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Our Featured Philadelphia, PA Partner:

PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

100 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 238-9901
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http://www.phillypaws.org

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Working to save Philadelphia's homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals.

About Our Shelter:

PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is Philadelphia’s largest no-kill shelter and is working to make it a place in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. PAWS rescues animals at the city’s animal control shelter that are in the greatest danger of being euthanized and places them either up for adoption or into temporary foster homes. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. Support for PAWS funds lifesaving programs such as adoption and foster care, low-cost vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and other efforts, all of which reduce and will ultimately eliminate the unnecessary killing of Philadelphia’s homeless animals.

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http://www.phillypaws.org/give

Come Meet our Pets:

PAWS Old City Adoption Center
100 N. 2nd Street (at Arch), Philadelphia, PA 19106
Ph: 215-238-9901

PAWS Northeast Adoption Center
1810 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115
Ph: 215-545-9600

Both PAWS locations open:
Mon-Fri: 12-7, Sat: 11-7, Sun: 11-6

PAWS cats are also available for adoption every day of the week at the Cottman Avenue PETsMART and the South Philly PETsMART.
Hours: M-F: 3-6; Sat-Sun: 11-3

See our full calendar of adoption events: http://www.phillypaws.org/events

Our Adoption Process:

Dogs - Adoption Fee = $150 for adults, $200 for puppies (plus $16 for a dog license for Philadelphia residents)
All dogs and puppies are spayed or neutered prior to going home, vaccinated for: distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus (DHPP - for puppies, the first in a series of three vaccinations that should be completed by the adoptive family either at the family veterinarian's office or by returning to PAWS for a $15 fee), bordetella and rabies (for dogs three months and older), dewormed (often the first in a series of treatments that should be completed by the adoptive family) and treated for fleas (treatment must continue after adoption to keep your pet flea free). An additional purchase of a dog license is required for Philadelphia residents. Never lose your best friend! All PAWS dogs are implanted with a 24 Petwatch microchip that you will register in your name after adoption.

Cats - Adoption Fee = $75 (6 months of age and younger), $50 (Older than 6 months)
All cats and kittens are spayed or neutered prior to going home, vaccinated for: panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, calici, chlamydea (for kittens, the first in a series of vaccinations that should be completed by the adoptive family) and rabies (for cats three months and older), dewormed (often the first in a series of treatments that should be completed by the adoptive family) and treated for fleas (treatment must continue after adoption to keep your pet flea free). Never lose your best friend! All PAWS cats are implanted with a 24 Petwatch microchip that you will register in your name after adoption.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.