Dog of the Week: Jackie-O

Meet Jackie (A15922320)! This sweetheart of a girl is a 1- to 2-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix who was found as a stray and brought to the shelter.

Don’t let the wounds on her face confuse you – she was not used for ill purposes, but instead has an allergy to fleas and couldn’t help but itch herself! Luckily, she’s been treated for fleas and is now on the mend.

Jackie loves attention and will gently climb into your lap where she could stay for hours if you’d let her! She also likes playtime, and while she could use some basic obedience training, it’s easy to remind her not to jump on people to play. Jackie didn’t show any issues with basic or advanced body handling (she thought it felt good) and showed no issues with food besides eating a quickly (she was hungry!).

Jackie was a bit distracted during her cat test and should have another before going home with any. Jackie was a little uncomfortable in her dog meets, just because she likely hadn’t had chance to play with any recently. She did try to initiate play with a dog more her speed and was friendly, but didn’t look to play with a pushier dog. Have resident dogs at home? Please bring them down to meet

Jackie! Families with children under 6 should also bring them down. Don’t miss your chance at adopting this sweet, sweet girl. Come meet Jackie today!

These animals are located at Philadelphia’s animal control shelter, ACCT. They need immediate adoption or foster care. ACCT is located at 111 W Hunting Park Ave and is open 365 days a year. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday; 1pm-8pm; Saturday and Sunday; 10am-5pm. To check the status of an animal, call 267-385-3800. Check in every week with NEast Philly to see the cat and dog of the week.

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