- Available from: February 16th, 2017
- Gender: Male
- Age: 3 years (Adult)
- Size: Medium
- Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
Hello my name is Toretto, but some of the Adoption Centre staff refer to me as Mr McDreamy! Just look at my handsome face and stunning light brown eyes!
Some of my favourite pastimes include, but not limited to, long walks through the parks, cuddles on the couch and a good game of tug of war with my toys!
I'm friendly and sociable with other dogs but I can be a little bit over excited with my initial approach. This may put some dogs off so please be sure to bring them in to meet me.
Lots of socialisation and obedience training with me and I'll be on the road to becoming a gentle, well-mannered gentleman.
I have lived with small children before but I can be a bit bouncy and boisterous so I would be better suited to a home with older children if any. No small animals like cats, rabbits or chickens in my home please.
If you're looking for a gorgeous, fun loving boy to be part of your family, then look no further!
- Suits teenager
- Allowed outdoors
ADOPTING AN ANIMAL
Things to consider before adopting an animal
Adopting an animal is a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime. But before you adopt a pet please take some time to consider the commitment you are about to make. Sometimes the excitement of pet ownership can overshadow factors that should be considered before adoption.
Adopting a shelter pet is a lifelong decision that will have a major impact to your normal, everyday life. Please remember that a cat or dog can live for up to 20 years and they will rely only on you for their wellbeing for their entire life.
Before you decide, have you considered the following?
- Do I have time to exercise the dog every day?
- Do I have time for puppy pre-school and time to socialise a puppy?
- Do I have at least an hour every day to spend with my cat?
- Do I have time for obedience training?
- If renting, does the landlord permit pets?
- Is the backyard big enough and is the fencing secure?
- Does the whole family want a pet?
- Will the pet be allowed inside?
- Will I have to move interstate or overseas in the foreseeable future?
- Will I have to move to another rental property where the landlord may not allow pets.
Can I afford a pet?
Pets are a lifelong monetary commitment, you will need to factor in:
- Weekly animal food bills and necessities
- Yearly council registration
- Monthly medications like heart worm/intestinal worm and flea treatments
- Annual vet visits for vaccinations and check ups
- Unexpected vet bills due to accidents or medical conditions
- Ongoing grooming
- Boarding fees for human holidays
- Enrichment like training, toys etc