Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday, 2/27 - MEET EDDIE!

Hi, my name is Eddie. I'm a 3-5 year old pit (possibly catahoula) mix who came to ACCT as a stray. I was found in an abandoned building. No one is sure how long I was there, but I'm quite skinny. Everyone who passes me comments on how striking I am. I have crystal blue eyes and markings that make it look as through I was splattered with paint. I'm extremely athletic and would make a great agility dog. My absolute favorite thing in the world is to play with a ball. My Pen Pal says I'm not allowed to take toys in my kennel because I will chew them apart, but she found one ball that is indestructible. She helps me sneak it inside when no one's looking. It makes me feel better and not so bored in my kennel. I've become depressed since I've come in. I don't get much attention and I'm scared.

When I came in I already knew "sit" and "paw", but since being here I've kind of forgot. My new Pen Pal, Erin is working with me to remember as well as teach me new things like "down", "drop it" and "stay" and to walk nicely on a leash.

A little more about my Pen Pal: She's a volunteer at the shelter who works with me exclusively to teach me new commands and market me to adopters. She comes to see me a few times a week and gives me time away from the shelter. She hopes to get me adopted quickly so I don't have to live in this kennel anymore.

You can see a video of me rolling in the snow here:

I would do best in a home where I can run and get my energy out every day. I'm fine with body handling, but because I'm so energetic I probably shouldn't go home with small children. I seem to get along with other dogs, but I'm not sure about cats yet. I haven't met any, but Erin will test me. If you're interested in meeting me, please email my Pen Pal at or come see me at ACCT (111 W. Hunting Park Ave. Philadelphia, PA)!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday, February 7 - PEETY IS ADOPTED!

On Friday I was adopted! A great guy came in to meet me and decided to add me to his family! His wife has been talking with Erin for a while and the timing was finally right to bring me home! I spent the weekend getting used to my new home, playing in the snow, and exploring the yard! I have my own bed and I get tucked in every night. They say I'm being a very good boy and they love me very much! Thank you everyone who followed my blog, reposted my ads, and pulled for me!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, 2/3 - Peety gets a bath!

Last night, Erin came in and told me it was "bath time"! I had no idea what that meant. She brought me into this room with a big silver tub and picked me up to put me in. I was a little freaked out because I had never seen anything like it. I squrimed a little bit, but then calmed down. When I got out of the tub, I got a case of the zoomies and ran from one end of the room to the other, but since the floor was wet I kept sliding into the walls. It was fun! Now, I'm clean and smell so good! Erin couldn't get any pictures because she had her hands full.

I also learned "down"! Erin and I have been working on it for weeks, but I couldn't get the hang of it. She enticed me with these really smelly treats. Once, I realized she wanted me to lay down to get the treat I did it! Then I did it again! I could tell she was proud of me.

Oh, Erin also made a valentine for me for some benefit she is going to tonight!

Email her for more infomation on how to foster or adopt me!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sunday, 1/31/10 - Peety is introduced to the crate!

Hi Everyone! Its the first day of February, meaning its been a whole month since New Years and I'm still here at the shelter; bringing my time here to 5 whole months.

Yesterday, Erin came to hang out with me. We went for a long walk around the shelter grounds, played in the outdoor runs, then relaxed in a quiet office for a while. It was nice to just chill out and play with a ball in the peace and quiet. While in the office, Erin introduced me to an Airline Crate.. like the picture below. She said it would help me when housebreaking and also keep me out of trouble while my future family is out of the house.She gave me a peanut butter kong, I stepped right into the crate and sat down. She left for a little while and I just enjoyed my peanut butter and didn't mind it one bit! When she came back, I was so excited to see her! After that, we just sat around for a little bit. Then it was time to go back to my kennel. :-(

I really hope my adoption day comes soon. I'm getting anxious and unhappy here. Please, someone save me!

If you are interested in meeting me, please contact my Pen Pal, Erin at You can find me at ACCT - 111 W. Hunting Park Ave. Philadelphia, PA.