Saturday, February 6, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
QUESTION: What’s black and white and furry all over?
ANSWER: The wonderful cats and dogs at Philadelphia’s animal control shelter (ACCT)!
During the month of January, all black & white pets are available at special discounted adoption fees!
The ACCT shelter is located at 111 W. Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia, PA, 19140. They are open for adoptions 7 days a week! Adoption hours are: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 pm; Friday, 12 to 7 pm; and Saturday & Sunday, 12 to 5 pm.
Here are just a few of the black & white pets that are ready to be your new best friend!
Buddy is a 6-12 month old Boston Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier mix. He was found as a stray and is looking for a loving family to take him in. Buddy would be great with children and would enjoy hours of endless fun and games. His new family would need to work with him on basic obedience skills (sit, stay, down, come) and will need to be committed to giving him daily exercise – he is not a couch potato! Poor Buddy is on treatment for kennel cough and needs to leave IMMEDIATELY. Please help rescue Buddy.
Max is a 3-5 year old male cat. He is all black but has cute little white paws. Max was surrendered because his owners had a baby and no longer wanted him. He is already altered and ready to go home today. He is very sweet and misses a loving home life.
Tux is a 6-12 month old male cat. He is black and white and fits right in with this month’s adoption special. Tux was found as a stray wandering around someone’s back yard looking for a friend. He is super sweet and would make a great addition to someone’s home.
Midnight is a handsome 3-5 year old male cat. He has a silky black coat. Midnight was surrendered by his owners because he was too much responsibility. He is very friendly and loves to get neck scratches. Do you have the time and love for this awesome cat?
Puppy is a 1-2 year old male cat. He has a soft white and black coat. Puppy was surrendered by his owners because of landlord issues. He is already altered and ready to go home today! Please give this loveable guy a new home. Just look at his puppy face!
Amy is a 1-2 year old female cat. She has a tuxedo coat and cute little white paws. Amy was surrendered by her owners because someone was allergic to her. She is very sweet and was rolling over in her cage to get some scratches. Do you have the love and attention for her that she desperately wants?
Nina is a very sweet 1-2 year old female cat. She has a soft, tuxedo coat. Nina was surrendered by her owners because someone was allergic to her. Can you give this girl a home?
Friday, January 8, 2010
Benny is a 5-10 year old black Shepherd mix that was surrendered to the shelter because of a death in his owners family. Benny can be aloof when first meeting people and slowly warms up. He prefers standing next to you with an occasional pet rather than cuddling. He’s nervous at the shelter and needs a foster home or an understanding adopter who can help him adjust to being in a home setting again. Because he is so nervous, he’d be best with kids 13 and over. Benny is on treatment for kennel cough and needs to leave IMMEDIATELY. If Benny is the boy you’ve been looking for, come meet him today! Photos at:
Brownie is an approximately 1 year old super cute black and tan Shepherd mix with adorable ears who’s owners decided she was to much responsibility for them. She can be a little nervous at first but bonds quickly. Once she is comfortable with you, she will follow you around, sit at your side and give you tons of kisses. Brownie loves other dogs and has actually lived with one before. Please come meet this sweet Shepherd mix girl today! Photos at:
Chubby Carlos was picked up as a stray and is very uneasy here in the shelter. He's a 1-2 year old hound/retriever mix that would love to be anywhere but here. Carlos met a few different dogs and seems to prefer a more calm dog that won't be too jumpy. He walks well on a leash and seems to be housebroken. Carlos has shown no signs of aggression. Photos at: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4247792279_4cfc010283_b.jpg
Violet is an adorable and loving 1- 2 year old female pit mix with pretty chocolate and white markings. Found wandering the streets as a stray, Violet came in totally emaciated and has slowly gained weight in our care here at the shelter. She desperately needs foster care to gain some weight and learn the joys of living in a loving home. Although Violet is nervous when new people come in the room, she will bury her head in your lap if you sit on the floor and give you gentle kisses. She loves to hug everyone she meets. Violet does not like cats (she thinks they would be a tasty treat!) but seems to like other dogs. Most of all she loves people and will be your dedicated snuggler for years to come. Violet is good in her crate, and seems housebroken. She needs to learn how to walk right on the leash but already knows “sit”! Please give this lovely lady a second chance at life! Photos at:
Wiggly Oreo is a short, white and black spotted pit bull mix. She is only 6-12 months old and about 55 pounds. Her family surrendered her right after Christmas because they were moving and Oreo wasn’t allowed to come along. Being a puppy, Oreo still has lots of energy and will need to be exercised every day. She is very friendly and wiggles her whole body when meeting people. She still jumps up, so she’d be best in a home with kids 10 and older, though she has lived with kids before. Oreo likes to rough house with other dogs, and has lived with 2 other dogs before. Oreo is on treatment for kennel and a strain in her leg so needs to leave ASAP! Photos at:
Jada is a gorgeous caramel colored already spayed female Pit mix 1-2 years old. Poor Jada was found as a stray and is skinny and on treatment for kennel cough. She desperately needs some TLC! Jada is gorgeous- she is tall and lanky with an elegant long nose and beautiful soft eyes. Jada is such a sweet, loving dog. Jada loves to lay at your feet and will make someone a very special dog. Jada is great with body handling- she is fine being pinched poked and especially loves kisses! If you give Jada any baby talk she gets so wiggly and happy her whole body swishes from side to side. Save Jada’s life today! Photos at:
Chocolaty, doe eyed Mario needs to get out of the shelter ASAP! Mario came in as a stray in July and has yet to find a foster home. He is about 1-2 years old and is a bundle of energy. Mario would thrive in a home that is active and understanding. He needs some work on leash walking, but he is eager to please and very food motivated. Mario would be happiest being the one and only pet in your home, but could live with a submissive female with proper introductions. Photos at:
Coolio is a stunning largely white terrier with green (!) eyes, between 1-2 years old that was brought in as a stray. He is an independent boy who is not very needy. He likes some affection but also like to explore his environment. He needs some basic leash training as the pulls a little, but is friendly and has been evaluated as very adoptable. Coolio turns heads and we hope he will do so with you on long walks in the park, or in your neighborhood?! Coolio has not been evaluated with cats, but is fine with most other dogs. Photos at:
Gabby is a young brindle girl of about 1 year, who already had some babies but is now spayed and ready to go! She came to the shelter as a stray and seems over stimulated in this loud place. She loves going for a walk, but needs some leash training. Gabby is curious and of medium to high energy, although after some walking she settles down. She should not go to a home with small dogs, cats, or small children as she can be an active girl, with a prey drive for small animals. She has shown no food aggression or any other aggression, and is great with being handled. Please gives this girl a chance at having a normal life, with some stability, treats, walks and love! Photos at:
Miz is a strikingly handsome 9-12 month old light brindle male Pit mix. Poor Miz came into the shelter in May as a stray and still hasn’t gained all the weight he needs to because he’s in a stressful kennel environment! Miz is a playful, athletic, rambunctious boy who desperately needs a home where he can release all his energy and channel it into positive learning. After just a few minutes out of his confining kennel MIz is a different dog and justa few minutes of playing calms him down tremendously. Miz is a smart dog that since arriving at the shelter has already learned “Sit”. He is very handsome with his golden eyes and will steal your heart! He is unsocialized with other dogs- he desperately wants to play but all he knows how to do is jump on them, so he will not be a dog park dog, but could learn to live with a smart dog that can teach him the way of good dog behavior! Help this long term resident today! Photos at:
Juvenile is a really handsome tan male Pit mix 1-2 years old. Poor Juvenile came into the shelter because his owner died. Juvenile is desperate for attention and can be jumpy and pushy but only because he desperately misses his owner and needs someone to love him. Juvenile loves to explore the yard and watch birds and would make a great hiking/walking partner. Juvenile seems to like other dogs. Please save Juvenile today! Photos at:
Yager is a 6 month old pit mix puppy. He loves to play and goof around. Puppies get into a lot of trouble and Yager is no exception. He likes to prance around with whatever he finds lying on the ground in his mouth to show it off to everyone. This sweet little guy seems to like other dogs and is ready for a home to where he can pick up some manners and new lease on life. Help this cute little pup out today!
Babe Babe is an already spayed 6-12 month old pit mix who loves to play. She is a well-behaved girl with a nice personality. Babe seems to like other dogs and is a wiggly sweetie pie. Babe is good with body handling. Photos at:
Tweet is a 1-2 year old pit bull mix that was picked up as a stray. It’s obvious she has had a litter in the past, but now she is spayed so it won’t happen again! She’s sweet, friendly and would do well with children. She would be fine with a daily decent length walk or you can even take her on short runs. She is definitely loveable and needs a family that sees her for the sweet girl that she is. If you are looking for a friendly, calmer girl to ad to your family, please stop by and meet Tweet! Photos at:
Are you looking for a friendly, goofy pup? Meet House. House is a 1 year old brindle pit mix. He does best with female dogs and is friendly with people. In fact, he loves to give kisses. House is a little too enthusiastic with his greetings to live with small children. He is a medium energy dog that will need a daily walk to help him burn off some of his energy. He could be a running partner if you want him to! Come meet House before it is too late. Photos at:
Have you been searching for a happy-go-lucky, older dog to keep you company? Then you have to come meet Capone. His owner had to surrender him due to poor health of the owner. Capone is a 5-7 year old pit bull mix that has lived with children and is good with most female dogs. He is a little too interested in kitties to live with them but hey, so are a lot of other dogs! He is always wiggling, a total wiggle butt, and loves to snuggle. If you are looking for a guard dog, this is not the dog for you. He is more likely to lick someone to death! He’s always walking around with this big goofy grin on his face because he’s so happy to meet people. He will cry if you don’t let him meet someone he wants to greet. He is still working on not jumping and leash manners but he does know “sit” and seems to be housebroken! He has a medium energy level and will need a daily walk to burn some energy and, of course, greet everyone in the neighborhood! Come adopt this great older guy today! Photos at:
Reed is a pit-mastiff mix. He was surrendered by his owners because they were having landlord issues and had to get rid of him. Reed is only 1-2 years old. This handsome guy will stop people dead in their tracks because he's so good-looking. Reed is looking for someone to take him about and about on a regular basis but not to the dog park. He doesn't like pushy male dogs. Reed doesn't know his own strength, so it would be best if he went to a home with older children. He knows 'sit' but will need the rest of his basic obedience training. Come meet this handsome fella today! Photos at:
Sonya is a 3-5 year old white pit bull mix that was found as a stray. She has had many litters and people don't want her because of her sagging boobies. She's waiting for someone who can look past her exterior and see the sweet girl inside. It's a good thing she loves meeting people and going for walks because her beautiful blue eyes capture everyone's attention. Sonya would make a great family dog! Sonya doesn't like pushy dogs and should not go to the dog park but she can live with a male dog. Please come save this sweet girl! Photos at:
Looking for a beautiful, wiggley, wrinkle faced love bug? Meet Val! Val is a 3-5 year old female pit mix that came to ACCT as a stray when she followed a stranger home. This girl is all about play and getting attention. Val enjoys chasing toys and sitting on your lap to offer kisses. She needs some work on house breaking and general leash manners, but this sweet girl is eager to please. Val is not a fan of cats and can pushy with some dogs but likes others! Photos at:
Miley is a 6-12 month puppy that was found as a stray. Like most puppies she’s playful and needs her basic obedience training. Because she is sensitive, she does not like having her ears or tail pulled so she should go to a home with no children or children over 15 years of age. Come meet Miley at the shelter. Photos at:
Haze is a 1-2 year old Pit Bull mix that was surrendered by her family because they couldn’t afford her. She has tons of energy and will need a lot of exercise each day. She still jumps and mouths, so she needs a patient, loving owner to teach her manners. She knows ‘sit’ but still needs to learn her other basic commands. Haze seems to like other dogs and is friendly and eager to please. Come meet this pretty red nosed pit bull mix girl today! Photos at:
Babe is an approximately 1 year old pit bull mix who’s family gave him up simply because they didn’t want a dog anymore. He is nervous here at the shelter so he’d do best in a home without small children. He’s a friendly boy who needs to find a home soon. Come meet him today! Photos at:
Adorable Brownie is a 6-12 month old Shepherd mix that was surrendered by her owners because they don't have time to care for her. She is a playful girl that enjoys the traditional game of fetch, chasing birds and is also knows to get the zoomies! This sweetie needs a home that keep up with her energy level and teach her good manners. Photos at:
Polly pretty, small female pit mix 1-2 years old! This 35 pound full-grown sweetie was picked up running around the playground. She is a little nervous around other dogs, but warms up and really enjoys the company of people She is lively and sweet, and the perfect size for an apartment! Photos at:
Julia is a super cute, super small (30 pound!) female pocket pit who loves to snuggle! Julia does not like kitties but gets along with some male dogs. She would be a great dog for a family and loves all people. Julia has manners and would do well in a house with kids! She is a medium energy dog that loves to cuddle. She enjoys burying her head in your lap and snorting like a piglet. She knows ‘sit’ and is eager to please people! Come meet this young (2-3 year old) wonderful family dog today! Photos at:
Amelia Bedelia is a 1-2 year old shepherd/pit bull mix that was surrendered simply because her family didn’t want her anymore. Amelia knows ‘sit’ but needs to learn more. She is picky about her dog friends so she should not go to the dog park. Amelia is a friendly, playful girl that wants to get out of the shelter. Come adopt her today! Photos at:
Have you met a master of the ‘sad face’? If not, here’s your chance! Maggie is a master at pouting to get you to do what she wants! She’s been giving her sad face a lot lately because she’s trying to get someone to take her home! Maggie’s only about 1 year old and ended up at animal control as a stray and has been spayed. She is eager to please and would love taking obedience courses with her new family. She also enjoys belly rub, conning people into petting her, and exercising (she has a lot of energy!). Come meet this sweet, friendly girl today! Photos at:
Lexy is an approximately 1 year old pit bull/American Bulldog mix. She was surrendered by her owners because they didn’t have enough time for her. Lexy is very nervous at the shelter and should go into foster care so we can get a better idea of her personality before being adopted out. If you have some time to help a dog adjust to life in a home, please consider fostering Lexy! Photos at:
Tommy is a little ball of energy! He’s a 1-2 year old pit bull mix that was surrendered by his family because they couldn’t afford him! He LOVES to play and often gets a case of the zoomies. He hasn’t learned not to jump, so he would do best in a home with children over 10 years of age. Tommy has a lot of energy and will need a family that will exercise with him every day! Come meet this big puppy today! Photos at:
Lulu is a 1-2 year old pit bull mix that was found as a stray with her mother, Lala. She has a lot of energy and enjoys enticing her mom into play, chasing pigeons and being loved on. She needs basic obedience training and some work on manners (she can be a little mouthy/jumpy). Because of this, she should not live with children under 13 years old. Come meet cute and crazy Lulu today! Photos at:
Video of playtime!: http://s628.photobucket.com/albums/uu8/Shelter_dogs/ACCT/?action=view¤t=LuluandLala017.flv
Lala is a 3-5 year old cropped ear American Staffordshire Terrier mix that was found as a stray with her daughter Lulu. It is very obvious that she has had many litters. She is a sweet girl. She can be selective about her dog friends, so she shouldn’t be brought to a dog park, but she can get along with some other dogs, preferably male. Lala would love to be adopted with her daughter, Lulu. Come meet this cute girl today! Photos at:
Video of playtime!: http://s628.photobucket.com/albums/uu8/Shelter_dogs/ACCT/?action=view¤t=LuluandLala017.flv
Deba is a cheerful lass that is a 3-5 year old female pit mix that is already spayed. Poor Deba came to the shelter because her owner was arrested for drugs and for living in an abandoned property in unsanitary conditions. After this sad start to life Deba deserves to live in a home filled with love. She is a playful girl who has learned how to sit and chase toys and who learns very quickly. She sits in a funny, comical way with her feet to the side. She has a very even temperament and is extremely approachable and nice. In a home environment she would really be able to blossom, and she likes other doggies. She likes to sit right next to you and be close, she'd make a fine psychiatrist. Deba would like a doggy sweater to help keep her warm this time of year. She rides well in the car, but needs the security of a tether in the back seat or animal carrier (otherwise she wants to sit in your lap in the car). Deba has tested for a high prey drive, this means that unfortunately she cannot live with kitties, fuzzy bunnies, or other small animals. If you are looking for a loving relationship that will really last forever, please come in to visit Deba and fill out an adoption application. Permission from your landlord either in your lease already or in the form of a letter is necessary for renters. Deba also has a sponsor who will help you with acclimating her to her new home and as an outreach to her new dog parents in the hopes that her adoption will be as successful as possible. Interested in Deba? Email Emily, her Pen Pal, at email@example.com. Photos at:
Sasha is a comical 1-2 year old female pit mix that came to ACCT because her owners can no longer afford her. She is a sweet girl, full of play bows and loony antics. She walks well on a leash, but needs some basic obedience training as she can be a bit jumpy when she gets excited. Sasha has lived with children, but would probably be best with older children that can play with her. She is house broken and could probably live with another playful dog if proper introductions where done. Photos at:
Rudolph is a 2 year old Rottweiler/pit bull mix who was found as a stray. He is friendly but unaware of his own strength. He would do best in a home with children 13 and older. He knows ‘sit’ and ‘down’. He loves to have his belly rubbed. Rudolph is a big dog (over 70 pounds) and needs a strong willed owner. His medium energy level would allow him to go on runs and hikes or he would be just fine with a long daily walk. If he sounds like the boy for you, come meet him! Photos at:
Buzz is an approximately 6 month month old chocolate pit bull mix with big goofy ears. He was found as a stray. He’s a little nervous here at the shelter and would benefit from foster care. Buzz has a medium energy level and is fairly well behaved for a puppy. If this sounds like the dog you’ve been looking for, come meet him today! Photos at:
Sir Pooch is an approximately 8 month old pit bull mix who’s owner surrendered him because he didn’t have adequate housing. Pooch loves to play but he can be a little rough – he’s lived with children before but we would suggest older children, so he can learn his play manners! Pooch is a smart boy and knows ‘sit’ but his new family should take him to obedience classes so he can learn everything else. This handsome devil is waiting for you to come rescue him! Photos at:
Bubbs is a 1-2 year old American Staffordshire Terrier mix that was found as a stray. He is nervous and tense at the shelter. The best situation for Bubbs is that he find a foster home so that we can learn more about his personality. Bubbs warms up quickly but needs to be reminded that people are loving and gentle- can you give this boy a chance at life? Photos at:
Hershey is a 1-2 year old Pit Bull mix who was found as a stray. She is confident, outgoing, friendly and playful. She loves to play with tennis balls, rough house and cuddle. She is eager to please and wants to learn! She is a great dog for a family, but because she still jumps, she’d do best in a home with older or dog-saavy kids. Hershey is selective about her dog friends. If you are looking to adopt a happy, people-loving dog, come meet Hershey! Photos at:
Sandman is a very sad 3-5 year old brindle pit bull mix with long legs and slender build who’s owners surrendered him because they could no longer afford him- and it shows since he came in very skinny. He is a medium energy dog who will need daily exercise. He is friendly and loves people and seems to like other dogs. He is super skinny and needs someone to help him put weight on. If you are interested in Sandman, please come meet him today! Photos at:
Milo is an adorable 6-12 month old pit bull mix puppy who’s owner surrendered him because he needed to much attention. Being a puppy, he is very playful and has tons of energy. He will need family that can exercise him and teach him manners such as not jumping. Milo loves to play with other dogs. He is also still working on his basic obedience. If this sounds like the pup for you, come meet him today! Photos at:
Taheira is a great 2-3 year old black brindle pit bull that was found as a stray. She loves to snuggle and will even give kisses! Taheira loves to play ball. She already knows ‘sit’ and is very eager to please; basic obedience training should be easy! This playful, goofy eared girl has already been a mom. If you can help give this girl a great home, come meet her today! Photos at:
Video at: http://s628.photobucket.com/albums/uu8/Shelter_dogs/ACCT/?action=view¤t=Jan062010029.flv
Rocco is an approximately 2 year old pit bull mix who’s owners surrendered him because they could not afford to take care of him. He is on the larger side for a pit bull mix, about 60 pounds. He is looking for a home with older children (even though he’s lived with 7 before!) because he is a strong dog that needs to learn some manners. Rocco is underweight so his new family will need to put a few pounds on him. If you are interested in meeting Rocco or any of the other dogs, please stop by the shelter! Photos at:
Dita is an approximately 1 year old pit bull mix that was found as a stray. She is really sweet and loves it when you hug her. If you try to hugging her, she will paw at you because she doesn’t want you to stop. Dita loves to give kisses and is looking for a warm, loving home with someone to cuddle with. She would do well with children. If you are interested in adopting Dita, please come meet her as soon as possible! Photos at:
Peanut is a 6 month old pit bull puppy. He is really sweet and wants to be with you. He is playful and friendly and LOVES toys. Peanut will need to be taught basic obedience by his new family but he already knows ‘sit’. He loves treats and is eager to learn just about anything if he’ll get a treat for it! If you are interested in adopting this sweet pup, come meet him today! Photos at:
Gina is an approximately 1 year old pit bull mix who was found as a stray. She likes to play with toys and needs to learn that she doesn’t need to jump up to get her way. She is looking for an experienced dog person because she is pushy and likes to do what she wants, though she also is a big snuggler when she’s done chasing her toys around. She has a medium energy level. Can you give Gina a new life for the New Year? Photos at:
Brock is a really handsome brindle 1-2 year old pit bull terrier mix that was found as a stray. He hates being in the shelter and whines because he cannot be with you. He has a medium energy level and is still working on basic obedience training. He’s about 50 pounds and waiting for a forever home. If you are interested in meeting Brock, there’s no time to waste! Photos at:
Ciara is an approximately 1 year old pit bull mix. She is only a baby herself but her previous owners bred her and then dumped her because they didn’t want her anymore. She is very sweet and loves to meet new friends. She loves to get a toy and then lay her head in your lap, as if to invite you play a game. She is selective about her dog friends and does best with a submissive male. If you are interested in adopting her, please stop by soon! Photos at:
Are you interested in one of the dogs at ACCT? If so…Great! First, decide if you are interested in fostering or adopting! To determine whether you should apply to foster versus adopt, please consider the following information.