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Hi everyone, my name is Harmony

I was surrendered to Lort Smith when my family’s circumstances changed quite significantly and they could no longer provide me with what I needed. They were heartbroken about this decision but knew it was the right thing to do for me.

I love long serene walks. I am very tactile with those that I trust, so adore big cuddles on the couch with my human companions.

My favourite games are tug of war and playing with random sticks that I acquire on walks.

I am obsessed with hanging out and playing with my canine friends and I must say that I’m pretty good at adjusting my play style to suit other dogs’ different personalities.

I am great at sit, drop, name recognition and waiting patiently for my food.

There are a few important things that you must know about me. I am quite nervous when meeting new people. I tend to back away from situations I do not feel comfortable in. For this reason, I will need to go to a quieter home with no young children. My adopter will need to be patient, committed to helping me build up my confidence and take me to one on one obedience training.

It would be ideal if my new home is in the quieter outer suburbs, as built up and busy places make me a little stressed. My stress and anxiety levels will need to be managed for the rest of my life.

I am best suited to a home with no small animals – I tend to get a little too excited and the thrill of the chase is just too tempting.

Going to a home with a confident and well trained canine friend would make me so very happy. Being around other dogs brings me out of my shell and gives me some much needed confidence.

If you think you could offer me the perfect home, please contact the Adoption Hub.

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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