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Tuesday, Jun 17 2014
Hiya. My name is Stevie. Even though I do not have the musical skills of Stevie Wonder I can sit on your lap or snuggle up next to you and tell you lots of stories. You see I am a senior bull terrier who lives in the Shady Pines Village at Hotel DogtownSA. I was left outside a complex and hid under the water meter because I was very scared and very hot and this was the only bit of shade I could find. A kind lady saw me and left me a bowl of water and food and luckily for me, she made a call to this very special place called DogtownSA for help. Late in the afternoon two very gentle people came and encouraged me to get in their vehicle and together we travelled to this hotel. I was very nervous at first as I had no idea what was going to happen to me. But, very quickly, and with the encouragement of these gentle people, I realized that I was very lucky to have come to this place. I have been given a comfortable “bed” called a “crate bed” which is left in my Wendy house. Each day I can lie in my crate with the door open and look out over the whole Town. I unfortunately have a number of medical issues which are common in us old “furries” but my caregiver and the hotel staff takes special care of my needs and make sure that I receive regular check-ups from a very extraordinary doggy doctor. I love going on my regular walks but when it is warm I do like to take my time and have the occasional break under a shady tree and then if I give my carer my special look, guess what, I get extra treats and cuddles. If you too have time to spend sitting and watching the world go by a little more slowly, I would be more than happy to be at your side as your loyal forever companion.
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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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Thursday, Jul 31 2014
I am one super duper sexy boy! I am so pretty, and yet strong and ready for anything! I have the softest fur, but its not too long, so I am super easy to keep clean. I am currently living alone, because my roomie was adopted (was so happy for her!), but I don’t mind either way, as I am not one of those deep sulky types… just an open book I am.
I lived on the streets for a while, it was ok, I got fed by some kind people, but as I didn’t really have one owner, it was not safe for me to carry on like that – you know how dangerous the streets are these days… and so I ended up here at DogTown and get luxury accomodation while I wait for my new digs… which I know are coming soon… I can just feel it.
Come and see me sometime, I will always make you welcome and show you how special I am.
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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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Sunday, Aug 24 2014
Hi there, I'm Bobbie. You may have visited the centre many times and missed me. You see I'm quite a shy nervous girl, I didn't get the best start to life so all new people are dangerous until proven otherwise but with patience, treats and love it doesn't take me long to understand you are there to love me not hurt me. Sometimes the volunteers just come and sit with me and give me treats if I come and see them. I like this game so much, but I'm getting too good at it now because all those treats on my lips are now settling on my hips. You ladies will understand what I mean. So I know I'm a bit of a scaredy pants but please don't let that pt you off me, I'm really a great gal once we know and understand each other.
* Unable to adopt Bobbie? 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.
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Friday, May 09 2014
Jack the Lionheart reigns supreme in the hearts of his caregivers here at DogtownSA. Jack is master of his destiny and after overcoming a life of neglect is ready to live a life better tailored to his regal personality. This little terrier’s curiosity and machismo knows no bounds; Jack is always ready to head out on a crusade to save the world from the dull and dreary! Chivalry is definitely not dead; ever the ladies man Jack has won the heart of many of a furry maiden here at DogtownSA. For all his bravado, Jack loves few things more than sharing some cuddles with the humans.
Blessed with such a bold personality, Jack does well with humans that are able to captivate his spirit of adventure and offer plenty of guidance and positive outlets for his outlandish endeavours. While Jack the Lionheart’s reign at DogtownSA is filled with fun, he hopes that someday soon he can be King of his very own castle. Are you ready to be the next royal family?
* 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.
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Tuesday, May 20 2014
Nothing like a little karaoke to get everyone in the mood, everyone sing along now (Don’t be shy you know how it goes :)
Scarlett you light up our world like nobody else
They way that you skip and hop makes us smile and cheer
But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell,
You don't know, oh, oh,
You don't know you're beautiful,
If only you saw what we can see,
You'd understand why we love you desperately,
Right now we’re looking at you and we can't believe,
You don't know,oh, oh. You don't know you're beautiful
We can’t get enough of telling our demure Scarlett how awesome she is (though Scarlett has commented that we shouldn’t quit our day jobs and leave the crooning to lads of One Direction, cheeky bum). While Scarlett takes a little while to warm up to new humans and four legged friends, beneath her coy exterior is a playful soul that loves to cuddle. While we all keep singing Scarlett’s praises here at DogtownSA we hope somewhere out there is a patient furry friend and a warm human lap looking for the perfect lady to share in new life of cuddles, kisses and companionship. Could that be with you?
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Monday, Jun 23 2014
Hiya humans. I am George. I started out as a bit of a free spirit,
kinda wandering around on my own for a bit. I never really knew my
parents and had to make a lot of choices. Some where good and some not so great. I landed up quite lost, sad and hungry. One day, a rather
nice lady took me home, told me I should get off the streets and make
a life for myself. Boy did I get spoiled. I kind of enjoyed it, but
the rehab I needed required a bit more time to myself, to ponder what
it is that I want from life. I am still working through a few more
things, but I am doing really well. I have some really good buddies
here at the centre and I play - a LOT. I LOVE LOVE LOVE walking. I
also love biccies. I am a bit fussy about my food, and i eat super
slowly because I need to keep checking that I am still here and ok. I really like my human friends. I am not so sure of some of the things that humans do though - like brushing, and nail clipping. Do you know if thats safe or not? I am not sure. EVERYONE keeps telling me its
fine, but you know - you cant take too many chances. My friend Patrick
gets a little annoyed sometimes, he is like "Geoooooorge.......you are
being sillllleeeeeee", but I just need a little more time. I am
however ready to start meeting some new people who would be very
patient with me, as I will repay you with lotsa love! Walking is my
favourite and if people come to walk me and be my friend I will be
sooooooo happy. See you soon! (Im the prettiest boy on the block!)
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Monday, Jun 30 2014
When you arrive at DogtownSA you will hear a lot about me and my “special man – Duke”. You see, I am a very pretty girl and Duke is the furry I live with and he has a reputation for having the most irresistible “furgal” on the block!!! Weelll I am his “gal” . I love to romp and play and he and I spend many hours running around in our garden, pulling out our blankets and having games of tag and guess what he lets me win!!!! All the other DogtownSA furkids can see us and wish they were playing too. The others looking on make such a noise cos they are so jealous of our antics and I know they would love to swop places. When we are lying down next to each other chilling after one of our walks with our carers or volunteers who are just the bestest angels at the Hotel DogtownSA, I tell him stories about my previous life which was really very difficult. He just listens and gives me a lick and a smile. I was living on the streets for many months and trying to find caring people and food was not easy. My life changed when such a special person from DogtownSA came and found me and even though I was very nervous I came with him and arrived back at this very special Hotel DogtownSA. With the help of such loving and caring peeps I soon learnt to trust once more and knew I was going to be safe and never have to be scared again. It is just so cooooollll here cos our carers come and sit with us and ask us to do little exercises and for that we get treats!! Then best of all is I get to have my tummy rubbed and I really love that. I never thought such a wonderful thing could ever happen to me as people had never touched me like that before. My other favourite thing is going on walks with my main man “Duke” and our carers and I do have to admit I get very excited and sometimes want to get a weee bit too far ahead too quickly, but my carer just gives me a gentle reminder and a cuddle and then I slow down.
So all you awesome peeps out there, if you have a guy furkid who loves to play and romp and is looking for a pretty lady, please let’s get together and meet. For those of you who don’t have a furry friend, maybe you would be able to take Duke and I together and make all our forever dreams come true and we will make your life complete.
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Tuesday, Sep 16 2014
Hi there. My name is Elizabeth and I would love to meet you so that I can show off my talents to you and sing my favorite song!! You see I know my name is really rather regal and you might well think of Queen Elizabeth but I am much more fun! I am just like the Beatles song from the old days called “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” hehehehe. Yes, sireé, honestly the words from the song realllllllyyyy do describe me very well. So rather than just imagining that I am singing them to you why not come and meet me at DogtownSA and I will try my best to “sing” to you, even though it might be a little out of tune!!! Here I go
“You make me dizzy, Miss Lizzy, The way you rock and roll, you make me dizzy, Miss Lizzy, when we do the stroll. Come on, Miss Lizzy, Love me before I grow too old.”
I must admit that whilst I sing I run around in my garden with my boyfriend Hawkey and because he is paralysed from the middle of his spine, I have devised a type of rock and roll dance that we can do together. At times I do make him a little too dizzy cos I have so much energy whilst I am dancing but he doesn’t mind, he tells me that he loves to see me so happy and showing off. You see when I first arrived I was very frightened of people as I had come from a very scary place and just wanted to hide away. This amazing hotel DogtownSA has, with the aid of very super carers and volunteers helped me to learn to trust again and realize that I do not have to hide from anything. Now I am full of energy and smile all the time. I also know I need to make up for my “fur-man” not being able to do the moves so easily and he has told me he just loves watching me wriggle my body around and giving him lots of big grins. At times I tend to get a little too excited and jump up and down trying to get the moves spot on. My dream is to find a forever home with humans who would take great delight in dancing with me and training and teaching me groovy “lady like “moves and I will always try my best to make you very proud of taking me into your home.
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Tuesday, Jun 03 2014
“Wanna hear a joke? What do you call a dog magician? A labracadabrador! *Drumroll please*
Hehehe that’s kinda what I am, but you can call me Jasper. I fancy myself a bit of jester; I just love making the humans and furfriends smile :) If you’re in need of a comedic intervention in your life; I’m the funniest four-legged on the block.”
Jovial Jasper the Jester is always ready with a wagging tail and floppy eared smile to lighten up your day. When he’s not living it up with his leggy lady Karishi he’s always keen on some fun tricks (anything is possible with a yummy treat). You ready to let Jasper entertain you?
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Tuesday, Jul 22 2014
Tarzan is king of our little Jozi jungle at DogtownSA. There is never a dull moment with this eager adventurer, he is always ready to swing into action: either for a long walk, some fun tricks to impress his humans or even some cuddles and tummy rubs on his beanbag. After a slightly manic start, Tarzan is learning to take life a little slower and take time to sniff and lick the liver spread so to speak. At DogtownSA, Tarzan is a gastronomic guru; he always has his nose out to sniff out the best treats. Ever the ladies man, Tarzan also enjoys strutting his stuff for the pretty four-legged ladies. This urban explorer is looking for a family that understands how to have some fun and not get too caught up in the rat race. Are you ready to get into the swing of things with Tarzan?
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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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Wednesday, Sep 17 2014
Hi peeps my name is Archer and unfortunately my act of being cupid and sending arrows of love fared well for the humans but didn’t fare so well for me. My owner ‘s beau had a dog that didn’t see eye to eye with me and unfortunately when they moved in together, this obviously caused a bit of tension. So being the truly gallant and chivalrous young furkid, I took the option to move on so that they could enjoy their new home together. At first things weren’t so good and I spent some time in a boarding kennel but just when I was feeling very disheartened my fate changed and I was brought to this very special 5 star hotel called DogtownSA which caters for furkids who need a little bit of extra help to get back on their four paws. Initially I had no idea of what to expect and was very nervous and shouted at the furries nearby to leave me alone. I was also apprehensive of the peeps because I was missing my owner. But gradually as I settled in I knew I was going to be safe. I am really lucky as I have very special carers who come and talk to me, sit with me, bring me great toys and best of all take me for walks. I get so excited that I find it difficult to contain myself and jump up and down showing off and getting rather too animated cos I feel as if I am about to burst with joy. I know I have to control this and my carers are being very gentle with me so that I learn how to behave correctly. I am also learning not to shout so much to the other visitors and they give me suuuppper doopper treats for behaving more calmly. My carers are teaching me that pulling is not a desirable behaviour while out walking and I am learning very quickly to take it slower and with the good instruction I am receiving I will soon be happily walking along at my carer’s side. When we get to the play area we play lots of ball games which I really love and what is so great is that the better behaved I am the longer we get to stay and play. 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 very special big slow feeder that has lots of little mounds in it filled with food and I have great fun getting all the yummy pieces out. I love these types of toys and have great fun pushing this one all over my little garden. My dream is to once again live in a forever home with a family on which I can lavish my love and appreciation especially if frequent walks and games could also be part of my new way of life. I would also like to continue with my obedience classes and if I could have a fellow furkid as well that would complete my lifelong dream!
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Monday, Jun 02 2014
“Bark out loud Barking Madders, Butch is the name and if your party has food I’m game! If you’re looking for a life filled with licks, love and loyalty you’ve come to the right place! Go on call my agent on firstname.lastname@example.org”
Relax, take it eeeeeeeeaaasy is Butch’s mantra here at DogtownSA! This goofball tends to get a little caught up in the moment: he tries experiencing everything life has to offer all at once! After a life of neglect we can hardly blame his enthusiasm. Here at DogtownSA Butch has been learning to take a more laidback approach to life: long walks, laughs with friends and leisurely meals are the order of the day. This handsome fella would make an awesome addition to a furry family (without any felines) you ready to live the good life with our main man Butch?