7 November 2018

RSPCA ACT’s Pets of the Week – Duke & Dimarco

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 Hearing loss won't hold back this doggo!

Hearing loss won’t hold back this doggo!

Meet our lovable animals looking for forever homes at the RSPCA ACT Shelter!

This week, say hello to our ‘Pets of the Week’ – the loveable floof Duke and the confident doggo DiMarco!

Dog of the Week – DiMarco

At approximately four-months-old, DiMarco hasn’t had the best start to life, and we’re hoping you can help change that!

Handsome DiMarco arrived at our Shelter after he was found wondering Kingsford Smith Drive, lost and alone. Since coming to the Shelter, we’ve discovered DiMarco to be confident, independent and full of joy! However, due to his history, while playful, he doesn’t have a clue about toys and games. His new family will need to take on the privilege of teaching him how fun they can be!

This handsome pupperino is a Bull Arab mix so he will be a large dog when he reaches maturity. As a result, DiMarco will need a daily walk and playtime to keep him happy and healthy. DiMarco has demonstrated he may have some hearing loss but don’t let this put you off! All animals, even ones with special needs, deserve a chance at a happy life. If you have patience and understanding, a deaf dog can make a brilliant companion. Our staff can give you tips on how to accomplish this.

As DiMarco may have hearing loss, we’d recommend keeping him on a leash or in a fenced yard for his safety (a deaf dog can’t hear a car or other danger coming).

We recommend DiMarco for a family with children ten years and older.

*Please remember that all interactions between children and dogs/pups should be monitored.

Rabbit of the Week – Duke

Duke is one loveable floof!

Duke is a lovely bundle of floof and is a joy to be around. When you sit quietly with him, and he gets to know you, this cute little fellow will hop around you and make sure he smells all of your new smells!

Duke prefers to have four feet on the ground and will wiggle vigorously when being held (this may change with continued positive handling) and is looking for a new family with sensible children. His new family will need to give him time to settle and must be willing to dedicate time to providing him with continued care and enrichment. A run would be perfect for Duke as he would enjoy fresh air and not being in an enclosure 24/7.

Rabbits are intelligent and can be toilet trained!

That’s right! Duke can be an indoor/outdoor bunny with a little training! So what are you waiting for? Can you give this fluffy bunny the home he deserves?

Visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611 and add a new companion to your life – you won’t regret it!

Animal Viewing Hours

Monday to Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturdays: 9 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

Be kept updated on everything RSPCA ACT by visiting our page weekly!

*One of our ‘Pets of the Week’ from last week, Sassy, is still available for adoption! View her profile!

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