03 9328 3021

  • Available from: February 27th, 2019
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 3 years (Adult)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: German shorthaired pointer

Hi there, my name is Shelly 

I am the sweetest GSP you will ever meet. Unfortunately there is still quite a lot for me to learn about being a dog, but with the right home I assure you I will blossom.

I am a social butterfly and love being with my companions. I can be shy at first and any sudden loud noises or strange objects may give me a little spook. I am still learning the concept of toys. I particularly enjoy being pampered with massages and have a motivation for treats. Although I am also very active.

My ideal handler will be someone with knowledge of the pointer breed and someone who can work on my confidence building. Another calm and confident dog would act as a great mentor for me.

I would love for my humans to take me to obedience training. Ongoing socialisation, plenty of exercise and mental enrichment is essential.

When you first meet me, you will notice that I'm on the skinny side. I have some much needed weight gaining so a home where I am allowed inside, and given lots of TLC is just what I need. I promise I will bring a lot of joy in to your world.

I've had a lump removed from my sternum since being at Lort Smith. Great news - it was benign and I'm as fit as a fiddle! However I will be adopted out with a disclaimer.

Please call the Adoption Hub for more info on 9321 7240.

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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