Hi everyone, my name is Monkey & Minnie


I’m Monkey – the gorgeous grey and white British short hair, I am almost 12 years old. My girlfriend Minnie is a Scottish short hair and we get along very well.

We came to Lort Smith via another shelter in the hopes of finding a new home – together of course. Could that be with you?

I’m the confident one and Minnie enjoys the quiet life. We are seeking a calm and relaxed home environment. We enjoy pats and cuddles and would love to sit and watch TV with you (British dramas are my fave!).

We are both booked in for dental treatments on 12 November – so until then, we are available via the foster to adopt program. Lort Smith will cover all associated costs with our dentals. After that, we are all yours!

Don’t be shy, come say hi!


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