PACCA is the city shelter taking in over 30,000 animals a yr. They are city funded, or I should say city Under-funded! It is not a no kill shelter, but does have a 68% save rate. This shelter has an open door policy and never turns away an animal! They adopt out as many animals they can through PAWS, the adoption fee is 40$ for dogs and cats, this includes spay or neuter, vaccines and microchipping. For dogs you must pay an additional 8$ for a city license. This shelter is sad as their are so many animals in need of saving! Please save a life today, adopt, foster or volunteer!
PAWS works with the city shelter and takes in over 30,000 animals a year. They have approximately 200 cats, and 50 dogs on any given day up for adoption. The adoption fee is 40$ for cats, this includes spay or neuter, vaccines, and a microchip. For dogs it is 40$ + 8$ city license fee, and that also includes spay or neuter, vaccines and a microchip. Volunteers and staff are very helpful and kind!
They also have many animals in need of foster care including infant kittens, kittens with moms, small animals, and dogs, and many animals IN foster care looking for homes! Adopting an animal out of foster care is wonderful because the animal has been living in a home with people and they can tell you everything to expect!
This is a very nice adoption center right on the corner of second and arch! They have over 34 cats and kittens and 2 dogs on any given day, Their adoption fee is 45$ and all animals come spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. Volunteers and Staff are amazingly caring and helpful!
I have had many trips to the emergency room with different pets, and have had mixed experiences. None were that great, Most of the staff was friendly except for a few techs who couldnt answer my questions and got snotty when I wanted to speak with a vet instead. I brought my dog once because she was throwing up and had a fever, and they kept her overnight, I was worried sick, they told me it was an allergic reaction to her medication, that THEIR opthamologist Dr. Gross put her on in the first place. 1,300$ for their mistake!
I took another dog their after he had a seizure where he couldnt walk afterwards, and when I got there they told me to just go home because he could walk then. I said no, and that I wanted to know what made it happened, they took him back, and came back and gave me a list of "could be's", they offered no solutions nor did the reccommend any tests I should do. So for them to basically tell me nothing, and give me a list of could be's that I could of googled for free, I paid 300$
Overall I have just not been happy with Penn, nor have they been very helpful in getting my animals well.
Queens Village is a good hospital, the staff is friendly and the vets are knowledgeable. They arent taking new customers though, But if you are lucky enough to be with them, and are able to afford the cost they are a very good Center City option.
Banfield is a decent vet. Dr. Gay and Dr. Quan are caring and helpful. Their wellness plan is very cost efficient, and the rest of the staff is friendly. It is a good place for basic stuff, like spay and neuter, vaccines, microchipping, and check ups, but for anything Major go to Penn.
PAH is the best! The staff is friendly, the vets are amazingly caring. They are affordable, and helpful. The only bad thing is the location is a bit out in the middle of no where south west. But that doesnt stop me! I have never had a bad experience with this place, they really care about the animals, I am a foster parent and vet bills are expensive, they have always been really understanding with my fosters and supportive. Dr. Chapman has even dropped meds off to me personally so I didnt have to make another visit since I dont drive. I would recommend this place to any and everyone, and I tried a lot of vets before I found this one!
This Vet should go back to school, and learn a few things. They are affordable but lacking knowledge. It's ok for the basics but if their is something seriously wrong with your pet, go somewhere else!
I have taken my dog and cat here, each time the vet spent less then five minutes in the room with me, I spent more time in the waiting room then I did with the tech and vet combined. I left feeling rushed and unimportant, and for a basic checkup, fecals, and an antibiotic for a cold I spent 164$, that is way to much for such poor service!
The PSPCA deals with a lot of cruelty cases, and could use all the support they can get.
I am also happy to see more pit bulls on the adoption floor, and hope it stays that way forever!