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 29th, 2019
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 4 years (Adult)
  • Size: Medium
  • Breed: Staffordshire bull terrier

Hi there, my name is Andy! 

I am quite the confident young man who loves to meet everyone for a belly scratch. Unfortunately I found myself at Lort Smith when my carers could no longer provide me with the time and enrichment that I needed.

Despite my friendly nature, I do forget how strong I am sometimes. My ideal handler is someone who can work on my obedience and ongoing socialisation. Around other dogs I can sometimes be misunderstood and will need to work on my manners.

I would love a home where I am allowed indoors and considered a member of the family. I need to be an only pet and would be best suited to an active family. I will need plenty of mental stimulation and enrichment.

If I sound like the man for you, please give the Adoption Hub a call to arrange a meet and greet with me - 9321 7240.

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?


Come visit me

Lort Smith Adoption Hub
Registration 005ASH
38 Villiers St, North Melbourne
03 9287 6426
adoptionhub@lortsmith.com

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

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