Hi everyone, my name is Dusty
I was surrendered when my carers’ circumstances changed and they could no longer look after me.
I absolutely love going on daily runs, exploring the outside world, taking in all of the new smells and I could literally run around chasing my favourite ball for hours on end!
I will need an active home where my new carers know and understand my breed, will provide me with daily walks, enrichment, take me to doggy school and possibly even enrol me in a dog sport. This will help me build up my confidence and fulfill my instinctual needs.
There are a few things I should mention. I am initially nervous when meeting new people, although, I do warm up form a strong bond quite quickly.
It would be best if I do not go to a home with very young children as I would hate to knock anyone over.
Due to my breed, I also have a high drive to chase small animals (this does not include small dogs), bikes and I also like to chase young children to try and round them up, so my new carers will have fulfill this habit by replacing it with activities that simulate this instinctual need.
I will need to have dental chews and/or T/D biscuits as I have mild dental issues.
If you think I would suit your active lifestyle, please contact 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