Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Lexi

FOSTER TO ADOPT

Hi, my name is Lexi.

I am a sweet young girl but can be a little shy with new people. However, once I know I can trust someone, I follow them around like a little shadow.

Initially you may think I’m quiet, but it’s only because I am nervous. I am actually very energetic and love running around, doing zoomies and playing with my huge selection of toys.

I’ve had a rough start to life and I was not exposed at an early age to new environments, objects, people or animals. New situations make me a little scared. For this reason, I need to be an only pet. I need an adopter who is patient, will help me build my confidence, and make every experience I have in the big world a positive one.

I have an angular deformity in both my front legs. Radiographs were performed and there is insufficient changes to suggest that the degree of deformity is of clinical significance. There was only a minimal amount of osteoarthritis noted on my radiographs. Given there is no obvious pain and no significant osteoarthritis, there is no indication for surgical correction at this stage. Corrective osteotomies are a moderate risk procedure that are performed only when clear indication exists. However I will need to be monitored for any clinical signs and worsening.

I do have a couple of behaviours that need to be worked on and managed, so if you would like to know more about what sort of home I require, please call the Adoption Hub to discuss in further detail.

I require a very special adopter as I have a few different behaviour needs – if you think you are the one, please call the Adoption Hub on 9321 7240.

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