Find Philadelphia County Pennsylvania animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Alliance for Philadelphia's Animals PO Box 58295 Philadelphia PA 19102 215-772-0212
Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia 111 West Hunting Park Avenue Philadelphia PA 19140 267-385-3800
Animal Rescue League of Philadelphia 604 South Washington Square Philadelphia PA 19106 215-898-8862
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance PO Box 63401 Philadelphia PA 19114 877-254-6301
Homeless Animal Shelter Search 325 Hange Ln Philadelphia PA 19006 215-379-5465
Morris Animal Refuge 1242 Lombard Street Philadelphia PA 19147 215-735-3256
National Greyhound Adoption Program 10901 Dutton Road Philadelphia PA 19154 215-331-7918
Northeast Animal Rescue PO Box 52395 Philadelphia PA 19115 610-202-4901
Pennsylvania SPCA 350 East Erie Avenue Philadelphia PA 19134 215-426-6300
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society 100 North 2nd Street Philadelphia PA 19106 215-238-9901
Philadelphia Pets Are Wonderful Support 2255 15th St Philadelphia PA 19102 215-985-0206
Prancing PAWS Animal Rescue 11820 Basile Road Philadelphia PA 19154 215-900-3253
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.