03 9328 3021

  • Available from: July 28th, 2017
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2.6 years (Adult)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Curly Coated Retriever


Hi there, my name is Ziggy and I'm currently searching for a new home.

I was surrendered to Lort Smith when my carers' could no longer look after me. The Lort Smith team have done a lot of work with me, mostly helping me build my confidence.

I can be a bit nervous when I'm being touched around my body, maybe because I'm a bit protective of my luscious locks, but with plenty of positive reinforcement, I am learning that being touched isn't such a bad thing after all.

I'm currently on some anxiety medication to help my nerves but with ongoing training and positive ongoing socialisation to build my confidence, the medication should only be a temporary thing. The staff would be more than happy to explain this further.

I love my regular outside strolls and I don't mind sharing company with other dogs, however I do have the tendency to chase cats, it is probably best that I don't share a household with a feline friend.

I can be a bit unsure of new people so I'm looking for carers with lots of patience and a willingness to commit to ongoing confidence building and socialisation.

If I sound like I could fit into your family, please come by the Adoption Hub to meet 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?

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