Hi everyone, my name is Roxy

I’m a gentle, sweet lady looking for a calm, indoor home with plenty of things to do, lots of enrichment, a window to look out and observe nature. I may appear timid initially but once I trust you I really come out of my shell.

I simply adore pats and belly rubs, I love to snuggle on the couch and sleep on your bed.

I’ve been through quite a bit in my time at Lort Smith, the amazing vets and my vet nurse foster carer have done so much to get me ready for my new home.

Make sure to check out my video of me being silly with catnip!

Meet and greets are by appointment only as Roxy is in foster care with one of our lovely volunteers.


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