Hi, I’m Smudge

Beautiful Smudge :)

Our lovely Smudge is such a sweet soul & has been through so much in her young life. It is really important to us that we find her exactly the right home. Her new guardian needs to have a clear understanding of what it means to share your life with a working breed. She is a bright, energetic girl who needs daily exercise as well as mental enrichment.

She has also experienced, in one of her previous homes, people who let her down by handling her in a harsh & harmful way. She takes her time to build up trust & is looking for a special person who displays understanding, patience & kindness. Once her trust begins to build again, you start to see a whole new dog. Knowledge of dog body language & behaviour is really important when it comes to reading the emotional states of our dogs.

One of Smudge's favourite things to do is to snuggle up to her favourite people, she is desperate to feel wanted & loved. Shelter life can be lonely & isolating for these amazingly intelligent & sensitive creatures & the nights can be long.

Currently, Smudge is not very comfortable around other dogs. She would simply rather keep her distance from them. She prefers the company of calm, sociable dogs who are not too "in-your-face". She also struggles with loud noises & sudden movements. Giving her the opportunity to have positive experiences & gradual exposure to situations that she may perceive as worrying, would be very useful. A willingness to continue with her ongoing positive reinforcement training is vital. Smudge has been working on her leash manners but needs continued guidance.

Smudge needs a calm, patient, understanding & kind new home where she can blossom & thrive into the wonderful girl that we know she is. She deserves the absolute best :)

My adoption price includes: 
  • A FREE 4kg bag of ROYAL CANIN dry food
  • My desexing, microchip and vaccinations

Adoption Price: $450

If you think I might be the perfect fit for your family, please fill out an adoption application today! www.rspcaqld.org.au/apply-to-adopt



Want to adopt Smudge?
Express your interest by completing the form and start your Adoption Journey

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Please note:

  • A property check may be required before ADOPTION to ensure the safety and welfare of adoption animals. Rental agreements allowing pets will be required for adoptions into rental properties. Differential pricing may apply.
  • The website is live and updates frequently, there is a chance that by the time you have completed the Apply to Adopt form the animal you have an interest in might have been adopted by another party.
  • While our shelters are open, not every pet available for adoption will be onsite and available in person. To express your interest, Apply to Adopt online and if it's a perfect match you will be shortlisted and contacted via phone by our Adoption Team to discuss the animal in detail.