The decision to surrender your pet to ACCT Philly is a difficult one to make and it’s important that you have all the facts and exhaust any alternatives before you move forward. Please check out the following pages for resources that may help you keep or rehome your pet, including low-cost vet care information and possible solutions to common pet-related problems.
Can’t Afford Veterinary Care?
Veterinary care can be very expensive. If you are struggling to afford care, check out the following low-cost clinics in the Philly area.
- PAWS 2900 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146 ◆ 215-298-9680 ◆ Send Mail
- PAWS Northeast 1810 Grant Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19115 ◆ 215-545-9600 ◆ Send Mail
- PSPCA 350 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134 ◆ 215-426-6300 ◆ Send Mail
- Providence Animal Center 555 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063 ◆ 610-565-1370 ◆ Send Mail
- Dutton Road Veterinary Clinic 10901 Dutton Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 ◆ 215-331-2968 ◆ Send Mail
- Emancipet 575 Adams Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19120 ◆ 267-774-4901
- Girard Veterinary Clinic 2806 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130 ◆ 215-232-0931 ◆ Send Mail
- And more!
We’ve also compiled some resources to connect you with a non-profit that may help you pay for your pet’s medical needs, as well as some tips to help you raise money to pay for veterinary care. Click to learn more about how to afford veterinary care.
Help for Other Common Pet Problems
- Behavior issues
- Can’t afford basic care or food
- Senior or Sick
- Moving/Landlord Issues and Going out of Town
Rehoming Your Pet Yourself
If you have determined that it is not best for you to keep your pet, then we encourage you to try and responsibly rehome him or her yourself. You know your pet best and will be better at finding a home that matches his or her personality. Here are a couple of links that can guide you on how to rehome your pet:
- Animal Humane Society: How to personally re-home your pet
- Best Friends: Rehome my Dog or Cat
- Cesar’s Way: Rehoming Your Dog
- Petfinder: Rehome Articles
- Contact a Breed Specific rescue
- Connect with a local rescue through Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia.
- Rehome and GetYourPet.com are rehoming websites that connect pet owners needing to give up a pet with potential adopters.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: Any advice provided by the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) is for informational purposes only. Some acctphilly email address may be managed by volunteers of ACCT Philly and do not necessarily represent the views of ACCT Philly or ACCT Philly staff. Behavior and training advice and suggestions provided are not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a professional dog trainer or qualified animal behaviorist. ACCT Philly expressly disclaims any and all liability, expressed or implied, with respect to the service and advice received. Your reliance on the advice provided and/or content of ACCT Philly’s website or email communications is solely at your own risk.
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.