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ACCT Philly Animal shelter in Philadelphia, PA

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 17,000 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!

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Address
111 W. Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
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111 W. Hunting Park Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19140

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Adoptable pets at ACCT Philly

We'll also keep you updated on Leigh's adoption status with email updates.
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Leigh

Mixed Breed (Small)

Female, 7 yrs
Philadelphia, PA
We'll also keep you updated on Ivan's adoption status with email updates.
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Ivan

Husky

Male, 1 yr
Philadelphia, PA
We'll also keep you updated on Charlie's adoption status with email updates.
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Charlie

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 11 yrs
Philadelphia, PA
We'll also keep you updated on Papi's adoption status with email updates.
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Papi

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 2 yrs 3 mos
Philadelphia, PA
We'll also keep you updated on Misha's adoption status with email updates.
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Misha

Mixed Breed (Large)

Male, 4 yrs 1 mo
Philadelphia, PA
We'll also keep you updated on Meatball's adoption status with email updates.
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Meatball

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 4 yrs
Philadelphia, PA
We'll also keep you updated on Bat Girl's adoption status with email updates.
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Bat Girl

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 5 mos
Philadelphia, PA
We'll also keep you updated on Good Soup's adoption status with email updates.
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Good Soup

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 3 yrs
Philadelphia, PA

Shelter FAQs

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 17,000 of the city’s animals, from dogs and cats, to small animals, reptiles, birds and wildlife, annually.

  • 1. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet
  • 2. Submit Application
  • 3. Interview
  • 4. Approve Application
  • 5. Meet the Pet
  • 6. Sign Adoption Contract
  • 7. Pay Fee

Additional adoption info

Kittens (under 6 months): $100

Adult cats (over 6 months to 7 years): $50

Older adult cats (over 7 years): Pick your own donation towards Stella Fund towards medical care. Includes FAQ handout.

Cats with Kitty Colds: Pick your own donation towards Stella Fund toward medical care. Includes FAQ handout and medication.

"Fraidy" Cats (TTA Program): Donation your own donation towards Kneady Cat Fund towards cat enrichment. Includes FAQ handout.

Puppies (under 6 months): $100

Adult dogs (over 6 months): $25

Pen Pal dogs: $20

Benefactor dogs: $150

The adoption fee includes your new pet’s spay/neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, and an offer for 30 days of free pet health insurance.

Dogs: Microchip included with adoption fee
Cats: Microchip only $10 more!

Cats and kittens can always be adopted two for the price of one through our Adopt-A-Buddy program.

Dog licenses: $16 if you live within Philadelphia city limits

**Please bring photo ID with your current name and address**

Pets at shelters & rescues near ACCT Philly

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241 Daffodil Road,
Millville, NJ 08332

NJ PUPPY RESCUE INC

P.O. Box 190,
Milford, NJ 08848

Lauren’s Lost Cats

Havertown, PA 19083

We'll also keep you updated on Pudge's adoption status with email updates.
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Pudge

Mixed Breed (Small)/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Blackwood, NJ
We'll also keep you updated on Raindrop's adoption status with email updates.
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Raindrop

Domestic Mediumhair

Female, Young
Philadelphia, PA
We'll also keep you updated on Buddy2's adoption status with email updates.
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Buddy2

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Young
Phillipsburg, NJ
We'll also keep you updated on Bella's adoption status with email updates.
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Bella

German Shepherd Dog

Female, Adult
Philadelphia, PA
We'll also keep you updated on Freya's adoption status with email updates.
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Freya

Husky

Female, 3 yrs
Skippack, PA
We'll also keep you updated on Tortilla's adoption status with email updates.
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Tortilla

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 yrs 2 mos
Easton, PA

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