Finding The Perfect Pet

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River

Looking for a quiet house mate? River is your girl!
River came to us a few months ago, very, very frightened, and very unwell.
We worked on her health and have slowly gained her trust. She is now happy to co exist with you.
She actually likes to be around you, but is not cuddly and is still nervous. She will more likely watch tv with you from under the couch. She is slowly growing in confidence, and it is a beautiful thing to see. She will chase a toy you throw (and loves her favourite “mouse”) She chirps, and purrs, she’ll come close enough to smell you, but not close enough to be caught. She’ll allow you to touch her, but then remembers she’s scared. She will occasionally snuggle on the bed with you – as long as she thinks you’re asleep!
She just needs someone who is going to be devoted to supporting her, showing her love and patience, and allowing her to blossom at her own pace. She must be indoor only. She needs to be with at least one other gentle cat. She is living with respectful dogs and is fine, but we feel little people would not be suitable. She is desexed, microchipped and vaccinated.
 
Located: Narre Warren South
RE: 100080
MC: 956000014493892

Finding the Perfect Match

  1. Energy Levels
    Is the pet laid back, playful or energetic.  Does it prefer to nap most of the day, or does it require regular interaction (and in the case of a dog, how many times a day will it require walking?) Does this fit with your lifestyle and time availability?
  2. Personality and Temperament
    Is the pet shy, confident, adaptable, fearful, laid back, independent etc?  How would this pet’s personality fit with the dynamic in your household?
  3. Special Needs
    Does the pet have have any special needs (eg. fears, triggers, medical conditions) and how would you manage and accommodate these?
  4. Future Plans
    Cats and Dogs can live up to 20 years.  What are your future plans?  Are you planning to travel, relocate, expand your family etc.
  1. Housing and Council Regulations
    Will the pet live indoors our outdoors? Does it require specific bedding, fencing or enclosures? The regulations for pet ownership differ between councils.  Make sure you are aware of these.
  2. Do you have permission to have a pet?
    If you are renting, do you have landlord permission?
  3. Holidays
    Who will look after your pet when you go on holidays?
  4. Your existing pets?
    Do you have any existing pets and how would they respond to a new addition to the family?
  1. Adoption Fee
    All OAAT pets are vaccinated, desexed and microchipped prior to adoption.   They will also be up to date with all worming and flea treatments.  This is all covered in the adoption fees (which generally range from $200 – $400 depending on the type and age of the animal).

  2. Ongoing costs
    Cats and Dogs can live up to 20 years.  This is 20 years of feeding, vet care, council registration, toys, training, etc.  Does this fit with your budget and finances?

  3. Unexpected Medical Care
    Although we all hope it never happens, pets can get unexpectedly sick.  How would you financially manage a medical emergency?






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