03 9328 3021

  • Available from: December 3rd, 2017
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18 months (Teenager)
  • Size: Small
  • Breed: Pomeranian


Hi there, my name is Joel.

I found myself at Lort Smith when I was hit by a car and fractured both my front and hind right legs. After some time in recovery I am now ready to find a new home.

Despite having the all clear from the vets, I do have some doggy manners I need to work on. I am on some medication to keep me calm while my handlers work on my behaviour.

I am not aggressive, I am just very bouncy and barky. But after spending the last few months in recovery, I'm just excited to be out and about.

I'm hoping to find an experienced handler who can work on my behaviour. Some things that I am hoping to work on is controlling my excitement and socialisation manners when greeting people and other dogs. I am an active little fellow so I'm seeking a carer who can provide me with a lot of exercise, enrichment and stimulation.

If I sound like I could fit in with your lifestyle, please give the Adoption Hub a call on 9321 7240.


  • 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?

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