03 9328 3021

  • Available from: August 12th, 2017
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2.5 years old (Adult)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever cross

*FOSTER TO ADOPT* MEET AND GREETS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Well hello there! Let me introduce myself, my name is Marley.

Let me start by saying that I am a super sweet young chap, I love nothing more than having a good ol' snuggle with my human companion and playing with all of my toys.

I came to Lort Smith as I was transferred from another rescue group. I have been in foster care for the last month or so with the very best human that I could have ever asked for! He is super awesome! He takes me for lots of walks, introduces me to new sights and sounds and he has also been teaching me how to behave and have manners around other dogs and people. You see I can get a little over excited when meeting new humans and other dogs, I just can't contain my excitement!

Although I have been getting a lot better, I will still need to go to a home where my new carer will take me to behaviour training to further building on these skills.

I can initially be a little worried in new environments but once I get to know my surroundings I am perfectly fine! 

For now I will be a foster with a view to adopt while on calming medication. I will also be staying in a home environment with my foster carer and will have meet and greets by appointment only. If you would like to find out more about me and see if we are a good match please call the Lort Smith Adoption Hub on 9321 7240 so they can discuss arranging a time to meet with me.

Compatibility

  • Suits teenager
  • Allowed outdoors
  • Good with other dogs

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

Ready to Adopt?

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