03 9328 3021

  • Available from: June 13th, 2018
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 9.3 months (Teenager)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Border collie

Hi there, my name is Ella!

I am a smart young girl looking to find my forever family. I found myself at Lort Smith when my previous carers felt like I deserved a better life. Due to my breed, I will need an active family to give me plenty of enrichment and exercise.

My ideal handler would be someone who will do a lot of training with me as I thrive on learning new things, even something like agility would be a lot of fun for us both. Ongoing socialisation is a must as I love to meet new doggy friends and wouldn't mind sharing a home with another as long as they don't mind. But most importantly, I am looking for a home where I can be inside with the family and recieve some much needed tender love and care.

If I sound like the girl for you, please give the Adoption Hub a call on 9321 7240 to arrange a meet and greet with me.


  • Good with cats
  • Suits children 7 plus
  • Suits teenager
  • Allowed outdoors
  • 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?

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