It’s a sad reality that many animal control facilities have to euthanize healthy, adoptable animals for lack of space due to an overabundance of homeless pets (why it's so important to ADOPT and not SHOP and spay & neuter your pets!). Mellow, Kiwi and Diesel, three Pit Bull Terrier mixes at one such shelter in Philadelphia, were destined for this fate. At the last minute, those three dogs labeled “urgent” got a Christmas miracle – a second chance at life with us. Thanks to the hard work and coordination of the ACCT Philly team, our lifesaving staff members and a few dedicated volunteers who assisted with transportation, we were able to rescue these deserving dogs and bring them to the safety of our Adoption Center, where they will be placed up for adoption. Mellow, Kiwi and Diesel are in a safe place for the holidays! We hope forever isn't too far behind. Two of these pooches are pictured below:
Meet Husky/Shepherd blend Rose, viagra who made her way to Providence Animal Center’s Adoption Center when her owner sadly surrendered her. This snow-white beauty is the perfect winter companion; her soft fur will keep you warm on a cold December night, sales and she would look stunning romping around in freshly fallen snow.
Rose would do best as the only pet in a quiet, adult-only home that will give her strong leadership and lots of love as well. Though she needs an owner with some previous Shepherd experience, she already knows the “sit” and “stay” commands, and she is housetrained to boot, so some of her training has already been done for you!
It’s time for the annual Providence Animal Center Holiday Fundraiser! Every year, customers are encouraged to participate in a December campaign to raise funds to support our lifesaving mission. This year, red paw prints will be available for a $5 donation. Any customer visiting the Adoption Center can donate, and one of the paw prints will be hung up on the walls of the lobby with their name on it for all to see how you support lifesaving!
It’s December, which means it’s officially the holiday season! The Providence Animal Center lobby is decorated with tinsel and snowflakes, and we’re in the holiday spirit!
We know you love your pets like they are a part of the family and are pulling for our homeless pets to soon find their own families, so we have some great ways for you to celebrate the holidays and support our cause.
The Swarthmore Community Center will be holding their second annual Santa Claus & Paws event from 10AM-12PM on Saturday, December 7th. The event promises to be fun for kids of all ages and families are encouraged to bring their dog family members as well. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras for the photo.
We’ve got another round of fabulous adoption follow-ups for you! These Happy Tails are special because they feature pets who were adopted into families that included furry friends!
Maple is a tiny Chihuahua mix who was transported all the way up from West Virginia in October. She also made an appearance at our Bark in the Park event! Finally, no rx a few weeks ago, Maple found her forever home, complete with a new older sister named Miss Jones, a pug. You can tell from the photo below how close they already are.
As we near the end of 2013, we get closer to reaching our yearly adoption goal of 3,300 lives saved. Every day, we work to place dogs and cats into loving forever homes, and the results so far have been incredible!
However, we are still a few hundred away from achieving that year-end number. How can you help us get to 3,300? The easiest way to do this is to spread the word about our adoptable pets.
So many animals make our work easy and can adopt themselves out just by being crazy-adorable and sweet as can be. Take Bobby, for instance – he’s a four month old Catahoula Leopard Dog mix currently in our care and waiting to find a family:
We at Providence Animal Center have many things to be thankful for – we get to save thousands of animals’ lives every year, buy and what’s better than knowing that you helped find a dog or cat a forever home? But we have even more reason to be thankful now.
Thanks to a very generous animal-loving donor, pilule every monetary donation made to our organization in the month of November will be matched. That means that your November donations will be DOUBLED because there are community members who believe in our lifesaving work.
Imagine you make a generous donation that will help care for one dog at our Adoption Center while they await their forever home. During this Matching Challenge, that donation will be matched, and your generosity will actually be enough to support the care for two dogs! So instead of just helping Ellie or just helping Millie, two Boxers currently in our shelter, you’ll be helping both of them! Look how excited they are about it:
This weekend starts “Howl-O-Week” at Providence Animal Center.
At 10AM on Saturday, our adoptable cats and dogs will dress up in Halloween costumes and walk a parade up and down the Adoption Center’s grounds. From 11AM-6PM on Saturday, families are invited to bring their children to the Center for trick-or-treat stations in our cat and dog kennels and enjoy a bake sale with cider and hot cocoa. Trick-or-treat stations will also be open on Sunday from 12-5PM. Adoption specials include Pick Your Price adoption fees on all pets homeless 30+ days and “lucky” black animals will have a waived adoption fees. Adoption specials will go on through Halloween, when the Center is open for adoptions from 12-4PM.
We’re proud of the work that we do to save homeless pets, capsule but we always strive to make changes for the better and continue to educate ourselves on ways to save more lives. What better way to do that than to learn from other shelter experts?
Director of Operations Dayna and Assistant Director of Operations Amy attended the No More Homeless Pets Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, hosted by Best Friends Animal Society from Oct. 10-13th. They got a chance to attend workshops on everything from animal body language to medical treatments and everything in between! One highlight was a workshop headed by Sherry Woodard, Best Friends Animal Society’s animal behavior consultant, who has worked there since 1996. Pictured below is Dayna with Sherry Woodard:
While Dayna was attending this session, Amy was at an “All Things Cat” seminar, presented by Pam Johnson-Bennett, a certified cat behaviorist.
It’s almost time for Providence Animal Center’s annual Bark in the Park Dog Walk & Fall Festival! It’s one of our biggest events of the year, and we are so excited to join together and raise funds to reduce pet homelessness. Participants take a 2-mile walk around the scenic Rose Tree Park, and all funds go towards helping Providence Animal Center’s lifesaving work.
Get your dog signed up now with Debbie DeSantis’ Canine Good Citizen training class, tadalafil which begins on Tuesday, view October 22ndand runs for 8 weeks. Debbie is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and has trained many dogs over the span of her career, and has even helped train some of Providence Animal Center’s own homeless dogs.
The Canine Good Citizen class is targeted at dogs who have already received a basic training course and want to fine-tune their skills, so if you have already completed some training with your pup, Debbie’s CGC class is perfect for you.
All breeds are welcome to enroll in Debbie’s class and take the CGC test, but a special bonus is available for Pit Bulls. As mentioned on the above flyer, if your Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix takes the class and passes the test, $150 will be donated to Providence Animal Center! These funds are available through a generous grant from the Animal Farm Foundation. (more…)
We know how much everyone loves follow ups from some of our favorite formerly homeless pets, and we’ve got two fabulous Happy Tails for you today!
The first Happy Tail comes from the new dad of Spirit, a Pitty blend who we saved from an overcrowded shelter in July. Spirit came to that facility drastically underweight – she weighed only 21 pounds! Named for her undeniably sweet nature despite her previous mistreatment, Spirit was a fast favorite at Providence Animal Center, and we all rooted for her during her stay here. She was placed into a foster home so she could get some extra TLC, and sure enough, she got it – her foster dad fell in love with her and decided to make her stay permanent. Here’s what he said after making the adoption official: