This bouncy guy is an interesting mix of whippet and pinscher. His owner surrendered him to us along with his brother Sunny. He was a house dog and has just learned what a leash is at our shelter. Niko would benefit from training, because he's a smart guy and is eager to learn. Niko has lots of energy to share with you and would also love to be able to have some serious cuddle time. Niko has never seen a cat so we don't know if he could live with them. He has been living with his brother and another dog, but has not met any others. He could live with older children.
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Breed: Greyhound/pinscher 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: 24 pounds
Reason for surrender to shelter: Niko's owners were moving and couldn't take him with them.
If you are interested in meeting Niko, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. If you have questions, please email the above address or contact our adoption staff 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.
When you adopt a pet from PAWS you truly save a life!
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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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