Opening Hours

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

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

OPENING HOURS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON:

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

Dogs

Helping Your Dog Be A Good Neighbour

Helping Barking Dogs
Yesterday I decided to tag along with our RSPCA ACT Inspectors for the afternoon. They investigated seven different complaints within a two-hour period and all but one was related to what we would call a ‘nuisance’ complaint – most frequently that of dogs barking. Barking dogs are not actually covered by the Animal Welfare Act which is the legislation that our Inspectors enforce. The majority of the time we will turn these types of calls over to the Rangers at Domestic Animals Services (DAS). However on occasion, the person lodging the complaint will describe other welfare issues which we will

Valuing your 'friendchips' with your furry friend on International Microchip Day

RSPCA ACT is reminding Canberra pet owners who value their friend-chips with their furry friends, to get them chipped and if they are already chipped, to check that all details are up to date. CEO Michelle Robertson explains that “regardless that microchipping is mandatory in the ACT, we still see too many animals that either come in without a microchip, or with details being outdated. “If your pet goes missing, a microchip will help to quickly identify your pet and have them reunited with you as soon as possible. And this is one of our goals, to reunite people with their pets as fast as

It's time to give Bullies a break

RSPCA wants 'bullies' to stop being judged on their appearance. While no one likes a bully, the RSPCA’s across Australia say it’s time to give the canine version a second chance. This financial year alone RSPCA ACT has seen 621 dogs and puppies come into the care of our Weston Shelter, with 231 of these dogs belonging to the ‘bully’ breeds. The unfortunate reality for these loveabull pups is that they are often the ones who wait the longest at our Shelter for a new home. Just like Angel and Sassy, who have each been patiently waiting at our Shelter for over 300 days. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle

New Year, New Home: Adoption Price Reduction for Adult Cats & Dogs from Saturday!

Christmas is just days away and New Year is peeking at us from around the corner – while normally this is a time for celebration, for the animals in care at RSPCA ACT it can be a hard time. To help our lovely furry friends find forever homes, we’re reducing their adoption prices to $149.00! From 22 – 31 December 2018, RSPCA ACT is decreasing their adoption prices to try and find our adult animals the homes they've always dreamed of. The $149.00 price includes their adoption, desexing, worming, microchipping, vaccinations AND a free starter kit including up to 3kg of food, collar and tag! RSPCA

Dog Lovers Unite! RSPCA ACT to Attempt 3rd Guinness World Record at Million Paws Walk 2018!

This year we’re attempting to break another Guinness World Record by having the largest gathering of people dressed as dogs! That’s right! This time it’s not just all about the dogs; it's also about those that love dogs and of course, the willingness to dress up like one! The current record is set at 439 people and is held by an organisation in the United Kingdom. With Canberra’s help, we’re confident we can beat the Brits! Interested participants just need to register before the 30th April to join in on the record. On the day you will need to wear: All participants must be dressed in a full

Why Chocolate & Your Dog Don't Mix

It's Easter and time to talk about chocolate and your pets. While chocolate is delightfully delicious and we wish we could share the experience with our beloved pet; it’s important to remember that chocolate can be poisonous and even life-threatening to animals. While some people may argue that they’ve given chocolate to their pet with no adverse effects; it’s vital to note that like any food or medicine, the reaction to the toxin is dependent upon the dosage and size of the animal. Chocolate contains the compound Theobromine that can affect the central nervous system. For their health and

UPDATE: Additional CCTV Camera Helps RSPCA ACT Inspectors

Yesterday, RSPCA ACT Inspectors called on the public for information regarding an injured dog that was abandoned in Fyshwick on the morning of Monday 29th January 2018. Additional CCTV footage and witnesses have provided further information on the female Border Collie found in the cubby house. RSPCA ACT Inspectors are still asking for anyone who was in the vicinity of Canberra Outlet Centre in Fyshwick on Iron Knob St, between 12am - 9 am Monday 29th January, to come forward to assist with the investigation. Inspectors have good reason to believe that there may have been witnesses in the area

RSPCA ACT Inspectors Asking the Public for Information

RSPCA ACT Inspectors are calling on the public for information regarding an injured dog that was abandoned in Fyshwick on the morning of Monday 29th January 2018. The female, black and white Border Collie* approximately aged 1 ½ - 2 years was found locked in a cubby house at the Stirato Bakery Café at 9 am. The bakery and other nearby businesses have been fully cooperating with the investigation, and not considered to have prior knowledge of the dog or her owners at this time. The Border Collie was taken to a veterinary clinic by a concerned member of the public and presented underweight and

A Face that can Kill – When Breeds Need More than Unconditional Love

Australian Bull Dog with breathing issues
On the 25th February, an eight-year old Australian Bulldog named Jaxon was surrendered to RSPCA ACT. Like so many other dogs of his breed, he came to us with significant health issues related to his exaggerated features. In order for him to live a healthy and longer life, our vet team would have to perform significant surgery just to help him breath. In Jaxon’s case, his teeth are overcrowded and the soft palate was too loose and floppy to allow for adequate air flow resulting in a daily struggle, much like a person with chronic asthma. Jaxon’s story is not unusual unfortunately. Turn on any

Pet Pool and Beach Safety

Finn the little dog is wearing his life jacket and he is ready for a swim
Summer is well and truly here and many people are already planning their holidays! If you plan to bring your furry companion along with you there are things you should consider. Here are our top tips to ensure that your holiday is everything to remember – for the right reasons! 1. Pet-Friendly? Make sure wherever you’re going allows animals. Some beaches and campsites that normally allow them may have different rules during the busy holiday period. Give them a phone call and do your research. 2. Make sure your pet can swim: When it comes to dogs, some breeds are instinctively comfortable in
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