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Hi everyone, my name is Bobby

*FOSTER TO ADOPT*

I am a very sweet and easy going pooch currently looking for a home to call my own. I have been to a few shelters but I know Lort Smith will find me the perfect family.

Currently I am on some medication to help with the adjustments and the many changes I have encountered recently. However I will need to be weaned of this medication once I have settled with my new family. This is why I will be a foster to adopt.

I am generally great with people but ideally looking for a quieter home where I can often nap under your feet. I also don’t mind having a fur sibling as long as they are also calm and respectful of my space. My ideal home is one where I am allowed indoors and part of the family and taken out for regular strolls. I enjoy good company and chit chats over a glass of treats.

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

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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