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: October 4th, 2017
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 3.5 years (Adult)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Australian cattle dog x American Staffordshire terrier


Well hello, my name is Leela!

I am a sweet loveable girl with a heart of gold. It can take me a little time to warm up to new people but oh boy once I know and trust you, I will be forever yours.

A few of my favourite pastimes include having cuddles with my human companions, lounging in the sun and playing with my favourite toy Miss Piggy. If you ask me ‘where’s Miss Piggy’ I will go and fetch her for you.

I have been in foster care for the last two months having some much needed R&R with the most kind hearted carer. He was so gentle and loving and it made me so happy to be in a caring home. I'm not coping particularly well with the Adoption Centre environment, so I am on the lookout for a new home that is a little more calm.

I would be suited to a quieter home with no other furry friends as I love having all the attention to myself!

I will need a carer that is committed to ongoing training/socialisation and someone that is patient and allow me time to settle in to my new home and surroundings.

I am currently a foster with a view to adopt as I am on calming medication. This is because the shelter environment is a little overwhelming for me. Once I'm in a calm home environment and settled, I expect to come off these.

If you think I'm the girl for you, please call the Lort Smith Adoption Hub on 9321 7240 to discuss setting up a meet and greet. I can't wait to meet you!


  • Allowed outdoors


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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