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Hi everyone, my name is Bonnie

FOSTER TO ADOPT

Well hi there, I’m Bonnie!

I found myself at Lort Smith when my previous carers could no longer look after me.

Unfortunately I came in with a fractured elbow, but the staff here have done an amazing job at repairing it. I still have a plate and screw in place, and these do not cause me any discomfort. However, there is a chance that it will need further attention in the future. The staff here will be happy to go through all of this with you when you come in to meet me.

My most favourite things to do are, going on walks, exploring new environments and going on daily adventures, playing tug, belly rubs and having cuddles with my human friends!

I am a very intelligent girl, I am eager to please my human friends and learn new skills, so I am looking for an adopter that can continue building upon my already learnt skills. And one that will take me to obedience training classes – maybe even sign me up to participate in some sort of dog sports club, oh boy, that would just be the best!

A home with no other canine friends would be ideal for me at the moment. You see, even though I am very friendly and just want to play, I am a little silly in my approach and need to learn how to politely interact with other canines.

I am currently on some medication and a specialised diet for an upset stomach, so I will be a foster with a view to adopt until my Veterinary recheck.

Bonnie is currently in foster care. If you would like to meet her, please schedule a time with our Adoption Hub team on 9321 7240.

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