03 9328 3021

  • Available from: October 7th, 2017
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 7 years (Senior)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Huntaway x Smithfield

*FOSTER TO ADOPT*

Well hi there, my name is Jasmine.

Let me start off by saying that it has been a very long journey for me, for all of the staff and volunteers here at Lort Smith. You may have seen me star in some videos on social media in regards to how I arrived at Lort Smith and my progress of having cruciate surgery on my hind leg?

I was transferred to Lort Smith from The Dogs Home in Tasmania, had surgery at Lort Smith, been in foster care and now I am ready to find a geat home. Its been a tough few months but I did it! I am so happy that I can go for walks now and have short plays with the tennis ball. Tennis balls make me so happy. 

I am best as the only animal. I will be a foster with a view to adopt. What this means is during my stay with my new carers, I will be required to come in to Lort Smith to have a couple training consults. Once settled, I can be officially adopted!

For more information on me please contact the Adoption Hub on 9321 7240. 

Compatibility

  • Suits children 7 plus
  • 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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