West Philly in Pictures: Be very quiet …

November 5, 2014


We spotted this intrepid hunter keeping a close eye on a patch of ivy – more specifically, the birds in the ivy – along the 4600 block of Baltimore Avenue this week.

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Lost Pomeranian, last seen at 50th and Market

October 3, 2014

A neighbor, Lauren, needs help locating her dog, a Pomeranian named Jason, who got out very late Thursday night/early Friday morning. He was last seen near 50th and Market. “Jason means the world to me,” writes Lauren.

Lauren created this sweet poster to spread the word about Jason.


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Exciting weekend for pets and pet owners (updated)

September 26, 2014

A dog in the pew at St. Francis De Sales for the "Blessing of the Animals."

Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis De Sales Church (Archive photo/West Philly Local).

September and October are usually months when a lot of cool events for pets and pet owners take place in the neighborhood. This weekend is filled with such events. Three events will be held on Saturday and one on Sunday (see more info below). Please note that the annual “Bark in the Park” event, with various contests and prizes for dogs, will be held on October 11 October 12 at Clark Park (43rd and Chester), starting at 2 p.m. No registration is necessary, just show up!

Saturday, Sept 27

Low-Cost Cat & Dog Vaccine Clinic/ Free Physical Exam at UPenn Alpha Psi (4002 Pine St), 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bring your cat or dog to a low-cost vaccine clinic organized by Penn Vet students at their Alpha Psi fraternity house at 4002 Pine St. The following services will be available at the clinic:

Rabies and Distemper Vaccines: $10 for both
Deworming, flea and tick treatments, microchipping ($20)
• Free physical exam by vet students

Questions? Email:

‘End of Summer’ Sidewalk Sale at Baltimore Pet Shoppe (4532 Baltimore Ave), 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Baltimore Pet Shoppe is holding its annual “End of Summer” Sidewalk Sale on Saturday. There will be huge discounts (30-75% off!) on pet toys, accessories and treats.

DoggieStrutDoggie Strut and Photo Booth at Coffee Market (45th and Pine), Noon – 1 p.m. 

Sign up your dog for the annual “Doggie Strut” event taking place at Coffee Market (formerly Earth Cup Coffee) this Saturday. This free event includes nail clipping, ear cleaning and an info booth by Penn Vet students. There will be contests, awesome prizes and giveaways from Baltimore Pet Shoppe, and a photo booth (the expert judges will decide on 12 centerfolds for Coffee Market calendar). “Instead of specifying categories for the competition, this year the owners get to invent their category,” says Coffee Market owner Natasa Brkanin. Owners also get awarded with a coffee market gift certificate. Stop by Coffee Market or Baltimore Pet Shoppe (45th and Baltimore) to sign up. For more information, visit Coffee Market’s Facebook page.


Sunday, Sept 28

Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis De Sales Church (4625 Springfield Ave), 12 p.m.

Bring your little best friend(s) to be blessed in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the friend of all of God’s creatures. The event starts at Noon. Enter through the school yard on Farragut St. Please keep dogs on a leash. For more information, call 215-222-2255.

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Chico and Mouse Face looking for new home

September 15, 2014



A West Philly Local reader is looking for a new home for his two lovely and beautiful cats, Chico and Mouse Face. The cats owner now often travels out of the country for work and is forced to seek out a new home for them. The cats are around 9 years old; they are brothers from the same litter.

“It would do my heart a world of good to know that perhaps there is a way to find them a good home here in the neighborhood. Knowing that they’re close to me and that I am friendly with the potential new owners would make my life so much better,” the cats owner, Dev wrote in an email.

The following items will be included with the cats:

• auto-feeder
• water fountain
Cat Genie automated litterbox (Youtube video of how it works)

Dev also would like to compensate the new owners monthly cost of food at the start, provided he met them and they all got along.

If you’re interested in adopting these cats or for more information about them, email: deviant [at]


Mouse Face


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Large, friendly brown dog found at St. Bernard and Florence

September 6, 2014


A friendly, brown dog (pictured) was found today at around 4:30-5 p.m. roaming around St. Bernard, Warrington, Florence and 51st. The dog was taken to ACCT at 111 W. Hunting Park Ave.

If this is your dog or if you have any information about the dog’s owner please contact ACCT at 267-385-3800.

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Pit bull puppy found at Warrington and Saint Bernard

August 9, 2014


This pit bull puppy was found Friday night, around 11 p.m., near Warrington and Saint Bernard. The puppy looks to be about 4 months old and appears to be a red nose pit. The person who found him took him to the PAWS clinic and he got all his shots and dewormed. The puppy is getting along with a dog and a cat that live in the house where he’s currently staying. He’s already being potty trained and learning to walk on the leash.

The puppy doesn’t have a microchip.

If the puppy’s owner is not found he will need a new home. He can only be fostered at his current location until the owner or a new home is found. If you have any information about the owner or would like to adopt the puppy please email: avery.carter [at]


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