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Lacey is a pint-size lovebug who was found wandering the streets of Philly by a kind-hearted policeman and taken to ACCT. She is very affectionate and wants nothing more than your company. Lacey weighs about 39 lbs. and is only 20 inches tall from her feet to the top of her head. She is dog friendly and was very tolerant of her first bath (see photos). Lacey likes to rest her head on your lap and gives kisses to anyone who gets down on her level. She is friendly to strangers and would likely make a good family dog. Want to meet Lacey? Email adopt@acctphilly.org or visit ACCT Philly!

Philadelphia often ranks at or near the top of many BAD lists: traffic, potholes, etc. But, thanks to the people at MyBaggage.com, here comes some good news…for both you and your lil fur-baby!

According to a new study, that takes into account such things as: number of veterinarians, pet stores, pet-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels, and cost of pet ownership, Philadelphia is one of the top 10 pet friendly cities in the U.S.!!! WOOOOO HOOOO!!!

Philly officially came in at #7, trailing cities such as New York, Houston and Chicago, with Los Angeles taking the top spot.

We scored especially high in the “pet friendly hotel”, “number of pet stores” and “number of vets” categories. I don’t think they factored city parks into the equation, but if they included Fairmount Park (me and my dog Clover’s favorite walking spot), I’m sure we’d be top 5!

If you’re a pet owner, what makes Philly such a great place for you and your pet?

7 Reasons Why You Should Adopt Your Next Pet

  • Saves You Money

    Many times shelters include the cost of spay/neuter, microchipping, and vaccinating in the adoption fee which will save you some money since you won’t have to pay for the procedures yourself. Plus adoption fees are lower than if you were to purchase a pet from a breeder.

  • Adoption Helps More Than One Animal

    Shelters all over the country take in a countless number of stray, abused, and lost animals so when you adopt an animal you are helping shelters make room for other animals. The adoption fees also go towards helping shelters provide care and services for the animals in the shelters.

  • Helps to Eradicate Puppy Mills

    Animals from puppy mills are typically housed in poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviorally troubled due to these poor conditions. Sadly, the mothers of these puppies are often kept in cages, bred over and over and then abandoned, killed, or sold. Puppy mills will continue to operate as long as people continue to support them. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren’t giving puppy mills a dime.

  • Improves Health

    Various studies have shown that a having pet can improve your health. The CDC reports the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners. Pets can also decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness while increasing opportunities for exercise and socialization.

  • Unconditional Love

    A pet is a friend for life! A companion that will love you no matter what and will show you affection. What better way to create that bond of unconditional love with an animal you saved from a shelter.

  • You're Supporting Shelters

    When you adopt a pet from a shelter you’re not only saving a life, but you’re helping shelters continue to provide care for animals. When you adopt from a shelter, since adopted animals are spayed or neutered, you are helping to diminish the chances of overpopulation.