Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Whiskey

I am an enthusiastic playful girl looking for a family to call my own.

I found myself at Lort Smith when I got hit by a car. This resulted in a fractured collar bone which has now fully healed. However, during this time, another medical issue arose.

The Lort Smith vets discovered that I suffer from a disease that makes me immunocompromised. The Adoption Centre staff can tell you about it.* But the most important thing is that I am still a very happy and healthy dog!

I bring a lot of joy to everyone who meets me with my excitable personality. The staff here comment on how intelligent I am. I love to engage and play with my humans through tug toys, ball games and cuddles!

I am best suited to a strong handler who enjoys training with their dogs. No young children, elderlies or other animals for me please.

If I sound like the girl for you, please give the Adoption Hub a call to find out more about me on 9321 7240.

*I will be adopted out with a disclaimer for my medical issues.

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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