Main Shelter Adoption Hours
Monday – Friday: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
*please check our main website page for closures due to weather*
Everyday Adoption Center Adoption Hours
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Petco Location Adoption Hours
Monday – Friday: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Thinking about adding a furry member of the family? Here at ACCT Philly, we are committed to making pet adoption a simple, enjoyable experience.
When you come to ACCT, our adoption counselors will show you what dogs and cats we currently have available at the shelter. Once you have found a few pets you would like to meet, our counselors will help you fill out an adoption application and answer any questions you may have – they are trained to help you find the purr-fect match.
Once your adoption application is approved, you will have the chance to meet with and get to know the pets you are interested in. If you find “The One,” your application will be processed and by paying your adoption fee and signing the adoption contract, CONGRATS! You are the proud new parent of a wiggly, furry bundle of love.
What to Bring With You on Adoption Day
- VERY IMPORTANT: You MUST bring an up-to-date photo ID, and additional proof of address (such as a lease or water bill) if the address listed on your ID is outdated.
- If you rent, you must provide proof that dogs and/or cats are allowed in your lease. We can call landlords if you don’t have the lease on you.
- We require all children and resident dogs meet potential new doggie family members; this is for everyone’s safety and happiness!
- We do sell cardboard cat carries for $5, but you are welcome to bring your own.
- All Philadelphia residents are required to purchase a Philadelphia dog license at the time of adoption.
Adoption Events and Promotions
ACCT Philly frequently holds adoption events and special promotions. These range from waived or discounted adoption fees, to prizes and goodie bags for new pet owners. Check out our events calendar to see when our upcoming events and promotions are.
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In addition, none of the content on ACCT Philly’s website or in communications from ACCT Philly representatives is intended to constitute veterinary advice or any other advice of a professional nature. You should always consult your own veterinarian, dog behaviorist or other applicable professional for advice before making important decisions about your pet. Never disregard medical or professional advice, or delay seeking it, because of advice provided by ACCT Philly representatives. You should also ask your veterinarian to assist you in interpreting any behavioral advice provided and in applying the information to your individual case.