“Being a Barking Mad ambassador means so much to me, as it allows me to give back to our furry best friends. I have been an animal lover since I can remember, and my best friend has always been a parrot, a dog, a cat, and even a buffalo. I hope to educate people on how to care and love our furry friends and help barking Mad where ever I can,” says Tamerin.
Barking Mad, situated in Midrand, is home to many animals searching for new loving families to become a part of.
“Anyone that has ever been to my house knows that I am a crazy dog person. Dogs are the most loyal creatures that give unconditional love. I hate to see dogs in distress or without loving homes, and I hope to make a difference in as many dogs’ lives as possible,” says Hayley.
Not only do Barking Mad re-home animals, they are a rehabilitation centre and offer to take in long term dogs that have been deemed “problem dogs” from other shelters and provide them with the best care and rehabilitation programmes, whether it is behaviour modiﬁcation or extensive medical treatments.
They also have a retirement village for their old dogs, which have sadly not been rehomed, and looking to live out their last few years in peace.
“The dogs taken into our care are assessed on arrival, and then an individual training programme is put into place by our two internal behaviourists at DogtownSAs” explains Elanza, a Barking Mad representative.
Their dogs receive a full medical examination, and are chipped, vaccinated and sterilised. If you would like to donate R10 to assist Barking Mad, please SMS the word “DOG” to 38919.
“We offer a lifelong commitment to all the dogs that come into our care and a lifetime support to their new families,” Elanza, Barking Mad representative.
Organisations such as Barking Mad rely purely on donations of food, money and blankets, and it is Tamerin and Hayley’s mission to do as much as they can to spread the word, assist, collect donations and create awareness for this amazing organisation.
To view the wonderful work done by Barking Mad, and to view animals up for adoption, please visit their Facebook page.