Hi everyone, my name is Max

I am searching for a home with no young children and with someone who has had cats before. My adopter will need to be patient with me while I readjust to life outside of the shelter as it’s been a looonng time since I’ve slept on the end of a comfy bed. I cannot wait to perch on the window sill and watch the birdies outside.

I was transferred from another shelter with the hope more people will see me here at Lort Smith and I will be adopted faster. My history is a mystery but the team here think I could possibly live with another cat, as long as they are friendly and calm.

When you come to meet me, I might shy away but once you give me chin scratches and belly rubs I will show you how gentle I am.

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