Finding The Perfect Pet

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Nate

Nate
Hi my name is Nate. I like food on the ready , not too keen on dry and enjoy a variety of meat and premium sachet food. I don’t mind living with cats or gentle dogs but my main focus is my hoomans. I like sleeping with my people and don’t agree with enclosures – as that’s for kittens . I’m playful and affectionate. I’m 11 weeks of age. I think I would like a house where my family are around a lot. I’ve never been around little kids so prefer to be around older kids . I’m a baby and still learning. I like to talk a lot and know where my family are. My foster mumma says I really shouldn’t use her as a ladder but if she has jeans on I think it’s fair game and super fun. I think I’m very brave and ever so bold. My favourite activity is trying to eat off my hoomans plate. No matter how many times I’m told I’m a kitten I think I’m a human . I went to the vet and am desexed, vaccinated x 1 and chipped. I need an indoor home please . ♥️

Re 100080
MC – tba
Located Lang Lang

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?