- Available from: March 6th, 2017
- Gender: Male
- Age: 18 months (Teenager)
- Size: Medium
- Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Howdy, my name is Angus, or Amazing Angus as my friends here at Lort Smith call me.
I have recently returned from foster care where I was being treated for a sore foot. It's all better now and I am looking forward to finding my perfect forever home. I would love a home with a family/person that can give me lots of love and attention. I thrive on any interactions with humans so someone who is home often would be perfect for me!
If you are sitting on the couch or laying in bed you can be sure that I will be trying to find a spot as close to you as I can get, even if that means sitting on top of you! I love pats and cuddles so will need humans willing to give me LOTS and LOTS of these.
I require a home with plenty of space as I will need to live an indoor lifestyle as I have been found to have a heart murmur. I can get a little spooked by loud noises so a quieter home would suit me best.
I have lived with a friendly and gentle dog (staffy) before and we got along really well. I would love to be provided with a tall scratching post near a window as I love to climb up and watch the birds outside. I also thought I should mention that I am toilet trained :)
Don't be shy, come say hi!
- Suits teenager
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