22 May 2024

RSPCA Illawarra's Pets of the Week: Meet Elmo and Marvin!

| Zoe Cartwright
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While on the hunt for his new family adorable Elmo has brushed up on his tricks, and reckons he’s nailed the ‘mlem’ – what do you think? Photo: RSPCA Illawarra.

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

Dog of the week: Elmo

Meet Elmo!

Elmo is a loveable three-year-old staffy cross, on the lookout for his perfect family.

Elmo is a charming, snoozy boy with a distinctive, loud snore that you just can’t help but fall in love with. After spending some time in the shelter he’s all set to embark on new adventures and learn everything there is to know about life.

Elmo is excited about daily exercise with his new family and has worked hard to brush up on his tricks so he can be the best pup he can be.

He has come along in leaps and bounds but will do best with a family that will enjoy spending some time working on training so this sweet boy can continue to develop his skills.

It’s best if any children in the home are over six years old and confident around dogs, as Elmo doesn’t have much experience with kids. This is why a proper introduction is crucial to ensure we get along and are a good match!

Elmo would prefer to bask in his independence and be the only dog at home. He has had some struggles with irritated skin which means he can get a bit grumpy around other dogs, especially when they’re too excited. A peaceful, loving home without other dogs is where he will thrive.

Elmo can’t wait to start his new adventure and hopes to find a loving family soon. If you think you would be a match, come meet Elmo!


Marvin the Martian – ahem – Cat is on the hunt for a safe home where he will learn just how wonderful the world can be. Photo: RSPCA Illawarra.

Cat of the week: Marvin

Meet Marvin!

Marvin is a handsome, one-year-old boy who can’t wait to find the home he has been dreaming of. While his looks alone are enough to make you fall in love, there’s so much more to this charming feline than meets the eye.

Marvin isn’t the type to rush into things – he values his space and quiet moments. Much like his namesake, Marvin the Martian, Marvin the Cat can be a little unsocial sometimes!

Since being in care, he has been working on building his trust and has come a long way. While he might seem shy and reserved at first, that’s just because he’s getting to know you. With a little patience and understanding, Marvin will slowly reveal his brave side and show you just how sweet he can be.

He would best suit a calm and understanding household where he can slowly come out of his shell.

He might not be the life of the party, but Marvin promises to be a loyal and loving companion who will share many sweet, quiet moments with you.

Marvin’s ideal home would be one without young children, as their high energy can be overwhelming for him.

Marvin is ready to find a loving family who will appreciate his unique personality and give him the space and time he needs to thrive.

If you’re looking for a devoted, gentle cat who will appreciate your loving care, explore no further!

READ ALSO RSPCA Illawarra’s Pets of the Week: Meet Pepper and Mischa!

Last week’s cat of the week, Mischa, has found her new home, while wolfhound cross Pepper is still on the hunt for hers.

Visit the RSPCA at 54 Industrial Rd, Unanderra, and add a new companion to your life – you won’t regret it!

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 3:30 pm. Closed Mondays and public holidays. Call (02) 4271 3410.

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