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Jack Russell Terrier
Fox Terrier, Mix

An adotable dog in Philadelphia, PA

  • Adult
  • Small
  • Male

Virgil's Story...
Virgil is a 3 year old, jack russell/rat terrier mix who weighs about 18 lbs. He is so full of love and can bring so much joy that it sometimes breaks his foster mom's heart when he jumps if he is touched around the neck and hasn't seen it coming. Little is known about his background as he was a stray- however it is clear that during his life he was sometimes treated well and sometimes treated badly. Virgil has gorgeous coloring and the silliest long legs. Everything else about him is pure toy fox terrier. He is smarter than his foster mom, funny and impossibly cute.

As Virgil continues to live in his foster home- it is clear that he should be the only dog. He is fearful of most interactions with other animals- cats and dogs, and he wants his human's full and complete attention. He is constantly at foster mom or dad's side and even jumps into the shower with mom.
He dances around like a circus boy and 'falls in love' with humans quickly despite the obvious fact that they've let him down. When he has time just with Mom he is so happy that he dances about and just wants to get closer and closer. He is fully potty trained and adores his treats. He will steal your heart so profoundly and quickly that if you are looking for a doting companion, a lap dog, apartment dog whose main goal is just loving you- then this guy will meet all your needs.

Contact Linda, his foster mom, and she will happily tell you all she feels and knows about him- contact her [email protected]


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:

-To adopt a dog means to commit to being the primary caregiver for the dog and keep it in your possession, for yourself for the rest of its life. Adult dogs are $75 to adopt, puppies (under 6 months old) are $125- that donation covers the vaccines, microchip, surgery, etc that the dog has received.

- To foster a dog means to commit to temporarily caring for the dog/cat while also working to find the dog/cat a “forever home”/adopter. While fostering the dog/cat remains ACCT's property, but the foster parent takes responsibility for marketing the dog/cat, and doing a preliminary screening of any potential adopters. When an adopter is found, the foster parent must coordinate with the ACCT Life Saving office to approve the adopter and finalize the adoption. If the foster parent decides after time that they would like to keep the dog/cat, they must complete the adoption process and pay the adoption fee. ** Fostering is not a trial adoption.**

More about fostering:

Although previous fostering experience is not required, ideal foster care provider will have basic knowledge of animal care and training and be committed to finding their foster animal a safe and loving “forever home”. As a foster care provider, you will provide the animals with care including, food, water, shelter, training, grooming and medical treatment when necessary. ACCT will provide clinic and vet care, behavior and training resources, and adoption counseling. We rely on the foster parent to find an adoptive home for the dog/cat, but we can help! We provide adoption events for you attend, can post your foster dog/cat on Petfinder for you, etc. We cannot guarantee how long a foster dog/cat will be in your care, since you keep the dog/cat until an adoptive home is found, which can be anywhere from 2 weeks to a few months depending on the dog/cat, and how heavily you market it.

Ready to come meet one of the dogs/cats?
Adoption Hours are:
Monday to Friday; 1pm-8pm
Saturday and Sunday; 10-5pm
Afterhours by appointment

Foster Hours are:
Monday-Sunday; 9am-6pm
Afterhours by appointment

*If you have dogs of your own, you need to bring at least one in to meet any potential dogs and make sure there is no major personality clash. Please also bring proof that you are allowed dogs/cats at your home if you rent.

ACCT is located at: 111 W. Hunting Park Ave, Phila., PA 19140
Phone: 267-385-3800
Email: [email protected]

Contact Info


Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Phone: 267-385-3800

Email: [email protected]

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