My name is DOLLY!!

Jack Russell Terrier Dog for adoption in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - DOLLY!
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City of Elderly Love

Facts about DOLLY!

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

This adorable little 13 year old Jack Russell Terrier lady is named Dolly! Dolly was surrendered to Philadelphia's animal control shelter because her previous family couldn't afford to care for her. Luckily, the team at Emeka's Fund, an organization dedicated to helping sick pets and their families heard that Dolly had been surrendered and stepped in to foster her! Dolly was immediately checked by a vet to make sure she wasn't ill. Besides a little arthritis and dirty teeth, Dolly was in great shape!

Dolly is now loving life in foster care, but is really hoping to land something a little more permanent like a forever home! Dolly is currently living with other dogs and gets along with them great! She also previously lived with cats and was appropriate with them as well. Dolly's foster family has nothing but great things to say about this little lady and really enjoys having her around. She's an excellent lab dog who loves to snuggle up on the couch, enjoys playing - especially fetch (she'll even bring the ball to you first to let her know she's ready to play), and is an excellent pillow fort-maker! She loves to make little nests in her crate and will even jump into the laundry hamper to rearrange the towels to be more comfy! What can we say? She likes the finer things in life! Dolly is the perfect combination of sweetness, spunk, and laziness. She enjoys walks around the block, but doesn't like to go much further than that, is always up for a good car ride, and is totally fine with bingo watching Netflix at night. Dolly is also housebroken and will let you know when she needs to go outside. She's also crate trained and not a barker! She'll happily snooze in her crate while you're at work and greet you with a smile as soon as you get home! Dolly would make a great addition to most families, especially those looking for a low-maintenance, sweet and petite dog!

Dolly is currently on a daily anti-inflammatory to help with her stiff joints and thanks to them, has absolutely no trouble jumping up on the bed or climbing her doggy steps onto the couch. She also recently had her teeth cleaned and a couple painful, no-good teeth removed. Dolly has some age-related cloudiness in her eyes which causes her no trouble whatsoever. She's likely feeling better now than she has in a long time!

Dolly is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love. She is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. She is also negative for heartworm and lymes disease. Interested in meeting her? Visit to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at!

About City of Elderly Love

About Our Rescue Group...

Operating as an independent subsidiary of Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, City of Elderly Love is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue dedicated to saving and enriching the lives of adoptable senior pets in the Philadelphia area. Utilizing volunteer foster homes, City of Elderly Love aims to rescue these animals from potential euthanasia at area animal shelters as well as prevent older animals from entering the shelter-system in the first place, when possible. City of Elderly Love also provides palliative and hospice care when needed. Through creative marketing and community events, City of Elderly Love works to place its adoptable pets into loving adoptive homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

City of Elderly Love showcases adoptable cats at two Philadelphia-area pet supply stores:

-Pet Supplies Plus, 700 Nutt Rd. Phoenixville, PA 19460
-Dog Town, 406 Town Center, New Britain, PA 18901

Our Adoption Process...

All City of Elderly Love pets are vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed or neutered [unless otherwise noted] before going to their adoptive homes. An adoption questionnaire and contract are required prior to finalizing an adoption. Adoption fees are reasonable, but vary depending on animal type.