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My name is Papito!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Papito
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I'm being cared for by:
PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

Facts about Papito

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10373445-A32247592-Foster Care

Papito is a sensitive guy who just wants a permanent home. He's a spirited little older man who loves cuddling in blankets and playing with his favorite people. He's a snuggler once he adjusts to you, and doesn't mind getting decked out in sweaters and doggie bling. He's a staff favorite at our Grant Ave location, and they would love for you to fall in love with him as much as they have! Papito could live with polite dogs, cats, and children who will be gentle with him.

Name: Papito

Location: Foster Care

Breed: Chihuahua 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: 6-10 years old

Weight: 7 pounds

Reason for surrender to shelter: Papito met with a double whammy, all within the same month - his first family surrendered him because they thought he was sick and his second family's other dog kept trying to beat him up!

If you are interested in meeting Papito, please email adoptions@phillypaws.org for an application.  If you have questions, please email the above address or contact our adoption staff member at 215-545-9600, ext. 70.

Animal ID#A32247592 

(Updated 11/12/16)

 



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.

When you adopt a pet from PAWS you truly save a life!

Please reference this animal's ID NUMBER when inquiring about this pet. Both PAWS Adoption Centers are open Monday-Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. PAWS' Wellness Clinic is open Monday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but appointments are required for adoptions.

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.

Please visit our web site, 
www.phillypaws.org, for our full calendar of adoption events throughout the region, and for more information on adopting, fostering, volunteering, or donating.



About PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

About Our Shelter...

PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is Philadelphia’s largest no-kill shelter and is working to make it a place in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. PAWS rescues animals at the city’s animal control shelter that are in the greatest danger of being euthanized and places them either up for adoption or into temporary foster homes. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. Support for PAWS funds lifesaving programs such as adoption and foster care, low-cost vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and other efforts, all of which reduce and will ultimately eliminate the unnecessary killing of Philadelphia’s homeless animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

PAWS Old City Adoption Center
100 N. 2nd Street (at Arch), Philadelphia, PA 19106
Ph: 215-238-9901

PAWS Northeast Adoption Center
1810 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115
Ph: 215-545-9600

Both PAWS locations open:
Mon-Fri: 12-7, Sat: 11-7, Sun: 11-6

PAWS cats are also available for adoption every day of the week at the Cottman Avenue PETsMART and the South Philly PETsMART.
Hours: M-F: 3-6; Sat-Sun: 11-3

See our full calendar of adoption events: http://www.phillypaws.org/events

Our Adoption Process...

Dogs - Adoption Fee = $150 for adults, $200 for puppies (plus $16 for a dog license for Philadelphia residents)
All dogs and puppies are spayed or neutered prior to going home, vaccinated for: distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus (DHPP - for puppies, the first in a series of three vaccinations that should be completed by the adoptive family either at the family veterinarian's office or by returning to PAWS for a $15 fee), bordetella and rabies (for dogs three months and older), dewormed (often the first in a series of treatments that should be completed by the adoptive family) and treated for fleas (treatment must continue after adoption to keep your pet flea free). An additional purchase of a dog license is required for Philadelphia residents. Never lose your best friend! All PAWS dogs are implanted with a 24 Petwatch microchip that you will register in your name after adoption.

Cats - Adoption Fee = $75 (6 months of age and younger), $50 (Older than 6 months)
All cats and kittens are spayed or neutered prior to going home, vaccinated for: panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, calici, chlamydea (for kittens, the first in a series of vaccinations that should be completed by the adoptive family) and rabies (for cats three months and older), dewormed (often the first in a series of treatments that should be completed by the adoptive family) and treated for fleas (treatment must continue after adoption to keep your pet flea free). Never lose your best friend! All PAWS cats are implanted with a 24 Petwatch microchip that you will register in your name after adoption.