Hi everyone, my name is Millie and my terrier friend is Coco
Although we look and have different personalities, we have grown up together and are always by each other’s side. We’re like two peas in a pod! Unfortunately our previous carer could no longer look after us so we are on a mission to find a new home – together of course!
Coco is full of enthusiasm and loves life! She also acts as my eyes and provides me with confidence boosts when I need them. In new environments and with new people, I can be a little shy but Coco takes care of the initial meet and greet. I follow her lead. Once I warm up to you, I would love nothing more than a cuddle and head scratches. I am very gentle whilst Coco loves to play.
Ideally we need a quieter home with no other animals or young children. Our humans will need to manage my glaucoma which is an eye disease that affects the quality of my vision. This is currently managed by regular eyes drops and vet visits but the staff are more than happy to go through this with you. I also have a dental appointment scheduled so will need to pop back into Lort Smith for that. For this reason, we will be foster to adopt.
If we sound like we would complete your family, please give the Adoption Hub a call, we’d love to meet 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