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: August 3rd, 2018
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 6.2 years (Adult)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: American staffordshire terrier

*FOSTER TO ADOPT*

Well hi there, my name is Baxter!

I was transferred to Lort Smith from another rescue group.

The shelter staff noticed that I had a lump just above my leg. The amazing veterinarians performed surgery to remove the lump and it was sent off to be analyzed. It came back that it was cancer :(

My surgeon was able to remove the mass however there is a small chance it may return in the future. For this reason I will be adopted out with a disclaimer. 

The staff here say I am a lovely chap! I cannot get enough cuddles and have a habit of falling asleep in the arms of staff and volunteers. I can be a bit talkative - but I'm just letting everyone know that I'm around and want to say hello.

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 come off these and be available for adoption.

For now, it is best that I am rehomed with no other animals - I want all the attention thanks very much!

I would love to go to a home where my family are home a lot of the time, as I do not like being alone too much.

I will need to work on my social skills around other dogs. I just cannot contain my excitement around them and can come across as quite rude.

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

Compatibility

  • Suits children 7 plus
  • Suits teenager

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.

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