Hi everyone, my name is Fido
I came to Lort Smith after my previous owners could no longer care for me. I am an older boy, but despite my age I am still full of energy and need daily adventures.
My ideal home is quiet, and I’d prefer not to live with any other dogs. I am friendly towards them and do have a couple of sniffs but honestly, I do not have much interest in other canines.
During my stay at Lort Smith, they found that my mouth has been quite sore, so I had a dental, and a few teeth removed, so will need ongoing dental care to look after my pearly whites.
Being a poodle cross I will need regular grooming to keep my coat looking gorgeous.
I have mostly been an outside dog in my previous home so would love to go to a home where I can be inside and part of the family.
If you think I’m the right lady for you please contact the Adoption Hub or come down and meet me! I look forward to meeting you.
Fido has grade 2 patellas in both back legs which may require surgery in the future.
Fido has had dental and extractions and will need ongoing dental care recommend T/D dry food/teeth brushing every 2-3 days.
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