Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Cali

I am an affectionate and playful girl looking for a family to call my own. Unfortunately I found myself at Lort Smith when my previous carer could no longer give me the enriching lifestyle that I need. I am full of energy but also very affectionate in nature.

My ideal home is with someone who can work on my confidence building as I can be a bit shy around new people and loud noises can startle me. However I do come around very quickly. Once I am comfortable, I am a ball of energy and love playing and socialising with my human and doggy friends.

I would benefit from obedience training and ongoing socialisation as I’d love the opportunity to show you how smart I can be. Most importantly, I just want a warm couch to snuggle on with my humans on these cold winter days.

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

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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