Best of Philly

Best Animal Shelter

2017 BEST Dogs by the Hour

Saved Me

Need a quick puppy fix? Volunteer to walk a dog at Saved Me: There’s not much paperwork, so it’s perfect for those spur-of-the-moment urges for a stroll with a furry friend.

860-862 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-240-1240 | Website

2011 BEST Animal Shelter

Operation Ava

858 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Ava Gutierrez, 11, and her sister Lexie, 13, are the driving forces behind NoLibs’ new no-kill rescue shelter, complete with on-site pet training and vet care. Sure, says mom Claudia Gutierrez (who owns Doggie Style, the pet-store chain), she helps run the place, but the shelter was Ava’s idea, and co-founder helms the pet-education program… Read more »