Pitbull Photograph

Now that you’ve met the wonderful pit bulls who already have found homes in greater Philadelphia, consider adopting a pit bull of your very own!

PAWS rescues hundreds of dogs each year, most of them pit bulls. Here are some of
the dogs currently looking for homes. Please check back often: we rescue new animals every day!

When you adopt from PAWS, you are not only saving the life of your new friend, but you are saving the life of the dog that gets the resulting open space at the adoption center or foster home. Every time a dog is adopted, PAWS is able to pull another dog from the city’s Animal Care and Control facility, where thousands of cats and dogs are euthanized every year due to lack of space.

PAWS’ adoption fee ($70 for dogs over one year, $110 for puppies under one year) includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchip, things that would otherwise cost hundreds of dollars from a private veterinarian. Though you do need to be prepared
to spend thousands of dollars over the course of your dog’s life on food, veterinary care,
and supplies, adoption is a great way to save money while you save a life and gain a new best friend!

Click here to download our adoption application (PDF) - you can also get one in person
at our adoption center or from a foster parent.

Can’t adopt? There are other ways to help save lives: Foster, donate, or volunteer!