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  • Available from: January 31st, 2018
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 8.3 months (Teenager)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Sharpei x Staffy

Well hi there, my name is Harley!

I am a super handsome pup and I am in search of a new home!

I was recently transferred to Lort Smith from another shelter. Lort Smith knew they could find me the perfect family in no time at all!

I can appear quite rude and over-the-top in my approach when meeting with other dogs, I am not trying to hurt them, I am just super excited to play with them! Most other dogs will not cope with me being a little too enthusiastic so for this reason I will have to be the only dog in the household. At least until I learn some doggy manners.

As I am quite boisterous and over the top I will not be able to go to a home with young children, I would hate to accidently hurt them.

Obedience training is a must for me! I am a super quick learner and love nothing more than engaging with my handlers. I adore cuddles with my human friends and would love to be allowed inside and treated as part of the family.

If you think I sound like the perfect match for you, please call the Lort Smith Adoption Hub for more information.

Compatibility

  • 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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