03 9328 3021

  • Available from: June 30th, 2017
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2 years (Adult)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Australian Kelpie

G'day, I'm Buddy!

I love balls, ropes, Kongs and chicken, but most of all I love people!

I am ready to find a new home and I'm seeking a carer who can give me plenty of exercise and mental stimulation as I'm a high energy dog - but also someone who will give great cuddles.

I need ongoing reward based obedience training and further socialisation with other dogs, as I have a lot of learning potential. For this reason, Lort Smith requires a commitment from my new carers; either two Lort Smith Dog Training classes (at half price) or a receipt for training booked elsewhere.

I enjoy interacting with other dogs but I can get a bit vocal. This is just a sign of my excitement and my eagerness to make new friends. Some dogs may interpret this as rudeness. 

I feel comfortable when walking on-lead outdoors with nice calm dogs, just like my fur friends here at the Hub. I love and am good at taking direction from my people to help me behave more calmly and appropriately in social situations.

If you have room for a beautiful dog like me and you are dedicated to helping me out with ongoing training, please give the Adoption Hub a call on 9321 7240. 


  • 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?

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