Beginning Thursday, December 17th, ACCT Philly will transition from online appointments to same day appointments booked onsite. By shifting to a same day in person appointment system, it will allow people to be able to have an adoption appointment on that same day – and depending on the schedule of appointment, there may be openings when they walk in! It also allows us to be more accessible for people while still ensuring we are limiting the number of people in the building at one time. By providing people with a same day appointment, we also anticipate a significant decrease in no shows and an increase in pets finding homes!

How to adopt:

Step 1:
Take a look at the dogs and cats we have available for adoption! Many dogs and cats are located at our shelter, at 111 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA. We also have many dogs and cats in foster care looking for homes. We generally do not have puppies available for adoption, and primarily have large breed dogs.

View dogs up for adoption here

View cats up for adoption here

Step 2:
Stop by the shelter on the day you’d like to have your adoption appointment:

In an effort to reduce cancellations and no shows, we are now only offering same day appointments. To make an appointment, you may come to the shelter as early as 10am when we open. A staff member will help you make an appointment for that day. The time you will be given for your same day appointment might involve a wait, or could be in the moment. It depends on the number of people ahead of you. Once your appointment is booked, depending on the wait you may either wait in your car, or come back at the time of your appointment. We will have 20 appointments available daily, which we hope will help accommodate potential adopters and help our pets find homes.

Walk ins:

Right now interested adopters will need to make an appointment on the day you’d like to have the appointment. Appointments can only be made in person and onsite. However while the time you will be given for your same day appointment might involve a wait, it could be in the moment, as this newer process decreases no shows. We will have 20 appointments available daily, which we hope will help accommodate potential adopters and help our pets find homes.

Please note that all of our pets will be spayed or neutered prior to being able to go home, in addition to being vaccinated and microchipped.

For animals in foster homes:

If you are interested in a pet who is in foster care, you will need to reach out to the foster directly to schedule a meet and greet using contact information listed in the animal’s online bio. In instances where contact information has not been provided, please reach out to foster@acctphilly.org, and a staff member will facilitate communication between the foster parent and interested adopter. 

Scheduling a meet and greet with foster pets:

Our foster parents are volunteers and will schedule meets as works with their schedule. Once the meet and greet has been completed and if it’s a good fit, the foster will have you fill out an application. Staff or volunteers will be in touch about finalizing the adoption after the application has been filled out, and you may arrange to pick up the pet after they have been spayed or neutered (if that has not already been done). 

Don’t see the pet you’re looking for? New animals come in each day, so we encourage you to check frequently to see if we have what you’re looking for. If you don’t see a pet with us who interests you, we encourage you to search on adoptapet.org for pets in the area who may fit your needs.