Meet Panda. She’s a blue-and-white American Staffordshire terrier who’s about four and half years old and she’s medium in size.
She has a calm and affectionate temperament, making her an ideal pet for almost anyone – even novice dog-owners.
She does a crazy little happy dance whenever someone pays her attention but doesn’t bother with people who don’t want to play.
Panda is fine with other dogs of all sizes and walks happily on a lead, without pulling. At home she’s relaxed and friendly.
As Pet of the Week, Panda’s adoption fee is only $150 (usually $359), including microchipping, desexing, vaccination, flea and worm treatments and lifetime registration in NSW.
Here are some important things to ask yourself when deciding which dog might be right for you: Can I handle a puppy or would a more mature dog be better? What size is best? Should the dog have endless energy or be a couch potato to watch TV with? Is my home noisy or quiet? What breeds and behaviours am I equipped for? How secure is my yard? Also consider the life stage of everyone in the family. Some animals suit older kids, some are too boisterous for seniors.
- More about Panda or other animals: Liverpool Animal Shelter, 402 Bringelly Road, Austral or www.liverpoolanimalshelter.com.au or 9606 6118. Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm. With Liverpool Council.