PAWS services during COVID-19: Clinic visits for sick pets, vaccinations, and spay/neuter available by appointment (curbside service). Walk-in clinics remain suspended. We continue to rescue animals! Adoptions and foster by appointment only. Donations to the Emergency Fund for PAWS help ensure we can keep doing our lifesaving work despite the current crisis.
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12.19.2019

Take Home a Holiday Houseguest


They’re more fun than your in-laws, and twice as cute: this year, spend your holidays with a PAWS pet! By hosting a homeless dog or cat for just a few days, you’ll give them a much-needed break from the shelter and help them get adopted faster by giving staff valuable insight into what they’re like in a home. Plus, they’ll be the most grateful houseguest you’ve ever had!

Holiday fosters can last as little as 2-3 days, but our friends would be especially thrilled to be out of the shelter for both Christmas and New Year. We’ll provide your holiday guest with everything they’ll need for their stay – all you need to provide is lots of love!

Learn more about our foster program at phillypaws.org/foster. Or fill out an application to get started!

Helga


Location: Grays Ferry Clinic

About me: I’m a silly and friendly 9 year old who loves to play with toys and relax by your side. I’ve been at the shelter longer than any other dog and would especially love to have a break!

I can join a pet-free home with kids as young as 12.

Learn more about me

Sick cats or kittens


Location: Grays Ferry Clinic, Northeast Adoption Center

Up for providing a little extra TLC? Take home a cat or kitten who’s under the weather! Not only will they recover much faster in a loving home, but you’ll also be freeing up a shelter space for us to rescue another sick cat who needs us. Foster time: 2-3 weeks.

Meet our cats needing foster

Sasha


Location: Grays Ferry Clinic

About me: I’m a gentle and laid back 8 year old who has mammary masses and would especially love to find a longer foster while PAWS determines my treatment plan.

I can join a home with gentle kids as young as 12, and mellow dogs who are my size (cats TBD)!

Email Staff About Me

Spencer


Location: Grays Ferry Clinic

About me: I’m a bouncy and playful young guy who loves people and settles right down once it’s time to relax.

I can join an adult, pet-free home in a quiet neighborhood (unpredictable situations make me anxious!)

Learn more about me

Nicky


Location: Old City Adoption Center

About me: I’m a super sweet 12-14 year old who has limited vision but is happy spending time by your side.

I can join a home with kids as young as 12 who will be gentle with me, and other small dogs who are relaxed like me.

Learn more about me

Raven


Location: Northeast Adoption Center

About me: I’m a social, playful young lap dog who loves people so much that I always want to be by your side!

I’m looking for a home where I won’t have to spend much time alone, and can love with cats, dogs, and kids of all ages.

Learn more about me

Leonardo


Location: Northeast Adoption Center

I’m a friendly and mellow guy who’s a little scraped up from a possible run-in with a car, but otherwise I’m happy and healthy!

I can join a home with kids as young as 12 and other small, well-mannered dogs (cats TBD)

Email Staff About Me

Bellatrix


Location: Northeast Adoption Center

About me: I’m a sensitive and loving senior gal who doesn’t ask for much: I just want a comfy, quiet place to relax by your side.

I can join a home with teens and up, and other small dogs who are mellow like me (cats TBD).

Learn more about me

Marlow


Location: Old City adoption center

About me: I’m a social, fun-loving guy who loves to play and gets along with everyone I meet.

I can join a home with kids as young as 10 and cats who won’t mind my enthusiastic energy!

Learn more about me