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Facts about Shorty (foster care)

  • Breed: Corgi/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 18806980

My name is Shorty (foster care)!

Corgi/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adption in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Shorty (foster care)

Shorty (foster care)'s Info...

I am already spayed and up to date with shots.

Shorty (foster care)'s Story...
My name is Shorty (A18806980) and I weigh about 30 pounds. I am an adorable little black-and-white terrier mix, and I'm sure that somewhere in my lineage there's some Welsh Corgi blood because my legs are a little short, which just makes me all the more cute!! I was taken away from my puppies and abandoned in a lot in the Badlands here in Philadelphia on Orkney Street, where I developed mange and pneumonia because I didn't have enough to eat and it was so cold. Someone picked me up and brought me to the ACCT shelter in Philadelphia, and from there I was taken by a foster family, who are helping me try to find a home. I am very companionable and love to sit next to my foster family and watch TV all night long. I'm not very old, so I can chase a ball or take a walk, but I'm not really a very high-energy doggie. My foster family says that I am much, much calmer than any of the dogs they have ever had living with them before, and that's because I'm just so happy to be warm and safe and well! I am fine with cats, and I think I like male dogs, not so much females. I am not sure I want to live with another dog but who knows, having a doggie brother or sister might help me with the one problem I am still working on, which is my separation anxiety. I get scared when I am left alone because I'm afraid no one is coming back, so I have to be crated while the house is empty. But I'm working on it and the dog trainers are helping me, so I'm sure that this problem will go away and I will be just fine. Remember, I'm really only a puppy myself, even though I was a mommy!
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About Animal Care & Control Team

About Our Shelter...

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!

Come Meet Our Pets...

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:

Our Adoption Process...

June Adoption Prices:
Kittens (under 6 months): $75
Adult cats (over 6 months): $20
Older adult cats (over 5 years): FREE with FAQ handout
Cats with Kitty Colds: FREE with FAQ handout and medication
Puppies (under 6 months): $200
Adult dogs (over 6 months): $40
Pen Pal dogs: $30
Benefactor dogs: $250

In addition to general discounted adoption fees throu ghout the month, we’ve got super special prices during our June events and promotions!
Hot Dog Mondays! EVERY Monday 5pm-8pm, all adult dogs over 40 pounds are a FREE adoptions!

June is "National Adopt a Cat Month"! flyer: 8395/8893406384_c6d77af36f_b. jpg
June 1st-9th: All Tabby Cats (brown, grey & orange) Pick Your Own Price
June 10th- 16th: All Black and Tuxedo Cats Pick Your Own Price
June 17th- 23rd: All Solid Colored Cats Pick Your Own Price
June 19th: National Garfield the Cat Day! All orange tabby cats are a FREE adoption!
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June 15th-16th: All Paws on Deck Mega Adoption Event at PetSmart in Plymouth Meeting
“Pick your Own Price” adoption fees and ½ off adoption fees on hundreds of animals!
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June 22nd: 11am-3pm- KittyPalooza at Buzzy’s Bow Wow Meow
$1 adult cats and $25 kittens
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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!