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Hi everyone, my name is Lily & Bella

My sister Lily and I were surrendered to Lort Smith as our previous carer had to move interstate and couldn’t take us with them.

I have a clean bill of health, however, Lily needs a dental procedure before we are able to be officially adopted, this is why we are currently available as foster with view to adopt.

We absolutely adore each other and have never been apart – so we are looking for a home together.

I am a lot more outgoing than Lily, she tends to gain confidence when I am around.

We are both still pretty active for our age, so would love our new family to be able to take us on daily walks, set aside play time, and provide mental stimulation for us.

We would love to go to a home where our carers are home more often than not, and be able to sleep inside as part of the family.

We will not be able to go to a home with any small animals, as the thrill of the chase is just a tad too tempting for us!

It would be lovely if we could go to a home with a grassy backyard, so that we can laze around and soak up the sunshine together.

We have previously lived with children, however, feel more comfortable with older children eight years and older.

If you think we sound like the perfect fit for you, please complete an online expression of interest form.

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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