Hi everyone, my name is Diesel

Well howdy there, my name is Diesel.

I was surrendered to Lort Smith when I accidentally cut my back leg. My previous carer and staff think I must have brushed past a piece of metal whilst I was in the backyard.

I am now all better and on the lookout for my new perfect family!

Here are a few things that I’ve already mastered; I sit at curbs when asked and do not move until I am released; I have amazing handler focus and love to keep checking in on my human; as soon as I hear my name being called I immediately seek my handler; and I also know how to shake hands!

It would be so great if my new family are able to continue my training and take me to obedience classes, so we can work on building my skills and manners as a team.

I am very sweet, love to cuddle and I adore belly rubs. I can get super excited at times and I do not know my own strength, so a home with no very young children would be best. It’s not that I do not love being around them, it’s just I do not want to accidentally hurt anyone.

I get along well with other dogs but will need to work on how I initially greet them as I can come across as a little silly. I can go to a home with another dog, but it would be best if the dog can handle my enthusiasm, and help with my manners!

If you think I sound like the perfect fit for your family, please drop into the Adoption Hub to meet me!

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