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Hi everyone, my name is Rock

FOSTER TO ADOPT

I am a sweet natured boy looking for a family to call my own. I found myself at Lort Smith when unfortunately my carers became ill and could no longer provide me with the attention I need.

My previous carers stated that I used to sleep with the birds outside, and that cats tend to give me a fright, so you could say I am a bit of softie behind my tough exterior.

Ideally my adopters will be experienced or knowledgeable with the bull terrier breed as I do have a skin condition common for my breed that will need to be managed. I can also get a bit excitable at times and rough in my play so a home with no young children is ideal as I would hate to unintentionally scare them. I enjoy gentle strolls and I’m a social butterfly so love to make new furry and human friends.

If I sound like the boy for you, please give the Adoption Hub a call on 9321 7240 to arrange a meet and greet with me.

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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