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