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|Breed:||Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix||Color:||Brown/Chocolate||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||17208970|
Nicki is a terrier mix female about 3 years old. I've become her pen pal. That means I know her well and I am promoting her so the right family will adopt her. She just had a litter of pups and was found as a stray on the street. I changed her name to Nicki because this girl is so pensive and quiet. She just loves to smell the air and sit outside and sit on your lap. There's nothing hyper at all about this young-ish girl. She doesn't even go after the treats I bring in. I gave her a bath today and she just stands there in the tub and enjoys the warm water. I split up one can of wet dog food into three paper plates. When Nicki is finished with one plate, I take it away and Nicki just stands and watches me (my fingers are touching her nose when I do this) and she just lets me take the plate away. Then I put the next plate of food in front of her and she eats that. We repeat the same process three times. Nicki just waits quietly for the next plate. I believe that Nicki would love the company of another dog and/or children. I believe she would be very gentle with a cat (but she'd have to be formerly tested for this quality to be sure.) Nicki is currently recovering from having had puppies and she's getting over having had some "bad hair days". But who wouldn't having gone through all of this in recent days? I believe that she is otherwise completely healthy.
If you'd like hear more about Nicki, feel free to call me. The shelter is quite full and she needs to be fostered or adopted quickly. You can visit Nicki at ACCT Philly. My name is Boe and you can reach me at 215-531-3167 to learn more about Nicki.
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.