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WANT TO ADOPT ME?
Hi, my name is ANGEL
I am a Female - spayed Terrier Blend.

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Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 22 2014
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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is Zonky
I am a Female - spayed Domestic. I have found my new home.

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Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 15 2014
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HOMED
Hi, my name is Wotsit
I am a Male - neutered German Shepherd X. I have been Homed.

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Last updated on Monday, Jul 21 2014
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DOGS OF DOGTOWN SA
BUDDY
1 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Apr 28 2014
Buddy Mac will make you jump jump :) Yo peeps, Im one of the longest residents at DogtownSA because I have some special needs :( You see when I was just a wee doggie, some naughty children put a rope around my neck and swung me around. So now I really dont like having anything near my neck. My friends here at the centre are working on my problem but it takes me a longtime to trust you humans. I know you are not all bad but I have to take my time and learn to trust you. Im a free spirit so I like to be able to run free and come to you when Im feeling brave enough. I know the caregivers here love me and take good care of me and I am a responsible young man. I pay my rent by helping raise the delinquent puppies and I teach them some good doggie manners in return for my keep here at the centre. A very special family is what I am looking for, one that will give me time to grow and become more confident. I obviously dont like going on walks because I dont like collars but I would love to run round your garden with you. I know you are out there mamma and pappa and I will wait for that special day when my dreams will come true. * Unable to adopt Buddy? 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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TIAGO
2 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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KEITH & BIANCA
3 of 15
Last updated on 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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ROXY
4 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 24 2014
“You awesome Dogtown SA suppawters ready to rock and roll? Rockette Roxy locked and loaded! You better be ready to crank up the fun and have a wooftastic time, no dull days when I’m in da house ?” Roxy is looking for the fit, fun loving thrill seekers among you; life is too short to be boring! For this active energetic lady everyday is a new adventure: from playdates with furry friends at DogtownSA to fun obedience and play sessions with the humans, Roxy always has a trick up her sleeve. After a busy day Roxy is hoping to find a warm bed to curl up in and a forever family to shower her with love. Are you up for a rocking festival of fun?
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ZEUS
5 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 23 2014
I am Zeus and extremely proud to have been named after such a distinguished Greek god protecting and watching over the welfare of the whole community. I must say I would willingly protect DogtownSA as it was because of this very special 5 star hotel and the wonderful people who care for me and all the other furkids there that I was given a new lease on life. They found me wondering on the main road in Blue Hills suffering from severe skin tumours on my body and private parts. They arranged to have surgery and radiation to treat my skin cancer and now I can swagger around and show off my beautifully remodeled body in a specially fitted tailor made sun jacket. My carers also arranged to have my little house and garden set up in a very shady part of DogtownSA. Shade net blinds have been put up around my garden fence to keep out all the bad UV rays of the daily sun but that does not stop me having lots of visitors. My carers and all the volunteers that come to DogtownSA never miss an opportunity to come and see me and my furkid girlfriend, Rozzie and make a huge fuss of us both. After I have had a yummy breakfast in the morning, I have sun block smeared all over my tummy and private parts. When my carer comes to do this she gives me lots of cuddles and kisses so that she can get the cream all over the areas which are so sensitive to the sun and I must admit that I looooooove all the attention. She then puts on my special sun jacket and makes sure that it is securely zipped up and attached to my collar. Sometimes, during the day when Rozzie and I are playing running around our garden and playing chase in and out of the house, we manage to get the zip undone and even though I know it is naughty, it is great fun doing it as it means that my career has to come back and kiss and cuddle me to put it back on again. Rozzie and I go on very invigorating walks together with our caregivers and volunteers, which is great fun. Unfortunately I am still learning that pulling is not really the best behavior while walking but with all the lovely smells and things to see it is quite difficult to contain my excitement. However I am getting good obedience instruction from my carers and can honestly say I will soon be happily trotting along by my walker’s side. My dream is to once again live in a forever home with a family on which I can lavish all my love and show them the new found skills I have learnt at DogtownSA. If they have any other fur kids, preferably a nice young lady, like my current furry, I will happily fit in. If not I am sure Rozzie would love to come with me.
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MALAIKA
6 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 24 2014
“Habari Barking Madders, my name is Malaika; it means angel in kiswahili. And like all angels I know you have to be a little naughty to be nice *wink wink*. Life is for sharing fun times with friends and family, so I’m sending out an special shout out to my forever family: come on and share the love so we can live happily ever after on cloud 9 ?” Heaven must be missing an angel; Malaika is our lovable cherub at Dogtown SA. Few things make this furkid happier than loads of love and belly-rubs. Malaika likes calling the shots in furry four-legged department and she would just love finding a furry boyfriend to indulge her whims and fancies. You ready to make heaven a place on earth with Malaika?
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SOX
7 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, May 20 2014
My name is Sox and I am one of the mature residents at DogtownSA. My start in life was very unhappy where my first 3 years were spent in a factory yard, where I had very limited contact with humans and none with other dogs. I was just left to my own devices and had to find ways of keeping myself entertained. My “owners” finally abandoned both the factory and myself and I was sent to a shelter in Hillcrest where my existence marginally improved with a little more contact and love from humans. This all changed when, by default, I went to live at DogtownSA. Here the humans showered me with love and attention and even allowed me to spend time with other dogs. I must confess though, I am not too keen on males or dogs bigger than myself but I can learn to get along with smaller lady furkids. I am also not too keen on cats as they remind me of my unhappy past in the factory yard. I now regularly go on walks wearing a harness, which is much more comfortable, as I do suffer from a skin condition, which is being well kept under control by my amazing DogtownSA family. When we go on these walks my carer stops and explains the difference between good and bad behavior. I really enjoy these stops as I get lots of yummy treats and cuddles when I master the exercises. These were things that I was never taught when I was younger, living a sad life in the factory. I must also confess one thing that I am finding difficult to master is my Houdini instinct to jump out of my run and go and visit these kind DogtownSA people who give me so much love and attention. I have found that wagging my stumpy tail and wiggling my bum gets me lots of cuddles as well from the numerous volunteers that like to sit with me and they brush me gently which I do so adore. What I am really longing for is a forever home where my new family will continue teaching and loving me and in return I will give them all the affection my little wiggly waggly body can offer.
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VINNY
8 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 08 2014
I was born into a mafia family, and my earliest days were spent being tied up on a very short chain, with no shade or shelter, regular food or water. A wonderful lady saved me and sent me off to DogTown under the Animal Rescue Witness Protection Program I am a very loving boy and have SO MUCH to offer the right person. I love walking and am very well behaved when out walking, I don’t pull, or shove or even bark. I just wanna have fun! I enjoy doing all my training and can sit, down, roll over, crawl and climb up onto a bench. I play fetch, to humour humans, but I prefer a good ear rub and love time to anything else. I have to learn some more thing about how to play with people, as sometimes I forget and get a little carried away, but I am learning fast! I am healthy and happy, and very kind, full of life, love and always up for a human/dog moment!
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ANGEL
9 of 15
Last updated on 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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TRISTAN
10 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 19 2014
Well I'm what you would call a pocket rocket. I might be small in height but I am a compact body of fun and love. I am on the go go go and I love to play ball and then stop for a quick cuddle session. I tend to like bigger furkids as they are strong and like to play rough and tumble plus they play a really good game of tag your it :) Although I'm small I'm not particularly fond of small humans they tend to freak me out a little but we are working on this at the centre. I had a bit of a bad experience in my past with a domestic worker so I'm really not keen to share my home with a domestic worker either. Geez I sound like a real fussy pants but honestly I'm not. I'm just looking for a very particular home. If there is an oke out there who likes to get home from work, play a quick game of ball in the garden before kicking back and watching the game on tv, then I'm your boy :) You cant be a lazy bum and you need to enjoy keeping your pad clean yourself. I know there has got to be a dude out there that fits my credentials. Let my secretary know at adoptions@barkingmad.co.za
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TOTO
11 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 10 2014
Hi my name is TOTO - I am named after a band for their Song about rains in Africa. I like that idea, because my name really suits my cool camouflage coat. I am SO gorgeous, as I keep getting told. Whatever that means. I am super bright too, so my trainer says. She laughed at me so much because I have a great sense of humour and when I do something I do it with all my heart. I am really lovable, I adore being with people - all people, even children. I love being brushed,it makes me feel sooooooo good. I enjoy the odd bone, or chew, and really love my meal times. I am actually a very relaxed girl, you can even take my bowl away while I am eating and I dont mind. I remember to sit,and wait politely. I kind of like cats, but I also want to play with them, so I think that maybe soft toys are better for me - my trainer says I am allowed to play with those. I am a great looking gal, and very kind, I know a lot of tricks, and I am clicker trained, so I can learn all sorts of things! I would love to have a special family to look after.
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WILL
12 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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KARISHMA
13 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 02 2014
“Mwah, mwah Barking Madders, call me Karishi. I’m your ticket to fun times here at Dogtown SA. Life is one big party when you’re young and beautiful. While it’s fun cruising with the jet-set, this party girl is looking to settle down with that perfect family that will love and cherish me forever.” This lean leggy stunner sure is a perfect 10:) a social butterfly that loves mixing it up with all the dogs and humans alike. While Karishi is always up for some fun times she is hoping that you’ll be the one to love her forever. After all a dog of beauty is a joy forever <3
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SAMMY
14 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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GRACIE
15 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 02 2014
Girl’s just wanna have fun and our Gracie girl is no exception. This shy girl just needs a little time to break the ice and then she’s the life of the party. Gracie and her roomie Bobby-the-kid always have their paws busy with a little bit of fun and mischief here at DogtownSA. Gracie knows that any day now a family with taste for fun will find her and the rest of her days will be one pawsome party. You ready to get the party started with our gorgeous Gracie? <3 * Unable to adopt Gracie? 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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DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Thursday, Jul 24 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - CAPE TOWN, URGENT, URGENT APPEAL!!! As each day that goes by, this gets even more urgent as you can imagine. Lambert and Lotti, sister and brother are out on the streets, with no shelter, no food to eat and the rain and terrible weather is coming in. When their owner died, the rest of the family threw them out. Please can someone foster them until they are ready for their forever home. Please help us make these poor, sweet angels life bareable. Please SHARE and if you are able to foster, please Call/Whatsapp Michell on 0837347867 or email michell@leaps.co.za
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LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Wednesday, Jul 23 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - CAPE TOWN, Harfield Village (Western Cape) Lost on Jul 22, 2014 She is a ginger and white, domestic short hair tabby. She has a white belly and paws. She is approx. 7 months old. She was wearing a red collar with butterflies on it. She is chipped.
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URGENT APPEAL - Daxie Rescue Foster Appeal
Last updated on Wednesday, Sep 25 2013
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 - Appeal for Midnight - 4/10
Last updated on Friday, Jul 04 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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EVENTS & FUNDRAISING
 
Featured Event:
Furry Feeders
Saturday, Sep 21 2013
Event Details
Last updated on Thursday, Jan 16 2014
Furry Feeders
Become a furry feeder of a BarkingMads/DogtownSA TODAY and help us feed the furkids. Your name will proudly be displayed on our Furry Feeder wall for all to see, just how pawsome you are :) PLEASE email pat@barkingmad.co.za
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SPONSOR A PET
Hi, my name is STEVE
I am a Male Bull Terrier. Would you like to sponsor me?

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Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 17 2014
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Show your support
PET TIP
STEALING
When your dog steals something do you chase after him trying to get it back?  
Don’t play this game of chase anymore.  You are reinforcing an unwanted behaviour. The more attention you give him for stealing something, the more he’ll steal.    
As long as it’s not dangerous ignore him when he steals something, he’ll stop pretty soon if there is no reinforcement involved. Write the incident off to your mistake, as you are the one who left it lying around in the first place. Remember prevention is better than cure.
Make sure he can’t get to items, which are off-limits. Keep tables and counters completely free of food and other fun chewables; keep the laundry out of your dogs reach for several months until he no longer looks there for fun.  He is stealing this stuff to entertain himself so rather have plenty of yummy chew treats to keep him busy and make sure he is getting exercise and his mind is being stimulated with fun games. If your dog has stolen something you need to take back. Don’t just take the article from him this will only teach him that when he has his fun toy and you come towards him, his fun is going to stop and he will begin to hide with his stolen items. Instead offer him something much better a great big yummy chew toy, not only will he drop the stolen item for you to get back but he will be occupied with this new yummy treat and he will completely forget his stolen item. This will also make him happy when he sees you approaching because good things come from you.

Reference: (page (110)
The new dog owner’s guide to  Positive reinforcement puppy training – Suzanne L. Harris


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