Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Huckleberry

I am an enthusiastic boy ready to start the next chapter of my journey. I found myself at Lort Smith hoping to find my forever family. I am a social butterfly and love to meet new people and make new furry friends.

My ideal home is one where I will receive plenty of mental stimulation and exercise. I would love to go to doggy school so I can learn some new and amazing tricks and to build on my confidence. I am great around other dogs as long as they are confident but most importantly I am looking forward to bonding with my handler. We can have play time, walkies and lots of pats and face licks.

If I sound like the boy for you, please give the Adoption Hub a call to arrange a meet and greet. If you have a dog who I’d be living with, I’d love to meet them too.

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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