Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Roxy

I was surrendered to Lort Smith when a large lump on my abdomen was discovered. The vets determined that the lump was cancerous. I’ve since had two surgeries to ensure the nasty lump was removed in its entirety. I will be adopted out with a disclaimer.

Although I love the staff and volunteers here at Lort Smith, I am definitely ready to find a new home.

I am a very loving girl who adores cuddles, belly rubs, playing with people, throwing my tug rope around and going on strolls around the neighbourhood.

My  new home will need secure high fencing with a family that are often home as I do not like being by myself very much. My adopters will need to be mindful of my socialisation around other dogs and continue to work on this with me.

I would love a family that know and understand my breed. I need calm and confident handlers that will take me to obedience training and continue building up my confidence around new environments, people and other animals.

I would prefer to be the only pet of the household as I do love having all the attention to myself. I tend to gravitate and connect with humans more than I do other canines.

If you believe I sound like the perfect snuggly girl for you, please call the Adoption Hub for more information.

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