Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Lily & Dot

Not only is Lily (grey) my mum, but she is also my very best friend and for this reason we insist on finding a forever home together.

We were surrendered to Lort Smith after having far too many altercations with the pesky canine we were living with. So our new home needs to have no other animals please – we don’t want to end up in the same predicament!

We may be shy when we first arrive at our new home, but we can assure you that once we are given love and gentle pats we will show you just how sweet and affectionate we both are.

We like cuddling up close with our human friends and receiving attention in general.

Please contact the Adoption Hub if you have room in your home and heart for the both of us!

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