03 9328 3021

  • Available from: September 25th, 2018
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2 years (Adult)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: American Staffordshire terrier x bull mastiff

*FOSTER WITH A VIEW TO ADOPT*

Hi there, my name is Zuma,

I am a sweet natured boy who is looking for a family to call my own. Unfortunately I found myself at Lort Smith when my carers could no longer provide me with what I needed.

I can be shy at first but with some patience and encouragement I will warm up to you and show you my many quirks. Tennis balls and cheese makes me extra happy.

Ideally, I am looking for an experienced handler to focus on my confidence building. The staff here will happily provide you with all the support and behavioural advice to make my transition easier.

I can get a little excited when making new canine friends, so having a calm confident dog to show me the ropes might help me realise that the world isn't such a scary place.

I would love a forever family to call my own, so if you might be that family, please call the Adoption Hub on 9321 7240 to arrange a special meet and greet with me. Please note I have special adoption conditions so it's best to phone beforehand.

Compatibility

  • Suits teenager
  • 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?

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