Hi everyone, my name is Halo
I was surrendered to Lort Smith when my previous carers could no longer provide the lifestyle a pup like me requires.
I am seeking a new family who will take me to obedience training and work on my doggy socialisation. I am very keen to learn and impress my humans. Ideally a home with no young children as I can be unintentionally boisterous at times. I am very food motivated and enjoy solving food puzzles. Most importantly, I enjoy pats from my humans so you must love cuddles!
I am a very active girl but unfortunately x-rays have indicated that I may have hip dysplasia. Early management and preventative measures should be considered whilst I am still growing. The Adoption Centre team are happy to discuss further.
If I sound like the right fit for you, please call the Adoption Hub to arrange a meet and greet with 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