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

FOSTER WITH A VIEW TO ADOPT

Hi there, my name is Roxy.

I am a very sweet friendly girl who wouldn’t hurt a fly, but because I lacked socialisation as a puppy I am extremely shy. It will take time for me to warm up to you but eventually I will get there and I assure you I can make you laugh. My new carers will need to have a lot of experience with dogs as I do still have a long way to go.

When I’m comfortable, I am very playful and love to do my zoomies. I also love a good cuddle and a belly rub, and will make a good companion on the couch watching your favourite netflix shows.

I find that having a calm and confident dog around really helps bring out my confidence and my fears go away. So it is ideal that I have my very own furry four legged friend and a strong handler who can teach me that the world isn’t as terrifying as it sometimes seems. I’m sure I will get there, I just need someone with patience and a lot of love and I’m sure I can add something really special to your life. Preferably a quieter home with no young children will help ease me in.

I am currently on anti-anxiety medication. For this reason, I am a foster with view to adopt. Once settled into a home environment, it is expected that I can hopefully very slowly come off these and be available for adoption.

If I sound like a girl that can fit into your lifestyle, please call the Adoption Hub on 9321 7240 to arrange a meet and greet with me.

Compatibility

  • 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?


Come visit me

Lort Smith Adoption Hub
Registration 005ASH
38 Villiers St, North Melbourne
03 9321 7240
adoptionhub@lortsmith.com

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

Animal Reference
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