Opening Hours

  • Most Days: 9am - 5pm, Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Viewing of Animals - Daily: 10am - 4pm      
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: CLOSED

Surrender an Animal

Dogs

Is your canine friend driving you up the wall? Chewing the furniture? Urinating in the house? Barking all night? Before considering the more drastic option of rehoming your dog, call RSPCA ACT for some friendly advice on 02 6287 8100. We can talk to you about options to help you and your pooch live a more harmonious life together.

Waiting list

At RSPCA ACT, we understand that from time to time it may be necessary to surrender your dog for rehoming. As we are a small shelter and cater for many types of dogs (strays, surrenders, and inspector seized) we do not always have the available kennel space for your dog.

We ask that people looking to rehome their dog place their name on our waiting list. Having this list allows us to ensure that no dog is forgotten. When the kennel space becomes free and you have reached the top of the list, we will notify you to bring in your dog. Please be aware that from time to time the waiting period may be 4-6 weeks long.

Once you arrive at the shelter a staff member will sit with you and together create a profile for your dog. A shelter can be a stressful environment for a dog to come to and the behaviour of the dog may change. This profile allows us to get an idea of your dog's behaviour when not in a stressful environment.

We ask for a $150 surrender fee to help with the feeding, boarding and any medical treatment that your dog may need. Please bring along any belongings that you wish to send off with your dog and they will be passed onto the new owners.

For more information about the possible outcomes after surrendering your dog, please contact us for further information.

Cats

Generally, you are able to surrender your cat to us at any time. We appreciate that you will provide us with some information about your cats' temperament and background. At certain times of the year, such as breeding season, we may be required to set up a waiting list of people wishing to surrender their cat. Please contact RSPCA ACT to make sure that we can accommodate your cat before bringing it to us.

We ask for a $100 surrender fee to help with the feeding, boarding and any medical treatment that your cat may need. Please bring along any belongings that you wish to send off with your cat and they will be passed onto the new owners.

Small Animals

Small animals may be surrendered at any time. The surrender fee (roughly $40) will depend on the type of animal, and how many are being surrendered.
Please contact us for further information.

 

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