Hi everyone, my name is Gibbey
I am an active and spritely young boy, with a huge amount of joy and loving companionship to offer my new adopter.
I would be best suited to an active home that know and have experience with my breed, and will be able to provide me with an outlet for my innate behaviours.
A home where my human companions will be able to put in the time to train me, take me to obedience training and even enrol me in a dog sport like herding, fly ball etc. – this would help fulfil my breed instincts.
I am not suited to live in small spaces or built up areas, so a larger home that can provide me with space and low stimulation would be perfect for me!
Due to my breed, I will unfortunately not be able to go to a home with children or small animals, as the thrill of the chase is just a little too tempting for me and I would hate to unintentionally hurt anyone.
At this point in time I will have to be in a home as the only dog, as I need a lot of one-on-one training to become the best dog I can be!
I will need careful socialisation around other dogs as I’m still figuring out what social interactions are acceptable in the dog world.
If you think you could offer me a perfect lifestyle, please email the Adoption Hub for more information.
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