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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: 9am - 8pm
Weekends: 9am - 6pm

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

Our Adoption Process:

AUGUST 2014 Adoption Prices:
Kittens (under 6 months): $25
Adult cats (over 6 months): $15
Older adult cats (over 5 years): FREE with FAQ handout
Cats with Kitty Colds: FREE with FAQ handout and medication
Puppies (under 6 months): $200
Adult dogs (over 6 months): $40
Benefactor dogs: $250

In addition to general discounted adoption fees throughout the month, we’ve got super special prices during our August events and promotions!

All Month Long - "Hot Dog Mondays" All dogs over 40 lbs are free on Mondays!

All Month Long - "Feline Fridays" - All adult cats are FREE on Fridays!

August 11th-24th - "Catastic Countdown Adoption Challenge!" All adoptions are Pick Your Price (including
dogs!)

"Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event"
August 25th - Male Monday, half-price male dogs
August 26th - National Dog Day, all dogs free, benefactors half-off
August 27th - Woman's Day Wednesday, half-price females
August 28th - Terrier Thursday, half-off all terrier mixes
August 29 - Feel Good Friday, all dogs half-off

August 30th-31st - "Mutts in America: Shelter Dogs Are Rockstars!" All pets are Pick Your Own Price!

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.

**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.