14 May 2021

RSPCA’s Pets of the Week – Quagmire and Ghost

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Quacky Quagmire needs a home. Photo: RSPCA ACT.

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

Quagmire and Ghost 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.

Duck of the Week – Quagmire

Meet our plucky pal, Quagmire!

This gorgeous boy was found at a local pond making friends with the wild ducks. Luckily a passerby picked him up and brought him to us. Quagmire is a bit shy at first but quickly gains his confidence once he knows you have food for him.

Ducks can make excellent pets, but there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind.

Quagmire will need a little home outside where he can retreat when it gets too hot or cold. You must also have a secure fence to stop predators coming in, especially foxes.

Quagmire, like other ducks, loves to have a little splash and play so a cooling pond or pool for him to paddle about in is a must.

It’s very entertaining to watch him bob about and duck under the water looking for treats. Quagmire loves to scratch around in the grass and hunt for bugs so a grassy area for him to poke around in would be ideal. His feet may be very cute, but he’s not known as the most agile animal at the shelter, meaning he’ll need a fairly flat surface so he doesn’t trip over too much. He’s not a big fan of being alone either, so if you have some feathery friends to keep him company and grow his confidence, he’d love that.

Quagmire is a great bird, so you’ll have to be quack to adopt him!


Wiggly Ghost can’t wait to find a family to play with him!

Dog of the Week – Ghost

Was there ever a wigglier boy? We don’t think so!

Despite his spooky name, the lovely Ghost is a super friendly and loving boy who adores every person he meets.

Once you meet Ghost, he will back into you when you are sitting for special scratches, and he’s also open to a belly rub! Ghost loves toys and is great at remembering the boundaries when playing. He’s recently been loving the tennis ball and has lots of energy to burn. Despite his boisterous character, though, Ghost has very good manners. He can ‘wait’ for his food and sits for treats and rewards.

We think Ghost will make an amazing family dog. Ghost has a low tolerance for other dogs and much prefers people so we recommend that he be an ‘only’ dog. We recommend Ghost for a home with children aged 8 years and older.

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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