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Hi everyone, my name is Luna

*FOSTER TO ADOPT*

I was recently surrendered to Lort Smith when the other dog that I was living with, did not like me very much. It was decided that it was best that I was removed from that situation, as it was a little worrying for me. I am now on the search for my perfect new home, where I can grow, feel safe and live out my years.

Let me tell you what my ideal home would be. I will need to go to a family that will be committed to taking me to puppy school and ongoing obedience training, so I can be the best doggo that I can be. Daily walks and mental enrichment are an absolute must. My new owners will have to work on controlled positive exposure to new environments, objects and sounds and also positive controlled socialisation with other animals and humans alike. I do love spending time with my human companions. I like sitting on my humans lap for cuddles on the couch and watching T.V!

I can sometimes get a little upset when I am left alone at night, so a family that is willing to work on independence training would be best.

Due to my breed, I can have sensitive skin and may have potential issues with my hips in the future, so someone who understands my breed would be ideal. I am currently on some medication for an infection but the staff here at Lort Smith will discuss this with you.

If you think I sound like I would be an amazing companion for you, please call the Adoption Hub

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