Dogs in Desperate Need of Adoption

Dogs from the PSPCA that are in desperate need of adoption. If you are able to help with any of these pets please call the PSPCA soon as possible 215-426-6304 ext 244.

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Fluffy is an 8 yr old neutered male Bichon/Poodle mix. He was recently surrendered by his owner because they could no longer keep him. His owner claimed that Fluffy had skin allergies but we have been unable to contact them to find out more details. When Fluffy first arrived he was matted, dirty and flea infested. Now that he is all cleaned up he’s feeling much better. He has not had a behavior assessment in a year but he has lived with cats and children. He is best suited in a home without other dogs. If you are able to help the Pennsylvania SPCA with any of these pets please call as soon as possible 215-426-6304 ext 244.
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Freckles is a 10 month old neutered male Pointer/Terrier mix. He came to us about 3 months ago after spending the majority of his life living in someone’s yard. It took him a little while to get comfortable with our staff but now he is very happy that he does not have to spend long cold nights outside. Freckles has a high octane energy level at times. If you’re the type that likes to spend a lazy Sunday in bed he probably isn’t the best dog for you. Freckles is food motivated which is a big help when learning new tricks. Having a warm place to stay is great but Freckles is getting pretty bored here. He needs a chance to get a lot more exercise. Freckles is best suited in a home without cats.
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D’Amour is a super cute 11 month old female Shiba Inu mix who is very stressed out in the shelter. D’Amour has a history of snapping at people but probably because she is easily spooked by just about everything, including noises and sudden movements. D’Amour is in the wrong place for such an easily frightened young girl. She wants to be friendly! Once she warms up she will come and nudge your hand for pets. All she needs is some patience and understanding! D’Amour could be dog friendly if she is placed with the right dog. She is also best suited in a home without children. Once she is in a home and gains some confidence, she will relax and not be so jumpy. D’Amour would do well with an owner who enjoys peace and quite as much as she does.
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Bronx is a 2 yr old male pit bull mix. He was surrendered to one of our agents about a week ago. Bronx is shy and reserved here. We are trying to learn more about his personality but he is very stressed in our shelter. We would like to see Bronx in a home so we can get him to open up and show his true colors. Bronx seems dog friendly but he may not get along with a playful or pushy dog. He is not recommended for cats. Bronx may already be housebroken and he will be happy to sit and let you pet him all day long.
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Bessie is a 5 yr old female American Bulldog. She is one of our volunteer favorites. Bessie has a commanding presence but a gentle nature. She loves just taking a quiet stroll through the dog park. When Bessie was signed over to our Humane officers she had a skin infection, eye infection and an ear infection. There were pressure sores on her legs and she was under weight. After some medical treatment and a good bath, Bessie looks like a whole new dog. Although she is a calm and laid back dog Bessie is better suited as the only pet in the home. Bessie is getting pretty bored just sitting in her kennel all day. She could really use a place to call her own.
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Chico is a 1-2 yr old Chihuahua mix. He was picked up by an animal control officer after being hit by a car. Chico was in a ton of pain but still maintained a friendly disposition. X-rays confirmed that Chico has a pelvic fracture. At this time we keeping him comfortable with cage rest and pain meds but our options are limited because we do not have the capability to due orthopedic surgeries. Chico enjoys sweet talk and gentle scratches behind his ears. Once he's fully recovered he should be highly adoptable
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Scrappy is an adult neutered male Pit Bull mix. Scrappy came to the PSPCA with both left legs broken after being hit by a car. His front leg did not heal appropriately and ultimately ended up being amputated. Losing a leg never stopped Scrappy! His strong spirit pulled him through and months later he was fully recovered and in foster care. Unfortunately Scrappy had some serious resource guarding & dominance in the home. Scrappy was returned to the shelter. We know these are serious issues but our medical staff had worked so hard to help Scrappy, they are not willing to see him sit in a kennel indefinitely. Scrappy acts like a big dopey dog but he is very intelligent. He is outgoing and independent. He’s been through a lot but Scrappy needs an owner who will set rules and boundaries instead of babying him. Despite an outpouring of interest in helping Scrappy following a recent Facebook positing, we are having a tough time finding appropriate placement for him. With time and appropriate training he will make a loyal companion.
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Sam is a 5 yr old spayed female Pit Bull mix. She radiates with positive energy that just attracts you right to her. She was found as a stray but her owner never bothered to claim her. Sam was oh so close to getting a new home until we found out that she is positive for Heartworm. Her potential adopter was unable to take on this type of medical care so Sam stayed here. Sam knows basic commands and doesn’t need a treat to show off her skills. She seems dog friendly and has a medium energy level that would suit almost any family. Sam gets worked up on car rides but otherwise she is a fantastic dog. If you are able to help the Pennsylvania SPCA with any of these pets please call as soon as possible 215-426-6304 ext 244.
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Rocco & Cassy are 1 ½ yr old Pit Bull mixes. They are victims of our slow economic times. Their owner returned them because they could no longer afford to keep them. Rocco recently had to have his tail docked because of an injury that Rocco would not allow to heal. Rocco is nearly fully recovered but still battles with his e-collar every day.
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Cassy has been becoming increasingly kennel stressed and has been reacting in a negative manner. Both Rocco and Cassy are real gems. They lived successfully with other each other, cats & children. In a less stressful environment they will thrive. Cassy & Rocco would be happy to become your newest family members.
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Pecan is a 1-2 yr old female Pit Bull mix. She is full of warmth and exuberance. Her joyful disposition just makes you want to smile! Pecan has been a little hard to place because she is currently being treated for demodectic mange. She is not contagious to other pets but she is very very itchy. Pecan is sweet and social with a fun loving puppy like manner. She has been used as a helper dog on many of our dog meets.
12/16
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Bessie is a 5 yr old female American Bulldog. She is one of our volunteer favorites. Bessie has a commanding presence but a gentle nature. She loves just taking a quiet stroll through the dog park. When Bessie was signed over to our Humane officers she had a skin infection, eye infection and an ear infection. There were pressure sores on her legs and she was under weight. After some medical treatment and a good bath, Bessie looks like a whole new dog. Although she is a calm and laid back dog Bessie is better suited as the only pet in the home. Bessie is getting pretty bored just sitting in her kennel all day. She could really use a place to call her own.
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Toto is a 3 yr old Cairn terrier mix. This snugly little fellow wants to be the only man in your life. He is very happy to be cuddled and carried around. Toto is quick to accept an invitation for a brisk walk or a play date. He’s got a lot of love to give but he can have a very jealous streak when he sees other people getting attention. Toto reacts negatively when he sees other people getting affection that he believes should be given to him. Toto also has separation anxiety and does not like sharing his toys. This pup will do well in a home with an experienced small dog owner who does not have young children.
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Dolly is a 3-5 yr old female Shepherd Mix. Her owner signed her over to one of our Humane Officers in October. Dolly had a skin infection which left her bald on her back. When she first came in she was very frightened but with a little time and gentle coaxing Dolly came out of her kennel and out of her shell. She is a bouncy goofball. Dolly is still nervous meeting new people. Once you take the time to get to know her you will find that she is very outgoing and affectionate.
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Harlow aka Choco is a 3 yr old neutered male Pit Bull mix. He has a long history with us and we are determined to find him a forever home. Harlow is a big couch potato! He will be happy to chill with you and watch your favorite TV shows. Up until recently we didn’t know a whole lot about his laid back personality. Harlow has been adopted and returned 4 times. None of his adopters kept him for very long. His most recent adopter had him for about 2 days before Harlow got lost. Two months later he arrived back at our shelter with some pretty nasty injuries. One of our employees was kind enough to take Harlow into foster to allow him to recover in peace. Now Harlow's foster is back in school and Harlow has to spend long periods of time in his crate. It sounds unfair but it’s better than spending 23.5 hours a day in a kennel. His foster proved that with patience Harlow’s behavior issues were correctable or manageable. Harlow is house broken and crate trained. Harlow is friendly towards cats & small animals but he has never been fond of other dogs. He should not live with another dog he can do well in a social situation if properly introduced. Can Harlow come to your house and make himself at home?
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Sally is a sweet energetic spayed female Pit Bull Mix. Sally was found wandering around outside of the shelter unattended. Her owner never came back to get her so after a good bath Sally was hot on the trail to find a new home. The only problem with this is that she has been so enthusiastic about it that she keeps finding ways to get out of her kennel to greet potential adopters. We don’t mind her being social but we can’t have her wandering around the building all day long. Sally loves her toys but she doesn't mind sharing. She will be happy to have you play along with her. Sally also enjoys a play time in our dog park and socializing with our volunteers. She could use a foster volunteer to take her home and promote her for adoption in an environment where she won’t be so interested in running away from. Sally is best suited in a home without other pets. If you are able to help the Pennsylvania SPCA with any of these pets please call as soon as possible 215-426-6304 ext 244.
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