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ACCT Philly and Doggie Style Pets team up to help more homeless dogs in Philadelphia find homes

Doggie Style Pet Stores, Philadelphia’s number 1 independent pet store, and ACCT Philly, the only open intake shelter and animal care and control provider in the city, are launching a new partnership to help Philadelphia’s homeless pets. Doggie Style Pets’ Fishtown location began hosting ACCT Philly dogs on March 30th, helping them find homes through direct in-store adoptions as a pilot, and has now expanded to Doggie Style Pets’ Northern Liberties location. On Wednesday, April 15th it will begin having dogs in their Fairmont location, and hopes to expand into more stores if the pilot continues to go smoothly.

Doggie Style Pets in partnership with Saved Me Animal Rescue has adopted out close to 13,000 dogs in need.  

“Our goal at Doggie Style Pets was always to help make it so you could buy great products for your pet and adopt a new best friend all in one place.” Said Howard Nelson, CEO of Doggie Style Pets. “This year has been extremely difficult for shelters everywhere, especially open intake ones like ACCT Philly. When looking for how we could have the biggest impact in helping homeless pets in our own communities, ACCT Philly was a natural choice.

“This partnership will enable us to have dogs in all different parts of Philadelphia looking for homes, making it easy and even more accessible for people to adopt a homeless pet in need.“ said Sarah Barnett, Executive Director, ACCT Philly. “Many people still don’t know we even exist, despite us having over 200 animals looking for homes at the shelter daily. We’re so grateful to Doggie Style Pets for seeing the need to help local pets and providing us with this opportunity to save more lives.”

Like all dogs adopted from ACCT Philly, the dogs available for adoption at the stores will all have their vaccines, be microchipped and spayed/neutered. Doggie Style Pets is generously donating the staff time to provide care to the dogs onsite, and customers can make donations directly to ACCT Philly when checking out. Those who aren’t looking to adopt can also volunteer to help walk dogs at the Doggie Style Pets store locations, a great way to give back and help local dogs in need. More information on the dogs available and the adoption and volunteer process can be viewed
here.