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Queen Village: QVK9 Gives Dogs a Social Playground at Mario Lanza Park

Queen Village: QVK9 Gives Dogs a Social Playground at Mario Lanza Park

They may be known as man’s best friend, but pups might not be the first thing that come to mind when sorting out community affairs. However, that’s not the case in Queen Village. Jaclyn Kelly and Dara Slott are not only owners of Pet Snobs Boutique, but also acting co-chairs of Queen Village K9, a social […]

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Bustleton: PAWS Brings Low-Cost Animal Care to the Northeast

Bustleton: PAWS Brings Low-Cost Animal Care to the Northeast

The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society’s Northeast Adoption Center and Low Cost Clinic, or PAWS Northeast, is the largest no-kill, non-profit animal shelter in the region. A team of employees, medical staff and volunteers provide low-cost care to animals in need. The adoption center, located at 1810 Grant Ave., opened two years ago in May 2014. PAWS […]

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Old City: Animals Go From PAWS to Pethood

Old City: Animals Go From PAWS to Pethood

In 2006, the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association (PACCA) euthanized 90 percent of the animals that were brought to them. In an effort to ratify the high frequency of euthanasia and provide a better alternative, Dana Spain founded the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) as PACCA’s life-saving department.  In 2009, PAWS broke away from PACCA, […]

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Point Breeze: Owners Say Dogs Ain’t Misbehavin’ After Time at Philly Pack

Point Breeze: Owners Say Dogs Ain’t Misbehavin’ After Time at Philly Pack

Krista Milito and Jeremy Burger met at a dog walking company when they were both dubbed the “go-to” people for misbehaving dogs. Recognizing their gifts for dealing with rowdy canines, the two founded The Philly Pack. The Philly Pack is a center in South Philadelphia that specializes in the obedience and behavioral training of dogs that […]

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Fishtown: PSPCA Turns Art Into Activism

Fishtown: PSPCA Turns Art Into Activism

Renee Beaucheane is a longtime animal rights activist. In addition to working professionally with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) in Fishtown, much of her personal time is devoted to animal-rights-related causes. The Fishtown PSPCA, located at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and West Oxford Street, opened in June 2015 to serve […]

 

Passyunk: Animal Lovers Find Pet Friendly Options in South Philadelphia Neighborhood

Passyunk: Animal Lovers Find Pet Friendly Options in South Philadelphia Neighborhood

Anyone with a pet will tell you that Fluffy is more than just an animal. They are a member of the family. And just like a new parent is willing to pay more for the organic baby food that promises to keep their infant healthy and happy, many pet owners will go out of their […]

 

Northern Liberties: Five Places To Pamper Your Pet

Northern Liberties: Five Places To Pamper Your Pet

From the continued renovation of new apartments and residences to the influx of small businesses in Northern Liberties, this up-and-coming Philadelphia neighborhood has a lot going on. Pets play a major role in the community – so much so that local businesses have made it their mission to serve man’s best friend. Here are five […]

 

Juniata Park/Feltonville: Save a Life with the ACCT

Juniata Park/Feltonville: Save a Life with the ACCT

The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia, also known as the ACCT, is located between Second and Front streets. It welcomes stray animals and the help of volunteers, as well as donations to help save lives and make a difference. Susan Cosby, the executive director of Animal Care and Control Team, spoke about the […]

 

The Waterfront: Friends Organization Works to Improve Schuylkill River Park

Nestled between Spruce and Lombard streets, running next to the Schuylkill River, the Schuylkill River Park is a green sight for sore eyes tired of the urban landscape only blocks away. In addition to open spaces and benches, the park has several basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, a community garden, a dog run, a recreation […]

 

Health Beat: Dogs Helping People Get Fit

Health Beat: Dogs Helping People Get Fit

[vimeo 87640861] Owning a dog – known as man’s best friend – has been proven to promote a healthier lifestyle. Philadelphia has 15 dog parks for owners and their pups to go for a stroll and get fresh air. Since adopting his dog Gem over a year ago, Michael Green, 26, said Gem has helped him […]