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|Breed:||Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Border Collie Mix||Color:||Brindle - With White||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||18722189|
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Helen is a beautiful medium sized shepherd mix, currently staying at the ACCT shelter in Philadelphia. How did she end up here? She was following someone on the streets, so they walked her straight to the shelter for some warmth and food. How sweet!
-Her coat is white, with spots of brindle, one over her eye and multiple on her ears and back.
-Helen was initially scared at the shelter, and is still easily startled by loud noises or large men. However, with the help of her new volunteer friend, she is learning to explore. In fact, while exploring, they play "This Way", zigzagging around and Helen has become amazing at walking on the leash. She will look at her handle every few steps and very rarely goes more than a foot or two ahead.
Aside from excellent leash behavior, Helen is great in so many other ways! ~She takes treats very gently
~She knows "sit" "down" and "crawl", and is working on "touch" and "stay". She's so intelligent!
~She has shown interest in toys, but could use help learning exactly how to play
~She loves agility, such as tunnels and ramps!
How is Helen with others?
Adults: Helen adores anyone willing to take her for a walk and rub her belly. She has never growled nor snapped at someone who scared her. In fact, she'd much rather shy away and hide. On rare occasions, she is shy around men, but she is learning that large men always give her the most yummy treats! Lately, seeing anybody makes her ears perk up and her tail start wagging.
Dogs: Helen does enjoy playing with other dogs. If we didn't know any better, we'd say she has some herding dog mixed in! She can be quite pushy with others, and does not appreciate when they attempt to push her back. Helen would do best living with a submissive yet playful dog she can romp around with! Your resident dogs MUST meet Helen before they live together, so bring them in today.
Cats and Kids: Helen has yet to meet children or cats! ACCT prefers to cat test on an as needed basis, so as not to stress out our kitties. Feel free to request a cat test for Helen, and we will let you know how she behaves! Also, don't hesitate to bring your children in to meet her. She is extremely gentle and shouldn't be a problem with older children. Children under 8 must meet her at the shelter before going home together.
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.