Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Switch

I am a fun-loving switched on girl who’s looking for her forever home. Could it be with you?

As a Harrier I’m a working breed and need to be kept quite stimulated. I’m always thinking and sniffing and love to be kept busy. I’m highly intelligent and respond well to training which I need more of.

I need an experienced carer who ideally has knowledge of my working breed. I will need plenty of walks and lots of mental stimulation. I am highly scent motivated and would benefit from dog sports like tracking.

I would like my carer to be active like me but I also love cuddles on the couch watching TV. No other animals or young children at this point in my life as I’m a little bit boisterous!

If you think I’m the right lady for you please contact the Adoption Hub or come down and meet me! I look forward to seeing you.

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