Hi everyone, my name is Scruff

I’m such a handsome boy… now. You see, I arrived at Lort Smith missing most of my hair!

I have some really nasty allergies and I was so itchy that I accidentally pulled out all of my beautiful fur. My skin was so sore but the lovely Lort Smith team fixed me up and I am back to my handsome itch-free self and ready to find my perfect home!

My foster family says I am just a joy to have around. I like to spend my mornings and afternoons playing with my human friends and watching the birds. Then I spend the rest of the day on a nice warm lap snoozing. I get a bit lonely if my family leaves for a long time so it would be great to go with someone who is home a lot.

I also like to keep my brain active with lots of puzzles. I’m not the brightest bulb in the chandelier but I certainly make up for it with my enthusiasm!

Everyone who meets me can’t help commenting how friendly and calm I am.  Unfortunately, I can’t go with any cats because I am FIV positive and on allergy medication that makes me extra susceptible to illness from my feline friends.

I’m seeking a home without young children, they frighten me a little bit and sometimes I can play a little too enthusiastically…

My new family needs to be willing to keep me indoors only and on my medication for the rest of my life. This is very important so that my skin doesn’t get sore again. They also need to make sure that I keep the weight off, I really like my food, maybe a little too much!

I will be foster to adopt until I settle into my new home. 

If you would like to wake up to my handsome face every morning, please give the Adoption Hub a call.

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