Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Johnny

I found myself at Lort Smith with my siblings and mum when our previous carer could no longer look after us.

I have been on a bit of a journey self discovery ever since, learning that the world isn’t such a scary place. Thanks to the help of my foster carer I have flourished and come out of my shell. Under my shy exterior there is a cheeky, playful kitten hiding underneath!

I’m seeking a quiet home where I can live safely indoors, the outside world is very scary for a shy little kitten like me. My new humans will need to be patient with me as I may take a little bit longer to gain confidence in my new home, I promise it will be worth the wait though!

It would be best if I didn’t live with young children please.

Are you the right family for a budding companion like me? Please complete an expression of interest form!

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