03 9328 3021

  • Available from: December 28th, 2017
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 2 years (Adult)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Staghound cross

Hello there! My name is Shylah - I'm a sweet, scruffy young lass who is currently on the look out for the perfect forever home.

I was surrendered to the Lort Smith when my previous owners could no longer care for me. I'm a very affectionate girl who loves to be around my human friends, getting cuddles and going for walks. I'm friendly and sociable with other dogs and I don't mind hanging out with canine companions or going off and doing my own thing.

I'm looking for a family that has secure fencing and no cats or small animals. My new family will need to commit to obedience training so that I can fine tune my manners, I'm very keen to show you how clever I am! Please come in to the Adoption Centre and meet me, I'll be waiting here until the perfect family come along.


  • Suits children 7 plus
  • Suits teenager
  • Allowed outdoors
  • Good with other dogs


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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