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My name is Rosie!
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The Pennsylvania SPCA
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Facts about me

Breed
American Pit Bull Terrier
Color
White
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
(Current) 65 lb
Sex
Female
Pet ID
47845423

My info

Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Are you the type to stop and smell the roses? Because I am :)
My name is Rosie and a lady like me is looking for a home with someone that appreciated the finer things in life. At 7 years young I am ready to settle down but in no way am I ready to relax, I am all set and ready to go! Do you think you're up for some fun?

If you are a dog savvy home where I would be the only pet I think we could be the perfect match. My friends here at the shelter have helped me settle in, but they know I would do so much better somewhere I can run around and roll in the grass all day. My zoomies are the best thing about me and I would love to show them off to you!
Frisbees, tennis balls and rope toys are the perfect way to have me popping and playing, showing you how happy I am when I am outside. I have the biggest smile which means these choppers are perfect at catching things mid air and if its not a toy you're throwing my way make sure it is a treat because I love those just as much.

I came from a home once upon a time and would love to make the journey back into a place where I can be loved and cared for. I promise if you are patient with me I will reward you with the most loyal lady you could ever hope to have in your family. Right now my favorite thing to share with my human is a slobbery old tennis ball, would you want to come down and play a game of fetch?

If so please come into the shelter! I would love to spend some time showing you how charming I can be.
Are you the type to stop and smell the roses? Because I am :)
My name is Rosie and a lady like me is looking for a home with someone that appreciated the finer things in life. At 7 years young I am ready to settle down but in no way am I ready to relax, I am all set and ready to go! Do you think you're up for some fun?

If you are a dog savvy home where I would be the only pet I think we could be the perfect match. My friends here at the shelter have helped me settle in, but they know I would do so much better somewhere I can run around and roll in the grass all day. My zoomies are the best thing about me and I would love to show them off to you!
Frisbees, tennis balls and rope toys are the perfect way to have me popping and playing, showing you how happy I am when I am outside. I have the biggest smile which means these choppers are perfect at catching things mid air and if its not a toy you're throwing my way make sure it is a treat because I love those just as much.

I came from a home once upon a time and would love to make the journey back into a place where I can be loved and cared for. I promise if you are patient with me I will reward you with the most loyal lady you could ever hope to have in your family. Right now my favorite thing to share with my human is a slobbery old tennis ball, would you want to come down and play a game of fetch?

If so please come into the shelter! I would love to spend some time showing you how charming I can be.
Shelter

The Pennsylvania SPCA

Contact info
Pet ID
47845423
Contact
Maddie Bernstein
Address
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Donation

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

How do I adopt a pet? Come to the shelter and meet our wonderful pets! Our staff and volunteer counselors are available to help you find a perfect match for your lifestyle. In order to complete your adoption we require the following: Photo Identification Proof of Address Adoption Application (available online or fill it out at the shelter) How much does it cost? The Pennsylvania SPCA runs special adoption promotions with reduced pricing on select animals each and every day. The Pennsylvania SPCA regular adoption prices are: Dogs and Cats Kittens (under 7 months) — $150 Cats over 7 months – $85 Dogs over 7 months – $300 Puppies under 7 months - $450 Prices vary and are at manager’s discretion. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, checks (with ID) and debit cards. Thank you for considering adoption from the Pennsylvania SPCA as you looks to add a new member to your family! Hours and location: Monday – Friday, 12:00pm-6:00pm Saturday- Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm .
How do I adopt a pet? Come to the shelter and meet our wonderful pets! Our staff and volunteer counselors are available to help you find a perfect match for your lifestyle. In order to complete your adoption we require the following: Photo Identification Proof of Address Adoption Application (available online or fill it out at the shelter) How much does it cost? The Pennsylvania SPCA runs special adoption promotions with reduced pricing on select animals each and every day. The Pennsylvania SPCA regular adoption prices are: Dogs and Cats Kittens (under 7 months) — $150 Cats over 7 months – $85 Dogs over 7 months – $300 Puppies under 7 months - $450 Prices vary and are at manager’s discretion. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, checks (with ID) and debit cards. Thank you for considering adoption from the Pennsylvania SPCA as you looks to add a new member to your family! Hours and location: Monday – Friday, 12:00pm-6:00pm Saturday- Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm .

Go meet their pets

Our Philadelphia Adoption Hours are: Monday - Friday, 12 P.M. until 6 P.M. and Saturday - Sunday, 12 P.M. until 5 P.M. 350 East Erie Avenue Philadelphia PA 19134 215-426-6300
Our Philadelphia Adoption Hours are: Monday - Friday, 12 P.M. until 6 P.M. and Saturday - Sunday, 12 P.M. until 5 P.M. 350 East Erie Avenue Philadelphia PA 19134 215-426-6300

More about this shelter

In 1867, Colonel M. Richards Mucklé, a Philadelphia businessman, was disheartened by the violence he witnessed against animals. Horses pulling over-laden carts and streetcars were often beaten unmercifully or worked to death. Many, if not most of the city’s work horses were lame, sore and weak from carrying heavy cargo and passenger loads across cobbled streets during icy winters and sweltering summers. Outraged at the abuse animals endured on a daily basis, and frustrated that the authorities were not enforcing the few anti-cruelty laws that existed at the time, Mucklé decided to follow in the footsteps of Henry Bergh, the father of the humane movement in the United States, and take action. On April 27, 1866, he inserted a notice in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin announcing his intention to form a government-sanctioned humane law-enforcement society like the one Henry Bergh had founded that very same month in New York City. After more than a year of campaigning, the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was organized on June 21, 1867 and officially chartered on April 4, 1868. The Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) was officially the first humane society in the state and only the second in the country after Henry Bergh’s American SPCA (ASPCA – note: The PSPCA is not associated with the ASPCA). Support began trickling in, led by early donations from S. Morris Waln, J.B. Lippincott, George H. Earle, William Porter and others. Their generosity made it possible for the new Society to launch an offensive against animal cruelty, specifically aimed at the city’s horse population. Reforms for the horses took place gradually. The Society brought about corrective actions such as the availability of watering troughs for work horses, frequent rest periods, curtailment of whips and blanketing in the winter. Although these changes may seem simple, consideration of animals’ needs was not a universal trait in those days. Gradually, protective measures became part of the culture. More and more, people felt that treating horses properly was only common sense. As the Society gained successes in helping horses it was able to further expand its attention to other areas. Working with the Pennsylvania railroad, the Society helped design a new and humane livestock car that made travel easier for cattle, sheep, swine and poultry. Securing the humane treatment of agricultural and pet animals became a natural part of the Pennsylvania SPCA and was enforceable under its legal jurisdiction. The Pennsylvania SPCA's first motorized horse ambulance. With the reduction of the use of horses in daily life, the society continued to shift its focus. Investigations and prosecutions of the abusers of dogs and cats curtailed the violence in the lives of these innocent animals. Shelters were erected to house, feed and care for homeless or unwanted animals. Over the years, the Society launched programs focusing on humane care such low-cost veterinary care for companion animals, adoption of homeless animals from shelters and spay & neuter to prevent unwanted births; programs that exist to this very day. Humane issues concerning animals have continued to shift throughout the history of the organization. The demand for our work is as overwhelming today as it was when Colonel Mucklé founded the Society. We must constantly struggle to replace ignorance and callousness with knowledge and kindness. With your help, the Pennsylvania SPCA will continue to make a difference in our world through education, compassion and consideration.
In 1867, Colonel M. Richards Mucklé, a Philadelphia businessman, was disheartened by the violence he witnessed against animals. Horses pulling over-laden carts and streetcars were often beaten unmercifully or worked to death. Many, if not most of the city’s work horses were lame, sore and weak from carrying heavy cargo and passenger loads across cobbled streets during icy winters and sweltering summers. Outraged at the abuse animals endured on a daily basis, and frustrated that the authorities were not enforcing the few anti-cruelty laws that existed at the time, Mucklé decided to follow in the footsteps of Henry Bergh, the father of the humane movement in the United States, and take action. On April 27, 1866, he inserted a notice in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin announcing his intention to form a government-sanctioned humane law-enforcement society like the one Henry Bergh had founded that very same month in New York City. After more than a year of campaigning, the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was organized on June 21, 1867 and officially chartered on April 4, 1868. The Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) was officially the first humane society in the state and only the second in the country after Henry Bergh’s American SPCA (ASPCA – note: The PSPCA is not associated with the ASPCA). Support began trickling in, led by early donations from S. Morris Waln, J.B. Lippincott, George H. Earle, William Porter and others. Their generosity made it possible for the new Society to launch an offensive against animal cruelty, specifically aimed at the city’s horse population. Reforms for the horses took place gradually. The Society brought about corrective actions such as the availability of watering troughs for work horses, frequent rest periods, curtailment of whips and blanketing in the winter. Although these changes may seem simple, consideration of animals’ needs was not a universal trait in those days. Gradually, protective measures became part of the culture. More and more, people felt that treating horses properly was only common sense. As the Society gained successes in helping horses it was able to further expand its attention to other areas. Working with the Pennsylvania railroad, the Society helped design a new and humane livestock car that made travel easier for cattle, sheep, swine and poultry. Securing the humane treatment of agricultural and pet animals became a natural part of the Pennsylvania SPCA and was enforceable under its legal jurisdiction. The Pennsylvania SPCA's first motorized horse ambulance. With the reduction of the use of horses in daily life, the society continued to shift its focus. Investigations and prosecutions of the abusers of dogs and cats curtailed the violence in the lives of these innocent animals. Shelters were erected to house, feed and care for homeless or unwanted animals. Over the years, the Society launched programs focusing on humane care such low-cost veterinary care for companion animals, adoption of homeless animals from shelters and spay & neuter to prevent unwanted births; programs that exist to this very day. Humane issues concerning animals have continued to shift throughout the history of the organization. The demand for our work is as overwhelming today as it was when Colonel Mucklé founded the Society. We must constantly struggle to replace ignorance and callousness with knowledge and kindness. With your help, the Pennsylvania SPCA will continue to make a difference in our world through education, compassion and consideration.