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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Philadoptables is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that provides support for adoption, welfare, and outreach programs that benefit the 30,000+ animals received each year by the Philadelphia Animal Control Shelter, the Delaware Valley Region’s largest open-door municipal animal shelter. By working with volunteers, animal welfare groups, organizations outside the animal network, and communities throughout the Delaware Valley Region, our goal is to save lives and to build a better community – for people and animals alike – by: Increasing the number of animals saved through adoptions, foster homes, and rescue partners at Philadelphia’s animal control shelter; Improving conditions at the shelter by supporting essential services not funded by the City’s animal control budget; Educating the public and generating community involvement about the shelter and the animals in its care.

Results: Check out our many accomplishments that we have given to the Animal Care and Control Team in Philadelphia. To highlight, we built 5 new play yard for the dogs, added a roof to one of the larger ones. We were a major sponsor in the laundry and kitchen sink initiative. We have given various medical equipment and supported the events team and volunteers. We have held several kitten adoption programs and have provided food and much needed supplies to many of the rescues who pull from the shelter. Through our partnerships and grant programs we have provided tons of food for the shelter pantry project which helps needy families keep their families together. We do Camp Out for Hunger every year with a local radio station 93.3 WMMR who graciously allows us to collect pet food for our rescues and the shelters needy family pantry. We continue to look for ways to increase education and awareness in the City and surrounding areas.

Target demographics: homeless animals in Philadelphia

Geographic areas served: Philadelphia, Pa.

Programs: Increasing the number of animals saved through adoptions, foster homes, and rescue partners at Philadelphia’s animal control shelter; Improving conditions at the shelter by supporting essential services not funded by the City’s animal control budget and the rescues that pull animals from there. Educating the public and generating community involvement about the shelter, it's rescues, and the animals in their care.

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Traceytravels

Client Served

Rating: 5

Philadoptables is a philly based non profit that helps out local rescues with their mission to save animals in need. Having a community support system to back rescue organizations is vital to those rescues success. Philadoptables helps with providing needed supplies, monetary support , and helping raise awareness of animals in need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm with a local rescue and Philadoptables has been extremely helpful generous with donations and cross posting events and animals needing homes.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are extremely fortunate to Philadoptables in the area. They are a blessing to community with their programs/outreach and they also go over and above to help local rescues.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that really cares about animals. They help save them, foster and get them forever homes through adoption. I am proud to write this review for them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Philadoptables has been a tremendously supportive and effective partner for ACCT Philly. Whether it is supporting our food pantry for the public, providing enrichment for our shelter animals or collaborating with us and other humane organizations to fund raise, they always seem to come through. ACCT Philly is proud to be associated with Philadoptables.

Jeanie D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a Board Member for this organization. We all volunteer 100% of our time to help homeless animals in the Philadelphia area. We really provide much needed medical supplies for ACCT Philly and enrichment for the animals, by providing structures, agility equipment and toys and treats. We also provide food for needy families to keep them together, rather than a family turning in a family member, because they simply can't afford basic needs for them. We have offered low cost vaccines, flea and tick medications. We hold adoption events, spend a week collecting food with Preston & Steve Camp out for Hunger (WMMR) to distribute this food to foster families and local rescues in the Delaware Valley Area. If you are in need, please reach out to us at info@philadoptables.org and we will see what we can do to help.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be a member of this board and secretary. We provide much needed medical supplies, enrichment for the animals, food for the pantry, dog runs, play yards and improvements to the cat rooms. All of the board members volunteer at the shelter. We hold various fundraisers to be able to provide whatever the shelter needs. ACCT in Philadelphia is the only intake shelter in the Philadelphia area, so no animal is turned away and this puts a tremendous strain on the resources that the City of Philadelphia provides. I know the work we are doing is saving lives and we are making a difference. Won't you join us? "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" author unknown.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great things for dogs and cats! They provide resources for animals in a high kill, underfunded shelter. Pet food for people who can't afford the food. Covered areas for dogs to play outside and stay sane in any weather. Special events for adoptions. Lots more. 100% of their funds go to the animals. Everyone at Philadoptables is a volunteer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege last year, at a fundraising event, to witness a woman walk up to this organizations table. She proceeded to tell them how she has 5 foster dogs and how she is involved to the shelter/rescue world, and how she was stressing about feeding them. Then, philadoptables great crew loaded this woman's car with several large bags of dog and cat food. The woman was in tears! She was so grateful!
This is just one example of how philadoptables has impacted our area. They help so many families keep their pets, when they would otherwise not be able to afford to keep them fed.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These people are very caring and committed. They get themselves out in the public eye at events large and small and bring some of their charges with them. I can see by the way the animals react they are loved and well taken care of.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization that helps thousands of neglected and abused animals every year. They are literally life savers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've known Michelle for a while now and I just recently had to privilege to work on their calendar to raise money for shelters in the area. I love what they do, and since I used to work for one of the shelters they raised money for I was honored to be a part of it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is well run and super caring organization that will do anything to help these animals find a great place to live. They were a pleasure to work with and I can't wait to help again.

TW

1 Adam44

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently worked with Philadoptables on a calendar to raise money for rescue pets. It was a great experience and lots of fun. Everybody who donated their time and money were kind, caring people with good attitudes and compassionate hearts.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Philadoptables is a great organization - the passion and commitment from all the volunteers is unbelievably amazing. It has been such a pleasure to be a part of Philadoptables; it inspires you to want to do more to help save and contribute to animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We provide delivery services for Philadoptables' food donations. The amount of food donations they procure for ACCT has been amazing. Philadoptables has been a great charity to work with, well organized and professional. We look forward to coninuing the relationship.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Its been a pleasure to be on the board of Philadoptables.

Philadoptables is an incredible organization working to save the lives of abused and abandoned animals of Philadelphia. They will an important gap that exists between city services and the public without which many animals would not find their way out of the city shelter and to new adoptive parents.

2 Kelly144

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for ACCT in Philadelphia and I cannot say enough good things about Philadoptables. They provide so many needed items to the City of Philadelphia open intake shelter. Medical equipment, play yard equipment, food, treats, harnesses, collars, toys, and so much more. They even built new play yards for the pups to have fun in. Philadoptables ROCKS!

2 Michelle Helms

Board Member

Rating: 5

2013 with Philadoptables had our Board accomplishing more than we ever imagined! Just a few of our 2013 accomplishments:

-We took adoptable dogs to the Tattoo Arts Convention again

-Volunteer appreciation breakfast at the shelter

-Major sponsor of the shelter’s new laundry room

-Love Potions mix and mingle fundraiser

-4 appearances on Eye Opener PHL 17

-Paint Your Pet fundraiser

-Volunteer appreciation dinner with another non-profit at Benny The Bumm's

-Sponsored advertising for these on-site adoption events: Spring Break, Be Mine, St. Pitty & Kitty’s Day

-Board Members volunteered at All Paws on Deck weekend long adoption event

-TV appearance with Carol Erickson

-Skin Art for the Animals tattoo fundraiser with 8 tattoo shops

-Beer glass fundraiser- Kiss-a-Bull Brew and Striped Tail Ale

-Held adoption events for ACCT Philly animals at a few different locations

-Crazy Pet Costume Contest

-'Harness Your Love' harness drive for shelter dogs

-Planned a Friday Fun Night for shelter volunteers- volunteering, food, and fun!

- Donated clinic supplies such as 4 pulse ox machines, 3 surgical lights, clippers, blades, Feliway for stressed kitties and supplies for off-site adoption events such as tents, custom table cloths, banners and more!

-Sudsy Sunday dog wash at Pet Valu

-Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR) and kitten pate donation drives with matching donations from us!

-Won a cool “Shelter Me” segment on 6ABC- http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/video?id=9302178

-Built and donated 5 more play yards for shelter dogs

-Had a “Hunks for Hounds” calendar fundraiser created for us by our friends at Viola Design Services/Homes for Hounds

-Awarded grants by Animal Farm Foundation, Google, Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets Foundation, Banfield, Bissell, and other industry leaders

- Named a “Great Non-Profit” by Great Non-Profits organization- a real feather in our cap!

-All year long- collected and donated over 125,000lbs of cat and dog food to the shelter’s pet food pantry, foster parents, and rescue partners.

We hope to share an equally impressive list for our work in 2014! Thank you all for your unending support!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We support Philly's animal control shelter whose annual intake of unwanted animals was over 33,000 in 2012! Some of our work: donating medical supplies and equipment, supporting adoption events, celebrating shelter volunteers, stocking a pet food pantry for people in need, building 6 shelter dog play yards at ACCT Philly and more. Philadoptables is made up of volunteers. We have little in the way of expenses- donated dollars go right to the animals!
It means the world to me to be doing this life-saving work. xo

1 Tammy81

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about Philadoptables. They are so very helpful. I have two fosters with ACCT and they have been there everytime I needed something. They even help to find good loving families for the foster dogs by holding events and even promoting the animals for the foster parents There even wonderful to the community to make sure every pet owner who can't afford pet food gets food for their pet. I can even list all the excellent things they have done to ACCT to keep the dogs happy and stress free. They truly are an excellent organization

Diana73

Board Member

Rating: 5

Just this year I have become involved with Philadoptables and am very proud of the dedication and commitment of the board members and the things we have and will accomplish. We have some of the most amazing volunteers who are truly committed to helping the homeless dogs and cats of Philadelphia. Philadoptables is a unique organization and I am very happy to be a part of it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a foster Philadoptables has always been very helpful to me with lending me a crate for my fosters , food for them & even toys for them to play with . Sometimes even a ride to go pick up my new fosters & a meet with my resident dog .Sometimes ,it's not as easy to do with our own pets to feed & our own families , so the help they provide is very appreciated. Having this help they provide for us fosters endures us to be able to continue taking fosters in .Thank you , Philadoptables !