03 9328 3021

  • Available from: July 2nd, 2018
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3 years (Adult)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Domestic short hair

G'day, I'm Barry.

I was recently transferred to Lort Smith from another shelter which was overflowing with felines.

I am an affectionate young lad that loves to receive chin scratches and back tickles. I can be a tad shy initially but once you give me gentle pats I will melt like butter and return the love by giving you headbutts!

As I am FIV+ I will need to remain strictly indoors so making sure I have lots of toys and room to play is important to me. I would love to have a big scratching post that I can sit up on next to the window or even better, an outdoor enclosure attached to my home where I can go and sit in the breeze!

I hope my new family doesn't mind me curling up on the bed at night, I love to snuggle into the blankets on these chilly winter nights.

Come and visit me in the Adoption Hub.


  • Suits teenager


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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