03 9328 3021

  • Available from: November 24th, 2018
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 8.5 Months (Teenager)
  • Size: Small
  • Breed: Husky X Kelpie

eya! Pleased to meet you, my name is Leah.

Initially I found myself surrendered over to the Adoption Centre when my carers couldn't afford to treat my fractured leg.  

Under the care of Lort Smith the vets tried all they could to save my leg but unfortunately I had to have it amputated in the end. This doesn't phase me in the slightest though, I get around very well with just three legs!

A few months back I was adopted by a family however was returned to Lort Smith a few days ago as they could not control my herding instincts. You see, I was trying to herd the young children in the home, I could not control this urge as I did not have any other outlet. For this reason it is best that I am not rehomed to a family with younger children.

My new family will need to take me to obedience training, continue my socialisation with other dogs and find a hobby for me,a  herding school would be ideal, so I can fulfil my instinctual needs.

A family that has experience with high energy working dogs would be ideal for me.

My favourite pastimes are cuddles on the couch with my favourite humans and playing with toys.

I'm looking forward to getting out on many regular adventures and exploring the big wide world! I can be a bit over enthusiastic with cats, so it would be best if my new home didn't have any feline friends please. I do however love other dogs and get along well with them however I would need a friend that had the same energy and play style as me.

 If you think I might be the right match for your family, please don't hesitate to make an appointment to meet me!

Compatibility

  • Good with dogs
  • 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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