Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Junior SupPawter Program

The Junior SupPawter program is an exciting opportunity for primary school aged children to get involved with RSPCA ACT and make a real difference to animals. SupPawters can learn about RSPCA animals, become a pet care expert and might even make some new animal loving friends!

Through this program we hope to engage young people with animal welfare and provide practical opportunities for them to get involved at the shelter. Our Junior SupPawters are ambassadors for animals and can help RSPCA ACT to promote quality care for animals in their own families, schools and communities. The Junior SupPawter program is also an excellent opportunity for young people who are considering a career in animal care when they are older!

Junior SupPawters will be invited to exclusive visits to the shelter; to help socialise animals, meet any unusual animals who arrive at RSPCA, learn about a specific role at the shelter or help out with specific animal care tasks. All sessions will be different and responsive to current shelter residents and needs – a great way to experience shelter life!

Junior SupPawter Program membership costs $199 for a whole year of information, activities and animals including:

  • A Welcome Pack upon joining, including an ‘Adoptables’ plush pet, a welcome letter, a personalised lanyard and a 12 month subscription to ‘Animania’ magazine
  • Invites to special SupPawter events at the shelter and VIP areas at events
  • A birthday card
  • Early bookings and discounted rates for school holiday workshops at the shelter, and
  • A quarterly SupPawter’s Newsletter

Becoming an RSPCA ACT Junior SupPawter is easy – simply fill in our membership form and return it to the shelter!