m not sure if you know but that is a very popular Welsh name for girls. I am sorry to say I don’t have the lovely singing voice that is associated with the Welsh people but I will be happy to make up for it with my love and attention that I have an abundance of bubbling inside of me for my forever family. I used to live at another rescue centre and was sad because I never had many humans coming to visit me and I was never given the chance to show off my very attractive features, cos I have heard it said that I am rather attractive looking furry!!! (Hehehe) Then suddenly, out of the blue a miracle happened and I was brought to this very special 5 star hotel called DogtownSA. To begin with I had no idea of what to expect and was very nervous and apprehensive of what the future might hold for me but as I settled in I knew I was going to be safe. Now I have very special carers who come and talk to me, sit with me and best of all take me for walks. I get so excited that I find it difficult to contain myself and have to do lots of extra jumps for joy in my run just to show off otherwise I think I will burst with happiness. I know I have to control this and my carers are being very gentle with me so that I learn how to behave correctly. They give me suuuppper doopper treats for being calmer and I really do like them so I am making good progress. My carers are also helping me to learn that pulling is not a desirable behavior while out walking but I am really trying to walk at heel and understand that all the lovely smells and things that I want to investigate soooo quickly are not going to disappear and by taking it a little slower and with the good instruction I am receiving I will soon be happily trotting along at my walker’s side. I also get a huge reward for this from my carers which is a yummy handful of treats so I am just the luckiest furry there is!!! One of my other favourite things is my breakfast in the morning as it comes in a rather big looking egg-shaped device and I have great fun getting all my food out of the holes at each end. I love these types of toys and have great fun pushing it all over my little garden. My dream is to once again live in a forever home with a family, where I would be their only furkid and I can lavish all my love and attention on them and show them the new found skills I have learnt at DogtownSA.
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ATHENA
5 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 08 2014
I am still a young lady, and have my figure, no wrinkles and lots of pizzazz! I am a little bit dizzy sometimes, because I find life really, really exciting! I am always excited about things – a real “live in the now” kinda gal! I have a great roomie and we get along quite well. I have learnt to go into my crate – I am just so super clever! I like walking, playing and experiencing anything new – its how roll! I would love to be an Olympic athlete, doing agility, or long distance hikes – right up my alley. I am a low maintenance girl too, a quick brush down is all I need. Oh, and some biscuits!
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GEMMA
6 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 17 2014
“When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are, anything your heart desires will come to you.” I bet you all know this song from the Walt Disney movie Pinocchio. This is my favourite song and every night after my supper at my special Hotel DogtownSA I sit outside on my little verandah and look up at the stars and wish for my forever home to come true. My name is Gemma and, I am told, a very pretty little girl with a smile that will catch your eye, who was left on a main road to fend for myself. Luckily I was rescued and taken to a home for the night and given food and water. The next day part of my dream came true as I was brought to Hotel DogtownSA. This is a very special place with very caring people who look after little” furries” like me that have been abandoned. They take such good care of me giving me really yummy food and taking me out on walks. My best is when we go to a large play area where I can run around, play and jump up and down on lots of jumps and agility equipment and let off steam until I am really exhausted. I am very energetic and would love to have a family who would like to adopt me and together we could play lots of games and go to doggy school where I will continue to learn more obedience skills and make you very proud. Please come and meet me so that my wish upon a star can come true.
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SONNY
7 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Apr 29 2014
Affectionately known as the DOG Father at DogtownSA. We introduce to you Sonny by name and Sonny by nature!!Sonny likes to see himself as being in charge and when required he can be a well-mannered gentleman.With his inquisitive nature he likes to take the role of a doggy “Sherlock Holmes” especially in the play area where he will explore every nook and cranny. He loves long walks where he can again sniff everything in his path. Sonny is a pedigreed mutt with a heart of gold. Being the kingpin here at the centre he chooses his friends wisely. Are you perhaps that family, if so Sonny is waiting to meet you and take you on his intriguing adventures!!
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WIDGET
8 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 12 2014
Widget is the name and even though I'm no spring chicken I am still a puppy at heart. When I was rescued I met my new best friend Bobbie girl, she's a bit of a nervous girl so I make sure I look after her :) I'm that kind of guy. I enjoy a good meal so I have to watch the waistline just like my lady Bobbie he he so we are both presently on diets and a stringent work out plan. We went from rags to riches coming to this Dogtown hotel so it's took us a longtime to understand there will be another meal coming along. So we are finally starting to actually enjoy our meals and treats :) If you come and visit me at the centre you just need a bit of patience with my lady but she comes around once she sees I'm getting love and treats. I don't mean to be cheeky but don't arrive for a visit empty handed he he :) Bobby and Widget have become firm friends and they both have the sweetest, most gentle natures. We would love them to get a home together
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BARNEY
9 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 23 2014
My name is Barney and I am one of the “older” residents at the Shady Pines Village at DogtownSA . My journey was been somewhat bumpy and unpredictable but a very dear lady in the same category as me an “octogenarian” hehehe!!! found me living a somewhat depressed life at a shelter. She desperately tried to find me a home but unfortunately the younger “furchildren” that they wanted me to shack up with did not have the same interests as myself. It was then that she decided (the kind lady that is), to bring me to the Shady Pines village at DogtownSA. This was a whole new experience for me and the love and attention that I experienced was simply awesome. Here they took into consideration my advanced years and did not try to make me do anything that I couldn’t manage. I had the privilege of living with an older “furlady” but sadly she “flew over the rainbow” not long after we met. I was very sad but my carers gave me lots of love to help me get over my loss. I still enjoy my walks, and when we go out on our regular walks I am allowed to dictate the pace and on my return having thoroughly enjoyed myself I am not too exhausted. I can then relax in my 5-Star accommodation which includes large comfortable cushions and a very cosy wooden house. I am also very fortunate to be in a prime position to observe all the comings and goings at this wonderful place and as such all the carers and volunteers make a huge fuss of me as they arrive. Although I am older I still have a lot to offer in love and friendship and my dream is to find a forever home where I can give back all my loyalty and affection.
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MAX
10 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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WILL
11 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, Jun 12 2014
My name is Will. I am Grace's big brother. My great grand-dad was a Labrador, and I have inherited some of his great looks, making me handsome - if I may say so myself - and strong. I really enjoy games when food is involved. I don't know what it is about food ..... the aroma, the texture.....the variety - oh its all so yummy!!! My trainer says I should give up being a dog and become a chef! I would be so good at it - I am clever too, so learning all the fancy names for food would be easy-peasy. I can sit, down, stay, and find hidden food - its my brilliant sense of smell. I can even tell if its a piece of dog kibble or polony from 10 metres! I like people - I just need a little bit more practice with being touched all over - I'm just a bit shy sometimes. My sister has taught me good housekeeping, so I keep my bed and toys clean and neat. I am hoping that the perfect family will come and fall in love with me and my lil sis Grace, could that possibly be you?
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MICAH
12 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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TIAGO
13 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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LADY
14 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 02 2014
“Well I’m all you'd ever want, I’m the kind you'd like to flaunt and take to dinner. Well I have a gorgeous face. I got style, I got grace, I’m a winner. My name is Lady. Whoa whoa whoa, call me Lady! Shake and rattle and roll Barking Madders, Lady here to brighten up your day. Any day now, my forever family is gonna fall in love with me but till that day I’ll keep shaking things up with my BFF Zeus and decoding these ‘brain’ toys for the DogtownSA peeps (they keep thinking they,’ll outfox me… as if!)” Lady is really is the best of worlds, beauty and brains! She holds the title of reigning Brain of DogtownSA: she is the only dog that cracked our tricky Dog Casino brain toy with her casual feminine finesse. Lady would be a playful addition to a furry family, and she’s hoping you’ll make the smart choice to take her home and love her forever ? Please check out her video on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4dLmeKVk2M
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MELANIE
15 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 10 2014
Hi Im Melanie, you don't really see me much when you visit DogtownSA as I hide away a lot. I don't know why I'm so nervous all I can tell you is if you spend time with me and let me learn to love and trust you it will definitely be worth it. I enjoy walks with my brother, he lives with me her at DogtownSA to so at least I have my brother to help me along and of course my caregivers who have the patience of saints when it comes to me. I told them it would be so worth it and I think they know it. The first day I went on my walk there was a huge celebration :) I felt like the springboks when they won the world cup and all I did was go for a walk. Its the little things that make these humans happy :) so before you know it I will be the social butterfly of the town :)hee hee, well maybe not but its my dream and Ive been told at DogtownSA doggies dreams come true <3
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DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 08 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - CAPE TOWN, The male is the one with the spots. The female is the white one. The male is called ODI (like ODI in the Garfield cartoon) and the female is called Nuschka (Nooshie for short). They used to be my stepfather’s dogs, but he is recently deceased (about two weeks ago) and I cannot take care of them, having two big dogs myself. Thus, the need for rehoming as the property is being rented out and the new tenants are not interested in looking after them. They are in the Brackenfell area currently. One male / one female (only the female is sterilized). Age: 10 years Health: very good. Inoculations up to date with vet care histories available. Male dog likes to play soccer. They are used to being in the house.
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LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Wednesday, Jun 25 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - CAPE TOWN, Kenridge (Western Cape) Lost on Jun 06, 2014 Dash is a male cat, he has been neutered! His friendly but doesn't like dogs! He got lost in the rain as we just moved from PE! Please help him find his way back home.
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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 - Collar & Lead Drive
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 24 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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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 SUZIE-Q
I am a Female - spayed Shepherd Blend. Would you like to sponsor me?

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Last updated on Monday, May 26 2014
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HOUSE TRAINING
Right from the beginning don’t let the puppy make mistakes, just one mistake is the beginning of a habit forming and it also scent marks the area and no matter what cleaning methods you use, the dog will always be drawn the that area again (Ian Dunbar)
House soiling is an example of a natural behaviour just happening in the wrong place.
Once again here we want to reward the good behaviour and ignore the bad behaviour. So when pup is out in the garden and relieves himself in his designated area we want to be there with yummy treats to reward him for doing such a good job. He will start to learn that when I go to the toilet at this spot I get treats, I must come back here why would I waste going to the toilet inside then I don’t get treats. Plus puppy has also marked his scent on this spot so it will naturally draw him to this spot. Offer graduated rewards for closeness to his designated area. If puppy just runs outside and relieves himself give him a small treat, as he relieves closer to the ideal spot up the amount of treats so in essence we are marking the spot where we would ideally like him to  relieve himself and as he realises that the closer to the spot he is the more treats he gets it only makes sense for him to get as close to the spot as possible. Never understate rewards for eliminating in the right place.
Timing is the most effective tool when house training, it relies a lot on your ability to recognise when your pup needs to relieve himself. Then you can direct your puppy to the correct spot and the rewards can begin. Short term confinement allows us to to be  more accurate in our prediction. When our puppy is confined to a small area he is temporarily (+- 90 mins) inhibited from relieving himself as he wouldn’t want to mess in his sleeping area this will generally make the puppy want to go and relieve himself immediately once he has been released from his confined area. When home keep puppy on leash or in his confinement area. EVERY hour release your puppy and guide him outside to go and relieve himself to his designated area, in the beginning you can keep him on leash while you guide him to his spot while giving the command “outside” just get there quickly as the poor little guy will probably be bursting to go and also the quicker we move the less likely he will stop and have a sniff at the wrong spot. Once you reach the spot give your dog a command “Go pee” give your pup +- 3minutes to relieve himself. Once puppy has relieved himself in the right spot HUGE rewards are due, Good boy, cuddle and treats and play, our pup needs to feel like he just won the gold medal at the Olympics that’s how good his performance just was.
If puppy does not relieve himself, don’t worry just take him back inside to his confined area for another hour and try again 1 hour later eventually puppy will relive himself and he will get his HUGE reward and puppy will quickly learn the pattern “outside” “go pee” HUGE reward and a good habit will form. Now your puppy will want relive himself when and where you want. We must remember that puppies are not 100% reliable until they are 6 months old but as long as we set them up for success and reward the appropriate behaviour a simple “outside” verbal command is all that is needed if we catch our little one about to eliminate in the wrong place, the tone of our voice lets our pup know he is about to make a mistake and the word “outside” gives him the instruction of where he must go. We must NEVER use physical punishment the last thing we need is for our pup to be scared to relieve himself when we are around this will just make him be more discreet on where he eliminates himself, and make house training a nightmare. Also if by chance puppy does relieve himself in the home, just clean it up, there is no way the pup will connect you shouting at him to the little puddle he made sometime during the day, he will just learn that when you get home he better go and get out of your way because you are not great person to be around. Remember we don’t want to imply to our pup that going to the toilet is a bad thing, we just need to teach him that we humans like to have designated area to go to the toilet.
REWARD good behaviour IGNORE bad behaviour.
Happy training

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