Hi everyone, my name is Monty

I was surrendered to Lort Smith as my previous owners could no longer provide me with the care and attention that I required.

Let me tell you a little about myself and what type of home would be best for me.

My favourite past times are going for daily walks, sitting on park benches and watching the world go by, meeting new people, basking in the sunshine, lounging around with my favourite people and last but not in the very slightest least, eating!

I absolutely adore being with my human friends, so will need to go to a home where my family are home more often than not. A home that consists of at least 2-3 would be best. You see, I do get a little bit upset when I am lonely, so will need a family that will be patient and help me build up on my confidence, so I then see that being alone is not really as bad as it seems.

I can go to a home with children, however it would be best if they are 13 years and over.

It is best that I am the only animal in the home, as I am not really fond of other dogs, and truth be told I do like all of the attention to myself!

Now for the boring medical parts. I do suffer with a chronic skin and ear condition, however, this is currently managed with weekly baths and ear cleans. My Veterinarians have placed me on a special diet, and this is helping my skin immensely. For now I will not require any medication, however, this may change in the future. The staff at Lort Smith would be more than happy to explain all of this to you.

Due to not being able to cope when being alone at home, I have been placed on some anti-anxiety medication, to help with reducing my stress around this. I will need a home where my family are willing to help with behaviour modification whilst on this medication, as otherwise my feeling around being left alone will never change.

If you think I sound like the perfect companion for you, please fill in an expression of interest questionnaire.


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