Hi everyone, my name is Stella
I found myself at Lort Smith after being transferred from another animal welfare organisation in the hope that I’d be able to find my perfect family.
I’m a gorgeous girl who can be a little sassy at times. I like things on my terms and I like to be able to initiate when I’d like cuddles and affection. I would be best suited to a home with no young children as sometimes when I’m playing I unintentionally get a little carried away.
A home where I will be kept indoors would be best for me so I don’t get too carried away with the sunbaking and get sunburnt.
Please come in and see for yourself just how beautiful I am! (or here’s another video: https://youtu.be/cbnw8URSVv4)
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