Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Nutmeg

I was surrendered to Lort Smith with my six siblings when our carer could no longer look after us. When we arrived at Lort Smith, we were very little so we went into foster homes to gain some condition and confidence before being desexed. I went into a foster home with my brother Alfalfa for a month and it wasn’t long before we started growing and our personalities shone through!

I’m a very sweet, cuddly, affectionate young lady who loves being around people and other dogs. I like to play and wrestle with other dogs and then once I’m tired I like to curl up in my human’s arms.

I’d prefer to go to a home with another active dog or with someone who is home quite a lot as I’m not really a fan of being alone for long periods.

Being included inside as part of the family is important for me!

I’ve lived with cats in my foster home, I was curious but gentle with them.

My new family will have to be mindful of me getting sunburnt in the harsh sun because as you can see I have quite a bit of white and light pigment on my face. Access to indoors and shady walks in the summer months would be ideal.

I’m starting to pick up on some basic obedience already. My new family will need to take me to puppy school and then hopefully follow on with some obedience training so that I can mature into a well mannered lady.

I’ve started getting toilet training down pat, my new family will just need to continue this in my new home.

If you think I would fit into your lifestyle, then please contact the Adoption Hub!

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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