23 April 2020

RSPCA’s Pets of the Week – Sweeney & Travis

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Sweeney the turtle is looking for love! Could that be you?

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

Sweeney and Travis 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.

Turtle of the Week – Sweeney

Sweeney is one super cool turtle! This guy found himself at the Shelter after getting lost and, unfortunately, no one has come forward to claim him.

He is a very social and confident turtle. He loves to spend his time lazing in the tank watching the world go by. Sweeney is a bit of a sticky beak, popping his head up above the water to find out what’s happening when people stop in.

Sweeney is a curious and friendly turtle, who loves to spend supervised time outside of his tank. This little guy enjoys relaxing out in the courtyard with our volunteers to get some vitamin D. He’s pretty popular among the team!

Sweeney loves his spacious tank, and does not like sharing it with other turtles. He will need a tank at least 4 – 5ft long with space for him to move around and hop out of the water if he chooses. Please note that photos of his new set-up will be required prior to adoption.


Travis is a big and strong handsome boy looking for his forever after!

Dog of the Week – Travis

Meet Travis! Our big gentle giant. Weighing in at about 50 kg, this big boy is ready to find a forever home. Travis is a super friendly guy who would love to share your couch as well as sharing your life. We’d suggest upgrading your couch to make sure it can accommodate you all!

Travis can be quite selective about the company he keeps and would be best suited as the only dog in your family’s life. Travis is a big boy, so we recommend he lives with older children to ensure they can keep up with his playful side. Travis will need regular exercise and playtime to ensure he stays a fit and healthy dog.

This charming guy is very playful. Travis loves to play tug of war and run around the yard. He is a smart dog and knows how to perform basic commands like sit, drop and shake. As a lover of treats, you’ll need to make sure the treat pouch is out of reach for this food-motivated guy.

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

Saturdays: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sundays and public holidays: Closed.

Following government guidelines relating to COVID-19, the 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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