Finding The Perfect Pet

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(Not yet available for adoption)
Please welcome little Kissi . 14 years. Sadly her mum passed away and she will soon be searching for a very special retirement home. She does not like hard floors so will need carpet or runners around, she doesn’t like cats , she had separation issues so someone home more often than not, no apartment/unit living due to her yelling the place down if she can’t see you , no teeth so someone mindful of her meals and she is currently underweight so a few meals throughout the day will assist . She will be having a groom soon as her fur from chest down is very matted and new owner will need to take her to see a groomer a few times a year. Also as she doesn’t have any teeth the hair gets in her mouth so needs the groomer to help trim this away too. Her eyes need wiping daily too. No children as they scare her.
After her vet visit she will be listed on the Savourlife adopt a dog page
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 14 years
  • Health: Vet Checked, Desexed, Vaccinated, Flea and worm treated
  • Microchip number: to be advised
  • RE100080

Tips for Finding the Perfect Match

Cats and Dogs can live up to 20 years, so it’s really important that you select a pet that is going to fit with your personality, household dynamics, and future plans. 

Lifestyle Compatability

Energy Levels

Are you looking for a pet that is full of energy and playful? Or would you prefer a pet that is content to hang with you around the house all day, and nap on your lap while you watch TV or read a book?

Personality and Temperament

Would you have the time and calm environment needed to nurture a shy, or fearful pet and help build back their confidence and zest for life? Or, would you prefer a pet that is outgoing or independent and that would slot perfectly into a busy home?

It's also important to consider the personality and temperament of any existing pets. How will they respond to a new addition to the family, and how will you manage the integration?

Housing and Council Regulations

Permits & Permission

The regulations for pet ownership differ between councils, this includes the requirement for registration, curfews for cats, and on/off leash walking for dogs. These are often easily found on each council website. if you are renting, it's vital that you consult with your landlord and secure their permission before applying for adoption.

Home Life and Holidays

It's perfectly fine to work outside the home and be a pet owner. It's also completely reasonable to take holidays throughout the year. But, before adopting a pet, consider how much time they will be on their own, and how this will be managed. How will you be sure they are safe and have the required stimulation and comforts when you are not home? Who will care for them when you go on holidays?

Costs associated with owning a pet

Adoption Fees

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 - $900 depending on the type and age of the animal).

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? How would you manage unexpected medical expenses if your animal was to become ill?