Hi everyone, my name is Dawson
I was recently surrendered to Lort Smith after living in a home with too many other animals. I must say that having my own space recently has been really nice so I wouldn’t mind this in my new home too.
I love receiving pats and will even drool if I become super relaxed. The staff here find this really cute and are always coming to see me and take photos.
I love curling up in big fluffy blankets to keep warm so you may even find me taking a nap in your bed when you go to work for the day.
I was recently found to be FIV+ so will need my new adopters to ensure I am kept indoors. It would be fabulous if my new family is able to provide me with an enclosed area outdoors where I can get some fresh air and soak in the sun.
Don’t be shy, come say hi!
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