DOGS AVAILABLE FOR RESCUE PLACEMENT
URGENT TIMESTAMPED DOGS!
This section lists the current, at risk, timestamped dogs. These are dogs who have become at risk for euthanasia on the date they are timestamped due a medical or behavioral condition that is beyond ACCT’s capacity for care, physical or mental deterioration due to length of stay in the kennel environment, a lack of space to house the animals, or a combination of any of the above. If you are an approved Love Local Partner and are able to confirm for one of our urgent, Timestamped Canines, please email Lifesaving@acctphilly.org
**Adoptable Timestamp dogs are also listed in our available for adoption section. If you are a member of the public who wishes to adopt an Adoptable Timestamp dog, please visit ACCT Philly at 111 W Hunting Park Avenue during our adoption hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See our required steps for adoption, here. Additionally, we have many dogs who are available for adoption at ACCT Philly, but would also love placement with a Love Local Partner! Please take a look at the rest of our dogs on our page for adoptable dogs.
TREATABLE MEDICAL AND BEHAVIOR CANINES
This section lists dogs who have been noted to have medical issues that are believed to be treatable; that are showing in-kennel stress behaviors such as hard barking or leash biting; or that have behavioral history reported from the owner or community at the time of shelter admission, such as minor bite histories (either human or animal) where skin has been broken and a rabies observation was conducted.
Although we will make every effort to time-stamp dogs that have medical issues; or behavioral histories, but that are not considered a risk to the public, we cannot guarantee that dogs listed in this section will be given a Timestamp, as in some instances their health might decline rapidly, or in instances where behavior is the consideration, where their behavior with staff or our housing capacity may result in selection for euthanasia and not formal promotion.
TIME TO ADJUST
This section lists dogs who have a history of safe and social behaviors noted from a home or in the process of admission to the shelter, but are showing fearful behavior in our kennels, or signs of aggression to strangers. We hope they may improve with time, but these dogs are not currently available for adoption.
NEW ARRIVALS, NOT YET MEDICALLY EVALUATED FOR ADOPTION PROGRAM
This section lists dogs who have not yet been fully assessed by our intake staff as apparently healthy and ready for adoption. Unless aggressive behavior or a severe medical condition prevent it, all dogs are fully vaccinated with age appropriate, core shelter vaccinations, given topical flea/tick prevention, an oral dewormer, and a quick nose to tail exam including checking the teeth to estimate age and overall health.
This exam is not performed by a veterinarian, however our intake staff are trained to look for even relatively mild medical conditions, and will place a dog on “Pending Veterinary Assessment” if any concerns are noted.
Available for Adoption