Dog of the Week: King

King is a gorgeous chestnut-colored pit mix who is approximately 1-2 years old. He is neutered and up to date on all his vaccines! He currently lives at the city shelter–and trust me, that’s not a fun place to be a dog! King was originally surrendered to the shelter because his owners were moving and could not take him with them. He was adopted and recently returned because his family did not have time for a dog. King is very nervous and scared at the shelter.

He’s dog-friendly, kid-friendly and cat-friendly. He knows all his commands, is great in the car and has great leash manners. King absolutely loves going for long walks in a park. King is a medium-energy dog who could be a jogging partner but is happy just walking, too. He has some separation anxiety that should get better as he gains confidence. This handsome boy needs out of the shelter fast! Can you help him?

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.

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

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