Hi everyone, my name is Miffy

I found myself at Lort Smith when my carer became ill and could no longer look after me. I am a big and cuddly boy who sometimes forgets my strength and size.

Sadly, I also needed some medical attention myself. The Lort Smith vets found a large growth on one of my kidneys and it had to me removed. Since then, I have felt the best I ever have and I’m getting my cheeky quirks back! My health management plan from here on in is quite simple (I’ll be adopted out with a disclaimer) and I can go back to being the goofball that I am.

I would be best in a home where I am allowed inside and part of the family. I am super loving and will never say no to a cuddle or massage!

I enjoy playing with toys. The staff at Lort Smith enjoy watching me run around my yard throwing my large squeaky ball.

Despite my size and strength, I am relatively good to walk. I can get a little cheeky with pulling a little at times but it is only because I am feeling so much better these days! I would be happy with an adopter that can take me on leisurely daily strolls around the neighbourhood.

If you’re a big softy like me, I’d love to have a meet and greet with you!


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