Hi everyone, my name is Roko
I was surrendered to Lort Smith as my previous carer could not provide me with the daily activity, play and mental stimulation that I so desperately need.
I am a super lovable and quirky boy, with lots of love and joy to give to my new family. I have an huge amount of energy to burn, so my new family will need to take me to obedience classes, so I can build upon my existing skills – I love to learn! I will need lots of daily activity, play and mental stimulation.
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(dog) in a china shop! I’m also very strong on my leash, so will need a strong handler who can also help me work on my leash manners.
I would do best in a quieter, but highly active home, with no children or small animals, as I can get over excited and do not know my own strength. I would not be able to forgive myself if I accidentally hurt anyone!
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.
If you think we’d be a good match, please submit an online expression of interest form below!
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
Hill’s Pet Nutrition are corporate supporters of Lort Smith and kindly gift a $15 voucher from their Science Diet range to all new Lort Smith cat and dog adopters.