Our dedicated team of certified caregivers, trainers and behaviourists are what make Dogtown an exceptional sanctuary. Dedicating their time and skills to enriching the lives of abandoned and abused dogs.
My passion has always been animals. I’m an internationally qualified dog trainer, animal behaviourist and I’m in my 3rd and final year of study to become a small animals TTouch Practitioner.
My name is Elanza and without question, I have the best job in the world. I get to place our beautiful furkids into loving, forever, second chance homes!
For me working at Dogtown is very diverse – from maintenance around the property to dog behaviour issues including external consultations and homing some of our luckier furkids. This diversity, although challenging at times, is what makes the job so rewarding.
I am very grateful that I am in a position where I get to do what I love and what I am passionate about and at the same time, help our dogs go from misunderstood to good!
Since working at Dogtown, I have been given numerous opportunities to expand my knowledge extensively on both training and behaviour of dogs. This has allowed me to change the lives of dogs by helping them to firstly settle in a shelter environment and give each individual the correct form of training and enrichment in order to make them more adoptable. Being able to work with dogs that have been given labels such as ‘unhomable’ and ‘feral’ and seeing them being adopted into their forever home is why we are all here and it’s why we love what we do.
I am blessed to work from home with my six spoiled (read ruined) FurKids. I use the term “work” loosely as I consider what I do to be an honour and privilege.
I love my job at Dogtown as it is so varied, from office work to working with some of our dogs. Every day is different and one’s agenda can change quickly and suddenly. As the saying goes “variety is the spice of life”. Assisting with the dogs doing fun activities is interesting and can be challenging.
I love working for Dogtown because of the unconditional love you receive daily from the animals here, and meeting all the compassionate people that either work here or visit the dogs here is a bonus which is very few and far between these days. Everyday is a challenge physically and emotionally but helping the dogs to learn and to trust people again, seeing the small changes everyday until you see them get a home yields no better feeling.
My passion has been with animals since I was a small creature myself. I found it very challenging to understand and communicate with humans so my best option was to work with animals of all shapes and sizes instead.
Working at a rehabilitation centre is about all the challenges and ability to make a positive difference the dogs lives. Working with dogs everyday teaches a person a lot. It’s very rewarding to see your dog achieve goals whether it’s big or small
I really love what I’m doing here at Dogtownsa. Helping dogs be better until they find their forever homes . I think I’m making a difference in by helping these dogs to trust” us” humans again, mostly ones that were abused and abandoned. It’s a blessing to be part of this Dogtownsa team ❤️🐕
Working for dog town to me is a calling i was born to make a difference in this world. for that one dog we save it makes a huge difference Giving Dogs A second chance in life to be loved, cared for In wonderful homes that’s what motivates me and fills my heart with joy.