Teena needs a home

Teena is up for adoption at PAWS.
Teena is up for adoption at PAWS.
Posted: August 23, 2012

TEENA WAS picked up wandering the neighborhood near PAWS' Old City shelter nearly a year ago. Although the black pit-bull mix is "young and energetic, and really smart and really playful and cute," said PAWS executive director Melissa Levy, "for whatever reason, our adopters have ended up choosing other dogs over and over again."

(The reason, said more than one person in the know, might be her color: Black animals, both dogs and cats, often take longer to find homes.)

Teena is 2 to 4 years old, weighs 60 pounds, and is shy at first, but warm thereafter. She's into cuddling, running and playing with squeaky toys. She is, said Levy, "wonderful." And after more than 10 months spent in the shelter, Teena needs to find a home, fast.

Adopting any animal at PAWS or the PSPCA starts with visiting either place. (Reach the PSPCA at 350 E. Erie Ave., 215-426-6300, pspca.org; PAWS info below.) Both shelters are open daily; both require prospective adopters to spend time with the animal, fill out an application and, in most cases, pay a fee to add an animal to your family. Adopted animals must be spayed or neutered and vaccinated before going home.

To adopt Teena, contact PAWS, 100 N. 2nd St., at 215-238-9901, phillypaws.org. When inquiring, please provide her tag identifier, A14114940. Because Teena has been in the shelter for more than six months, a qualified adopter can name his own adoption fee.

- Lauren McCutcheon

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