Yesterday was my first visit to the Wetnose Animal Rescue Center. I was positively surprised about the location, the surroundings and the shelter in general.
Wet Nose is located in Rayton, Gauteng. It takes around 30 minutes from Pretoria to the shelter and you can either take the tollroad or use the R104. There are a lot of sings on the way; so it's pretty easy to find. Once you have arrived at Wetnose, always say hi at the reception first.
Wetnose welcomes volunteers to walk their dogs, so take this opportunity and spend a couple of hours with their adorbale doggies. You will feel peaceful and satisfied after this day, knowing that you have enlighten the day of many shelter doggies and made them feel special and loved! Don't be afraid of the dogs, they might bounce and bark a lot, but that's just because they try to get attention and feel lonely in their kennels, once they are out and about they calm down and walk well on their leads.
The environment of Wetnose is really nice for a walk. They have a big grassy area where you can also find some rescued horses. And if you are ired after playing and walking with the doggies, you can relax on the many picnic benches under the tree, just bring some cold drinks and snacks. It's a perfect place for a one day trip and for a picnic.
(written by Cathrin - FurKidz Volunteer)
For further information, please contact Wetnose Rescue Centre directly on 013 932 3941, click here to see their many dogs and cats looking for homes and waiting to be walked!
If you´re looking for the dog of your dreams look no further! Harvey is here! This 5 year old chow cross has perky ears and adoring eyes, he´s got love to share but, sadly, no one to give it to. You see, while you and I look at Harvey and see nothing but a wonderful dog, someone else thought differently.
Once upon a time Harvey had a home, a family, but his owner was unkind and left Harvey to fend for himself. All alone he survived for 6 months before he was discovered and brought to Wetnose. Harvey now has food in his belly and a safe place to sleep. He´s warm, he´s healthy. But Harvey knows there´s more to life than his kennel. He knows that his forever home is out there, waiting. And someone, someday, will stop by his kennel and fall in love.
Harvey deserves it, he loves people, he would never turn down a scratch behind the ears, and walks, he can hardly contain himself he loves walks! Harvey may not be a puppy, or a fancy breed, he knows these things. But what Harvey has is heart, he is a good dog who needs a family, one that will love him forever and never leave him behind.
Harvey stays at the Wetnose Animal Rescue Centre, please give them a call on 013 932 3941 or visit them in Rayton, Gauteng
White Shepherds are very confident, fearless and clever animals who love being around their human families. They are friendly and love to please their owners. As long as you are as dedicated to training them as they are to pleasing you, you will have an amazingly lovable and obedient family dog that will be loyal to you their whole lives!
Although there is some skepticism, White Shepherds are direct descendants of German Shepherds and look very similar except for the coloring. Their coloring comes from a recessive gene that some German Shepherds carry. White shepherds are very courageous, confident and intelligent dogs. They are extremely faithful and brave and will do anything to protect their human families. Because of their protective instinct white shepherds need to be socialized very well from puppyhood so they get used to other people and animals being around them and their families. White Shepherds are one of the smartest and most trainable dog breeds, but don't respond well to harsh training.
White shepherds are herding dogs, they need to be exercised daily, whether it is a long brisk walk, jogging or running beside your bike. Playing ball and Frisbee are favorites of theirs, incorporating this into your walk is not only a good way to tire them out quicker but it gives them a purpose.
Why don't you check out the White shepherds that are currently in our shelters, come and meet Polar, Dusty, Dakota and Chester! You won't regret making one of these gorgeous animals part of your family.
There are many good reasons to adopt a dog!
One reason is that your new best friend will help you exercise. When you get a dog, you have to play with him or her, take them out for walks, and make sure they get their necessary exercise. Which means that YOU are getting your necessary exercise as well! So by adopting a dog, you will be improving your own health while you are taking care of your dog! Come to DARG Domestic Animal Rescue Group in Hout Bay and find your loyal companion for a healthy and happy lifestyle.
The doggies above and below are only a handful of DARG dogs that are full of energy and are very playful! You will never be bored with these wonderful canines!
Stay healthy and have fun with your dogs!
For more information, please CLICK HERE.
"I only wish I had read Julies book years ago.”
Author: Julie A. Bjelland
Format: Softcover, 256 Pages
Publication date: February 2010
Price: R181 Buy Now
If you’re thinking about getting a dog out of a shelter, there are a few books that every dog owner should possess and read, and this is one of them. Mostly, dogs are treated like humans, allowing behaviour problems to develop. Bjelland tells you how to change your communication with your dog so that you will have 'stress-free, unconditional love for years to come. And all of us know that it takes time to learn new things. The age of the dog does not matter; you will see results after only a few weeks/months with this well-structured book full of tutorials.
The training section is easy to read and the steps are broken down so that they are easy to follow and implement. The author offers online support, which is great for help with situations specific to you and your dog. There is also a kindle edition for e-Books; if you are on vacation, it is more comfortable.
“After rescuing a mostly chocolate lab I found out he was a problem dog at the shelter and would be more difficult to train than the Golden Retriever that I had before. [….] After about three months of work with Max using the techniques in the book he has become a much better companion and is well on his way to becoming a well behaved dog. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a well behaved dog.”
”She puts all of her hard work into this book for those who need help with their new puppy and/or older dog to train them to behave well”
”After about three months of work with Max using the techniques in the book he has become a much better companion and is well on his way to becoming a well behaved dog.”
“I was very nervous that my family and I would not be skilled enough to raise a happy healthy and well behaved dog. We had wheat on for 12 years that never had the proper training and made our lives very stressful. I only wish I had read Julies book years ago.”
Although many go out looking for a specific breed at first, adopters should keep an open mind and explore the incredible world of crossbreeds. Shelters are filled with amazing mixed breed dogs and not only are crossbreeds far less likely to develop health issues, they generally live longer aswell. If you adopt a dog of mixed breed, it's essentially like getting two dog types and temperments in one.
For example, Dancer, a Sharpei and Labrador cross is an awesome choice of dog. Sharpeis are known for being aloof, quiet and good watchdogs and Labradors are famous for their friendly nature and easygoing way of life. The combination of these two breeds makes Dancer an all around great dog who would be the perfect addition to a family.
The span of crossbreeds is so immense and anyone willing to give them a chance will not be dissapointed! To see dogs like Dancer, found at FORA in Krugersdorp, and many many other fantastic dogs who are just waiting to be shown that they do matter and do deserve a loving home, check out the rest of the Furkidz animals. All the dogs have tons of love to give they just need to be given a chance. So keep your mind open to the many options and you will be certain to find a forever friend and loving companion!
For more information, please call FORA on 082 336 5568 or 011 665-9032. Click here to see more dogs at FORA looking for homes.
Wet Nose is a registered right to life organization, or in other words they are a pro-life shelter. All animals remain in their care until they find their forever homes. Wet Nose staff work hard to rehabilitate all abandoned, neglected and abused animals that come through their doors.
Time is spent with all the animals to help them overcome any problems that may have been developed from abuse. Many animals have been hurt badly by their previous experiences and Wet Nose works hard to show them a new way of life where they will be unconditionally loved and cared for.
On average they have about 80 adoptions a month, which is fabulous! However they still have around 320 dogs and 60 cats that dream of one day finding a loving family to take them home!
While the cats, dogs and even horses patiently a wait being reunited with their families or wait for a new family to take them home, they are well cared for by the Wet Nose staff. The onsite vets take care of any disease or injuries in the clinic, while kennel hands do everything from giving them hearty meals to cuddling with them. Volunteers come on a regular basis to take the dogs for long walks around the grounds as well.
Wet Nose was founded in 1999 by Tracy Forte. Tracy started out with a dream to ensure that healthy animals are given a second chance in life and to make sure they receive all the love and care they need until they find their happily ever after. They have re homed and reunited thousands of animals with families since then, some as far away as Australia and the United Kingdom!
For more information click here.