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: January 6th, 2018
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18 months (Teenager)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: American Staffy x Doberman

Hey hey! My name is Diesel. I'm a super enthusiastic young lad who is on the lookout for a new home. I'm looking for a strong, active family who will have lots of time for obedience training and going on adventures! I'm food motivated and keen to learn so we will be a dream team whilst I learn some basic obedience. I can get a little carried away when I see other dogs; I need a lot of socialisation and training so I'd be best suited as an only dog to start with whilst I brush up on my manners. A home with no small children please, as I can get a little boisterous when I'm excited. After a long walk in the park taking in all the sights and smells I like to cuddle up on the couch with my human. If you're looking for a handsome boy with a lot of love to give, consider coming to visit me, I may just be the one for you!

I will be ready for adoption from 8 January 2018.


  • 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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