Hi everyone, my name is Anna
I was transferred to Lort Smith from another animal welfare agency in a hope that more people will see my profile and I will be adopted!
I am the sweetest and most lovable young girl. My favourite pastimes are long leisurely walks where I can stop and sniff all the smells, playful adventures, receiving massages and having cuddles with my human friends.
My ideal home would be with people who are confident with dogs and have lots of patience. I haven’t had many positive experiences, so I need someone that is willing to show me that the world isn’t such a scary place.
I would absolutely love to learn new skills and tricks, so someone that would take me to obedience training to work on this with me would be fantastic. In doing this, it will also go a long way in helping me to build up my confidence. A home with no other animals or young children would be the best fit for me.
I will be a foster with a view to adopt whilst I settle into my new home. The qualified Kennels staff will give you guidance, support and advice to make the settling in period as easy as possible.
If you think I would be a great fit for you, please call the Adoption Hub for more information.
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