Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Toby & Sheldon

We arrived separately at Lort Smith as scared kitty cats but we soon found each other and have been inseparable ever since. We are both quiet and shy boys but don’t let that fool you! Once we find our family to bond with we will make ourselves right at home. According to our foster carer we are quite the quirky combo.

I, Sheldon, am on the independent side. I like company but not too much fussing. The way to my heart is through my stomach and I am a fan of any kitty treat! I like to take my time to get to know you so some wining and dining should be on the menu.

Toby, the ‘other half’ of our odd couple is very sweet and loves scratches under the chin and lots of smooching. He is super cuddly when he wants to be. Toby is a ball of energy and likes to do doing daily zoomies around the house once he is feeling at home.

As we are both shy we are not suitable for busy households with young kids and would suit a quieter more laid back lifestyle that still incorporates some toys and play.

If you would like to organise a meet and greet with us please call or email the Adoption Hub as we are currently in foster care.

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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