03 9328 3021

  • Available from: December 23rd, 2017
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10 Months (Teenager)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: Bull Arab Cross

Hi there, my name is Diesel!

I found myself at Lort Smith when my carers could no longer care for me. I am a big puppy at heart who loves people and other dogs. I still have a lot to learn about the world and require a lot of enrichment and socialisation as I love making new friends.

My ideal handler would be someone who is strong as I am a big boy who was never taught to walk on lead so I can get a bit excited. I will also require an active lifestyle, where I can go for walks and obedience training. But my favourite thing would be to have my own forever best friend who allows cuddles on the couch and playing with me. Ropes and squeaky toys are my favourite.

If it sounds like there may be a place in your home for me, please contact the Lort Smith Adoption Hub for more information.

Compatibility

  • Good with dogs
  • Suits teenager
  • Allowed outdoors

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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