Hi everyone, my name is Dasher

I was surrendered to Lort Smith along with my litter mates as we were from an unexpected pregnancy.

My parents are both mixed with large dog breeds, so I think I will take after them and grow into a big strong boy!

My new carers will need to be patient with me, as I am just a pup and have not had much experience with the big wide world.  They should be willing to take me to puppy school and ongoing obedience training, so I can continue to learn and build confidence. This will help me to become a well-rounded and confident dog.

I come out of my shell when I am around other dogs, so I will need to go to a home with a calm, confident dog that will not only be able to help me with my confidence, but also teach me the ways of the doggy world.

I am a playful, active, intelligent and loving pup. I can go to a home with older children – they could even help with my training!

I am a pretty active boy so I will need a family that will be able to keep up with me and be able to provide daily activity and mental enrichment.

If you think I sound like a perfect fit for you, please fill out an expression of interest form. I have a feeling I’m going to be a very popular pup!

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