Hi everyone, my name is Narla

I was surrendered to Lort Smith with some health issues and have spent time in foster care while these were being addressed. I had a fabulous foster carer who gave me everything I needed to thrive, I’m now ready to find my forever home!

The staff and volunteers say I am the sweetest girl. I love nothing more than cuddling up with my human and falling asleep whilst watching our favourite T.V shows together.

I would love an active home, where my family will take me on daily walks, provide mental enrichment and dedicate some time each day to play with me – I do love to play with my human friends!

I would really benefit from dog training classes, not only to learn new skills, but to also build up my confidence.

I can appear a little shy at first but it doesn’t take me long to warm up. When I do, I’ll rarely leave my human’s side – I am incredibly loyal. For now, it’s probably best that I go to a home with children aged 12 years and above.

I will need a family that can help me learn appropriate ways in which to interact with other dogs, as I do at times get a little excitable to meet with them and do not realise how rough I can be. I can go to a home with another dog, however that dog would have to be calm, confident and of similar size.

Now for the boring stuff… I will be adopted out with an adoption disclaimer for my knees, sensitive skin and for a lump that I had removed. The Adoption Centre staff will happily discuss this in more detail. I have a dental check up appointment on 7 February and will be on a soft food diet and antibiotics until this recheck. Moving forward, I will require six monthly dental check ups.

If you think I sound absolutely perfect for you, please call the Adoption Hub for more information about me and to book in a meet and greet.


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