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ADOPTED & ADORED: It’s meant to be

April 16, 2016

At The Lost Dogs’ Home we often hear of stories from adopters who have come into the shelter planning to adopt one animal, but they end up walking out with another.

They head into the shelter ready to go, when suddenly another animal catches their eye and they know deep down, this is the animal for them. It’s destiny.

In this edition of Adopted & Adored we are introducing you to Deb and her beloved cat Lou Lou (formally known as Daisy). After a chance meeting Deb knew that Lou Lou and she were meant to be.

20160327_FeedMeNowHi there,

I adopted Daisy on 10 March 2016. To be honest, I went out to look at a dog called Cookie and ended up with a cat! I don’t even like patchwork cats but Daisy caught my eye right from the start. She had beautiful markings, was a bundle of energy, and desperate to get out.. Once the paperwork was done, I had my ‘cat takeaway in a box’ ready to roll. 

She meowed non-stop all the way home but as soon as that box was opened, she was off busily exploring. No time for photoshoots with her! She didn’t sit still long enough. 

Daisy – now known as Lou Lou – has settled in nicely. She follows me around, is always nearby, and is very keen on hiding behind something and pouncing on me when I walk past unsuspectingly. She is like Cato, from the Pink Panther movies – the Peter Sellers’ version. She can be a little enthusiastic and get carried away sometimes during play time, but it’s not a real issue. In return, when I pick her up, she puts her paws softly around my neck, and gently touches her nose against mine. I’ve not known a cat to do this before, and it’s adorable.

I’ve attached several photos of Lou Lou in her new environs, including one from today where she ‘helped’ me write this article. She is still a very curious cat, and rarely sits still long enough for me to get a good photo, unless she’s asleep. She also knows what time she gets fed, and I think you’ll be able to work out which photo shows what she does when she thinks she should be fed again!!! She does this EVERY DAY.

20160411_HelpingOnLaptopSo, all in all, it was my lucky day on 10 March.

My thanks to the staff at Lost Dogs who were all very helpful on the day and interested in knowing how ‘Daisy’ went post-adoption.




We are waiving the adoption fees of all cats six months and older at our North Melbourne and Campaspe shelters until April 30. We are also halving the adoption fees of kittens under six months to $90.

Each cat comes fully health checked, desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and wormed –valued in excess of $300 per cat!

To receive this offer, you’ll need to successfully complete the Home’s Pet Licence Test either at the shelter or online at

You can view all of the cats and kittens available for adoption here and at

How can I help? 

This April we’re calling on the cat lovers of Victoria to help the Home find loving homes for cats in need. Here’s how you can help us achieve our goal!

Adopt – We have a lot of cats and kittens awaiting adoption at our North Melbourne and Campaspe shelters. You can view all of our terrific cats at

If a cat or kitten catches your eye, come down to our North Melbourne or Campaspe shelter to meet them in the fur – our adoptions team is eager to help you find your perfect match!

Existing pet owners are encouraged to check their council regulations on the number of cats they can own per household, as some councils do require permits for households with two, or more, cats.

Don’t forget to complete your Pet Licence Test to take advantage of this offer!

Foster – We are always on the lookout for foster carers to help care for cats and kittens in need.

With foster care periods lasting from two days to four weeks, this is a great way to give a cat or kitten some much needed time out in a loving home environment, while creating essential space in our shelters.

All expenses are covered and successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of applying.

For more information visit our foster care page.

Advocate – If you’re not in a position to adopt or foster, why not advocate for a cool cat looking for a new home this April? Share adoption candidate profiles via your Facebook page, email and even through good ol’ word of mouth!