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My name is Captain!

Spaniel (Unknown Type)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Captain
Photo 1 - Spaniel (Unknown Type)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Captain
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I'm being cared for by:
PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

Facts about Captain

  • Breed: Spaniel (Unknown Type)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11433988-A35398979-fostercare

Captain is a super energetic boy who loves belly rubs. He'll flop right over to get you to give him one. He loves toys and will need training to learn to share them with his humans. Captain may be able to live with older children, but ideally would be the only pet. He needs more socializing with dogs before he could live with them, and probably can't live with cats. 

UPDATE FROM THE FOSTER HOME:

Ahoy!  Meet 'Captain', who like the Dread Pirate Roberts from the Princess Bride is looking for someone to love. Captain ('Cap') is an exceptionally cuddly little guy with a big heart.  Will you be his 'Buttercup?' :) 

 
In the home, Cap will follow you around wagging his bushy tail with complete glee.  If you like a handsome small-to-medium sized dog that can play for 10-20 minutes and then chill out on his bed, Cap is your boy!  He is the first to greet you at the door, will cuddle up with you in bed or the couch, and has an excited motor of energy that is a joy to watch.  He is a very loving friend to have, and would be great with kids or adults.  His spaniel-mix hearing and smell is quite strong, and so is his obedience/intelligence - in 2 short days he learned to sit, stop/remain, 'go', and jump up on command. 
 
In his moments of energy when he wants your attention (e.g., morning, when you come home, when it's time to go out, etc) Cap will 'waddle/crawl' towards in such a cute way - I've not seen a dog do this before, and he just gets so joyously happy that his body channels the energy by performing his super adorable 'waddle/craw'!  Cap also loves chasing a ball (or any oblong bouncy chew toy) around the house.  If you get him going, he starts to bat at the toy with his paw and pushes it around so he chase it all over again until he traps it in on his bed.  At that point he likes to rub his back into it claiming victory!!!  Even with his love of bouncy toys Cap is respectful of 'human' property (i.e., he loves to chew on bones and toys, though he's never once tried to chew my things in the house).
 
Captain is likely happiest in a place where he can get some exercise and see nature, though he really doesn't need a lot.  He's happiest playing in the grass of the park, and also enjoys mid-range (0.5-1 mile) walks or jogs anywhere.  While he loves the park, he does require some more training and experience with other dogs - he gets very excited and aggressively 'huffy' around most other dogs.  We are working on that with him - and he is improving by the day.  For that reason, though I would caution pairing him with existing pet and when walking him around other dogs.  One caution - if Cap can't get to the other dog and you do not remove him from a nearby dog (2-4 feet), he may snap at you after 10-15 seconds.  He hasn't done that in quite a while, but please take caution.
 
Cap has no major special needs that we can tell, but there are two items to note that should be managed.  The first is easy - based on recent experience I would avoid feeding him grain-free food.  The second is I would advise working with when first adopted to settle his separation anxiety.  When you are home he loves you with all his heart, and so when you leave he gets very sad.  In these times he can bark excessively and claw at the door / his crate.  Until he can settle down when you are away, he would likely be best in a home where he is not left alone for excessive periods, or to be potentially treated with medication for his anxiety when you leave for work. Once you leave, have no fear - he is house-trained, and has not had a major accident in the home yet (once we figured out not to feed him grain-free food!).  
 
Thanks for learning about Captain, if there are any other questions please do reach out!  He is quite an amazing little guy.

 

Name: Captain

Location: Foster Care (All our dogs meets are by appointment only - please call ahead.)

Breed: Spaniel/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: 2-4 years old

Weight: 17 pounds

Reason for surrender to shelter: Captain was found as a stray.

If you are interested in meeting Captain, please email dogs@phillypaws.org for an application.  If you have questions, please email the above address or contact our adoption staff at 215-298-9680, ext. 16.

Animal ID#A35398979 

(updated edh 6/17/17)



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.