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Hi everyone, my name is Coco and Millie

*FOSTER TO ADOPT*

Although we look different and have different personalities, we have grown up together and are always by each other’s side. Mille is the kelpie, I am the terrier and we are 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!

I am full of enthusiasm and a lover of life! I also act as Millie’s eyes and provide her with confidence boosts when she needs them. In new environments and with new people, she can be a little shy but I take care of the initial meet and greet, and Millie follows my lead. Once she warms up, she loves nothing more than a cuddle and head scratches. She is very gentle while I love to play. By adopting us, you’ve got the best of both worlds.

Ideally we need a quieter home with no other animals or young children. Our humans will need to manage Millie’s glaucoma which is an eye disease that affects the quality of her vision. This is currently managed by regular eyes drops and vet visits – the staff are happy to go through this with you.

Millie is currently on medication for an old cruciate injury. And I am on medication for my skin and anxiety – just to help me manage my stress while I’m in the shelter environment.

For these reasons, we will be foster to adopt for the next four weeks.

If we sound like we would complete your family, please give the Adoption Hub a call, we’d love to meet you!

PLEASE NOTE: Adoption fees will be waived for this darling duo. A disclaimer is in place for their ongoing health issues. See staff for details.

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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