Some Pennsylvania animal shelters that offer dogs for adoption are the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center. These three no-kill shelters are some of the largest and oldest animal shelters in the state.
The ACCT Philly serves the City of Philadelphia and is one of the largest animal shelters and control service providers in the region. Its shelter facility in North Philadelphia handles tens of thousands of rescued animals every year, including dogs, cats and small animals. Its adoption program is open throughout the year. Most of the dogs for adoption in the shelter are pit bull or pit bull mix dogs, but it also offers other dog breeds, such as chihuahuas and pomeranians.
The PSPCA is the largest humane organization in the state. It offers adoptable dogs and other animals from its headquarters in Philadelphia and its satellite locations in Danville and Fishtown Center. The organization also partners with affiliated rescue centers in the state for its offsite adoption events. Its shelter in Philadelphia houses a mix of adoptable dogs, including beagles, bull terriers, chihuahuas and bulldogs.
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the ARL is a reputable animal shelter that has been providing animal care and control services since 1909. It is the only shelter in the state that rescues and cares for both domestic and wild animals. Most of the adoptable dogs in the shelter are pit bull/terrier mixes, but the group also offers small and medium-sized dog breeds.