Hi everyone, my name is Kyla
I am an excitable young girl looking for a home to settle in. I found myself at Lort Smith because I found chasing the family cat was too much fun! For this reason, it’s best that I am the only animal in my next home.
I would love to live with an active family who can provide me with plenty of enrichment and exercise. I would also appreciate my adopters being willing to work on my confidence and social skills. In return, I’ll give you lots of my famous cuddles!
Currently I am foster to adopt as I was showing some signs of incontinence in my previous home but that may have now resolved. During this period, my new family will just need to monitor me with the guidance of the Lort Smith staff.
If I sound like the girl for you, please give the Adoption Hub a call to discuss if we are a perfect match.
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