Hi everyone, my name is Steph
Not only do I have a beautiful tricolour marking along my back, but I also have a chic personality to match it.
I spend my time lying in the sunshine and watching the world go by from the windows.
I will play hard-to-get and act aloof most of the time. You have to work your way up to a pat, but I occasionally enjoy a head rub and an ear scratch before telling you ‘no’.
I’m independent and want to be the centre of attention; hence I will need to go to a home as the only animal. I don’t like other cats or dogs at all.
I also have a small chip on my upper tooth which needs regular dental checks. The vet says it isn’t too bad, but it might become infected if I don’t keep it clean.
If you’d like to meet me, please call the Adoption Hub on 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