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Friday, Aug 01 2014
Well hello out there, I have a story to tell about my life at Dogtown at this very special hotel.
So sit and take a moment even have a sip of wine and you can get to know me and maybe you’ll want to be mine!!!
As you can see I am not very good with rhymes but I would love to be your forever four-legged furry and make you very proud of taking me into your home.
I think I am one of the luckiest little guys ever. My name is Phil and I was rescued from a person trying to sell my 2 sisters and I at the roadside and lucky for us, our rescuer took us all to this greeeeaaat hotel DogtownSA. We were treated so well right from the start and have very loving carers who are so kind and gentle with us and gave us time to learn to trust humans again. We get great food and a small house to sleep in at night with lots of big warm blankets and we snuggle up inside them all and feel really safe and secure. My sisters were very lucky and were adopted so went to live in their forever homes. I then changed houses and went to live with two older furries called Jersey and Justin. They are pretty cool furries and we get to 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 have to admit I can get a little bit too excited but my fur-pals are quick to stop me from getting too silly and I really respect their maturity so quickly I 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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Thursday, Jun 12 2014
Good day, my name is Grace. Some time ago, my brother Will and I took off on an adventure. We left our previous humans to find a better life "out there". For some days we wandered the back streets and fields and some rather shady areas, avoiding traffic and finding our own snacks. This was somewhat tiresome and stressful, so we hung around a nice man's boarding kennels until he decided we had better go to Dogtown (for finishing school). We like it here, as we get loads of food and snacks! I enjoy that part a LOT! I am what my trainer calls "easy going". She told me I am beautiful too, and I have learnt to sit and down. I keep my house very neat, and I have good manners too! I never try to escape, or run out of the gate, and I always sit gracefully (that's my name and my game!)for my food. I play nicely with my brother and I love being brushed and loved. I'm really deep, and I often just take some time out to lie in the sun and think about life, and the meaning of all that is.
I am currently in a "training programme" to refine some of my skills, like "stay", "heel" and so on. I hope to be able to attend the classes here soon, and holding paws that my new humans (I know you're coming soon!) Will keep training me, as I really like learning new stuff.
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Monday, Jun 23 2014
Hey Humans! I am Lucy! I love life. I like to play! I like to run! I love learning stuff! I love food! I love swimming! I have learnt to sit, down, and stay. I have SO much to give and show everyone, I keep trying to get my roomie, Flint, to catch up with me. Did I say I LOVE life? Every moment is fun for me, and I'd love to do more stuff - I keep my trainer busy! Soon, I'll be learning some scent work! I'm still very young at heart, super pretty and waiting for a special kiss from my soul human. Could that be you?
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Tuesday, Jul 08 2014
I am often over looked as I have a slightly alternative hair style, but I tell ya, you don’t know what you are missing! Not only am I super bright, loving and really gentle at heart, but I am ready to fit right into your life! I am easy going, I get along with most other dogs, although I can look very fierce through the fence, I am actually really brilliant at playing and living with dogs. I am really good too, you can take my food away, groom me, touch me all over, and I have great manners all round. I am a super boy, a real all rounder, according to my trainer.
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Thursday, Aug 14 2014
Let me introduce myself – I am Gibbs and in March 2014 flew from a rescue facility in Knysna to O R Tambo. I was greeted by just the bestest peeps I had ever met and they took me to this great 5 star Hotel called DogtownSA. I must admit I realized very quickly that I was quite special as I heard these peeps saying that I was very handsome. I don’t want to sound bigheaded but I do have this really lovely thick white and grey fur which keeps me very warm and when people come by to see me they just cuddle me and put their hands through it and sigh and smile and say ahhhhhhhh!
I am a Timber Wolf and stand quite a bit taller than the other furries who live at this very special place and feel very lucky and honoured as I have a large fenced off run with a big Wendy house inside so that I have lots of space to move around in and play. When I first arrived I had no idea of what to expect but as soon as I saw my lodgings I was able to relax because, you may not know but Timber Wolves prefer to have a place like a den, where we can go to so that we are able to stay out of the limelight when getting used to new situations as we do prefer to take a little more time to settle in.
I used to be on my own but a while back I met this rather pretty little furkid called Athena and now we live together and have lots of fun every day. She is full of energy and sometimes we both get far too excited running in and out of our house and cause quite a stir with all the other furries cos they are not playing with us. I also have heard that many of the “furgirls” are rather jealous of Athena but she is my “gal”.
I have a lot more stamina than my “furgal” as I have a very long loping stride that means I can run and play for longer. I get lots of chances to do this because my special carers and some of the great volunteers take both of us to the play area which is a very large fenced off area where we can run and play off lead and have the bestest times ever. We also play games there with our carers and get to practice our obedience skills. I love that part as well because we are given such yummy treats for showing off just how good we are at sits and downs and walking calmly. I really love to scent in the play area as well and also along the trail and do admit that I tend to forget that when I do this I get so carried away and start taking long strides and moving on too quickly to get to the next interesting smell. My carers are helping me to learn that this is not the most desirable behavior and I am trying my best to slow down my pace and stay at heel. I don’t want my poor carer or the super volunteers exhausted cos I have made them jog all along the trail. My problem is that there are so many smells to sniff and I would hate them to disappear before I get to them. Luckily for me everybody is so patient with me and being given such great treats and cuddles inspires me to slow down and I must admit it gets easier every time we go out. I would love to have a forever home where I can continue with my awesome lifestyle and in return I would give my new owners all the love and attention I could possibly muster. If they have a furry or would like my “furkid” to come as well, then that would be the most perfect dream ever.
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Friday, Jun 27 2014
“Sup Barking Madders, Michael’s my name! Life has thrown me all kinds of curveballs but I reckon we should all just turn our frowns upside down and keep smiling! In the poetic words of my comedic colleagues Monty Python: If life seems jolly rotten. There's something you've forgotten, And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing. When you're feeling in the dumps. Don't be silly chumps. Just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing. And...always look on the bright side of life... Always look on the light side of life...” Mike always has a smile ready to brighten up our days at Dogtown SA, he has so much love to share with his Dogtown SA humans. Mike just needs a little Dogtown SA help to be a more social fella with his four legged canine compadres before he is ready to set off into the sunset with his forever family. Keep a smile on Michael’s dial and sponsor his stay at Dogtown SA ?
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Monday, Jun 09 2014
Hi everybody, my name is Penny and I would love to be your “Penny from Heaven”. I consider myself such a lucky furry as I joined the DogtownSA family with the help of a kind Samaritan, who took me away from somebody who didn’t know how to look after a fur-kid. When I first arrived I met some other furkids and was able to move in with them and we all lived together in a house with a small garden. This was just amazing cos we played lots of games and had a warm house to sleep in and so many blankets to snuggle into at night. We also were taken out on regular walks together by our carers and volunteers. I just couldn’t believe how lucky I was. Whilst I have been living at DogtownSA I have been able to help other furbabies who were rather unruly and naughty and teach them doggie skills and good behaviour so that they would be lucky enough to find their own forever homes. Quite recently I moved in with a very handsome boy called Chaka who had been homeless for many months. You see he was rather nervous when he arrived and I have been able to help him settle into this very special hotel and steadily teach him all the little things he needs to know so that he will be ready to find his forever home. We go on many interesting walks together with our carers and volunteers and then when we get back I like to cool off and recline on my Hound Sleep in the sun and Chaka lies next to me also taking a little snooze. I still get a little unsure when young children come to meet me, so ideally I would like to find my forever home with a family who have older children who I can romp and play with and go on walks together. It would be my dream to have at least another furkid as well and if my forever family don’t happen to have one then maybe my handsome boyfriend Charka could come too and together we will bring you all many years of fun and happiness.
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Monday, Jun 09 2014
Ok peepsicles, I don't know why but I have been here since I was a wee puppy and somehow I have been overlooked. My caregiver tells me I'm beautiful and there should be families clamoring to adopt me but they always seem to want a puppy or a mature dog. I seem to be at an age where I'm too young or too old. I'm appealing to you all to look at me and see I am just a girl standing in front of a human asking you to love me. I love walks and to play games, so I'm hoping to be a part of a family that wants a dog to go jogging with and to have fun in the garden. At the moment I live with the crazy that is Tristan and he's a handful, so I'm hoping if there is a furkid in the family that they like to play and also know when to just chill. I'm trying to teach my roomie that at the moment but he seriously does not have an off switch.Soooo if you would like to come and meet me please email email@example.com. To know me is to love me <3
* Unable to adopt Kansas? 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, all SA networks.
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Tuesday, Jul 22 2014
Hello all you wonderful peeps out there, my name is Angel and I believe that my name has brought me incredible luck. You see, just when I thought my life as a stray, having to scavenge for food and be careful of where I laid my furhead down to sleep was not going to change, my very own special Angel must have seen my plight and sent a caring human to help me. Yes sireeee, this human managed to get me a booking at Hotel DogtownSA which is an amazing “dog guesthouse” for furries like me. I honestly know I am one of the luckiest furries in the world! In fact, every day I give myself a shake to make sure I am not dreaming. I have awesome carers who look after me and spoil me every day. They come and see me very often and give me really yummy food and talk to me and play with me. I also have lots of toys that I can chew and not get scolded as well as peanut hooves and furry ice lollies to lick during the day. When my carers and volunteers come and sit with me I roll over and manage to coax them into giving me lots of tummy rubs which I loooovvve so much. It makes me feel so warm and content and I know they are very busy, but I try and get them to stay as long as possible so persuade them with lots of licks and kisses. Another one of my treats is being taken out on regular walks. My carer puts a comfortable harness and lead on me and off we go and at certain stages en route we stop and have treats and cuddles. I get lots of really yummy treats as well cos at these times I am asked to do sits and downs and the quicker I managed to do the exercises, the more treats I am given . On the walk I love smelling all the interesting scents along the way and at times get so involved that I want to get to the next one rather too quickly and pull on the lead. So I am still learning that this is not the most desirable behavior but with the special training I am receiving from my gentle carer I am slowing down my pace a tad or two and learning to walk much more calmly at my carer’s side. I must say that whilst learning these new skills we also get days when we go to the large play area where I can run around without my lead, play and jump up and down on lots of jumps and agility equipment and let off steam until I am really exhausted. I have had times in this play area where I have met some of the other furries who also stay at this hotel and we have great times together. I have heard it said that one of them may soon become my roomy as I do so love playing games. So all you awesome peeps out there if you are a family who would like to adopt me and maybe have a furkid who loves to play and romp who is looking for a pretty furkid, we could get together. We could all go to doggy school and continue to learn more obedience skills . I will promise to make you very proud of me and be your forever special angel to lavish all my love and affection on you every single minute of every single day.
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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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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?
KEITH & BIANCA
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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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Tuesday, Jul 15 2014
Hi guys I wonder if you know the song – “On the road again -
Just can't wait to get on the road again”
The reason I am asking is because that was my theme tune. I have had a rather unsettling and precarious start in my furry life which saw me on the road for some eight months where I really had to live off my wits and take shelter in some of the most uncomfortable places and at times have a very empty tummy, which made me miserable. Then the “road I was on” took a turn that would change my situation forever. Amazing people from a special place called DogtownSA were trying to coax me to come to them and after seeing them on numerous occasions sitting near to my hideways, leaving tasty food yet not attempting to upset me in any way, I finally relented and allowed them to take me into their care and back into a safe secure lifestyle.
Not in my wildest dreams did I realize what a wonderful decision this would turn out to be. I suddenly had a place to sleep and was given such tasty food and allowed to settle in at my own pace. Then after an initial period at this 5 star hotel I was introduced to a lovely young furkid called Penny and now we spend most of our days playing and romping around together. She has helped me in many ways showing me all the little things I need to know and how to learn to trust and accept all the super carers and volunteers that come to see us so often. I didn’t realize just how caring peeps could be. One of the bestest times we have is when we get to go on many walks together with our carers and volunteers. We wear comfortable leads and harnesses and are able to stop and smell all the interesting scents and shrubs en route. On the trail at certain places we stop and do sits and downs and then guess what --- get yummy treats for being so clever and responding so quickly. I bet you are jealous!!!!! Then when we get back to our little house and are feeling a wee bit tired, we take a nap and I lie down next to Penny and have forty winks in the sun whilst she lies on top of her special wooden house and also has a snooze. Life is just soooooooo cool and I know I will never go back to “the road” again. Nevertheless I do still have a dream that I would love to come true and that is to find my forever family where I can cuddle up with my own human and be a devoted best friend and companion. To make this dream perfect it would be just magic for there to be another furkid and if they don’t have one I would love to bring my furgal and together we could have many years of fun and happiness.
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Friday, Jul 25 2014
My name is Channing, my sister Jenna and I were next to the roadside waiting to be sold by some very unscrupulous people but lucky for us both, we were rescued in the nick of time and brought to DogtownSA by a really kind human. We are really lucky as we are being taken care of by very specials peeps and have regular times when we go on walks together and also even go to the large play area where we run around off lead and chase balls and get to run in and out of the bushes playing hide and seek and tag. I must say though I really look forward to my own times when I go out with my carer. I just loooove running and doing back flips, although,I get a little confused at times as my carer gives me lots of yummy treats if I keep my white wiggly bum on the ground instead. I have heard it said that learning to be a grown-up furkid like me is puzzling at times but my carer is sooooo kind and patient that I try my bestest to do the right obedience exercises for her. I know if you tasted her treats you would do the same cos they are d e l i c i o u s. I so look forward to my carer and the volunteers visiting, especially when they give me soothing back rubs but I just wish they could stay forever. Another favourite is when I get to play something my carer calls ‘brain games’. You see, I’m honestly learning fast and (I don’t want to brag) but I think I am getting to be a rather clever furkid!!!
My fur-friends here tell me that there is a forever family out there with the biggest hearts ever and I hope very soon I will meet them as I would so love to be able to continue learning and training with them and make them very proud of taking me into their forever home.
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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.