Change a Life: Raise a puppy for Canine Partners for Life

February 5th, 2017

You can help change the life of an individual with a disability by raising a puppy for Canine Partners for Life (CPL)! CPL trains and places service dogs to assist individuals with a wide variety of physical and cognitive disabilities. Each dog is taken through a two-year, comprehensive and customized training program to meet the… read more »

Benefits of Sharing Your Life With Pets

February 12th, 2016

Pets Encourage Physical Activity It’s a given that having a pet can take you out of a sedentary lifestyle and encourage you to get out of the house. Dogs need to go outside for walks. Cats need exercise and playtime. Pets Encourage Social Interaction Pets are social magnets. Imagine taking a walk on a crowded… read more »

Finding the Perfect Pet-Friendly Rental Home

November 10th, 2015

Finding the perfect pet-friendly rental may not always be easy, but with nearly half of all renters owning a dog or cat, pet owners are starting to find more and more welcome mats. Plan Ahead: Moving-related issues are among the most common reasons pet owners are forced to give up their pets. In a recent… read more »

ACCT Philly and PetSmart Charities® Team Up to Save Hundreds of Pets in the Philadelphia Area

December 9th, 2014

Homeless pets in the Philadelphia metro area will have a better chance finding a loving home thanks to a partnership between PetSmart Charities® and the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly). With support from Petsmart, the two organizations have teamed up to open a pet adoption center in the PetSmart store at… read more »

Just a Few of the Many Benefits of Adopting a Senior Pet!

May 10th, 2013

Senior pets usually have a calmer temperament… think of it as a canine retiree! Easy walks, plenty of naps and lounging around make senior pets the mellow choice. Seniors can also inspire you to slow down and ‘stop to smell the roses’. Petting an animal has many medical benefits for humans such as lowering your heart… read more »