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Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is Philadelphia's largest no-kill shelter and is working to make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year.In March 2010, PAWS opened a low-cost, high-volume spay/neuter and wellness clinic serving pet owners and rescues in an effort to keep pets healthy and reduce the homeless pet population. Located in the Grays Ferry section of the city, the Clinic serves pet owners who have difficulty affording or do not have access to basic veterinary care (sterilization, vaccinations, treatments for upper respiratory infections/parasites/fleas, etc.) and rescue organizations that need affordable spay/neuter surgery and basic veterinary care to carry out their lifesaving work. Support for PAWS funds lifesaving initiatives including adoption and foster care programs, spay/neuter surgeries, low-cost vaccinations, and other efforts, all of which help reduce and will ultimately eliminate the unnecessary killing of Philadelphia's animals. Donations to PAWS are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Philadelphia, PA,19106
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Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (215) 238-9901



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Meet Shallot

Meet Shallot! He is a gentle and affectionate boy who will make it a point to lean against you, or on your feet for attention and a nice snuggle. With his people, he is both excitable and respectful; His foster reports that he is even considerate when requesting pets — gently nudging you until he can get your attention. Shallot's favorite thing is his walks; He will see the leash and start jumping around, barking, wagging his tail, and being sure to sniff every tree, bush, and corner you pass — especially if they are on a path that he has not yet traveled before!  When Shallot walks the same route that he's familiar with he will be less vocal than when getting to explore new spaces, but is still sure to let you know how happy he is to be by your side outside.  He could overall use some help with his leash manners, but thankfully he is a very bright pup who learned several commands (stay, wait, sit, come, lay down, go to your best, relax, go back, touch, and leave it to name a few!) very quickly. His foster mom reports that he is fully crate trained and housebroken, but does prefer it when his people are at home with him, and would adore being someone's work from home buddy! During first introductions and when meeting new people Shallot likes to show off his "life of the party" and excitable side. His foster mom reports that when he meets new people or dogs he gets so excited and first will show it with some zoomies, then be sure to melt right into you on the first pet, and get more comfortable and relaxed each time that you're together.  Shallot has enjoyed having a confident dog friend in his foster home to show him the ropes, and we think he could live with another respectful and playful pup in an adoptive home. He has such a sweet and goofy personality, and is a natural born ballerina with his feet always ready to go in first position! A household who can provide him with routine and structure, patience, quiet, playtime, and plenty of belly rubs will surely adore having this low rider as a forever pet!  Age: ~3 - 4 Years ​How I came to PAWS: Stray Animal ID#: 53714 Weight: 31lbs Mixed breed (It’s impossible to identify breed mix by sight alone, so for most dogs, their mix is only a guess. We get to know each dog as an individual and strive to make matches based on personality, not on breed label.) Location: Foster Care  ​All of our dog meets are by appointment only; to get started, please complete the adoption application. To learn more about this dog, please contact us at [email protected] or 215-298-9680 ext. 16.

Adoption Process
Visit for more information. Adoption fees are: Dogs: $150 Puppies (under 1 year): $200 Cats: $50 Kittens (under 6 months): $75 All adopted animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Those interested in adopting must first fill out the application, available at

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