Adopted

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!

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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