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Hi everyone, my name is Shaggy

I am a super sweet boy who loves a pat and a brush. However I am a little nervous around strangers so I need a little time to settle into a new environment.

Once past the shy stage, I am partial to morning playtime, and love to get my little paws into everything!

My favourite pastimes are napping in sunny spots, and sitting by the window to watch the birdies fly by. I also enjoy cosying up with my humans on the couch for some TV time.

My ideal home is a quite one where I can relax and take things at my own pace. I need to be an only pet as I’ve been bullied in the past and this has knocked my confidence.

I am currently in foster care, so if you would like to meet me, please call the Adoption Hub to schedule a time to meet me. See you soon!

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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