Hi everyone, my name is Magnus
I was surrendered to Lort Smith as my carer could not provide me with the daily activity, play and mental stimulation that I need.
I am a super loveable and quirky boy, with lots of love and joy to give to my new family. I adore being with my human friends and cuddles are my absolute favourite.
I have an exuberant amount of energy to burn, so my new family will need to take me to obedience classes, so I can build upon my already learnt skills. And they will need to provide me with lots of activities and mental stimulation. I just love to learn!
I need to work on my manners around new people and other dogs, as it is at times very hard for me to contain my excitement, to put it plainly, I am like a bull in a china shop!
I will need a quieter but highly active home, with no children, cats or pocket pets, as I can get over excited and do not know my own strength.
It would be best that I am the only dog in the home for now, as I need to concentrate and work on my manners and obedience with my new family first.
I would love it if my new family are home more often than not, as I am not used to being along for long periods. My new family will need to help me work on independence training, so I learn that it is not so bad being left alone.
*I am currently receiving treatment for a skin condition so I will be available as a foster to adopt for the next four weeks. It is likely I will require ongoing skin medication*
If I sound like the perfect pooch for you, please complete an 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