Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Angus

I was transferred to Lort Smith from a rural pound as they thought (correctly) that Lort Smith would be able to help me build my confidence before finding a family.

Initially I was very frightened of everything! But since being in foster care, I’ve grown in both size and confidence! I’m going to be a very large dog – I already weight 15kgs and I’ve still got lots of growing to do.

My foster home has taught me about the creature comforts of a home environment. I’ve loved playing with and learning from the other dogs in the home, so my request is that my new forever family have another confident medium to large breed dog for me to continue to learn from too!

I’ve been around cats as well, but my over the top play is a bit much for them. I’d be best suited in a home with no feline friends  until I’ve matured a little bit.

My forever family must be patient with me while I continue to learn the ways of the world. I can startle easily at loud noise and things I haven’t experienced before so I need a calm confident human to encourage me and help me learn.

I’d prefer a home with no young children please as I find them a bit worrying, I also wouldn’t want to bowl them over while I play like a rambunctious pup.

I love cuddling on the couch, exploring the local parks, long walks on the beach and playing with toys. I’m very smart and am keen to do some obedience training so that I can grow into a well-mannered, gentle giant.

If you’ve got room in your heart and home for a giant bundle of puppy love who needs a bit of confidence building, then look no further, I could just be the puppy for you!

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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.

  • 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.

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