03 9328 3021

  • Available from: August 16th, 2018
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Age: 12 months (Teenager)
  • Size: Small
  • Breed: Domestic short hair

Hello, I'm Ivy (the tabby) and I am here with my brother Smokey.

We were surrendered to Lort Smith at the beginning of June after our carer was unable to look after us. We are now seeking a new home - together of course!

Unfortunately both Smokey and myself where born with too many eye lashes (I know it sounds strange) but this was causing a lot of irritation so we both underwent cryo surgery to remove the extra lashes. Our eyes may look a bit funny but we can assure you we have 20/20 vision.

I am an extremely affectionate lass who adores cuddles and any kind of attention. As soon as you sit down I will be there to curl up on you lap to keep you warm.

Smokey is a shy boy who is very dependent on me. He likes knowing where I am at all times, and with me showing him the ropes he is becoming more confident every day. We both like playing with our toys and sitting on top of the scratching post so will need to ensure our new adopters provide us with these essentials.

We will require a home with someone who lives a quiet lifestyle and understands that Smokey will need lots of TLC and time to settle in.

Come and say hello!

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?

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