03 9328 3021

  • Available from: November 30th, 2018
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3.4 months (Baby)
  • Size: Small
  • Breed: Fox terrier x Maltese

*FOSTER TO ADOPT*

Hi guys, my name is Lentil and I'm looking for my forever home.

I was surrendered to Lort Smith when I was just two weeks old and have grown up in foster care ever since with a few of my siblings.

In that time I've learnt to sit, respond to my name and I'm fully crate trained. I'm still figuring out my toilet training though, but I'm nearly there!

My foster carers tell me that I have the softest fur and give the best kisses and cuddles. I love everyone I meet - including animals! I'm still learning how to introduce myself and behave appropriately around them though.

For now, I'm best suited to a home with no other animals while I brush up on my training and social skills. I need to learn not to jump in other dogs' faces or chase kitty cats!

Maybe down the road we can get another dog together? Cause I really do love being around them!

I have a medical disclaimer as I have low grade luxating patella which means my kneecaps are a little bit loose. This may need further treatment down the track. The staff will be able to go through all of this with you in more detail.

I am still in foster care and will be available to meet by appointment only. Please ensure you give the Adoption Hub a call on 9321 7240 to organise a time to meet me!

Compatibility

  • Suits children 7 plus
  • 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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