10 December 2021

RSPCA’s Pets of the Week – Marge & Slinky

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Gorgeous Marge needs some mates! Photos: RSCPA ACT.

Dog of the Week – Marge

You may remember this seeing beautiful brindle before, but Marge is still searching for her forever family.

Marge is a large, gentle dog with a lot of love to give. Marge first came to us with a litter of pups which have all since been adopted, and now it’s their big mamma’s turn.

Marge is very affectionate and may forget about her size from time to time. She’s prone to trying to curl up in your lap for a cuddle. Marge is particularly partial to chasing a tennis ball and is an athletic runner.

Recently we added a clamshell pool to Marge’s kennel and she took to it like a fish to water! Splashing about happily, Marge would love her new family to take her to the lake or beach where she can explore her newfound hobby.

Marge is a wolfhound and, as her breed would indicate, likes to chase small animals. Her new owners will need to keep this in mind and take some high-value treats with them to keep her focused. However, she is very gentle with people and has an affectionate nature. Because of her kind temperament, we think Marge would be well-suited to a family with kids aged 10-plus.

Marvellous Marge is sure to make your life a whole lot greater!


Slinky is ready for his forever family.

Cat of the Week – Slinky

Meet a special cat whose days of slinking about the streets are over! Slinky is a gorgeous senior tabby who needs a retirement home. Slinky was first adopted from us over 15 years ago, but sadly, he became a stray in his neighbourhood in recent years. His adventuring days now behind him, Slinky needs a home where he can relax in comfort.

Slinky is a gorgeous cat who will quickly win you over with his warm personality. He has loved staying with his foster family, a lovely older couple who have adored having Slinky around. Slinky has grown accustomed to living indoors, so he’ll need a home that’s happy to keep him contained. Coming from being an outdoor cat, though, he’d loved a cat run where he can lounge in the sun.

He is a very affectionate cat who enjoys cuddling up and basking in your attention. If you love giving cats scratches and pats, Slinky is only too happy to oblige. A vocal cat, he’s happy to converse with you chirping and meowing away with you over a cup of tea.

Slinky had a hard life on the streets and has a few battle scars from his difficult days. Being an older gentleman, he suffers from arthritis and will need to be on pain medication for the remainder of his life. This is easily managed, but something his new owners need to be aware of. Slinky doesn’t like other animals and is best suited to a home without children.

Slinky is ready to slink his way into your heart!

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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