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Basset Hound
Terrier, Mix

An adotable dog in Philadelphia, PA

  • Adult
  • Medium
  • Female

Hi there! My name is Primrose (A20185110) and I am looking for my new family! I was picked up as a stray and brought to animal control, but I didn't have to stay there long. After only a week my friends Lane and Eugene invited me to stay with them until I can find my new home. I am living in West Philly, taking lots of walks, and hanging out with my foster brother, Oscar. I love other dogs, I am very friendly, and tolerant of my brother when he gets rowdy. I don't seem to care about cats, I see them out on walks but they aren't as interesting as people and dogs. I love all the people I've met! I really love giving kisses!

My foster family thinks I am a dachshund mixed with some pit bull. But who knows! I am just a tiny little mutt! I'm 35 lbs and very short. I'd be fine if you have a little home, but I'd love to run around if you have lots of space!

Check me out on my foster brother's blog: http://oscarsfriends.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/primroses-first-week/

I am a foster through ACCT, so email my foster dad Lane and we can make sure I'll be a good fit for your home and get the paper work filled out together at the shelter. You can email them at: [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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