proudly powered by the passionate pet lovers at
purina and north shore animal league america

Add me
to your favorites

I'm being cared for by:
Animal Care & Control Team

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!
Help us find a home for Shorty. Please share! Email if you or someone you know is interested.

Act quickly to adopt Shorty (foster care). Pets at this Shelter may be held for only a short time.

contact bubbles

Contact info

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...

Adoptions hours:
Monday - Friday: 1pm – 8pm
Weekends: 10am – 5pm

Foster care hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm
Weekends: 9am - 6pm

We are located at:
111 W. Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Our Adoption Process...

AUGUST 2014 Adoption Prices:
Kittens (under 6 months): $25
Adult cats (over 6 months): $15
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
Benefactor dogs: $250

In addition to general discounted adoption fees throughout the month, we’ve got super special prices during our August events and promotions!

All Month Long - "Hot Dog Mondays" All dogs over 40 lbs are free on Mondays!

All Month Long - "Feline Fridays" - All adult cats are FREE on Fridays!

August 11th-24th - "Catastic Countdown Adoption Challenge!" All adoptions are Pick Your Price (including

"Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event"
August 25th - Male Monday, half-price male dogs
August 26th - National Dog Day, all dogs free, benefactors half-off
August 27th - Woman's Day Wednesday, half-price females
August 28th - Terrier Thursday, half-off all terrier mixes
August 29 - Feel Good Friday, all dogs half-off

August 30th-31st - "Mutts in America: Shelter Dogs Are Rockstars!" All pets are Pick Your Own Price!

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**