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.

Medical notes

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