03 9328 3021

My lifestyle colour

  • Requires lots of training and will also need long term training
  • Very stimulated by surrounding environment
  • Requires high activity
  • May have high grooming needs
  • Loves to play and may be hard to settle after play
  • Available from: March 8th, 2019
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 5 months (Baby)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Bull terrrier x koolie

Well hi there, I'm Bonnie!

I found myself at Lort Smith when my previous carers were no longer able to look after me.

I arrived with a fractured elbow, but the staff here have done an amazing  job of repairing it. I still have a plate and screw in place, these are not causing me any discomfort. However there is a possibility it will need attention in the future so I will be adopted out with a disclaimer. The staff here will be happy to go through all of this with you when you come in to meet me.

My most favourite things to do are going on walks, playing tug and having cuddles with my human friends!

Whilst my profile pic makes me look white all over, I actually have a brown body. I'm just very wriggly and hard to take a photo of!

A home with no young children would be the best fit for me at this stage. I I need to learn some basic obedience and manners as I tend to be quite jumpy at times and would not want to accidentally hurt anyone.

I am in need of a strong and confident handler that will take me to one-on-one obedience training sessions and continue working on my dog-to-dog interactions. Even though I am very friendly and just want to play, I am quite rude in my approach, I just need to learn how to politely interact with other canines.

If you believe I sound like the right fit for you, please come and meet me in the Adoption Hub!


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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?

Come visit me

Lort Smith Adoption Hub
Registration 005ASH
38 Villiers St, North Melbourne
03 9287 6426

Sun/Mon – closed
Tue/Wed/Thu – 11am-3pm
Fri/Sat – 9.30am-3.30pm
(closed public holidays)

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