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. Read More »

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

2011 Best Animal Shelter

Operation Ava

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 for adoptive owners. Their do-gooding is largely funded by the colorful pet store downstairs so if you've already got a dog, go buy him a treat and help a puppy out. Read More »

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