Foster Mom Extraordinaire – Jody Lyon
I got into fostering dogs five years ago after stumbling upon a stray Shih Tzu mix on a return trip from Target. After placing her in the perfect home four months later, I had the confidence to help other animals. I went to the place I thought had the greatest need. At the time it was PACCA, now ACCT. The most common question is how do you not get attached to the animals? What fills my heart is finding the right person to love that dog. It doesn’t have to be me. Fostering is not about me. There are other dogs waiting at the shelter. Once I know the match is a good one, I move on to my next endeavor. I am grateful to my resident Pug for tolerating the revolving door of strange dogs in our home. I stay focused, know my limitations and utilize all resources available to market them. The end result is immensely fulfilling.
Volunteer Highlight – Lara Kelly
I started volunteering at ACCT a few years ago when I realized how badly people were needed. I don’t remember why but I connected with Philadoptable’s own Michelle Helms who got me my own personal orientation in order to expedite the process. My time at ACCT is mainly spent helping the dogs that seem to be flying under the radar, finding out what I can about them and helping them to get noticed. I also am part of the Pen Pal program which has been so rewarding. I am currently working with Buckley, my 38th Pen Pal (with my co-Pen Pal Katherine).
(skin) Art For The Animals
Calling all animal lovers!
PHILADOPTABLES is hosting (skin) Art for the Animals- two weekends of tattoos and fundraising for Philadelphia’s homeless animals! We have 6 fantastic shops and their amazing artists ready to serve you on the weekends of June 21 and June 28.
Choose your shop by location, by the art you like, or by the dates that work for you. Each shop has provided a sheet of ‘flash’ –… the designs have different price points and for each tattoo, a donation will be made to PHILADOPTABLES! Simply call the shop of your choice to set up an appointment on their chosen PHILADOPTABLES day listed in this album.
Please LIKE their Facebook pages and support these great shops that support PHILADOPTABLES! And, be sure to post your (skin) art on our page! We want to see your ink!
Philadoptables joins The Eye Opener staff at PHL17
For four weeks in the beginning of the year, Philadoptables had the pleasure to join The Eye Opener staff at PHL17 at their live show to help spread the word about the importance of adoptions and the needs of the shelter. We started out our first week with 5 super adorable kittens from foster care, and the staff could not get enough of the purrs and play time. Second week, we brought in, no less adorable, dogs. The little Terrier, Pomeranian and Shi-tzu soon after their show found their way to new homes and rescues. Not to be outdone, next came in the mature adult cats, who in their own special way took over the studio and the stole the show. Lastly, we finished up our last week with PHL17 with our special needs pets – two blind kittens and a three legged pup. All three became fast friends with the staff
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