Dog of the Week: Bessie

This sweetheart is Bessie (A12433243). She is a boxer mix and was surrendered for adoption because her owners could no longer care for her. She is 5 years old and has already been spayed. She is extremely scared here in the shelter and is very confused as to why she is here. Bessie is most likely house-trained and will need a refresher course when she gets into her new home.

Bessie didn’t show any interest in cats but we can test her again if you have cats. She is still nervous around other dogs, but she wasn’t aggressive with them. Once she opens up a little more we will test her again. This wonderful girl deserves a soft bed and loving home. Do you have room for her?

These animals are located at Philadelphia’s animal control shelter, ACCT. They need immediate adoption or foster care.

Adopted so far




ACCT is located at 111 W Hunting Park Ave. and is open 365 days a year. Please check the PSPCA website for hours. To check the status of an animal, call 267-385-3800, email nsmith AT or mdecker AT

Don’t forget to check out the weekly Animal Care & Control event at the Petsmart in Haldeman Plaza, where you can learn more about adoption and foster care, and meet some animals who need a good home.

This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., ACTT will have a spring cleanup event at the Hunting Park Avenue location. Volunteer can enjoy prizes and food, plus ACCT is offering 50 percent off all animal adoptions.

Check in every week with NEast Philly to see the cat and dog of the week.

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