5 November 2021

RSPCA’s Pets of the Week – Frankie, Fox & Bandicoot

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Frankie loves playing with toys. Photos: RSPCA ACT.

Meet our lovable Pets of the Week looking for forever homes at the RSPCA ACT Shelter!

Frankie, Fox and Bandicoot are this week’s friendly Pets of the Week! These gorgeous animals are waiting to find their perfect match. Think that could be you? Read more about them below.

Dog of the Week – Frankie

Frankie is a darling dog who needs a loving family to call her own. Frankie has the distinguished facial features of a Shar Pei, a breed that originated in China during the Han dynasty almost 2000 years ago.

Frankie’s ancestors might be ancient, but this spritely girl is just a little over two. Frankie comes with the energy to match a dog of her age. She absolutely adores playing with a tennis ball and shows impressive speed racing around the yards. Frankie would make an excellent companion for an active person who would like a dog to match their pace.

Frankie will need a quiet household that’s ready to put in some time and effort into continuing her training. At first meeting, she can be quite shy, so some patience integrating her into your home and making her feel safe and comfortable will be needed. But given time to settle, Frankie will show you her soft and cuddly side. Be prepared for some serious sloppy smooches!

Frankie has a beautiful amber coloured coat, but she has had some skin issues in the past, which we’ve managed to get under control, but they will need to be monitored. Frankie is an independent lady who does not particularly enjoy hanging out with other dogs, so we think she’d be best off as an only dog. She has not had much exposure to children either, so we wouldn’t recommend a home with any young kids.

Fox and Bandicoot

Brothers for life! Meet Fox and Bandicoot.

Cat of the Week – Fox & Bandicoot

Meet Fox and Bandicoot! These boisterous brothers were brought to the shelter after sadly being left trapped on a deceased estate. These two have obviously had lots of experience with people; they interact with the shelter staff beautifully. They can be a little shy of strangers at first, but once they get to know you, they’ll show you their warm and cuddly side.

Fox is the more timid of the pair and will probably take the longest to come up to you. We’ve found the best way to get him involved is wand toys! This guy loves to chase and it’s a great way to bond with your new pet. He also loves food, so if the wand doesn’t get him interested, a tasty snack is sure to do the trick.

Bandicoot will come right up to you and is happy to hang around after introductions are over. He prefers to sit back and watch his brother play, but when he is comfortable and settled, he has no qualms barging in for a bit of attention.

It’s likely from their behaviour they have not had much experience living indoors. To properly adjust them to contained living, we suggest a quieter home without children or dogs. They are quite social, so they would get along happily with a feline friend who can show them the ropes, and they would both love a cat run to allow them some outdoor time.

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

Animal viewing hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday and public holidays: Closed.

Following government guidelines relating to COVID-19, RSPCA ACT is reducing foot traffic at our shelter. If you are interested in meeting these animals with a view to adoption, please complete an online application.

Stay updated on everything RSPCA ACT by visiting our page weekly. Want to learn more about RSPCA ACT’s services? Visit our website.

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