03 9328 3021

  • Available from: January 24th, 2018
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Age: 6.5 years (Adult)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: Staffordshire terrier x kelpie

Hi there, my name is Roly (black) and this is my sister Stella (tan),

Due to unfortunate circumstances, our family could no longer care for us and we have found ourselves here at Lort Smith. We are on the search for a new family, together. We have never left each other's side.

In our previous home, I had little humans who loved to dress me up which I very much enjoyed. Stella on the other hand will walk away and leave when she gets a little bored of playing dress ups. We were taught to be gentle with children so we are great if you have any little ones.  

We would love to be a part of a home where we can join you inside watching the telly and regular walks and exercise would be amazing.

If you're looking for a duo with a lot of love to give, please come down to the Adoption Hub - we might just melt your heart.

Compatibility

  • Suits children under 6
  • Suits children 7 plus
  • Suits teenager
  • Allowed outdoors
  • Good with other dogs

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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