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Our Featured Philadelphia, PA Partner:

Animal Care & Control Team

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.

111 W. Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(267) 385-3800
Email:
Website:
http://www.acctphilly.org

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Our animal control officers provide service over 142.6 square miles to the city’s more than 1.5 million residents and ACCT Philly’s facility in North Philadelphia handles more than 32,000 of the city’s animals, from dogs and cats, to small animals, reptiles, birds and wildlife, annually.

About Our Shelter:

The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) is the region’s largest animal care and control service provider. ACCT Philly is an independent, 501c3 nonprofit organization, contracted by the City of Philadelphia to provide animal control services. Our animal control officers provide service over 142.6 square miles to the city’s more than 1.5 million residents and ACCT Philly’s facility in North Philadelphia handles more than 32,000 of the city’s animals, from dogs and cats, to small animals, reptiles, birds and wildlife, annually.

In addition to animal control and sheltering, ACCT Philly is open 365 days a year for pet adoptions. ACCT Philly also supports a foster care program where community members provide temporary homes for sheltered animals and one of the (if not THE) most extensive rescue partnership program in the country where approved rescue partners accept ACCT Philly animals into their adoption programs. Under contract ACCT Philly’s Animal Control Officers provide animal control services and code enforcement. Other exciting ACCT Philly programs include a food pantry for low-income pet owners, a vibrant volunteer program, trap-neuter-return for community cats, a unique Pen Pal program to assist dogs at risk … and so much more!

Donate to Our Shelter...

http://www.acctphilly.org/how-to-help/donate/

Come Meet our Pets:

LOOKING TO ADOPT?
Adoptions hours:
Monday - Friday: 1pm – 8pm
Weekends: 10am – 5pm

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING?
Foster care hours:
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 8pm
Weekends: 9am - 6pm

We are located at:
111 W. Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption Pricing for December (ACCT Philly Main Shelter)
Kittens: $65
Adult Cats: $25
Seniors: Free with FAQ handout
Cats with kitty colds: Free with FAQ handout
Puppies: $150
Adults dogs: $25
Pen Pals: $10
Benefactors: $200​

EVENTS & PROMOTIONS

Bring Joy to Your World
December 1st – 31st, 2014
Adopt an adult dog or cat for only $25!
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​National Mutt Day​
Tuesday, December 2nd, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
All mutts over 35 lbs. are only $12.02!
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Holiday Open House​
Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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​Holiday Hero Adoption Event​
Monday, December 15th – Sunday, December 21st
Half-price adoption fees on most pets

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Photos with Santa Paws
Saturday, December 20th and Sunday, December 21st from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
***Updated flyer coming soon***

Bark In the Mew Year​
Sunday, December 28th – Saturday, January 3rd
A whole week of adoption specials to help you keep your new year’s resolutions!
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The adoption fee includes your new pet’s spay/neuter surgery, microchip, age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, and an offer for 30 days of free pet health insurance from ShelterCare. Cats and kittens can be adopted two for the price of one through our Adopt-A-Buddy program. Dog licenses: $16 if you live within Philadelphia city limits

**Please bring photo ID with your current name and address**

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.