Hi everyone, my name is Jessie & Lois

We didn’t have the best start in life. We arrived at Lort Smith as kittens who hadn’t had much socialisation and our health was not the best.

Once the staff got us physically on our feet we were put into foster care for several months where we learnt what it’s like to be loved.

I, Lois, am the tabby and I’ve always been the more confident one. I’m happy to be picked up and cuddled, however Jessie isn’t fond of being picked up. She does like to sit beside you or jump on your lap for a snuggle though!

We are both fond of sleeping on our human’s bed and have been happy to spend time with the resident super calm cat-friendly dog, as well as the other household cats.

Our new adopters will need to be experienced, provide us with a quiet environment and have lots of patience getting us settled into our new home.

We are still young and love to play. We enjoy climbing cat towers so plenty of activities would be great!

Please contact the Adoption Hub if you have room in your heart and home for the two of us.


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