Hi everyone, my name is Arthur
I came to Lort Smith needing treatment after a car accident. I have since been nursed back to health and I’m fighting fit – ready to find a new family.
If you are looking for a loyal companion who just loves to be around you then look no further, I’m your pup! I get very attached to my family and I simply adore spending time with them. I do get stressed when left alone so I need a family who work from home, are retired or can take me with them on their daily routine.
Being a puppy, I’m like to play so my adopters will need to provide me with enrichment and training.
A calm home environment, strictly on-leash walks and plenty of couch potato time would be perfect. I may require medication or other measures to manage my separation anxiety and I will be foster to adopt while settling into my new home.
If you would like to meet me, please give the Adoption Hub a call on 9321 7240. I am currently in foster care so please call ahead to discuss my care needs and to arrange to meet me!
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