Is there a furry, slobbery, playful best friend missing from your life?
Well, if so, RSPCA ACT can help, offering heavily discounted $99 adoptions for adult dogs looking for their forever home.
The offer runs from Friday until Tuesday November 26 and comes as the organisation is struggling with a long waiting list to get dogs into the Weston shelter.
Two of the dogs up for adoption are good pals, Pepper and Willie.
Pepper is a mixed breed who is the type of girl who will happily jump on the couch and settle into your lap for some scratches.
She loves paddling and swimming, but isn't a fan of hoses. She can be a bit cautious at first but will warm up quickly if treats are involved.
Still a puppy at heart, Pepper would be well suited to a home with a similar sized dog and is ready to go on all sorts of adventures together.
Rhodesian ridgeback Willie is a big lad but has learned to adjust his play with smaller dogs.
He likely hasn't had access to indoor life but would soon adjust once he learns there's comfy spots for naps and cuddles inside.
Willie would be perfect for a family that is willing to be patient and take things slow until he adjusts to a new life and a friendly dog for company would be big plus.
A dog adoption normally costs anywhere between $250-$550, so the current price is a big discount, and all dogs adopted from the RSPCA have been desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and had a vet check.
RSPCA ACT chief executive Michelle Robertson said they had eight dogs ready for adoption at the discounted price, with two heading to new homes early on Friday.
She said they wanted to get the dogs out to good homes as soon as possible to free up space for more dogs in need.
"The pipeline becomes really tight," Ms Robertson said.
"We can have anywhere up to 50 dogs, but not all of them will be ready for adoption.
"A lot are not in a good place."
Dogs and other animals that come into the shelter will get vet care, rehabilitation and training before they're ready to be sent out to a new home.
She said they could normally manage the flow but at the moment it was proving difficult, and particularly with December around the corner which is "kitten season".
Ms Robertson said there wasn't any single reason why there had been an influx in dogs needing care.
The service had calls from dog owners whose health had so deteriorated they could no longer care for their pet, some were moving interstate and some had downsized homes.
"[Owners are] trying to do the right thing, but we just can't take them at the moment," Ms Robertson said.
She added that strays increase in the summer months so the organisation was also keen to get ahead of a potential rush.
She reiterated that anyone adopting a dog needed to be well placed to care for a new pet and could afford proper food and health care if necessary.
All standard adoption processes and policies will apply during the discounted period.
So if you think Pepper, Willie or one of the other dogs could be right for you head into RSPCA ACT at 12 Kirkpatrick Street, Weston.