Hi everyone, my name is Mandy

I am a young lady with a big smile looking for a home to call my own. I found myself at Lort Smith when my carers could no longer provide me with the attention I needed.

While at Lort Smith, I’ve undergone surgery for an aural hematoma on my right ear and currently recovering extremely well. I also have some ongoing skin issues that I will need lifelong management for and the staff are be happy to discuss with you. For this reason, I will be foster with a view to adopt.

My ideal home is one where I often have company as I can get a little sad when I am left alone. I am still very active and enjoy my daily strolls, but my all-time favourite activity is a good game of fetch. I am a bit of a social butterfly, and love to lean into anyone for a good pat, this makes me a great family companion.

I wouldn’t mind sharing a home with other furry friends as long as they are calm and gentle – the exuberant ones can sometimes make me a little anxious. Most importantly, I am just looking for a family who will love me as much as I know I will love them.

If I sound like the girl for you, please fill out an expression of interest form.

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