Harry came to PAWS with his brothers, Ron and Hagrid, upon the death of their owner. Adorable and cuddly, Harry loves to sit in your lap, giving kisses freely. Harry's brothers have been adopted and Harry doesn't understand why he hasn't found his forever home yet. Harry could live with other dogs and older, gentle children, but we don't know how he feels about cats yet. Harry has a heart murmur and patellar luxation (a common knee problem with small dogs) and, as a precaution, should be monitored regularly by a vet.
Harry's foster mom reports: 'He's come out of his shell since we've brought him home. He's been acting much more like a puppy! He's a ball of energy and also a sleepy mushy lover... He loves nothing more than to be outside! And he loves to run. He's so fast! A really great home for Harry would be someone with a small yard where he can run free. I think he'd be happy with another small dog, and possibly an older child that could keep up with Harry's high energy and fast running.'
Location: Foster Care
Breed: Terrier mix (Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label)
Age: 1-2 years old
Weight: 9 pounds
Reason for surrender to shelter: Harry's owner died.
If you are interested in meeting Harry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. If you have questions, please email the above address or contact our adoption staff member at 215-298-9680, ext. 16.
PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization. PAWS pulls at-risk animals from the City of Philadelphia's animal control shelter and adopts them out from several locations: our Old City adoption center (2nd and Arch Streets), our Northeast Adoption Center (1810 Grant Avenue); our Wellness Clinic at 2900 Grays Ferry Avenue; our adoption locations at the South Philly and Cottman Avenue PetSmart stores; and, our network of foster homes.
PAWS is dedicated to saving the lives of Philadelphia's homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals and is working to make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.
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Adoption fees include age-appropriate vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and microchipping. No animals may be adopted without being spayed or neutered. Adoption fees are as follows: $150 for large adult dogs (older than 1 year); $250 for small dogs (under 25 lbs) and all puppies (under 1 year); $50 for adult cats (over 6 months of age), and $100 for kittens (under 6 months of age). When you adopt a pair of kittens together, the total adoption fee is $150.
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