03 9328 3021

My lifestyle colour

  • Needs basic to high short term training
  • Moderately stimulated by surrounding area
  • Requires moderate activity
  • Loves to play, but settles quickly after play
  • Medium grooming requirements
  • Available from: April 20th, 2018
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 7.7 years (Senior)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: Boxer x Labrador x staffy

Hi, my name is Bella.

I was surrendered to Lort Smith as my carers could no longer provide me with the attention and activity I require.

The staff here says I am a sweet girl and would be more suited to a home with no young children or other pets.

I would love to go to a home where I can be inside and be part of the family. I just adore having cuddles with the people I love.

When I first meet new people I can be a little unsure, however once I get to know you I will be forever yours. I can be quite head shy and scared of loud noises so this is why I can not be rehomed with young children.

I would love to continue building my obedience and learning how to not pull on the leash. I know how to sit, shake hands and will sit at the curb when asked to.

Please note that I will be adopted out with a disclaimer for ongoing medication for urinary incontinence.

If you think I sound like the perfect companion for you, please call the Adoption Hub for more information - 9321 7240.


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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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Lort Smith Adoption Hub
Registration 005ASH
38 Villiers St, North Melbourne
03 9287 6426

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