Hi everyone, my name is Flossy


I have been transferred to Lort Smith from another shelter with the hope of being viewed by a greater audience and getting adopted more quickly.

I admit, I can be clumsy at times with my lanky long legs. I sometimes forget just how big I am! I may be a staghound cross but I still want to leap into your arms and lean into you for smooches. For this reason, it’s best that I don’t go to a home with young children or small animals.

My ideal adopter is someone who is active and can provide me with plenty of mental stimulation. I will greatly benefit from formal training so I can work on my obedience and independence.

I have a history of separation anxiety (I just love company!!) and I am currently on medication to help me settle through the many changes I have recently encountered. This is why I am foster with a view to adopt. The staff will be happy to explain this process to my new family.

I love socialising with other dogs and playtime is my most absolute favourite activity. If you have another dog of similar size and enthusiasm for play, I’d love to meet them too!

Please give the Adoption Hub a call to find out more about 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