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: June 23rd, 2018
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 15 months (Teenager)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: Staffordshire bull terrier x boxer


Hi there, my name is Roxy,

I haven't had the best start to life and I am a very timid and anxious girl especially around new people. This is due to me having very little socialisation in my puppy period. I have warmed up to quite a few staff and volunteers here at Lort Smith and I am now confident I can warm up to a forever home.

Ideally, my handler will have to have had a lot of experience with dogs as I do have a long way to go. I am not mean in any way, sometimes I just shy away and it takes a lot of encouragement for me to come out of my shell. It would be preferred if my family had no small children please.

I also find that my confidence comes out more when I have a dog around to show me the world isn't too scary. Sometimes I love them too much and be come across as rude in my approach. But I am learning to read other dogs body language, so I will need a strong handler and a confident dog to teach me some manners. I need to go to a home with another calm confident dog.

I'm looking for new carer that will understand my needs and be able to work with my behaviour. I am currently on daily medication for anxiety. 

Please call Adoption Hub before coming in as I am a special needs dog - 9321 7240.



  • 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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Lort Smith Adoption Hub
Registration 005ASH
38 Villiers St, North Melbourne
03 9321 7240

Open 9:30am - 3:30pm every day except public holidays.

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