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: November 19th, 2017
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 5 years (Adult)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: Ridgeback x


Hi there, my name is Georgia.

I was transferred to Lort Smith from another rescue organisation. I am a super sweet girl and I am obsessed with sitting on my human friends and getting big cuddles from them! I am also really into my toys! I love Kongs and puzzle toys keep me entertained.

I do really like being around other dogs however I will need to learn some manners when approaching them. I can be over the top and barky when I first see them, and although it is all just in excitement, it is preferable that I go to a home with no other animals to start with until I have some more training. 

I will need to be adopted out to a strong and confident handler. As I am a larger breed and need to learn some manners, I will need someone who is willing to commit to taking me to obedience training.

I am currently a foster to adopt as I am currently on calming medication. I will be weaned off this once l am settled in my new home.

If you think I sound like the perfect match for you, please call the Adoption Hub to arrange a meet and greet on 9321 7240.


  • Suits teenager
  • 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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