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Paws on the Promenade Dog Walk Fundraiser

Mdzananda : 2 March 2017 9:17 am : Events

Paws are taking to the Sea Point Promenade


You and your pooch are invited to the second annual Paws on the Promenade – a dog walk fundraiser in support of the Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Khayelitsha.

On Sunday the 19th of March at 9:00am, join in the fun as pets and owners strut their stuff along the beautiful scenic route of the Sea Point promenade. Starting at the Mouille Point light house, the route will extend to the Sea Point swimming pool and back – a total of five kilometers. Shorter turnaround points for old, tired and injured pets (or humans) will also be available.

“In 2016 we hosted our first Paws on the Promenade which raised R12 000. Around 100 dogs and 150 owners joined us,” says Marcelle du Plessis, Fundraising and Communications Manager and event organizer. “We are very excited to host our second Paws on the Promenade and hope that many more pets and humans will be able to join us this year.”

Everyone is invited; humans without four legged friends are very welcome too. Raffle prizes, products for sale and even some pups up for adoption will be at this event.



To register for the event costs R35 per person and R35 per dog. You can pre-register by emailing or by visiting Vondi’s Hopistic Pet Food, 59 Regent Road, Sea Point. On day registration will start at 8:00am.

“We would like to thank Vondi’s Holistic pet food for joining us in making this event possible, ER24 for sponsoring a medic for the event and Vetpoint for sponsoring a veterinarian at the event,” says Marcelle du Plessis.


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Drakenstein Animal Rescue Walk – 5th June 2016

Gill : 3 June 2016 2:51 pm : Events

Late notice but this is on Sunday so not too late. These walks are usually great fun with the Treasure Hunt being a firm favourite with my foodie, Daks. We love our walks and it’s good to have the opportunity to walk at different venues and appreciate the beautiful scenery and surroundings.

This is Drankenstein Volunteer Animal Rescue’s main fund raiser for the year, so please support them if you can. The venue is at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate. Should be great, and there’s good walking weather predicted as well.

Drakenstein Walk

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Woefie Wandel – 10th April 2016

Gill : 6 April 2016 10:05 pm : Events

The CoGH SPCA Woefie Wandel takes place on Sunday the 10th April at D’Aria Wine Estate. You can either preregister online at a cost of R45 per person and R35 per dog or on the day at a cost of R50 per person and R40 per dog. Registration on the day opens at 7am. The link to preregister can be found here

There are two routes of 2 kilometers and 4 kilometers. This is such a great venue and never disappoints. Be sure to remember the sun-block and stay well hydrated as the weather prediction is a blistering 32 degrees. Enjoy

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Woof Fun Fest – Hillcrest Quarry – 12th March 2016

Gill : 9 March 2016 9:39 pm : Events

woof fun day

This looks like a fun family outing. The Woof Fun Fest is to be held at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville on 12th March from 11am until 6pm.

Stalls including items for us dog addicts, a doggy park, entertainment for the children and live music for all. Entry is R50 per adult and R25 per child under the age of 12. All proceeds are in aid of Stickers and Tin Can Dog.
More information can be found on their website and on FaceBook
Email for more information.

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Paws On The Promenade – 21st February 2016

Mdzananda : 11 February 2016 3:56 pm : Events


Come join in the fun and get some exercise all while supporting the Mdzananda Animal Clinic Khayelitsha who enhances the well-being of animals and their community through providing veterinary services and education. Bring your friends and your dog’s friends too. Humans without dogs are also welcome. Face painting for kids and great raffle prizes to enjoy on the day.

Date: 21 February 2016
Time: 9am
Place: Mouille Point Lighthouse
Route: 5km to Sea Point Swimming Pool and back (2.5km half way turnaround option and 1km turnaround option for old / injured pets)
Price: R25 per person; R25 per dog
Pre-registration: At Vondi’s Holistic Pet Food, 59 Regent Road, Sea Point (get free biscuits) or via email to
On day registration: 8am – 8:45am
Dress code: Wear something orange or dress like your pet
Bring along: Water, sunscreen, caps
Free dog bandanas for first arrivals
Dogs need to be on leads at all times

Event link on facebook

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CoGH SPCA Wiggle Waggle – 15th November 2015

Gill : 18 October 2015 1:35 pm : Events

Wiggle Waggle 2015

I cannot believe it’s that time of the year already! 2015 seems to have flown past and our tracking season and our beagle run season are both done for the year. Meaning we have more time for walks.

The warm weather also seems to have arrived this weekend so remember to carry water and keep your dogs as cool as possible during all the wonderful walks. One of the organised walks coming up soon is the CoGH SPCA Wiggle Waggle takes place on the 15th of November.

Registration for the Wiggle Waggle can be done online here or on the day. Registration opens at 7am and the walk starts at 9am. If you preregister the fees are R45 per person and R40 per dog. Registering on the day costs R5 extra per person and per dog.

The venue remains unchanged and the start and end are at the School of Maths and Science in Tokai. It’s best to arrive a bit early as the field fills up quickly. Below is the map of the course for those who haven’t taken part before.


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Drakenstein Animal Rescue Dog Walk – 18th October 2015

Gill : 5 October 2015 8:39 am : Events


This years event takes place at Topiary Wines off Wemmershoek Road between Paarl and Franschoek. Entrance is R40 for adults, R20 for children under 12 and R20 for dogs.

Registration is from 08h00 until 09h00 and the walk starts at 09h00. There are different routes to choose from for the walk and the usual fun treasure hunt. Daks’ favourite!

Treasure Hunt at the Paarl Arboretum

Treasure Hunt at Last October’s Walk

Also on the agenda are demonstrations of dog jumping, carting, flyball and dog dancing and some fun events like Waggiest Tail and Scruffiest Mutt. There will be food on sale as well as a second hand bookstall.

You can register Online via Quicket

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The Dog Show – 10 October 2015

Gill : 26 September 2015 1:59 pm : Events

The DogShow

Here’s a fun family outing for October. The Dog Show is about celebrating our best buddies and raising funds for very deserving charities.

There’s a fun dog event that anyone can enter and the categories include cutest puppy, best golden oldie and all sorts in between. From beauty to brains there’s a category to highlight any pooches natural talent. Visit Thundafund for all the details on how to enter and a list of the charities that will benefit from this initiative.

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International Handlers Workshop – November 2015

Gill : 24 September 2015 8:50 pm : Agility, Events

Kath from JUMP Agility Dogs has done it again! This year she is bringing out two exceptional handlers from the UK. Laura Chudleigh and Ann Harmes will be in Cape Town from the 1st until the 17th of November. The working spots tend to go very quickly but there is always space for observers. This is such a wonderful opportunity and definitely one to be grabbed with both hands. The program is subject to change so please contact Kath with any questions regarding this event.

With one of the previous workshops, we could only get a spot to observe but when we arrived someone offered us their working spot as there were birds on the field and she knew her dog wouldn’t focus. I was completely unprepared and only had a few treats but luckily friends pitched in and donated. So, even if you don’t have a working spot, be prepared as you never know what luck may come your way.




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Cavendish Charity Book Sale – 26th – 29th August 2015

Gill : 29 July 2015 3:04 pm : Announcements, Events

It’s that time of year again :) Time to hand over all your books that you aren’t planning to re-read for redistribution for a good cause and stock up again at bargain prices for the tail end of winter.

The Cavendish Charity Book Sale is on from the 26th until the 29th August. The poster below has convenient drop off points for your donations if you’d like to contribute to Mdzananda Animal Clinic’s book drive.


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