Hi everyone, my name is Roxy
*FOSTER TO ADOPT*
Well hi there, my name is Roxy.
I am a super sweet older girl that loves nothing more than spending time with my human friends and having cuddles on the couch.
My favourite activities are tug of war and going on strolls around town.
I will need to go to a home where my new carers will work on obedience training to build on my manners.
It is best that I do not go to a home with small animals as the thrill of the chase is just a little too tempting for me.
I previously lived with children. I was really great and gentle with them, so I would be absolutely fine going to a home with children over the age of seven years. They would just have to return the love and be gentle and respectful with me too.
I have two medical conditions; a sore nose and tender lower back which both require ongoing management with medication.
Currently I am foster to adopt whilst on medication. I will be adopted out with a disclaimer.
If you think I sound like the perfect fit for you, please call the Adoption Hub to book in a meet and greet – 9321 7240.
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