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|Breed:||Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix||Color:||Brown/Chocolate - With White||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||17922547|
“I'm Mr. Bilbo Baggins, I've lost my dwarves, my wizard and my way!”HIya, all! My name is Bilbo! It’s true I’ve lost my dwarfs and my wizard, but I hope you can help me find my way! I am currently staying at the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia waiting for a new home. Could that be with you? I should start by telling you a little bit about myself.
I was surrendered by my owner due to something the humans call landlord issues. Hmmm… no use dwelling on the past though, that's what I always say! The people at the shelter seem to think that I am house trained, which they say is a big plus for me (and you if you take me home)!
I’m a hazelnut colored dog with some white on my chest and tips of my toes. I’m pretty good looking for a little guy I tell ya. I’m about 1-2 years old and I only weigh
about 35 lbs. You might call me a pocket pittie, if you are inclined to talk such talk.
Unfortunately, some say that because I’m a “brown dog” (hazelnut, I tell you!) I tend to blend in around here. Blend? How could an adventurer with my personality, wisdom and charm BLEND?? Oh well, one of life’s little mysteries I guess.
While I can get a little nervous around really hyper dogs, I love playing with dogs of all sizes, and would love to meet more dogs so I can make more friends. I absolutely love my toys, and I’m very good at fetch, and love running around, but nothing too crazy mind you, just a good romp around the yard is all I ask!
“Go back? No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!”
That’s right, go forward, that’s this Bilbo’s motto, on I go, looking for the next adventure. I hope I can share it with you.
There are two friends of mine at the shelter who have been helping me out while I look for my home since I don’t speak English too well yet. (I’m pretty good at elven though, if that helps.) They are teaching me things like “sit” and “down” and “get your toy” as well as “walk nice on the leash.” Learning new things can be a lot of fun, especially when there is Pupperoni involved. Oh yum. But I digress. You can email my friends Sara and Walter if you would like more information about me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and they’ll get right back to you.
Soooo… if you think I sound like a great dog, the whole kit and kaboodle so to speak, please come meet me as soon as you can! I’ll be waiting. Happy Holidays and lots of love, Bilbo
The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) is the region’s largest animal care and control service provider. ACCT Philly is an independent, 501c3 nonprofit organization, contracted by the City of Philadelphia to provide animal control services. Our animal control officers provide service over 142.6 square miles to the city’s more than 1.5 million residents and ACCT Philly’s facility in North Philadelphia handles more than 32,000 of the city’s animals, from dogs and cats, to small animals, reptiles, birds and wildlife, annually.
In addition to animal control and sheltering, ACCT Philly is open 365 days a year for pet adoptions. ACCT Philly also supports a foster care program where community members provide temporary homes for sheltered animals and one of the (if not THE) most extensive rescue partnership program in the country where approved rescue partners accept ACCT Philly animals into their adoption programs. Under contract ACCT Philly’s Animal Control Officers provide animal control services and code enforcement. Other exciting ACCT Philly programs include a food pantry for low-income pet owners, a vibrant volunteer program, trap-neuter-return for community cats, a unique Pen Pal program to assist dogs at risk … and so much more!
Our shelter is open weekdays, 1pm – 8pm, and weekends, 10am – 5pm for adoptions. 8am-6pm daily for foster.
We are located at:
111 W. Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Our calendar of future adoption events can be found here:
Fees for January 2013:
Kittens (under 6 months): $75
Adult cats (over 6 months): $30
Older cats (over 5 years): FREE with FAQ handout
Cats with Kitty Colds: FREE with FAQ handout and medication
Puppies (under 6 months): $125
Adult dogs (over 6 months): $40
Pen Pal dogs: $30
Benefactor dogs: $300
The adoption fee includes your new pet’s spay/neuter surgery, microchip, age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, and an offer for 30 days of free pet health insurance from ShelterCare. Cats and kittens can be adopted two for the price of one through our Adopt-A-Buddy program.
Please bring photo ID with your current name and address.
Download the adoption questionaire here, to be prepared when you arrive at the shelter!
Our animal control officers provide service over 142.6 square miles to the city’s more than 1.5 million residents and ACCT Philly’s facility in North Philadelphia handles more than 32,000 of the city’s animals, from dogs and cats, to small animals, reptiles, birds and wildlife, annually.