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: July 7th, 2017
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3 years old (Adult)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: American Staffy x

*Foster with a view to adopt*

Hi there, my name is Lawrence.

I am a very busy boy with a lot of things on my to do list.

I get very excited and barky when I see other dogs however I am learning to calm down before approaching them. I like to be around other dogs and going for walks with them. I am also learning to focus more on my handler.

The staff at Lort Smith have me down as an American Staffy but there are other breeds going on as well. They know I have some sort of working breed in me but can not pinpoint the exact one.

I just love cuddles from my human friends, I am a very affectionate boy. My new owners will have to commit to ongoing training and socialisation with me.

I am currently on calming medication for behaviour modification work so this is why I am a foster with a view to adopt.

Please give the Adoption Hub a call if I sound like the dog for you!


  • 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
03 9321 7240

Open 9:30am - 3:30pm every day except public holidays.

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