Changes to PAWS services in light of COVID-19: We continue rescuing animals! Adoptions and foster by appointment only; clinic appointments available for sick pets; walk-in vaccine clinics and spay/neuter suspended. Also, the Emergency Fund for PAWS has been launched to ensure we can keep doing our lifesaving work despite the current crisis.
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Old City Adoption Center

Monday - Friday
12:00PM - 7:00PM
Saturday
11:00AM - 7:00PM
Sunday
11:00AM - 6:00PM
215-238-9901
adoptions@phillypaws.org
100 N. 2nd Street (at Arch)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Old City Adoption Center


Due to COVID-19, our Adoption Center is CLOSED to browsing until further notice. Adoptions and foster placements may take place by appointment at our Grays Ferry and Northeast facilities.

 

PAWS’ Adoption Center, in the Old City section of Philadelphia, is a shelter like no other. It houses adoptable pets in a quiet, boutique-style setting and is open seven days a week. Typically, 1-2 dogs and dozens of cats live there while they wait for their forever homes. Cats live in community rooms or individual units, depending on their personality and preferences, and each dog lives in a room of its own. Staff and volunteers provide daily care, exercise, and TLC, and most residents have a view of passersby and neighborhood activity. Since opening in 2008, the adoption center has matched thousands of animals with loving homes, raised awareness of the urgent need for adoption and foster care, and enabled countless people to join our mission by donating or volunteering.