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Jump Beginners Agility Competition – 18th January 2015

Gill : 20 December 2014 9:08 am : Agility, Events

It’s hard to believe that we are already planning our weekends for 2015. Where did 2014 go and why so quickly? :)
For those of you in Cape Town with young agility dogs this is the perfect place to wet your feet in the world of competition. Lovely venue and always a super atmosphere. Enjoy.

Jump Beginner Agility competition - January 2015

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Friends of Vondi’s Fundraiser with David Grier – 10th December 2014

Admin : 28 November 2014 8:46 am : Events


David Grier is an unbelievable speaker that leaves you inspired to do great. He has kindly given of his time to support animal welfare, AACL Cape Town.

David Grier is an inspirational Speaker, Celebrity Chef and Extreme Adventurer. He gives us an amazing insight into distant and remote places where very few have gone before. Many will remember David Grier for his joint continuous run with extreme adventurer, Braam Malherbe, of the Great Wall of China,
some 4000km in 98 days.

But it is David’s message of hope and ‘making a difference’ in peoples lives through change, positivity – the right attitude, recognizing opportunity and never giving up that is outstanding. In that respect he formulated the Miles for Smiles Foundation where over 1000 children’s lives have been changed. The project has reached beyond our borders and the project has been involved in the following countries; South Africa, Madagascar, Swaziland and we are looking at Mozambique, Namibia and the DRC

RSVP TO CONFIRM YOUR SEAT – fundraiser{at}

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Eden Beach Pet Walk – 29th November 2014

Gill : 24 November 2014 9:10 am : Events

Now here’s a walk Daks and I haven’t done before and it sounds like it should be great fun.


It’s organised by Bergzicht Animal Hospital and will be along the boardwalk next to the beach. I don’t see any indication of the distance of the walk but the doggy walks are generally between 2.8km and 4km. The weather forecast is Sunny and 25 degrees with not much wind. Sounds perfect.

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Wiggle and Waggle your way into Summer

CoGH SPCA : 11 November 2014 9:44 pm : Announcements, Events

Paws from all over Cape Town will come together on Sunday 7 December in the biggest family dog-walk to hit the suburbian streets – it’s the 21st SPCA MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Wiggle Waggle Walkathon!

The 4,5km charity dog-walk takes place at the Cape Academy of Maths and Science on the Corner of Firgrove Way and Spaansgemacht River Road, Constantia at 09h00. This hugely popular event supports the work of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA (CoGH SPCA) and last year saw 1600 walkers and 1100 dogs strut their stuff in the Society’s aid.

“The Wiggle Waggle is possibly the most loved event on the Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s fundraising calendar – and people travel from far and wide just to take part. It’s a day that honours the close bond between owner and dog, and gives them the perfect opportunity to spend good quality time together. The CoGH SPCA is always touched to see the love that walkers have for their pets – and they support they give to the SPCA through participating” said event organiser, Juan August.

As always, there’s more than just a morning’s exercise to be had – with plenty of food and beverage stalls, the SPCA Vet Shop where you can treat your best friend to some early festive presents, walking pet balloons on sale and loads more!

Thanks to the support of event sponsor, the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme, all funds raised from entries will go directly to helping the SPCA prevent animal cruelty during the upcoming festive season. “For the last 17 years, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has been working with schools and charities, helping them raise funds for their various causes. Already, MySchool cardholders give back more than R4 million per month simply by swiping their cards at participating outlets. We urge everyone to get involved in an event like the Wiggle Waggle which promotes not only healthy living for both humans and animals, but also the concept of charitable giving through participation. Supporting the SPCA is as easy as taking part in the Wiggle Waggle and getting a MyPlanet card to use at our partner stores,” said Helene Brand, Marketing Manager.

Mujahid Londt, Soli and Ethan Philander, with dogs Romeo and Dexter, will be at this year's Wiggle Waggle Walkathon

Mujahid Londt, Soli and Ethan Philander, with dogs Romeo and Dexter, will be at this year’s Wiggle Waggle Walkathon

Plenty of water points for dogs and their owners will be conveniently located along the route. Marshalls and traffic officials will ensure the safety of the walkers and medical and veterinary crews will be provided by the CoGH SPCA to ensure everyone crosses the finish line in good shape.

Puppies younger than four months are not permitted to take part and owners of short-nose breeds (i.e. bulldogs and pugs) and those with older dogs with joint problems, are also cautioned to consult their veterinarian before committing to take part in the walk.

For the first time ever, this year Wiggle Wagglers are able to purchase special VIP tickets, including limited edition event T-shirts – only available online through But make sure to take advantage of these limited tickets early to avoid disappointment. You can also enter online at, download the entry form from the same web site and send the completed form via email to events{at} or per fax to 0866 7433 56.Entry forms are also available at participating vet shops and veterinary clinics in Cape Town’s southern suburbs. A discounted entry fee of R40 per person and R30 per dog will be offered to entrants who enter online (through before 17h00 on 5 December 2014. Entries on the day of the event will open at 7am at a cost of R45 per person and R35 per dog. Children in prams participate at no cost.

All participants must provide proof of entry and register on the day to take part. Registration opens at 07h00 at the venue and the walk starts promptly at 09h00.

For more information on the route, venue and registration details, visit or contact the CoGH SPCA on 021 700 4141/80.

Issued by the Cape of Good Hope SPCA. For editorial queries, contact Wanika Davids on 021 700 4178 or email comms{at}

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Places to Avoid on 5th November 2014

Gill : 3 November 2014 8:40 pm : Events

I thought we were winning but the number of designated sites is the same this year as last year. Approved areas for fireworks in Cape Town for 2014 are Athlone Stadium parking area(Klipfontein Road), Wesfleur Sports Field (Reygersdal Drive), Bishop Lavis Sports Field (Lavis Drive), Maidens Cove parking area (Victoria Road), Macassar Beach parking area (Macassar Road), Swartklip Sports Complex (Spine/Swartklip Roads), Strandfontein Pavilion and the Table View Beachfront opposite the tourism centre.



  • Don’t leave your pets alone
  • Turn the music or TV volume up to mask the sounds of the fireworks
  • If you have a dog with noise issues you can try helping them to cope by using a DAP spray or collar
  • If your dog has known noise issues don’t forget to put their thundershirt on. If they have an adverse reaction that catches you by surprise, apply a Tellington Touch wrap using a crepe bandage to help them
  • Providing a safe place like a crate covered with a blanket or the bottom of a wardrobe can also be benficial
  • If your dog loves games, playing with them can distract them from the noise
  • In extreme cases your veterinarian can prescribe medication to assist
  • Wishing you all a safe, quiet and peaceful time.

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    Howl-O-Ween for Hounds

    Tears : 22 October 2014 7:32 am : Events


    Join us for “Howl-O-Ween for Hounds Costume Contest and Microchip Drive” on Saturday 1st November 2014 at 09h30 – 13h00 at De Waal Park, corner of Upper Orange and Camp Streets, Oranjezicht.

    We will be holding a micro-chipping drive at only R120/pet, a small price to pay for the safety of your beloved pet!

    Prizes up for grabs for adults and children dressed in a dog-related costume of your choice. Be creative, have fun. Let’s see how many dog breeds you can represent in one costume.

    Dogs attire is welcome but please ensure that your dogs are comfortable and stress-free at all times. Please bear in mind it may be a warm day so keep your little four-paws comfy.

    Walk registration fee:
    R20 for Adults; R15 for Pensioners & Children
    R10 for Dogs

    The morning will be filled with many activities, so please bring your whole family along.

    Park Parade: A fun walk around the park to show off your costumes!
    Lucky draw prizes and give-aways: We have prize donations from our wonderful supporters including Nuzzle and Rogz;
    Trick-for-a-Treat: Show us what your pooch can do and win a special treat for him or her;
    Face Painting: Have your face-painting done on site – transform into a St. Bernard or a Husky – the choices are endless;
    Caricature Keepsakes: We have a very talented, very popular artist from SPARX joining us for the day to do crazy, brilliant drawings of you and your dog;

    Games, games and more games and much more

    Cupcakes, Popcorn, Hot-dogs, Boerewors Rolls; Yummy Vegetarian options as well as a selection of refreshments on sale, to ensure energy levels are at their best for all the action!

    For more information please contact Janine Relling on 078 477 0732 or janine{at}tears.

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    Drakenstein Animal Rescue Dog Walk – 19th October 2014

    Gill : 25 September 2014 8:51 am : Events

    Now this sounds like a walk with a difference. The Drakenstein Animal Rescue Walk is going to be held at the Paarl Arboretum on the 19th October. I’ve not been there before but it sounds like a really interesting venue. The layout and design is based on six continents with the trees and shrubs being arranged accordingly. It’s situated on the banks of the Berg River and is 2.8km long so sounds like a nice piece of land. One of the web sites I looked at said there are 4500 trees. Should be awesome.

    Also on offer at the walk is a Treasure Hunt for the dogs, bow wow. I know a certain beagle that will enjoy that. Food and product stalls will be available and, for those of you with new dogs or puppies, there is also micro-chipping on site.

    Tickets can be booked through Quicket. It’s the first time I’ve used Quicket and I was really impressed. It’s so easy to use and ….quick!

    You can also visit find out more about the walk on Facebook

    Drakenstein Dog Walk

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    Paws Thru The Vine – 28th September 2014

    Gill : 16 September 2014 3:48 pm : Events


    Animal Anti Cruelty League does some great work and fulfills a huge need in the community. As an NGO they don’t receive any government funding and rely on donations from the public and fundraising. This is their second dog walk this year that is being held to raise much needed funds.

    Bubbles and Friend

    Bubbles and Friend

    AACL is a nation wide organisation with two branches in Cape Town, the main one in Epping and the other in Bellville. We popped in there 2 Saturdays ago and their clinic is really busy.

    Please visit their site for more information regarding the work they do.

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    Mandela Day Kennel Building for the Pets of Khayelitsha

    Mdzananda : 10 July 2014 8:29 am : Events

    Mdzananda Kennel Building Day

    Spend your 67 minutes with the Mdzananda Animal Clinic building kennels for the dogs of Khayelitsha!

    The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere. “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”

    Join us as we reconstruct wooden pallets into dog kennels. Everyone is welcome to join us! For those who prefer something less straining there will be some other activities too including cage & facility painting, planting, gift card packaging and charity shop organizing.

    Date: 18 July (Corporate & Work Groups); 19 July 10am (Everyone)
    Place: Mdzananda Animal Clinic Khayelitsha, 21297 Govan Mbeki Road
    Cost: R67 / R167 (you decide what you can donate to the cost of the kennels);
    Lunch: Extra R50 gets you some lunch catered by Learn for Earn (need to book)
    Bring along: Hammer per person & paint brushes. If you have any extra wood, paint or nails bring those along too.

    RSVP by 16 July to marcelle{at} / 0823577613 / 0214331942

    The Mdzananda Animal Clinic is the only permanent, veterinary council registered animal clinic in Khayelitsha, a township area just outside Cape Town, South Africa.

    Highly respected and supported by the people they serve, Mdzananda Animal Clinic was founded in 1996 in response to the need to provide veterinary care to a fast growing community that had no access to help for their animals.

    Today the clinic serves up to 1000 animals per month through consultations, surgery, hospitalization, x-rays and mobile clinics for sick and injured animals, primarily dogs and cats.

    It is often of the opinion that people in townships should not own pets. We have a different opinion. Anyone who visits Mdzananda has the pleasure of meeting owners who adore their animals. Even though our main focus is on animal healthcare, we are committed to effectively making a change in the lives of community. We have a strong focus on community empowerment and education to ensure responsible pet ownership. We focus on understanding the community’s needs, embracing this, gaining their respect and trust. In this way we can effectively make a difference in the lives of the people as well as their animals.

    A community that loves animals is a healthy community. By looking after an animal people learn responsibility, respect for life, compassion and non-violence. These are valuable attributes which flow over into everyday life enabling a healthy community.

    For more information please visit or Facebook

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    WODAC Pet Expo – 18th to 20th July 2014

    Gill : 7 July 2014 8:09 am : Events

    It’s that time of year again when all animal enthusiasts flock to Gallagher Estate for WODAC Pet Expo. You’d be amazed at how many Capetonians fly there for the weekend in order to attend.

    All the information and programs are available on their website and there’s something for everyone. Dog enthusiasts can see the different breeds as well as watch Flyball, Agility, Dog Dancing, Carting and the 60 Weave Pole challenge. It’s also a great opportunity to do some shopping for your pets.

    If you are planning to pop along, do remember that visitors may not take their pets with.

    WODAC 2014

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