Pet of the Week | Quiet home sought for shy dog

The Examiner’s pet of the week for this edition will need some time to warm up to her new owner.

But once she does, she will be a loyal companion said Mary Hickie from Port Stephens Animal Refuge.

“She’s very timid, very shy, unsure of herself,” Ms Hickie said. “She needs time to realise that she can trust you. She’s a beautiful girl. Not aggressive at all.”

The small terrier-cross was found roaming in Raymond Terrace and taken to the Williamtown-based animal refuge. She had no identifying microchip or tags.

Ms Hickie believes she is about four years old. The dog has a short, brindle-coloured coat. Ms Hickie said a quiet home would be ideal for the dog.

“She’d be ideal for an older person, even someone in a retirement village,” she said. “She doesn’t make a sound.”

The dog will cost $285 to adopt from the refuge which covers the cost of vaccinations, desexing, microchipping and a lifetime registration.

For more information about her, phone the refuge on (02) 4965 0100.