03 9328 3021

  • Available from: November 15th, 2018
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 4 years (Adult)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: American Staffordshire terrier x shar pei

*FOSTER WITH A VIEW TO ADOPT*

Hi there, my name is Lisa,

I am an adventurous young girl who recently landed in Melbourne by plane. I was actually a resident at the Lost Dogs' Home in Hobart where I was then transported to the Lort Smith Animal Hospital to receive a special surgery on my cruciate ligament in my hind leg.

The surgery was a success and now I am on the road to recovery. I am currently looking for a home where I can continue my room confinement and slow gentle walks - just until my next check up with the vets. Lort Smith will cover the cost and provide guidance until I get the all clear from the vets.

My ideal home is one where I can receive plenty of enrichment and mental stimulation and be the only animal of the house. I hope my handler will get me involved in obedience training and ongoing socialisation to keep my social manners up to scratch. Most importantly I am looking for a family to be a part of as I have a lot of love to give. I want my new family to to show me all that Melbourne has to offer; parks, beaches, doggy cafe culture...

If I sound like the girl for you, please contact the Adoption Hub on 9321 7240 as I'd love to meet you.

Compatibility

  • Suits teenager
  • Allowed outdoors

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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