Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 3pm

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays


Friday 23rd December - Closed
Saturday 24th December - Closed
Sunday 25th December - Closed
Monday 26th December - Closed
Tuesday 27th December - Closed
Wednesday 28th December - 9am - 5am (Viewing of animals 10am -3am) 
Thursday 29th December - 9am - 5am (Viewing of animals 10am -3am) 
Friday 30th December - 9am - 5am (Viewing of animals 10am -3am) 
Saturday 31st December - Closed
Sunday 1st January - Closed
Monday 2nd January- Closed

Kennel Supporter

Every year, unwanted abused and neglected dogs come into our Shelter needing help. While they are in our care, dogs will stay in our Kennels while they are rehabilitated, retrained and treated before they find their forever home. Some dogs will spend just a few days in our care while others will spend months or even years before they will find a new home. At any one time at the shelter we can have over 60 canines in care at any time. 

We are looking for local Canberrans to help by becoming a Kennel Suppawter. There are two ways in which you can support:

Kennel Plaque

You can help homeless animals while they are in our care by making a $550 donation or by donating $50 a month for a year, earning you a plaque set on our donor wall. This plaque will formally recognise your generous contribution to helping animals. Your plaque will be displayed in the Kennel area.

Sponsor a Kennel

Alternatively, you can make a bigger difference to the lives of dogs in our care by supporting one of our kennels for a minimum donation of $5000. In exchange for this donation, you will be able to paint the kennel with logos and a colour scheme that represents the business as well as a personalized sign. By becoming a Kennel Suppawter you will be seen by the thousands of visitors we have at our shelter as being a community minded organisation focused on investing to help animals in the ACT.

If you are interested in sponsoring a kennel please reach out via email to