What is Ark Animal Centre?

This incredible 4 minute video will give you an inside understanding of who and what the Ark Animal Centre is, and how you can get involved and help make a difference 🙂

Click this link to view it: https://youtu.be/sovmFsna_NI

Big thank you to the following people who made this video possible:
Eilidh Goosen
Rick Joaquim of Duck Rabbit Studios
Andrew John Lonie
Kasmario Fankis
C.A. Van Aswegen of FiX Post Production
Adam Lomas & Brian Mullany of Fireball Productions

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Dainfern Golf Day in aid of Ark!

Ark Animal Centre is hosting another great golf day on the 6 May 2014 at Dainfern Golf Course! All proceeds will go towards building the shelters maternity ward.

R2800 per 4 ball. Includes dinner. BOOK NOW by emailing Charmaine at jemima.ellis@gmail.com

We are looking for prize and tee sponsors. Should you be interested in getting involved please email Candice at candice@arkanimalcentre.co.za

Ark Animal Centre Golf Day Invite Dainfern

SS – Pooch Boutique & #Smoothies Now Open!

Awesome new pet supplies and boutique human shop launched this past weekend at Ark! Our own blog will follow shortly! ❤

Making you blush

Launching with bang! This past weekend The Sequin Stylist – Pooch Boutique & #Smoothies (Freezocinno Bar) opened with massive success. Officially now a blog to brand name “The Sequin Stylist.” 

Enlighten yourself to a world of dog loving, fashion obsessed individuals at the SS Boutique as you sip on one of the delicious #Smoothies signature Freezocinno (Chocolate, Coffee or Mocha) sodas, coffee, hot chocolate + much more guaranteed to have you feeling great from the inside out. Whilst shopping for both yourself and your pooch, accessories, apparel, collars and leads as well as designer ranges and lots lots more.

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Visit “The Sequin Stylist” store and enjoy the out of town experience. Situated on the Ark Animal Centre premises in Chartwell. Spend the day or just for a quick pop-in for a takeaway and some puppy love SS & #Smoothies welcomes you.

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The Sequin Stylist – Pooch Boutique…

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Ark Animal Centre is now on the Woolworths MyPlanet Programme!

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FANTASTIC NEWS!!!!! 

After a good 2 years of working on becoming a member of the fabulous Woolworths MyPlanet programme, we are very proud to say that Joburg’s puppy rescue shelter, Ark Animal Centre is now officially a beneficiary!!! Woohoo!!!

To support us you can either:

Where can I swipe my MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card?

The success of the programme depends on the number of times you swipe your card. Supporters can use their cards at a range of national, regional and local retail partners on the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet system. Some of the national partners include Woolworths, Engen QuickShops, Waltons, SupaQuick, kalahari.com, Jack’s Paint, Toys R Us, Reggie’s, Altech Netstar, Club Travel, MySchool Travel, Toner Town and many more. To view a more comprehensive list of local business partners click here.

myschool myplanet myvillage partners where to use my card

myschool myplanet myvillage partners where to use my card

Benefits of being a cardholder

You can raise funds for your favourite school or charity without costing you a cent, and you can use one card at many different stores. There are 12 national partners and over 2000 partner stores where you can use your card across the country. Cardholders can take advantage of exclusive discounts and special offers. For example, you are automatically part of WRewards from Woolworths (which includes 10% or more off on up to 200 items in their stores and other benefits), you get R40 off every GetAhead or MathPro educational software item that you buy, and you get exclusive discounts on vehicle recovery from Altech Netstar.  You will receive a monthly email statement showing exactly how much your beneficiary has raised.

Apply now and help us make a difference in our puppies lives ♥

For more information visit www.myschool.co.za 

Ark Animal Centre is officially a registered NPO!

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We are very pleased to announce that Ark Animal Centre – the Puppy Rescue Shelter is official a registered non-profit organisation (NPO). 🙂 After 15 months of waiting it finally came through!

We are very excited as this opens many more doors and opportunities for Ark to grow and continue saving the puppies & dogs of SA. Our much anticipated NPO number is: 2012-171809-08

What is an NPO, non-profit organisation?  A Non-Profit Organisation exists solely to provide programs and services that are of public benefit such as the promotion of social welfare, economic development, religion, charity, education or research. Earnings may not benefit individuals or stake-holders. It is known as a Section 21 company. Answer from Entrepreneur Mag.

Below are the ethical and responsible behaviour for NPO’s based on Department of Social Development Codes of Good Practice for South African Non-profit Organisations:

Honesty: Honest people are truthful, sincere, forthright, straightforward, frank and
candid. They do not cheat, steal, lie, deceive or act deviously. NPO staff and volunteers
should be scrupulously honesty in their dealings with donors, beneficiaries,
employees, volunteers, governing body members, the public and the authorities.

Integrity: People and organisations with integrity are principled, honourable and
upright. They are courageous and act on convictions. They will fight for their beliefs
and will not adopt an “ends justify the means” philosophy that ignores principle, or is
expedient at the expense of principle. NPO staff and members respect the integrity of
the mission established by their governing body.

Promise keeping: People worthy of trust keep promises, fulfil commitments,
abide by the spirit as well as the letter of an agreement. They do not interpret
agreements in an unreasonably technical or legalistic manner to rationalise noncompliance or to create justifications for escaping their commitments.

Fidelity/loyalty: People worthy of trust demonstrate fidelity and loyalty to
other people and to organisations by friendship in adversity, support, and devotion to
duty. They do not use or disclose information that is learned in confidence for
personal or professional advantage. Staff and governing body members should
safeguard their ability to make independent professional judgements by scrupulously
avoiding undue influence and conflicts of interest.

Fairness: Fair people manifest a commitment to justice, the equal treatment of
individuals, and tolerance for and acceptance of diversity. They are open-minded,
willing to admit they are wrong, and, where appropriate, change their positions and
beliefs. They do not overreach or take undue advantage of another’s mistakes or
difficulties.

Caring for others: Concern for the well-being of others manifests itself in
compassion, giving, kindness , and serving. It requires that one attempts to help those
in need and avoids harming others.

Respect for others: Ethical people demonstrate respect for human dignity,
privacy, and the right to self-determination of all competent adults. They are
courteous and decent. They provide others with the information they need to make
informed decisions about their own lives.

Transparency: Staff should provide as much relevant information to the public as is
reasonably possible to permit intelligent assessment of goals, means, and results as
they relate to the organisation’s mission.

Responsible citizenship: Responsible citizenship involves lawfulness,
participation, social consciousness, and public service. NPOs must be especially
careful to obey all relevant regulations and laws.

Pursuit of excellence: Ethical people are concerned with the quality of
their work. They pursue excellence and are diligent, reliable, industrious and
committed.

Accountability: Ethical people accept responsibility for their decisions, for the
foreseeable consequences of their actions and failures to act, for setting an example to
others and for providing feedback to donors and sponsors on how funds were utilised.

Safeguard public trust: NPO governance, leaders, staff and volunteers have special
obligations to lead by example, to safeguard and advance the integrity and reputation of
all organisations that depend on voluntary support and public trust, to avoid even the
appearance of impropriety, and to take whatever actions are necessary to correct or prevent the inappropriate conduct of others.

SMS ‘Donate FOOD’ to 48949 & help feed the hungry and homeless dogs in SA! R10 per sms. All SA networks.

Paws-n-All Dog Training

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Naughty, shy or aggressive dogs?? Read on…this article is for you!

Paws-n-All Puppy Socialisation and Dog Training Academy was founded in 2009 after Nicola Dee van Ass qualified as a certified dog and puppy trainer through ThinkingPets.
After having received certificates in puppy socialisation, puppy training, adult dog training, one-on-one dog training consultations as well as obedience and clicker training,
the first Paws-n-All school was opened in Boskruin, Johannesburg.

Paws-n-All moved to the Fourways / Lonehill area at the end of 2010 and has trained many puppies and dogs in the area.

Our training methods revolve around positive reinforcement training (rewarding the good behaviour and ignoring the bad) and through this method of dog training, we have been able to achieve obedience in puppies and dogs while keeping them happy.
In most of our training we use clickers and treats as this enables fast, positive learning in dogs and puppies.
We do a lot of puppy socialisation as it is very important to get puppies used to different situations, sounds, objects and other animals at as young an age as possible.

Every dog is seen and treated as an individual and is never forced to be in a situation that it is not comfortable with.
If a dog cannot handle being around other dogs, we work in one-on-one classes until the dog is happy to move forward.

WE work with each puppy or dog individually in class (although there are many group exercises) and because we do not have more than a total of 6 dogs or puppies in a class, we are able to give each student the proper attention required for them to learn and progress.
There is no age limit or breed requirement need to join the classes, but because of the method of training we use, choke chains, shock collars, prong collars, shouting and physical punishment is NOT permitted in any of our classes.

Contact Details:

Nicola van Ass
Cell: 083 309 0400
Tel: 011 705 2595
Fax: 086 606 7502
paws-n-all@hotmail.com / www.paws-n-all.co.za

Fees are R120 per class
If a second dog or puppy is enrolled from the same family, the cost is R100 per class for that dog.
A once-off registration fee of R100 is required
One-on-One classes are R170 per class.

R20 from every client per class is donated to Ark Animal Centre.