Pitbull/hound mix found near S. Saint Bernard and Florence, now at ACCT

Posted on 30 March 2016 by


This female pitbull terrier mix was found on Monday night near S. Saint Bernard and Florence. Here’s more information from the person who found her:

We found this nervous little black/dark brown & white pit terrier/hound mix with a pink collar, wandering on the 800 block of [South] Saint Bernard Street (between 49th & 50th just south of Baltimore) on Monday night. We fed her and our neighbors tried to take her in for the night, but she got sick and tried to escape. ACCT picked her up around 11 p.m., and she is still there. She is a young adult, about 30 pounds, is underweight, and she may have had puppies in the past year. If this is your sweet dog, please claim her at ACCT Philly as soon as possible.

The dog’s case number at ACCT is AC72751. ACCT Philly is located at 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., (267) 385-3800.

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Adopt-a-Dog: Theo

Posted on 23 July 2014 by



Theo is a beautiful black male pit bull terrier looking for a new home. He’s only 9 months old. He was surrendered to the local animal control last week by his owner.

What makes this dog stand out is the fact that his owner obviously loved him very much and wants to make sure he finds a loving new home. He/she wrote a detailed letter about Theo (see below) describing everything he likes, dislikes, etc. Most people who surrender a pet do not even want to fill some basic information out, according to volunteers who work at the shelter.

Theo is available for adoption or foster care.

If you’re interested in meeting Theo please note that all resident dogs and family members need to come to ACCT to meet him before he can go into foster care or be adopted. Theo will be neutered, vaccinated and chipped before going to a new home.

Here’s more information on the ACCT shelter and its hours:

Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia
111 W. Hunting Park Avenue
(267) 385-3800 | phone
(215) 261-6092 | fax

Adoptions Hours: 1 – 8 p.m., weekdays; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., weekends. Email:

Foster Care Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., everyday. Email:


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Adopt-a-Dog: Coco

Posted on 07 May 2014 by

Coco“I’m Coco (A15060773), a 3-year-old female terrier pit bull mix. I had a home but for some reason I am now living in the shelter through no fault of my own. I’m a friendly, social dog who loves to play with toys. I’m a little exuberant when I meet people, especially after being stuck in my cage for a while but who could blame me? I just like to play! I am interested in other dogs, so if you have a dog looking for a sibling, let’s set up a meet! I’m spayed, microchipped and up to date on all of my shots too so I can go home with you immediately! In short: I am the total package!

Check out my video here and more photos of me here.”

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 by and meet them at 111 W. Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia. Please check for hours.

Come in and take home a forever friend today! To check the status of an animal, call 267-385-3800 or email

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Adopt-a-Dog: Joey

Posted on 21 February 2014 by


It’s impossible to resist Joey’s adorable head tilts. (Photo courtesy ACCT Philly).

Joey is a 3-5 year-old fella with a great personality and love for life! Joey is about 60 pounds or so, so he’s a bigger boy but he is still a lap dog. He is a super friendly guy who just loves being around people and is an all-around happy dog. He is a mellow, very gentle boy. He is happy to sit by your side or give you a hug and just snuggle. He’s also happy to go outside and play and take a walk and get some fresh air.

Joey is a very gentle player and is adorable when he does zoomies. He walks great on a freedom no-pull harness, so if you’re looking for a walking buddy then Joey is your guy. He is very friendly and happy with everyone that he meets, including children. He also gets along great with other dogs.

Joey is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped, so he’s ready to go home with you. He is an absolute joy to be around and would much rather be in a loving home than the shelter. Joey is currently a Pen Pal at Philadelphia Animal Care and Control, which means he has two buddies dedicated to spending lots of time with him and getting to know him best. He is an amazing boy who truly deserves a great home. Come meet this boy today.

Please contact his pen pals at for more information on Joey.

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Adopt-a-Dog: Drake

Posted on 10 January 2014 by

DrakeDrake (A21685755) is one of the many wonderful dogs in urgent need of adoption, foster care, or rescue at Philadelphia’s animal control shelter (ACCT). Drake is a young boy approximately 1 to 2 years of age. He is a solid 46 pound Pit Bull terrier mix.

Drake was found as a stray but is very social and friendly. He is easy to walk, and gentle with treats. He knows sit and is eager to please. He also seems to be housetrained. Drake is the perfect package! He is calm and affectionate, but still has the puppy energy and will play up a storm. Drake seems to really like other doggies, so if you have one at home bring them in to meet him.

If you’re interested in adopting or fostering Drake, call 267-385-3800 or send a message at:


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Adopt-a-Dog: Leona

Posted on 10 October 2013 by

Leona2ACCT Philly (Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia) is full to the brim and all dogs in the shelter are at risk, so adopting or fostering a dog helps save its life. This week’s featured dog is Leona. She is calm, sweet and great on the leash! She is about 2-3 years old, and on the smaller side of medium at 41 lbs. She has a stunning grey coat and huge bat ears that are just waiting for someone to say: “Your new forever home is with me!” In the meantime, this girl is biding her time at the shelter, where she enjoys romping in the play yard and cuddling with her volunteer friends.

She has wonderful manners and is house trained, knows a few commands and is so gentle on the leash – very easy to walk. She would love to be adopted to a home that would take her for walks and let her cuddle on the couch. She’s also great with kids. Poor Leona is on treatment for kennel cough and needs a loving home ASAP to recover. If Leona sounds like a good fit for you, stop into ACCT Philly today and adopt her! She is urgent!

If you rather not commit to adopting her, fostering is a great way to save her life to help her find her forever family.

Leona is up to date on his shots, microchipped and will be spayed. So she already comes with “the works”.

Ask for her either in the Life Saving Office (fostering) or in Adoptions. ACCT is located at 111 W. Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia. Please check for hours. To check the status of an animal, call 267-385-3800 or email

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