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: March 1st, 2018
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18 months (Adult)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Staffordshire bull terrier x kelpie


Well hello there, my name is Rocky!

I came to Lort Smith as my carers moved and were unable to take me with them.

I am a super loveable chap and I enjoy nothing more than goofing around with humans and other canines. I have a huge amount of energy so an active home will suit me best. I must admit that my obedience and doggy manners could do with some refining so I will need to go to a home with carers willing to invest in my behaviour.

I am good with other dogs but I am quite rude in my approach. It's because I'm so excited!! For this reason, if I do go to a home with another pooch, they must be confident enough to handle my playfulness.

I am very rough in my play so a home with no very young children would be best as I could accidentally hurt them. And a home with no small animals because the thrill of the chase is just too tempting for me!

I am currently a foster with view to adopt as I am on medication for skin allergies. Once this is cleared up, the adoption process can be finalised.

If you think I sound like I would be the perfect fit for your lifestyle, please call the Adoption Hub for more information.


  • Suits teenager
  • 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?

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.

Animal Reference

Ask a question

Ask a question

* Indicates that field is mandatory

Lort Smith Contact Details