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German Shepherd Dog
An adotable dog in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Senior Alert!! Introducing Heart, the timid and gentle shepherd mix who was found as a stray and brought to ACCT by a kind stranger. The shelter is no place for this sweetheart...she deserves to be resting on someone's sofa, in an air-conditioned house. She's understandably nervous in the shelter - she's just a little girl at only 35lbs. Which also means she would be the perfect apartment sized dog! She's low energy so she would also make a good companion for someone just looking for a dog to cuddle with. Being in her kennel can be overwhelming for her but she opens up once you get her outside and likes to prance around. She also seems to loosen up a little around other dogs. And the icing on the cake - she already knows the command "sit" and she walks like a perfect lady on the leash. Please consider opening your home (and heart) to Heart today!
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS DOG EMAIL ACCTPETFINDER@GMAIL.COM
Are you interested in one of the dogs at ACCT? If soâ¦
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 âforever homeâ/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 âforever homeâ. 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:
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
Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia