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Hi, my name is Zoe
I am a Female - spayed Bull Terrier.

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Last updated on Thursday, Aug 14 2014
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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is Leo
I am a Male - neutered Domestic. I have found my new home.

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Last updated on Tuesday, Aug 19 2014
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HOMED
Hi, my name is Maxi (Maxine)
I am a Female - spayed Domestic. I have been Homed.

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Last updated on Tuesday, Aug 19 2014
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DOGS OF DOGTOWN SA
LADY
1 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 02 2014
“Well I’m all you'd ever want, I’m the kind you'd like to flaunt and take to dinner. Well I have a gorgeous face. I got style, I got grace, I’m a winner. My name is Lady. Whoa whoa whoa, call me Lady! Shake and rattle and roll Barking Madders, Lady here to brighten up your day. Any day now, my forever family is gonna fall in love with me but till that day I’ll keep shaking things up with my BFF Zeus and decoding these ‘brain’ toys for the DogtownSA peeps (they keep thinking they,’ll outfox me… as if!)” Lady is really is the best of worlds, beauty and brains! She holds the title of reigning Brain of DogtownSA: she is the only dog that cracked our tricky Dog Casino brain toy with her casual feminine finesse. Lady would be a playful addition to a furry family, and she’s hoping you’ll make the smart choice to take her home and love her forever ? Please check out her video on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4dLmeKVk2M
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SOX
2 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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SCARLETT
3 of 15
Last updated on 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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SPARTACUS
4 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 02 2014
My name is Spartacus and I am very proud to have been given this name. You see I had the unfortunate experience of being hit by a vehicle that didn’t stop and left me in a very bad way but my determination and strength, just like the gladiator Spartacus, proved too strong for even this type of misfortune to hold me back. I now have very sexy scares on my face to show off and I have to tell you that the “gals” at DogtownSA give me very adoring looks when I go passed their runs with my human carers and volunteers on our way out for walks. I have quite a fan club and I know that some of my fellow furries at DogtownSA are jealous of my special attributes. But I must say I do have a very soft side as well and love being made a fuss of and given cuddles and kisses!!!!! When my carers and volunteers come to see me they are very generous with yummy treats and best of all, they love brushing my thick coat. I absolutely adore this and will let them brush my fur for as long as I can persuade them to stay. I give them my “special” look!!! Of course they then tell me just how handsome I am and yes I have to admit it – we men just love having compliments and attention. I currently live with a rather cheeky small “gal” and I have to make sure she does not get into too much trouble cos as you know us Gladiators always protect our gals. However, as much as I love being at DogtownSA my real dream is to be a gladiator in a forever home where I can snuggle up with my own human and be a loyal companion and devoted best friend.
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KARMA
5 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 03 2014
“Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair… Licks and love Barking Madders, spunky punk princess Karma rocking out with ya! I may hail from the Mother City, but since making the trek up to Jozi, I’m loving the buzz of the big City of Gold. Life is for living and I just love jamming with my roomie Clawd or showing-off some mad skills with my ball in the DogtownSA play-area. The only way life could get any more epic, was if I found a forever family to sign me up and love me for life.” Our Karma chameleon has been on a roller-coaster rescue journey: from severe neglect and abuse to the kick-ass lovable chicka she is today. This little rocker adores the rough and tumble with the four-legged boys of DogtownSA almost as much as she does belly rubs and cuddles. Karma’s all the woman you’ll ever need and she dreams of being only four-legged ladylove in her new pimped out pad. Karma’s ready to rock and roll are you?
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ZOEY
6 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jul 28 2014
My name is Zoey. My trainer calls me Zoerina. She tells me how much she loves me and that I will find even more people who feel the same. I am SO pretty and kind to people. I need a bit of work with being handled sometimes, as I get a bit nervous, but hey – a girls gotta be careful! One time, I went out to the vet, and met my first flower pot. At first I barked at it, but then I realised it wasn’t going to hurt me, so I pretended that I hadnt been barking at all! That’s ok isnt it? I like to bury my bones and chews and I love to learn new tricks and go walking. I am very good when I go out and don’t pull too much or bark too wildly at the other dogs. I love tearing up toys and balls, and enjoy a good romp. I came to DogTown from another shelter place, I was there for a long time. I think sometimes that maybe my special human just hasn’t had a chance to come spot me yet. Once that happens, I will be one happy lady! I may get along with some dogs… it depends on how I feel, but I would really prefer to be an only child. Maybe with just some friends to play sometimes. Could that special human be you?
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ROXY
7 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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JENNA
8 of 15
Last updated on Friday, Jul 25 2014
Howdy Doody. I’m the newest cheerful red-head that has been very lucky to have found a place at this 5 star hotel called DogtownSA. My name is Jenna and I was rescued with my brother Channing. We were next to the roadside waiting to be sold by some very unscrupulous people but we were rescued in the nick of time by a really kind human. I’m full of beans and get really excited when people come to visit me but I will settle down very very quickly for a tummy rub. We are really lucky as we go regularly on walks together with our carers and volunteers and often to the play area where we run around off lead and spend time running and chasing the balls. One of my bestest games is going on and off the agility equipment. At times I think I am dreaming cos I am having so much fun and am scared to wake up but quickly I realize I am awake and this is my life now. I can’t wait for the times I get to have on my own with my carer cos she gives me such interesting puzzles to figure out and when I solve them I get really special treats and lots of cuddles. I have learnt how to walk at heel already and sit for my food and there is just one thing that I would really love to happen to me still. You see I really do love being at DogtownSA but I would really love to have my own forever family. We could all go to doggy school together and continue to learn more obedience skills. I will promise to make you very proud of me and be your forever special redhead to lavish all my love and affection on you every single minute of every single day.
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Xavier & Zillia
9 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 10 2014
Xavier and Zillia, two 6 year olds, brother and sister, pedigree German Shepherds need a home. These two well trained dogs are kept in a tiny enclosure and have no human contact or stimulation due to the owner relocating overseas. They desperately need a home with an owner who will give them space to roam, and some TLC. It is preferable that they go together. The female, a long hair (the photo attached however is short hair as she was recently shaved), has been sterilized, the male, short hair, is unsterilized but will be neutered upon adoption.
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TOTO
10 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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YOGI
11 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Apr 28 2014
They call me a social butterfly because I have so many friends at the centre. I really do enjoy playing with friends. I once had a loving home and I loved to play with my family but sadly I was dumped :( But I don't let that get me down, I know there is a proper forever family out there for me. Preferably one with none of those feline creatures, the taunt me and make me do silly things.So I was wondering if you would like to adopt me and make me a part of your family. You wont regret it.
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MELANIE
12 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 10 2014
Hi Im Melanie, you don't really see me much when you visit DogtownSA as I hide away a lot. I don't know why I'm so nervous all I can tell you is if you spend time with me and let me learn to love and trust you it will definitely be worth it. I enjoy walks with my brother, he lives with me her at DogtownSA to so at least I have my brother to help me along and of course my caregivers who have the patience of saints when it comes to me. I told them it would be so worth it and I think they know it. The first day I went on my walk there was a huge celebration :) I felt like the springboks when they won the world cup and all I did was go for a walk. Its the little things that make these humans happy :) so before you know it I will be the social butterfly of the town :)hee hee, well maybe not but its my dream and Ive been told at DogtownSA doggies dreams come true <3
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MARY-KATE
13 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jul 28 2014
Hello everyone. My name is Mary-Kate. The people here call me MK :) I am a little shy sometimes, but once I love you, I LOVE YOU! I love to play with my sister and follow a lot of what she does, she helps me learn new things. Once I settle down for a cuddle, I love tummy tickles and stroking, brushing and all the nice things that people can do for me. I am a very special edition – being pure white AND wire haired, I have a super hairstyle! I am really a very special girl, so I am told. I enjoy chilling in the sunshine and I also enjoy chasing lizards, birds, hadedas and – well anything that I can find. I am not really that worried about other dogs, as I let my sister take care of them for me, while I go off and refine my skills as a stealthy stalker. This is after all what we were bred to do! I sometimes forget what I am doing and chase my tail for a bit, but I am getting much more relaxed now that I am living with the amazing people here, who are so good at reminding me not to do that kind of thing.
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ROCKY
14 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 03 2014
Hi there guys my name is ROCKY. No not the boxer from the movies but a more handsome and impressive boytjie who, from the first moment you meet, all you want to do is give me oodles of cuddles and play games with me. You see, just like the boxer, I learnt that life gives you lots of challenges and they can be real tough. So I’m gonna tell you a few things about my life and what I have learnt since I came to this “real beaut of a place called DogtownSA”. You are goin’ to be reeeal jealous of what special treatment my carers have given me and how well they care for me. Unfortunately, I lost out on a lot of things at the beginning of my life and just like Rocky Balboa learnt that the world “ ain’t all sunshine and rainbows” it can be a mean and nasty place. Some scary mean dogs attacked me and hurt me real bad so I ended up in quite a state but lucky for me, my then “human” knew I needed some special care. He had heard of this unique 5-Star hotel that would take care of dudes like me. I was rather scared at first, so put on my brave face and even tried to look a bit scary and kept telling myself that I would be okay and things were going to change for me. Well guys, for once I was right. Quickly I found out that my fears were totally unfounded as the DogtownSA family took me in and treated me better that I had ever dreamed was possible. I was given my own garden to live in and had lots of people coming to see me and give me yummy treats and as if that wasn’t enough also take me for regular long walks. On some days I go to the play area and can run around without a lead and spend time sniffing in the bushes, playing ball with my handlers and have the bestest fun imaginable. I have been at Dogtownsa for quite some time and was hoping that maybe one of yous really good guys out there would be able to sponsor my stay and help keep me and support all these great carers at this hotel to continue to make sure dudes like me have a safe place to call home.
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JoJo
15 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 26 2014
Jojo came up from the coast from an environment of physical abuse which often seems to be the order of the day. This was evident by the number of scares and wounds found all over her body when she arrived at DogtownSA. In spite of all this Jojo still managed to portray a personality of exuberance and zest for life. Her infectious wiggling and excitement when one enters her run is both contagious and enjoyable for handlers and volunteers who come to play with her and take her out on her walks. She loves to be brushed and cuddled while lazing on her couch and will snuggle into whoever is willing to give her the chance to show her affection. While out on walks she takes full advantage of all the exciting smells and sights and constantly reminds the walker that for this short time she is out walking she is the focal point and expects their full attention. This is achieved by her uncanny ability to become “a tug boat” and pull the walker around the trail at a pace suited only to Jojo. She is however learning that this is not a recognized DogtownSA behavior and will slow down when given the appropriate correction and tasty reward. Due to Jojo’s past before coming to DogtownSA she would prefer a forever environment where she is the only furkid and can receive all the attention that she deserves.
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DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Wednesday, Aug 20 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - PORT ELIZABETH, Smashing Kheera (black) and Dashing Duke (chocolate), a loving Lab couple need a new home, together. (see pics attached) Kheera is 4 years old and loves sprinting across the lawn and playing with her tennis ball. Duke, is 3 years old and is a regular fella. He just goes with the flow... Both are house trained, sit and stay on command and thrive on love and attention. They are super with kids, has shown no aggression towards other dogs and are scared of kitties... ADOPTion fee of R600 includes sterilization and up to date inoculation. Strict yard check applies. To meet them, fall in love and ADOPT, please call Sharon on 083 627 2772
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LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Wednesday, Aug 20 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - CAPE TOWN, this is a photo of our dog. she went missing from our family home in kraaifontein, bonnie brae. she is a large, female. completelly black. not neuted or microchiped. she is very special to us and we would like her back to us.
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URGENT APPEAL - Appeal for Jackets & Blankets for Irwins - 1/9
Last updated on Friday, Jun 20 2014
Dog Town
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BARKING NEWS - training trail
Last updated on Wednesday, Aug 28 2013
Dog Town

Training Trail

 DogtownSA has recently set up a Training Trail for all the special fur kids to learn how to be clever and  well -behaved.

The concept behind the trail is to teach the dogs some basic manners while the staff and  volunteers are giving  them their daily walks.   There are six basic stations where the handler will stop with their dogs,  read the instructions on the sign posts and then, using lots of treats like pieces of polony or Vienna sausages, teach the fur kids  the basic commands as shown on the posts. 

Level 3 volunteers are taught during their workshop how to implement these exercises and other pertinent  skills such as how to teach the dog not to pull whilst out walking.   These skills can also be used by the volunteers whilst interacting with their own dogs.

Apart from creating a more well mannered dog the interaction with the handler stimulates the dog and helps him/her to become more socialized and confident.

The first dog to officially go on the walking trail was one of our little puppies called Mary and she astonished us all at the speed at which she learnt how to execute all the basic instructions.   She also displayed a remarkable tenacity to try and hoodwink the handler into giving her an extra treat or two!!!

What also spurs the” littlies” on is that the handlers get so excited when they perform their  tasks so well  that they get even more treats and cuddles and as we all know – the more we all show just how much we love our dogs the more they want to please us.

Good manners makes the dogs more adoptable and the learning is fun for both the handler and the dogs.

The walking trail is a good mechanism to teach the dogs as they are learning basic manners without being in  a formal training class and it is hoped that the number of “task stations” can be increased in the near future, to include more advanced exercises.

 

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FUNDRAISING - PEAR Quiz Night - 27/9
Last updated on Thursday, Aug 21 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
 
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SMS DOG to 38919
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Last updated on Friday, Mar 15 2013
SMS DOG to 38919
By sending an sms you help us take care of a rescue dog for a day. Not bad for just R10. If each of our South African supporters could SMS DOG to 38919 once a month our monthly bills would be covered :) Please share and ask all you friends to help us take care of our beautiful doggies :)
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SPONSOR A PET
Hi, my name is ATHENA
I am a Female - spayed Terrier Blend. Would you like to sponsor me?

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Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 08 2014
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PET TIP
TTOUCH
 I adopted my little girl Stella from the spca a month ago. She has not been exposed to much and has been quite weary of all new things. This is primarily due to her not experiencing a wide variety of things during her early learning period.
Today she came with me to my tellington touch course and we have both had the honour of working with Linda Tellington Jones herself today aswell as all the wonderful t touch practioners in training. All I can say is that today my little girl experienced so much and for the first time I feel she is happy in her own body :) This is wonderful work and I encourage you all to experience it with your dog. Contact the t touch office and see when they are holding their next workshops or call one of the many caring and loving t touch practioners we are blessed to have here in our country. You can get a list of the T touch practioners in your area through the t touch office. Please visit their website and explore this wonderful work :)
www.ttouch.co.za
Tellington TTouch is a gentle method of bodywork and movement exercises that positively influences behavior, performance and well-being. It increases communication skills and deepens the relationship between animals and their people.  It is used in over 30 countries around the world to influence both behavioral and health problems.

Tellington TTouch was created by International Animal Expert Linda Tellington-Jonescircles, slides and lifts used to reduce stress and relax tension. It also incorporates body wraps and many leading & groundwork exercises for confidence building. You'll find more detailed info on our What is TTouch page. and includes TTouch bodywork which is a combination of

Eugénie Chopin, an American who has lived in South Africa since 1975, studied Tellington TTouch in the USA and brought it to South Africa several years ago. Hundreds of people here have experienced and found Tellington TTouch to be useful for both problems and the general well-being of their pets.

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