No-fee adoptions for large dogs this weekend at Philly shelter

Outlaw is a pit bull mix available for adoption and currently sheltered at ACCT Philly. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Outlaw is a pit bull mix available for adoption and currently sheltered at ACCT Philly. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

If you are looking for a big furry friend to warm your heart and keep you happy, Philadelphia’s animal shelter is making it cheaper to adopt one.

Because Animal Care and Control Team in Philadelphia has run out of space, spokeswoman Morgan Polley says the agency is offering free adoptions of large dogs this weekend.

 

“We are having a full house event, which means we are waiving all adoption fees. This tends to be our last resort option when we are completely full,” Polley said.

Sixty large dogs are available for adoption.

“Philadelphia does require a dog license, and those are $16,” she said. “If you live outside the city, it should be no cost to you.”

Though the adoption fee will be waived, Polley said there are some stipulations before you can bring one of the dogs home.

“We do ask if you have any children in your household or any resident pets,” she said. “We do ask that you bring them with you, we do require dogs to perform a dog meet to make sure everyone is happy and safe.”

The offer applies only to the main shelter at 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., which is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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