The Philadelphian’s Guide to Adopting, Pampering and Traveling With Your Pet

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Pamper your Philadelphia pets with a “Trust the Pawcess” photo session by Pawtrait Pet Pop-Up / Photograph by Matthew Caserta, Pawtrait Pet Pop-Up

Whether you’re looking to adopt a four-legged friend or simply searching for a new way to pamper your pet, we’ve got you (and your bestie) covered.

8 New Ways to Pamper Your Philly Pets

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A weekend Barking Brunch at Salty Paws is just one new way to pamper your Philadelphia pets. / Photograph by Theresa Regan

From doggy brunch to tribute tattoos, here are the latest ideas for living your best life with your furry friends. Keep reading …

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Illustration by Jennifer Scott

Fishtown resident, illustrator and PAFA grad Jennifer Scott recently self-published Dogs of Fishtown, a coloring book showcasing neighborhood pooches. The 38 line drawings depict Scott’s own dog, named Rally T; Fishtown’s famous Peewee; and other canines sourced from local Facebook groups. Scott is working on “Mutts of Manayunk” and “Cats of the Internet” collections. From $15 at

Where and How to Adopt Your Pet in Philly

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Stanley, the Main Line Pig / Photograph by Casey Robinson

From pigs to reptiles to four-legged furballs, here’s where to look — and what to consider — before you bring home a critter. Keep reading …

This Philly Animal Shelter’s Elaborate Photo Shoots Lead to Snapshot-Worthy Adoptions

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Rocky Road’s ACCT Philly photo session / Photograph by Carina Romano/Love Me Do Photography

Dogs donning camping gear or rocking out in ’80s attire — it’s adorable and for a good cause. Themed photo shoots at ACCT Philly are capturing the hearts of potential adopters. Keep reading …

Tips for Traveling With Pets (or Leaving Them in Philly)

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Pups get perks at Kimpton Hotel Palomar. / Photograph courtesy of @maple.the.aussie

Flying with your furry friend? A Philly vet shares his tips for making travel as seamless as possible. Plus, options if you don’t want to travel too far with your pet. Keep reading …


Published as “Happy Tails” in the May 2024 issue of Philadelphia magazine.