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Status: Available


Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
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Oscar is such a ham! This gorgeous brindle boy would be a wonderful companion for someone who likes to stay active and have fun. Oscar is an energetic boy who would love a yard to play fetch in, or to join you on your daily runs! He's also smart and enjoys working on his general obedience training and manners so that he can show off when he meets new people. Oscar likes other dogs but is still learning the right playground manners, so he'd do best as the only pet in the home. He likes all people and can live with kids as young as 10.


Location: Foster Care

Breed: Pit mix (Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label)

Age: 1-2 Years

Weight: 33 pounds

Reason for surrender to shelter: Oscar was found as a stray.

If you are interested in meeting Oscar, please email for an application.  If you have questions, please email the above address or contact our adoption staff member at 215-298-9680, ext. 69 or 70.

Animal ID#A37540259

(Updated 3/8/18)

PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization. PAWS pulls at-risk animals from the City of Philadelphia's animal control shelter and adopts them out from several locations: our Old City adoption center (2nd and Arch Streets), our Northeast Adoption Center (1810 Grant Avenue); our Wellness Clinic at 2900 Grays Ferry Avenue; our adoption locations at the South Philly and Cottman Avenue PetSmart stores; and, our network of foster homes.

PAWS is dedicated to saving the lives of Philadelphia's homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals and is working to make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.

When you adopt a pet from PAWS you truly save a life!

Please reference this animal's ID NUMBER when inquiring about this pet. Both PAWS Adoption Centers are open Monday-Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. PAWS' Wellness Clinic is open Monday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but appointments are required for adoptions.

Adoption fees include age-appropriate vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and microchipping. No animals may be adopted without being spayed or neutered. Adoption fees are as follows, plus tax: $150 for large adult dogs (older than 1 year); $250 for small dogs (under 25 lbs) and all puppies (under 1 year); $60 for adult cats (over 6 months of age), and $100 for kittens (under 6 months of age). When you adopt a pair of kittens together, the total adoption fee is $150.

Please visit our web site,, for our full calendar of adoption events throughout the region, and for more information on adopting, fostering, volunteering, or donating.

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