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Fourways
083 377 3219
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Gauteng
082 784 1872
African Tails
Cape Town
021 510 7360
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Pretoria
083 241 4452
Animal Anti Cruelty League
Gauteng
011 435 0672
Animal Welfare PE
Port Elizabeth
041 366 1660
Animal Welfare Society
Stellenbosch
021 886 4901
Animals In Distress
Midrand
011 466 0261
Australian shepherd
Jhb/Capetown
Tel: 0714737080 Ingrid Director/Founder (Cape Town)
Tel: 0826258260 Abigail Committee Member (JHB)
Border Collie Rescue
Gauteng
011 395 2259
C.H.A.R.M
Gauteng
084 900 0209
Cat's9Lives
Gauteng
Avril
072 391 5035
mendav@intekom.co.za
CLAW
Gauteng
011 763 1638
DARG
Cape Town
021 790 0383
Dogtown SA
Midrand
076 044 1979
FORA
Gauteng
011 665 9032
HAWS
Hartebeespoort
076 455 0322
Husky Rescue
Gauteng
082 851 9576
KAWS
Kleinmond
028 271 5004
Kitten Corner
Pretoria
074 215 1490
NDDF
Bonaero Park Gauteng
082 553 7700
Pet Action Group
Bloemfontein
083 637 8491
Pets Power
Cape Town
076 872 7071 (sms only please)
Project Dog
Durban
083 272 7201
Pug Rescue
Benoni
082 449 2644
Save-a-Pet
Port Elizabeth
041 372 1780
Second Chance Kitten Rescue
Natal
The Emma Animal Rescue Society
Cape Town
021 785 4482
Tuf Cat
Bellville WC
021 959 3022
Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre
Cape Town
083-375-3606
Wet Nose
Pretoria
013 932 3941/2
Wolfs Haven
Benoni
 
WANT TO ADOPT ME?
Hi, my name is Ginger Kitten - URGENT - DBN
I am a Male Dsh - Ginger.

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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is FOUND - Sharpei
I am a Female Sharpei. I have found my new home.

Click here to read more about my happy story
HOMED
Hi, my name is URGENT - Tosca
I am a Female Nds, Mixed Breed, X , Cross. I have been Homed.

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sms and video
DOGS OF DOGTOWN SA
JACK
1 of 10
Last updated on Wednesday, May 08 2013
Jack was confiscated by our inspector – he lived a life of neglect in a small courtyard without adequate shelter, food or attention. Jack has flourished at DogTownSA and is now a happy, inquisitive, playful and jovial chap, who is spunky and full of character! This athletic, charming and independent lad loves going for walks and is always up for adventure. When he’s not poking his nose into every look and cranny, you will find him chilling on his bed, soaking up the sun. Jack enjoys the company of female dogs (that are bigger than him) as well as older, responsible children (12+). He would be an enjoyable companion and delightful best friend! * Unable to adopt Jack? 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.
Megan & Dexter
2 of 10
Last updated on Tuesday, Feb 25 2014
MEGAN AND DEXTER ARE TWO OF OUR NON-DANE RESCUES THAT WE DESPERATELY NEED TO HOME. BECAUSE THEY ARE SPECIAL NEEDS BABIES, WE NEED TO FIND THEM SPECIAL HOMES WHERE THEY WILL BE SAFE AND CARED FOR. MEGAN IS A MAGNIFICENT FEMALE PITTIE, STERILIZED AND VACCINATED AND IN GOOD HEALTH. MEGAN NEEDS A HOME THAT UNDERSTANDS HER BREEDS NEEDS AND WHO ARE PREPARED TO GIVE HER THE LOVE AND ATTENTION THAT SHE DESERVES. FOR THE TIME BEING, WE RECOMMEND A HOME WHERE THERE ARE NO SMALL DOGS OR CATS. MEGAN WAS RESCUED FROM A HOME WITH ANOTHER FEMALE PITTIE AND A MALE JACK RUSSEL CROSS SO SHE HAS BEEN SOCIALISED. WE DO HOEVER RECOMMEND THAT SHE BE HOMED IN AN ONLY DOG HOME OR WITH A LARGER MALE FOR THE TIME BEING. DEXTER IS A MALE AMSTAFF CROSS, NEUTERED, VACCINATED AND ALSO IN GOOD HEALTH. DEXTER IS HIGHLY INTELLIGENT AND WILL MAKE AN EXCELLENT PROTECTOR COMPANION. HE CAN BE DOG AGGRESSIVE (HOWEVER NOT WITH ALL DOGS) SO WE ARE IDEALLY LOOKING FOR AN ONLY DOG HOME. AND NO CATS TO BE SAFE. THEIR PLIGHT HAS BECOME URGENT AS THEY HAVE BEEN IN KENNELS FOR FAR TOO LONG SO PLEASE HELP US NETWORK THESE BABIES FAR AND WIDE SO THAT WE CAN FIND THEM THE HOMES THAT THEY SO DESERVE. STRICT HOME CHECKS AND ADOPTION FEE APPLIES. THEY WILL BE MICROCHIPPED BEFORE GOING TO THEIR NEW HOME. PLEASE E-MAIL MYSELF ON lyngardiner@iafrica.com or CELL 0826125348. THIS IS URGENT PLEASE, THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL FURBABIES!!!
SONNY
3 of 10
Last updated on Wednesday, Aug 28 2013
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!!
Simba
4 of 10
Last updated on Wednesday, Oct 02 2013
My name is Simba and I have been in foster care since I was just a few weeks old. I love other K9 companionship and playing. I also love people. I would love to find my forever home because my foster mom has all these small pups at the moment and because I’m the last one it’s very difficult to play with them. Please consider giving me a home.
SHELDON
5 of 10
Last updated on Wednesday, Aug 28 2013
Sheldon our lil pocket rocket. No-one can keep this lil fella down. We often hear him singing, I get knocked down but I get up again, ain't nothing gonna keep me down :) And boy does he live up to his lil chant. After a hit and run left him paralysed in his front leg and his back leg needing an operation, we thought the incident would break his spirit. Ha Sheldon has shown us, dogs dont care about how they look, they get on with their lives, no room for self pity, just gotta figure out how I jump on the couch and table (yes blush I said table)again. Quick sticks Sheldon figured it out with a week and proceeded to show his lady friend Ellen how to do the same*FACE PALM* But this is testament to his fighting spirit and letting nothing stand in his way of finding that pawfect family with a good sense of humour and a comfy knee to lie on.
Phillip
6 of 10
Last updated on Tuesday, Apr 15 2014
Philip or Phillipe as he likes to be called is a ball of love. His ideal day is to sit on the couch or even better to sit on your lap on the couch and be told just how handsome he is. Never one to complain when his visitors come laden with treats and toys. Its not long before he has managed to convince one of us to put on his harness and take him out to update his fieldbook status. He has his standards to keep tough so sometimes he takes a while to warm up to new people but once he has, boy do you have a friend for life <3 If you cannot adopt our Phillipe please would you consider sponsoring him.
PRECIOUS
7 of 10
Last updated on Thursday, Jul 25 2013
On the couch with Precious. Actually, she’d prefer to be on your lap on the couch, but the couch will do. Once there, she is happy to listen to all your troubles and give you just the therapy that dogs are best at – unconditional love. Precious is one of our special needs dogs – she was hit by a car when she was a puppy and was left with a leg that doesn’t work too well. She has learnt how to cope with this beautifully and loves a walk as much as any other dog. She is a gorgeous pitch-black medium-sized mixed breed who is soft and gentle – she just can’t wait for a special someone to adore. Precious gets along easily with mainly male dogs and would be a devoted addition to a family without children.
COCO
8 of 10
Last updated on Sunday, Jul 28 2013
Coco grew up in a seemingly loving home environment, but her family couldn’t cope with her so called “high-maintenance”; merely a keen intellect, with low frustration levels – can you sense a bit of diva in those eyes? Incorrect training compounded the situation, and Coco soon started to bite, purely out of boredom and frustration. She was then surrendered to Barking Mad. While Coco is not ready to be homed, she is loved and cared for at DogtownSA. We’d love it if you could sponsor her.
STORM
9 of 10
Last updated on Wednesday, Jul 31 2013
Storm was found trapped in a storm water channel; exhausted, hungry and petrified - it took his rescuers three days to get him out of the waterway and bring him to a place of safety. Luckily for Storm, he eventually made it out and was brought to DogtownSA for rehabilitation. Storm is an introvert at heart and his confidence relies with the dogs that are his friends. He has flourished at DogtownSA and is now an endearing, gentle and lovable dog. He is still a bit bashful and wary around strangers, but once he grows to know and trust you, you have made a friend for life! Storm enjoys going for walks and would need a home with a confident, friendly, four-legged friend to be his role model. He would be a loyal companion and devoted best friend in a gentle, reassuring home.
LADY
10 of 10
Last updated on Thursday, Apr 04 2013
More information to follow shortly... * Unable to adopt Lady? 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.
DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Tuesday, Jan 14 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - KWAZULU-NATAL, This little girl is living by Shelley Court & Speedy's in Toti. She is in need of a new loving home. She is NOT feral and is in fact very friendly - I think she was thrown out of her home. She is extremely affectionate and deserves a loving home.
LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Monday, Feb 17 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - CAPE TOWN, Eerste River (Western Cape) Lost on Feb 09, 2014 Black and white male cat. Black with white tummy and paws. He went missing over the weekend in De Wijnlanden.
URGENT APPEAL - PAWS R US Foster Home Appeal
Last updated on Tuesday, Aug 07 2012
Dog Town

URGENT APPEAL FOR FOSTER HOMES in GAUTENG!

Paws R Us

 

We have a few new furry orphans coming our way over the next 2 weeks. For various reasons, we have made a decision NOT to use kennels any longer, but to only use loving foster homes. To enable us to continue our rescue work and to offer furry orphans a space of shelter, safety, love and care, we must have a pool of foster homes available.

 

We therefore ask all animal lovers to consider opening their homes and their hearts to a little spirit who only has love to give.

Foster homes are so important – they are the BRIDGE BETWEEN RESCUE AND REHOMING…

Foster homes are where orphans again experience love, and learn to trust again. Foster homes are where orphans learn to socialise with other dogs and to get used to cats. Foster homes are where orphans learn what walks are, and how much fun playing ball can be. Foster homes are where orphans remember again how it feels to have gentle hands stroke them to sleep, and to know that when they awake, they will be protected and loved.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about fostering a rescue dog in need, please email us on pawsrus@gmail.co.za

PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM.

We would appreciate it if you would circulate this post so that it can travel far and wide :-)

 

With our gratitude,

PAWS R US


(visit our page on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Paws-R-Us/148998991839716 )

BARKING NEWS - You live, you learn- Shadow’s Tail
Last updated on Wednesday, Jul 17 2013
You live, you learn- Shadow’s Tail
By Karishma  

Talent is a curious creature; it creeps up when you least expect and leaves you utterly gobsmacked when you encounter it. Shadow bounded into our lives at DogtownSA a bewildered emaciated dog. He was a manic concoction of energy and uncertainty.  I would scarcely have guessed that beneath his frenetic veneer, lived an insatiable eagerness to learn and the potential to be canine champion. At DogtownSA we aspire to help all our dogs reach their full potential, and for Shadow this is going to be an interesting journey.

All our furries at DogtownSA are amazing. It is a blessing to share their love and watch them learn and grow into the happy dogs they deserve to be. What makes Shadow so special is his ability to focus and learn new skills. He lives to please, and is always begging for new opportunities to learn and excel. You couldn’t wish for a better companion in the world of dog sports. At Shadow’s behest we have begun formal obedience and competition tracking training. Shadow has aspirations of being DogtownSA’s first qualified Working Trials Champion.

At his first tracking session, Shadow outshone his more experienced canine counter-parts. He was unperturbed by the wind swirling the scent or by the birds flying overhead; he put his nose to the ground and figured out his scent pads with ease. Few could believe that it was only his first attempt.

Shadow embodies our motto: ‘Rescues Rule’. It is just the beginning for this talented boy. Watch this space: the road of aspirant champions will be paved by many different challenges  
FUNDRAISING - Events & News with Uitsig
Last updated on Friday, Mar 15 2013

Dearest friends,

 

We have a lot happening in the next week and would like to share these events with you so that YOU don’t miss out.

 

  1. Plaasfees at Diemerdal just outside Durbanville. We have been invited to be here, so come and say hello. Bring the kids and make a day of it. Lots to do and see at this Plaasfees. See attached advert for directions.

 

  1. The Rainbow Warriors started their journey walking Amanzimtoti in Kwazulu Natal, through the Wild Coast into the Eastern Cape and finishing in Cape Town, Western Cape for fundraising and awareness. They did the Walk in aid of a few charities of which we were one. To celebrate this venture we have arranged a High Tea at the Historic Zomerlust Guest house in Paarl on the 21st of March 2013. Come and meet the Rainbow Warrior himself. Please see attached invite, limited seats available so make your booking now. How you ask: Email Heidi on heidi.uitsig@gmail.com pay your ticket into Uitsig’s Bank account and send Heidi the proof of payment.

 

  1. Then we have a raffle – PRIZE a very unique Wine / Champaigne silver plated bucket. This Bucket can hold 4 wine bottles. Please support this initiative to raise funds. If you would like a ticket or 2 or 5 email Heidi on heidi.uitsig@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

We hope to see you at AT LEAST ONE event.

 

Kindest regards,

The Uitsig Team
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.

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 :)
SPONSOR A PET
Hi, my name is LADY
I am a Female - spayed Staffie, Lab Mix . Would you like to sponsor me?

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PET TIP
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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