Hi everyone, my name is Cinnamon

I am a spicy young pup who found myself at Lort Smith with an old fracture in my front left leg. The amazing staff here tried their best to repair it, but unfortunately it was beyond repair and my leg had to be amputated. Although this hasn’t slowed me down yet!

I am very energetic and will need an active family who can provide me with lots of exercise and enrichment. I am good with children and respectful of other dogs. While I play well with children and dogs, I will definitely benefit from obedience training and ongoing socialisation.

I will be foster to adopt while I build up strength in my remaining legs, so need someone who will be able to provide ongoing management for this, including strengthening, physiotherapy, vitamins etc. as there is the potential of early onset arthritic issues.

If you want to spice up your life, come and meet me at the Adoption Hub!


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