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American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
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Hi, I'm Sophie. I am a lovely pit bull lady who would be a great fit for someone looking for a mellow dog who doesn't need a lot of training. I'm housebroken, and I love to show off the commands I know, like sit, down, paw, gently taking treats, and walking nicely on a leash! I'm very affectionate and love to bond with my human friends. I'd do best in a home with adults and older kids who respect my space and understand how to interact nicely with dogs.

I love all small dogs and can coexist with larger male dogs, but I would rather not share my home with other large female dogs. I would do best in a home without cats, because I don't understand that I shouldn't chase them. I'm really mild-mannered, but sometimes I like to jump up to sneak a kiss from you! 

Name: Sophie

Location: Foster Care

Breed: Pit bull 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: 6-10 years old

Weight: 57 pounds

Reason for surrender to shelter: See description above.

Animal ID# A15439596

(updated 4/10/17)

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: $150 for large adult dogs (older than 1 year); $250 for small dogs (under 25 lbs) and all puppies (under 1 year); $50 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.

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