- Available from: April 7th, 2017
- Gender: Male
- Age: 14 months (Teenager)
- Size: Large
- Breed: Rottweiler
Hello there, my name is Oscar,
I was surrendered to Lort Smith because my guardians could not take me to where they were moving and the yard was going to be way too small for the big man that I am.
I am a sweet and bubbly young chap with lots of love to give. I am a fan of snuggles on the couch and a good ol belly rub! I absolutely love other dogs and being around them however I will have to go into a home without any other dogs as I can be a little jealous, I just want my humans love all to myself.
I can sometimes be a little timid and nervous in new surroundings and when meeting new people so I'm looking for someone that will be patient with me whilst I come out of my shell.
A strong handler that is willing to take me to behaviour training and work on desensitisation to new environments would be best for me.
Chasing small animals is just a bit too tempting for me so a home with no small animals would be best.
I only just had surgery to remove extra dew claws from my two hind paws and now have stitches so I will need to be kept rested for at least two weeks.If you think you could provide a big hunk like me with a perfect home, then come say hi!!
- 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