Looking to adopt a pet? Here are 6 cuddly canines to adopt now in Philadelphia

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Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some cuddly canines up for adoption? There are dozens of deserving dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Philadelphia.

Animal shelters and pet rescue groups work hard to care for unhoused pets and connect them to loving homes. Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs currently available for adoption.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)

Josie, pit bull terrier mix

Josie is an adorable female pit bull terrier mix staying at Fishtails Animal Rescue.

Josie gets along well with other dogs. She is vaccinated. She has mastered her house-training etiquette.

Here's more about Josie: 

Read more about how to adopt Josie on Petfinder.

This sweet and cuddly pup is just a year old. 

Iza, shepherd mix

Iza is a darling female shepherd mix in the care of Furry Tales International Rescue Team.

Iza is eager to make friends, and she'll get along great with your other dogs, cats and children. She is already house-trained. She is spayed and vaccinated.

Here's more about Iza:

Read more about how to adopt Iza on Petfinder.

Iza is a one-year-old tender and affectionate pup. She is an active and playful girl, who loves going on walks and is good on a leash. Due to some injuries, she had to get her paw amputated and has some difficulty going up and down when it's more than a few steps. Iza is very friendly, even to the strangers, and she often asks for belly rubs.

George, mixed breed

George is a charming male mixed breed dog being cared for at PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society).

He's neutered, and he has had all his shots.

Here's more about George:

Read more about how to adopt George on Petfinder.

This pup happily greets people and enjoys curling up in your lap. He has a playful side, too. He enjoys being dressed up. A cozy sweater will surely keep him warm during chilly temperatures. George likes to go on walks and explore his surroundings. He lives in the shelter with his father, Eddie, and the shelter requests they stay together. The ideal home will keep them socialized and will be patient as they adjust to living in a new home. 

Sassafras, mixed breed

Sassafras is a female mixed breed dog staying at PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society).

She already has had all of her shots.

Here's more about Sassafras:

Apply to adopt Sassafras today at Petfinder.

This pup is a high energy, friendly, affectionate and warms up to people quickly. Sassafras is almost always excited to meet new people and allows strangers to pet her. She walks well on a leash and is calmly curious when meeting new canines during neighborhood strolls. The ideal home would make exercise a priority for this young pup. Since Sassafras is a puppy and has a lot to learn, obedience training is suggested. 

Cookie, mixed breed

Cookie is a female mixed breed dog currently housed at PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society).

Cookie needs special time to bond with you: She will need a home free of other dogs, cats and kids. She's vaccinated and spayed.

Here's more about Cookie:

Read more about how to adopt Cookie on Petfinder.

This long, lean gal can't wait to go on walks and hikes with a forever family. Her favorite game is fetch, but like any youngster, she's still learning to bring it back part. She is very playful, but enjoys her cuddle time, too. Cookie would do well in a very dog-experienced home with adults or teens who can match her energy and enthusiasm. Obedience training and positive reinforcement are needed for any young pup. Cookie is no exception, but she's so eager to please and already knows to sit for toys and treats. 

Shailah, mixed breed

Shailah is a female mixed breed dog currently residing at PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society).

She is already spayed and vaccinated.

Here's more about Shailah:

Apply to adopt Shailah today at Petfinder.

Despite being around 11 years old, Shailah's showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. She's got plenty of energy to spare and will need a strong handler to guide her while she's out and about exploring the world with you. Shailah tolerates other polite dogs, who are well mannered and respectful, although we don't yet know how she feels about kids or cats.  

This story was created automatically using local animal shelter data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.