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You can stop looking for your new family member now, because once you see Dino, you won’t need to look any further.26604911215_32f6ed3475_k

This extremely handsome 3 year old boy is made up of one part beauty and one part brains. He was surrendered to us when his family had to move, so living in a home is still fresh in his mind and we know he wants nothing more than to be back in one ASAP. Dino likes other dogs his own size & bigger but isn’t a fan of those little dogs or cats. With the bigger dogs though, Dino is very eager to play and would just need some help in learning how to properly play with another dog (No humping, Dino!). (check out the video of this meet HERE )


His sweet and gentle nature would make him perfect for just about any home scenario, plus he’s on the smaller side of around 40lbs. He can come off a little shy when meeting new people, but shortly after he warms up and doesn’t want to leave your side. He’s happiest when he is out on walks with his human friends and since he’s pretty easy on the leash, it’s easy to want to spend time with him outside.26189497783_f992bdfc06_o

Dino did come to us with some skin issues (Deep Pyoderma) due to some type of untreated allergy but with medicine and baths (Dino is such a good boy in the bath) it has been clearing up at a steady pace and is almost as good as new. Also, Dino is an angel in the car so if you wanted to take a beach trip, he’d totally be up for that! Come in to meet the amazing Dino and let’s get him back into a loving home where he belongs!13103454_10154074869115119_6486247010019845621_n

Come meet Dino at Acct Philly 7 days week! 111 West Hunting Park Avenue, Phila. ,PA 19140  Monday-Friday 1pm-8pm and Weekends/Holidays 10am-5pm13138880_10154074869030119_3080011034223907690_n


Ryder is looking for his ‘ryde’ out of the shelter & into a home!

Meet Ryder!! This guy is plain ol’ awesome!


*Ryder is an adult male, around 5 years old, and is a pit mixed with awesomeness.

*He’s dog friendly and play bows every dog he sees

*He loves to be outside, whether it’s to run around and play ‘tag’ with his human friends or his favorite-to just lay in the sun on the grass (actually, laying & rolling in the grass is his most favorite thing to do)


*He is so very house trained

*He walks great on the leash

*He is so easy going, a go with the flow kind of guy

*He is kid friendly – he did amazing meeting a 11 year old girl softball team

*Like it was mentioned above, he’s just plain ol’ awesome! He’d be great for just about any home!


Come meet him at ACCT Philly, 111 W. Hunting Park Avenue, Phila., PA 19140
Hours are Monday-Friday 1pm-8pm and Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

All of this sweetness for zero calories – Get a ‘Biscuit’ today!



Biscuit trying out for Mr. March!

Gentle Giant Alert!! Biscuit (A24873689) is our newest gentle giant! He is a 3-5 year old pit bull mix that came in here with his sister (Brittle A24873688) when their owner went to jail. Biscuit has such a sadness in his beautiful face that just shows how much he misses being in a home with a family.

Biscuit was having fun...really!

Biscuit was having fun…really!

Biscuit is on the large side of 70lbs but you really wouldn’t know when walking him with a harness. He is an easy-going, laid-back gentleman who is nice to everyone he meets. He takes treats so gently and politely, it’s hard to not give him all of the treats you have!

Biscuit getting snuggled in for the night

Biscuit getting snuggled in for the night

He likes to explore his surroundings outside and then enjoys being pet and relaxing afterwards. If you’re looking for a boy that’s heart is as big as his body, then Biscuit is your man.  Come to ACCT Philly to foster or adopt this sweet ball of goodness! 


Jetta lost her home and her family, can she crash at your place forever?

Meet Jetta!


Jetta is an adult black-lab mix that wants nothing more than to have a family again.  She had one once, but they lost their home burnt down in a fire and while everyone made it out, Jetta had to be surrendered to us after her family couldn’t find affordable housing that would allow her to live there.  You can see n Jetta’s that she’s sad, and she misses her home.


Jetta has been spending time with her two Pen Pals at the shelter, trying to help her be happy again.  We have learned that she is a supreme snuggler.  She loves to be cuddled up to her person as well as give them hugs!  Her velvety soft fur makes it even better, since once you pet her you just don’t want to stop!


When she’s not cuddled up to her human friends, she likes to run around with her favorite toys, a squeaky ball.  She will play fetch for as long as you let her, and when not in the middle of the game, she will proudly walk around with her ball in her mouth, like a trophy, super proud of herself for having that cool ball! (just check out her smile below!)


Jetta is house-trained and very smart.  She knows commands such as sit, lay down, come, and down.  With how smart she is, and her being very treat motivated, any additional training you would need to do would be so easy!  Jetta has also met and got along good with dogs her size but she’s a little unsure of the little dogs, so we think no little guys for her. She really deserves a home again, and deserves to be loved the way she loves us.  Come to ACCT Philly to meet and adopt her, we promise it will be the best decision you will ever make.  Jetta is one amazing girl!


Come to ACCT Philly, 111 W. Hunting Park Avenue, Phila., PA 19140 or e-mail phillyadopt @ gmail.com to learn more!

Girl Meets World – Topanga Is Looking For A Home!



Girl Meets World! Topanga (A22972361) is available for adoption and waiting for her Corey Matthews!
Topanga is a 2 year old Terrier/Pitbull mix. She is sweet, gentle, and loves to cuddle! She loves to lay in the grass and relax, too! Topanga walks well on leash, knows “sit”, and takes treats nicely! She is a wonderful dog who deserves the chance to truly shine in a foster or adoptive home. Topanga is in the Pen Pal Program at the shelter which means she has a special volunteer friend who spends extra time keeping her happy during her time at ACCT.
Contact her pen pal for any questions about Topanga! If you are interested in fostering or adopting, head over to the shelter with your whole family and any resident dogs to meet your new family member!
*more photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/67988365@N08/sets/72157644814417239/

This is just one of the many wonderful dogs in urgent need of adoption, foster care, or rescue at Philadelphia’s animal control shelter, ACCT. You can stop down and meet them, and after filling out an application with shelter staff, interact with them 365 days a year at the shelter- 111 W. Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia. Please check http://www.acctphilly.org for hours.

Busterboy is Move-in Ready!

Buster Boy is ready for a home!


Meet Buster Boy (A22965355), the best boy in town! That’s right, he’s pretty perfect in every way and is a favorite of many of us here! Buster Boy is a young adult mixed breed (Labrador perhaps or just a mix of awesomeness!) who came in as a stray. We know he had a home at one point because of how house trained he is! He’s about 55lbs but in need of some extra goodies to fatten him up a bit. He’s a big fan of treats of any kind and will gently take them from your hands AND catch them in the air! Buster Boy is a playful boy, with both people and dogs, and to watch him run is pretty comical. He’s sure to make you laugh when you watch him run because he looks like a deer learning to walk, it’s just too cute. He will play fetch, run around with you, keep his self busy with toys and will give up toys easily when asked. He’s a fantastic boy on the leash, walks right by your side, loves to sniff around and explore the area. Have to take a car ride somewhere, Buster Boy will climb right into your car and hang out in the back seat. He’s met a 10 year old and ran around the play yards with her, so he would be okay in a home with kids, but just be sure to bring them along to meet him. His favorite thing is to get butt scratches, he loves them! He will lean his whole body in to you for more and give you the biggest smiles. Did we mention his tongue? This boy could most likely be in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest tongue. . …ever! 
Buster Boy has been in the doggie playgroups and he has a great time with the calmer, mellow pups. As for the rough and tumble dogs, he prefers to just watch them from afar. He’s a gentle soul so he likes other gentle, calm dogs. He will play bow every dog he sees though and wants to meet them to say hello. If they start to play and they get too hyper for him, he just calmly walks away. Buster Boy is an all-around great boy and would do great in a home with another dog like him. If you’re looking for a new addition to your family, look no further than him, he’s absolutely perfect. 
Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/96149884@N04/sets/72157645726464183/ 

Macho Man Is Waiting For You!

 Macho (A22917110)

Meet Macho (A22917110), The boy with the tough-guy name and the gentleman heart! Who doesn’t love a macho man with a soft heart?! Macho is a young adult pit-mix that was brought in as a stray. He has the biggest brown eyes that just scream ‘love me’ when you look into them, they’re actually pretty mesmerizing! Along with his great eyes, Macho has the cutest little speckled ears and nose! If there were awards for best looking dog, Macho would be the winner! Not only does he have good looks but he has the brain to match! He knows commands and will sit for treats or toys without you even having to say it, he does it on his own (check out his video below!). He loves loves loves treats! He is super skinny so we can’t blame him, but his Pen Pal is working on getting his weight up to get him to a healthy size. Macho is very appreciative of the love, pets, treats and affection he gets and will give the best kisses to thank you for loving him. He likes to be as close to his person as he can be and will always have his big eyes on you. He would love to snuggle all day, but he is also very playful! He enjoys catching balls (and treats!) in the air and he’s getting really good it! He likes to run after the balls as well as play tug, and he does it all very gently, You can easily get him to trade one toy for another.


Another great thing about Macho is that he enjoys other dogs! Macho has a best dog friend here and has a good time playing with him or just hanging outside next to him (you can see them hanging out in the photo link below!). He’s been in the dog playgroups and seems to do better with calmer females and younger males. He’s met small dogs through the fence and didn’t let their small size bother him, he politely sniffed and went about his day. He’s working on staying house trained, already walks very well while harnessed on the leash and is just an all around great boy! Bring the whole family down, including any kids or resident dogs, so everyone can help pick your new family member. Photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/96149884@N04/sets/72157645473984133/


Video of catching treats! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofANZyEew8Y