03 9328 3021

  • Available from: January 5th, 2019
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 14.3 years old (Senior)
  • Size: Small
  • Breed: Maltese Terrier cross

Well hi there, my name is Tipsy.

I came to Lort Smith as sadly my carer could no longer look after me.

I am a super sweet senior girl. I love nothing more than cuddles on the couch, some short strolls in the park and having my human companion by my side.

A quiet home with no young children would be the best fit for me. I can get quite anxious when no one is home with me, so someone that is either retired or works from home would ideal.

The vets believe I may be partially deaf, for this reason, I will not be able to be off-lead whilst on walks. I also have a collapsing trachea, this condition is a weakness of the windpipe and I have issues with coughing. My coughing seems to be worsened with excitement or when I am on a lead. Currently I do not require any medications but this may change.

If I sound like the sweetheart you've been searching for, please call the Adoption Hub on 9321 7240.


  • Good with dogs
  • Suits teenager
  • Allowed outdoors
  • Good with other dogs


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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