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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. ā€“ 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 Iā€™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.

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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