I don’t always get the chance to meet the shelter animals I write about. But while at Pet’ober Fest today at Philadelphia Animal Care and Control (ACCT), I had the opportunity to meet Autumn, who has now been added to my all-time favorites list.
Autumn is a beautiful season of the year, and an appropriate name for this gorgeous girl. I had no trouble walking with her, and when we sat down to spend some quality time together, she literally fell asleep in my lap. Actually, she fell asleep with her head in my hand, as you can see in the photo slideshow (left). She is so sweet, calm, and gentle, and I can now understand how she became a volunteer favorite.
Autumn (A13913165) is a brown and white pit bull terrier mix, estimated to be about seven years old and 51 pounds.
Poor Autumn was surrendered when her owner was evicted from his apartment. It can’t be an easy transition from home to shelter life for a girl her age, but she has become very relaxed and friendly over time. However, she’s still urgent at the shelter due to limited space. As great as she is, she needs a hero right away.
She passed all her advanced handling tests and dog meets, and craves all the love she can get. If you allow her in your lap, that’s where she’ll stay. She’s affectionate with all people, especially her shelter Pen Pals, Petra and Teri, who devote as much time to her as they can. She’s also great in the car and is good with children.
Autumn should not go to a home with cats or small animals. If you have the right situation for her, she would love to meet you at the door when you get home, lavish you with kisses, and join you on the couch while you watch TV.
The Pet’ober Fest event continues tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 16th, and if you’re interested in meeting this low-maintenance girl, she’ll be waiting at ACCT, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave. in Philly. Her adoption fee tomorrow will be just $10, which includes spay, vaccinations, and microchip. You literally could not get a better deal with this dog.
If you don’t have room for this great girl, please share for her because sharing saves lives.
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