ACCT Philly is open to the public, however in order to meet the needs of the community after significant budget cuts to our contract as well as ensure the safety and health of its staff and volunteers, ACCT Philly is shifting how we do adoptions:

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:
For animals located at our facility:

Make an appointment:
All appointments are onsite and can be booked up to a week in advance, so that you can meet the animals we have up for adoption.

If you are interested in adopting a dog, please make an appointment here.
If you are interested in adopting a cat, please make an appointment here.

If it says no more appointments are available, please consider our walk in option, or continue to check the appointment links as more appointments are released.

Walk ins:
We currently have limited staff availability for walk ins. We strongly advise making an appointment. You may also visit the shelter between 10 and 5pm to see if we have had any appointment cancellations and can accommodate a walk in, but please understand that we cannot guarantee availability.

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, 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 for pets in the area who may fit your needs.