03 9328 3021

  • Available from: January 31st, 2018
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2 years (Adult)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Jack Russell terrier x Australian kelpie

Hey! My name is Shadow.

I'm a handsome, energetic young lad who is currently searching for the perfect family.

I came to Lort Smith after I was transferred from another shelter.

I'm seeking a family who will commit to obedience training with me, I'm very keen to learn some new tricks and brush up on my manners!

I'm friendly and sociable with other dogs, I can get a little excited initially but I play very well. A home with no small animals please as I'm a little too interested in chasing them.

I've got plenty of energy to burn, I love going for long walks in the park and playing with toys.

If you're looking for a happy boy who is full of life, I may just be the one for you!

Compatibility

  • 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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