About us

Majestic Beast Rescue, situated in Klapmuts, was started by Canine Behaviourist, Armand Groenewald. The reason was that while Armand owned a boarding kennels in 2016, someone booked their female Boerboel in, as they were moving. This girl was nervous, and she showed signs of fear most of the time, resulting in aggressive tendencies. Armand started to get this girl to trust him as she would let no one else close to her. When the time came for the owners to fetch the gorgeous girl, Jesse, they never came. They had abandoned her! Being a Canine Behaviourist, Armand knew exactly what to do to get Jesse to trust him and other people. He started off by just talking to her for hours on end, as she would not allow him close to her, or to touch her. After a while, Armand and Jesse had formed a bond so strong that nothing could break it. This created his extreme love for the breed that he has today.  

 

Armand has always had a way with dogs, and an extreme love for them. He started volunteering at Lucky Lucy Foundation in 2010. He loved working with rescues so much, that in 2012 he decided to study to become a Canine Behaviourist to better be able to help rescue dogs recover and become more adoptable. He volunteered all his spare time to doing just that, from 2015-2019. He had a huge love and understanding of the Boerboel breed, because of Jesse, and he was always the guy to call should a rescue organization need help with this breed.  

 

After careful consideration and working with many rescue organizations throughout the years, Armand realized that no one in the whole of South Africa was specifically looking out for this majestic, and often misunderstood breed, and thus, in September 2019, he started Majestic Beast Rescue focusing solely on Boerboels. Rescuing them, rehabilitating them and then finding each Boerboel the perfect home. Majestic Beast prides themselves in matching adopting families with their perfect beast. After an assessment with the family and their current animals have been done, Armand will give a recommendation on which Boerboel is best suited for the family according to temperament and personality, even if they were initially applying for another.  

 

While in the care of Majestic Beast Rescue, every Boerboel is trained in basic obedience and how to walk on a leash. Every dog that is adopted out has undergone extensive assessments and behaviour modification training, prior to becoming eligible for adoption, to ensure that we set them up for success in their new homes.  

 

Since starting in September 2019, Majestic Beast has successfully rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed 169 dogs to date (May 2024). We are situated in Cape Town, but dogs have come from Bloemfontein and Johannesburg, and we have homed dogs as far as Tongaat, KZN.  

 

Majestic Beast Rescue is not government funded, so all the hours networking, doing family assessments, doing home-checks, booking sterilizations, rehabilitating beasts, rescuing new ones, finding sponsors and placing the dogs in new homes, is all done voluntarily. We are solely dependent on public donations and sponsorships. Majestic Beast Rescue is a registered NPC.