Fosters and adopters are needed immediately to save the hundreds of homeless dogs, cats, and kittens in Philadelphia whose lives are in danger, and to make room for the nearly 100 animals that are pouring into the city’s animal control shelter (ACCT) every day. Adoption or foster care is their only way out.
Please go to ACCT (111 W. Hunting Park Avenue), or come to PAWS, open your home to an animal who desperately needs you, and ask others to do the same. Please do not wait.
Dogs: You can adopt a dog permanently or provide a temporary foster home and help the dog find a loving adopter. There are dogs of all sizes, breeds, temperaments, and conditions, and you will get help finding a good match.
Cats/Kittens: Kittens typically require a 2-8 week temporary foster home to grow to an adoptable age. There are orphaned litters and those with mothers. If you wish, PAWS can take the mother into one of our facilities for adoption once the kittens find permanent homes.
To save a life today, you can:
- from PAWS’ Adoption Center, on the corner of 2nd & Arch Streets.
Visit www.phillypaws.org/adopt for the full list of adoptable animals and a printable application you can complete in advance.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12-7 pm, Saturday, 11-7, and Sunday, 11-6. Phone: 215-238-9901, ext. 30.
- from ACCT (111 W. Hunting Park Avenue). Adoption hours are: Monday through Friday, 1-8 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10-5 pm.
- directly from ACCT (111 W. Hunting Park Avenue).
The variety of animals there is large and ever-changing, and staff and volunteers are stretched thin, so please go directly to the shelter rather than calling or emailing in advance.
Foster hours: 9am to 6pm, seven days a week, or by appointment (contact email@example.com)
- from PAWS’ Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic (2900 Grays Ferry Avenue)
Foster hours seven days a week by appointment: email firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 215-298-9680 ext. 16.