Passionate Eagles fans can now show their love for the “underdog” team, and the “true underdogs” of the city — pets waiting to be adopted at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Erie Avenue.
During a ceremony touting the Eagles and the latest in canine wear, about a dozen dogs were decked out in fleece jackets with “Underdog” and “Go Birds” — as well as wings — printed on them. The jackets were made by Boathouse Sports, a Philadelphia-based company with a factory about half a mile from the SPCA.
The dogs modeled their jackets in a fashion show, and played along an agility course. When one lovable black pup peed directly into a tire on the course, one employee yelled “score!” Boathouse Sports Owner John Strotbeck sang the Eagles fight song with staff and volunteers. He said is goal is to help some of the dogs find homes, and to raise funds for the organization.
Dog owners can obtain an underdog jacket of their own by visiting the Pennsylvania SPCA website and donating $75 or more.