Hi everyone, my name is Vala & Weasel
We’re two gorgeous older ladies seeking a retirement home to live out our golden years together.
We’re very sweet girls who don’t ask for much – a quiet, adults-only home with no other animals, some warm, snuggly beds and human laps to curl up on, and windows to lounge in some sunshine and watch the world go by would be just perfect.
We recently had our coats clipped as our fur was quite matted, so once our luscious coats grow back, helping us with our grooming by regularly brushing us would be fantastic. We do love a good brush!
For a couple of oldies, we’re in pretty good nick! Vala does have some arthritis currently being managed with medication, which may be for life. She will also require a recheck for a mild UTI in a couple of weeks, so we will be foster to adopt until Vala has her recheck.
Are you the retirement home we’re looking for? Please submit an expression of interest form and the staff will get back to you.
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.