03 9328 3021

  • Available from: March 20th, 2019
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 8 years (Senior)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Miniature schnauzer x poodle

*FOSTER TO ADOPT*

Well hi there, my name is Harry.

I was surrendered to Lort Smith as my previous carers were unable to provide me with the attention that I require.

The staff and volunteers here at Lort Smith say that I am a super friendly, cuddly and laid back sort of a fellow. I am great with other friendly and well-mannered dogs and even though I am older, I do love to have a little play. 

Going to a home with another calm natured doggy friend or someone that has family or friends with friendly dogs would suit me quite well.

My new family will have to groom me on a regular basis due to my breed. I have in the past had to have grass seeds removed from in between my paw pads and I would hate for this to happen again - ouch!

I recently had a dental to clean my teeth, so I will need ongoing management to keep them looking their best.

I also have some early changes in both my knees which suggests arthritis. I will most likely require pain relief, supplements or other therapeutic supports in the future. At present, I am on a four week course of anti inflammatory injections, so I will be foster to adopt until my last dose. At which time I can be officially adopted with an adoption disclaimer for arthritis. 

If you think I would make a great addition to your family, please call the Adoption Hub to book in a meet and greet - 9321 7240.

Compatibility

  • Suits teenager

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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