- Available from: March 9th, 2017
- Gender: Female
- Age: 7 months (Teenager)
- Size: Medium
- Breed: Fox Terrier x Australian Kelpie
Hello, hey, hi! My name is Wilma.
I'm an adorable young pup who is just full of beans! I'm basically a working breed dog trapped inside a small dogs body. I'm seeking a busy, active home where there will be lots of time spent with me. Taking me for long walks, doing training and teaching me some tricks!
I'm constantly busy and into things, I need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to keep my mind busy. I'm currently learning how to behave appropriately with other dogs. My initial greeting to other dogs is a bit rude and off-putting but once I have met the other dog then I'm happy to spend time with them and socialise.
It's very important that my new carers put the time and work into socialising me with other dogs so that I can continue to improve. I can be a bit shy when being handled so it is best that there's not young children in the home please.
It is best that I am the only dog in the home until I've done some more training and socialisation. That's enough about me for now, come on down to meet me and I'll show you just how cute I am in real life!
- 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