28 March 2024

RSPCA ACT’s Pets of the week – Ernie and Roley

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Ernie is a born entertainer. Photo: RSPCA ACT.

Meet our lovable pets of the week looking for forever homes at the RSPCA ACT Shelter!

Ernie the Corella and Roley the cattle dog cross are this week’s friendly Pets of the Week! These lovely animals are waiting to find their perfect match. Do you think that could be you? Read more about them below!

Bird of the Week: Ernie the corella

This guy is pure entertainment. He’s a prankster, a funster. To use the words of our Exotic Animal Carer, “He’s a toddler with wings.”

Ernie is a playful, very clever corella who we’d love to see trained. He has unlimited potential, is still quite young at just over one year old, and is destined to be your pet and best friend for life.

He likes stretching out his wings for you, which in some birds can be threatening, but that’s not Ernie’s style. He’s always playing. Give him a new toy or object and he’ll try to put it on his head. If you wear glasses, he will take them off your face!

To get the most out of Ernie, he needs a large indoor or outdoor aviary and an owner with experience with large birds.

Come and visit Ernie. We guarantee you’ll spend at least 10 minutes with him in his aviary soaking up his charm!


Roley gets walks and cuddles every day at the RSPCA but would prefer them in his forever home. Photo: RSPCA ACT.

Dog of the Week: Roley the cattle dog cross

Little Roley, the cattle dog/Rhodesian ridgeback, has been here too long, which isn’t long at all. He was part of a large litter, and all his brothers and sisters were adopted, leaving little Roley wondering what he did wrong.

He’s four months old and it’s now time to learn, love and grow in a fun family household. As you can see, he’s as cute as they come and will be a fun boy to play with but he’s still raw as far as puppies go. He needs housetraining and socialising, even though he gets hugs, cuddles and walks every day from our staff.

Roley is a small part of a large number of puppies we’ve received this summer and there’s still more to come. He’s shown us he’s smart enough to learn any obedience training and our staff will certainly advise you where needed, as with all our adoptable animals.

Come and visit little Roley at our animal shelter in Weston and let him melt your heart.

Pawnote: Thank you, Canberra pet lovers, for your ongoing support. Please note that we’re closed from Friday, 29 March, to Monday, 1 April. We reopen on Tuesday, 2 April.

Visit RSPCA ACT today at 12 Kirkpatrick St, Weston, and add a new companion to your life. You won’t regret it!

Animal viewing hours

Monday to Friday: 10 am – 3 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm

Sunday and public holidays: Closed.

If you want to meet these animals with a view to adoption, drop by our shelter.

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