My name is Rocky (foster care)!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Rocky (foster care)
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I'm being cared for by:
Animal Care & Control Team of Philadephia

Facts about Rocky (foster care)

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: A31084069
Meet Rocky! This "Rockstar" wandered up to the right visiting nurse on the street one cold March day, tail wagging and begging for a much needed meal and warm home. Despite having a collar on, he was not claimed and landed back in her arms as part of ACCT's foster program. Rocky has easily adjusted to being in a warm home and has naturally become a very loyal four-legged friend!

When found, Rocky was quite emaciated and appeared to be a little roughed-up at first but his wounds have healed and he's easily putting on some much needed weight. Now he loves to go for walks and runs with his new canine friends, car rides, taking baths and playing in the yard with his bones & toys! Rocky is house-broken & crate trained. He's quite calm & loving on his own, he likes to be everywhere with his person. Rocky has been working on his training & socialization with other dogs as part of ProjectPet with ACCT. He has come a long way & seems to be selective in his choices of other dogs for walking partners/playmates. With the right match & continued training he might be willing to share his family with another dog. He would no doubt love to be the only one getting love & attention in a single pet household as well & he would give all of that love right back! He is friendly & loving with people, including children.

Rocky is currently looking for his forever home and will no doubt make a devoted friend to someone who has as much love to give as he does!

Rocky Before Foster Care ~

Rocky in Foster Care ~

Rocky's Photo Shoot ~

Act quickly to adopt Rocky (foster care). Pets at this Shelter may be held for only a short time.

About Animal Care & Control Team of Philadephia

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!

Come Meet Our Pets...

October 8th - 7th annual Save the Mums & Mutts
12-4pm @ Burke Playground
2nd & Jackson, 19148

October 8-9 - Paws for the Cause
9-12 @ Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave, 19111

October 8-9 - PetCo National Adoption Weekend
12-3pm @ PetCo Aramingo
3300 Aramingo Ave, 19134

Adoptions hours:
Monday - Friday: 1pm – 8pm
Weekends: 10am – 5pm

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...

Kittens (under 6 months): $75

Adult cats (over 6 months): $25

Older adult cats (over 5 years): FREE with FAQ handout

Cats with Kitty Colds: FREE with FAQ handout and medication

Puppies (under 6 months): $100

Adult dogs (over 6 months): $25

Pen Pal dogs: $20

Benefactor dogs: $150

The adoption fee includes your new pet’s spay/neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, and an offer for 30 days of free pet health insurance.

Dogs: Microchip included with adoption fee
Cats: Microchip only $10 more!

Cats and kittens can always 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**