Archive for July, 2011


Way to Go!

  One of the reasons why some people end up rehoming their dog is beacuse the dog messes  in the house. There is probably nothing worse than living with a dog that isn’t house trained! Puppies don’t just become house trained on their own as they grow up. The only difference is that when they get bigger they […]

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Caveat Emptor – Let the Buyer beware!

I got a call from someone during the week asking me to help find a stud dog of a particular breed to cover his bitch, who was on heat. My first reaction was not to help as I believe that lay people should not be breeding dogs. Just because you have a great bitch (or dog) […]

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“Dog Whisperer’s” Dog Mauls Girl, 4

TOBY SHAPSHAK | 17 July, 2011 01:07 Times Live   A rottweiler owned by “Africa’s number one dog expert” and self-styled “dog whisperer” mauled a child in an upmarket Johannesburg mall. James Lech, who describes himself on his website as “Africa’s #1 and Dog Expert” [sic], had the “rehabilitated” dog with him in the Hyde […]

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Could you be an Animal Angel?

If you love animals and would like to make a difference to lives of the many animals the SPCA rescues and cares for, then consider becoming part of our special group of volunteers, also known as our animal angels. There are various ways in which you can get involved: Kennels – socialising and exercising dogs, […]

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Yes, having a pet IS good for you!

Rob Stein www.washingtonpost.com   Lots of research has indicated that having a dog or a cat can help people live happier, healthier lives. But it’s been unclear whether there really is a cause-and-effect relationship between pet ownership and better physical and mental health. Now, new research indicates that the benefits of having a canine or […]

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Woman left dog in car for six months

July 12 2011 at 09:10am www.iol.co.za By Kristen van Schie THE STAR Protesters feel strongly about the daschund that starved to death. Picture: Tiro Ramatlhatse  “How could you just leave your dog locked in your car for six months?” demanded the protester. “What kind of person does that? I want you to explain how you […]

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Get Socialising at the Park

  In South Africa, we don’t have designated dog parks; instead dogs share our parks and fields with kids and sports. We dog owners need to be extra considerate as our free running dogs can frighten children and interfere with ball games. Inconsiderate owners who don’t “scoop the poop” can make us very unwelcome. Even […]

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Uk Quarantine Update

Great News for those of you that have considered importing dogs but been put off by the red tape, expense, and time required.  The UK will harmonise its pet movement rules with the rest of the EuropeanUnion from 1 January 2012, bringing the UK’s Pet Travel Scheme into linewith the most recent science. The UK […]

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SPCA: Implement animal by-laws now

Duane Petrus, News24 Cape Town – The Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA is calling on government to finalise an animal by-law to enforce a rule on the maximum number of dogs per household.This comes after an attack on a 3-year-old boy in the Sweet Home Farm informal settlement in Cape Town on Tuesday, who […]

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Pet Friendly Restuarants in Cape Town

Recently we found a lost dog, a beau­ti­ful golden Labrador with violet eyes, and the sweetest demeanor. No one claimed her and she became part of the fam­ily. We named her Perdie, and she was the per­fect dog — our abso­lute shadow. She suffered from sep­ar­a­tion anxi­ety though, which meant that unless we wanted the […]

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