Hi everyone, my name is Koko
I was surrendered to Lort Smith when my carers could no longer provide me with the activity that I so desperately require.
I am an extremely active, inquisitive and loving young girl and I would love nothing more than finding a new home where my humans will provide me with daily walks, play time and mental enrichment.
At the end of the day, when I’m no longer bouncing around and full of energy, I love cuddling up with my human companions and falling asleep watching TV.
Although my interaction with other dogs is improving, I still need to work on my manners – especially the introductions. I tend to get too excited, invade their space and bark – some dogs may take my approach the wrong way.
Admittedly, I love all the attention placed on me so a home with no other animals would be perfect!
If my new adopters were home more often than not, that would be wonderful as I don’t much like being left by myself for too long!
I can get a little worried with new people when they first greet me, try to pick me up and pat me, so I will need a carer that will work on building up my confidence. This is the reason that a home with no very young children would be the best fit for me. I would be more suited with children 12 years of age or older.
I will be adopted out with a medical disclaimer for my leg. It’s nothing major that requires any type of treatment at this stage, and the Adoption Centre staff would be more than happy to tell you more about this.
If you think I sound like the perfect pooch for you, please call the Adoption Hub to book in a meet and greet. You are going to love me!
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