- Available from: March 15th, 2017
- Gender: Female
- Age: 6 years (Adult)
- Size: Medium
- Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier x Labrador Retriever
Hello, my name is Sarah.
I'm a stunning middle aged girl who is looking for a loving home. I was surrendered to Lort Smith when my carers took me on from a family that could no longer keep me, but sadly it was discovered that I wasn't very good around their existing cats.
A house with no cats or other small animals is what I'm searching for. I'm a strong willed girl who needs a confident, strong handler. Someone who is committed to putting the work into training and socialisation with me.
I'm working on my manners with other dogs, I can be a bit wary at times and show some avoidance so it is best that I am rehomed as an only dog for now. It is very important that my new carers put the work into socialising with other dogs so that I can learn appropriate interactions.
I love getting out and going for long walks and taking in the sights and smells of the neighbourhood. I'm a very cuddly, affectionate girl who would love to keep you company whilst you surf the net or watch the TV. I'm super keen to find the perfect family, could it be you?!
- 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