Hi everyone, my name is Dee Dee
I’m looking for a quiet household where my new family will be home more often than not. I can be very demanding when it comes to wanting pats or a brush. I much prefer these interactions than sitting on your lap or being held. Be warned, if I don’t get my pats, I will definitely have something to say about it!
I make a great work-from-home companion, as I do love human company and will spend the whole day curled up next to you. However, I’m not a fan of other animals. I am used to being an outdoor cat so a secure outdoor cat enclosure, or very secure yard would be a must.
I have some unusual toileting habits and prefer to toilet outdoors – the staff will happily fill you in.
I will be a foster with a view to adopt while I settle into my new environment and and my toileting behaviours are monitored.
Don’t be fooled by my age – I still have spurts of energy and love a good swat of ping pong balls! I admit I can be a nosey parker and absolutely must know what is going on behind closed doors – and I’ll happily have a chat with you about what I find there.
I am currently in foster care, so if you think you can accommodate my very cat like antics, please complete an online expression of interest form.
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