03 9328 3021

My lifestyle colour

  • Requires lots of training and will also need long term training
  • Very stimulated by surrounding environment
  • Requires high activity
  • May have high grooming needs
  • Loves to play and may be hard to settle after play
  • Available from: April 11th, 2017
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 14 months old (Adult)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: Anatolian Shepherd

Well, hello there! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Zara.

I came to be at Lort Smith as I was transferred from another rescue organisation. The other rescue was full but luckily Lort Smith had the room for a big girl like me.

I love a good snuggle on the couch and a good ol belly rub! I absolutely love other dogs and being around them. In my new home it would be best for me to be an only dog as I can be a little over the top by barking and pulling to get towards the other dogs and can play in rough manner.

I can sometimes be a little timid and nervous in new surroundings and when meeting new people so someone that will be patient with me whilst I come out of my shell would be so wonderful!

A strong handler that is willing to take me to behaviour training would be very beneficial as to build on my good manners, loose leash walking and etiquette with other dogs. I already know how to sit and shake too!!

I had my desexing surgery under a week ago and the recovery was tough for me, so I will need to be kept rested for at least 2 weeks until I am 100% better. For this reason I will start off on a foster to adopt arrangement.

If you think I sound like the perfect addition to the family please give the Lort Smith Adoption Hub a call to find out more about me.


  • Suits teenager
  • Allowed outdoors
  • Good with other dogs


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

Ready to Adopt

Come visit me

Lort Smith Adoption Hub
Registration 005ASH
38 Villiers St, North Melbourne
Ph: 03 9321 7240

Open 9:30am - 3:30pm every day except Christmas Day.

Animal Reference
Microchip # - A8988

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