Meet Vivian! And then take her home with you.

Meet Vivian! And then take her home with you.

This teeny weeny little lady is named Vivian! Viv is a ~7 year old Chihuahua who weighs a whopping 6 lbs. She was found as a stray in Philadelphia and despite spending a few days at animal control, no one came looking for her! She’s now living it up in foster care and is officially on the lookout for her future family!

Vivian is currently living with other dogs, both large and small, and enjoys the company of other low-key, friendly dogs like herself. She doesn’t always understand when they tell her to back off and will wiggle and dance around to try to get them to play. She’s also currently living with cats and LOVES to interact with them. She’s living with older kids and also loves interacting with them. We think she’d do well in a home without young children because she is so small and delicate, but not because she won’t love them!

vivian-in-unicorn-costume Vivian absolutely adores her human friends and prefers to be with them at all times. She follows her foster family around the house with playful curiosity and loves to curl up on the couch next to them. She doesn’t love to be left alone and will bark for a few minutes when you leave her alone, but eventually settles down and snoozes while you’re away. Vivian needs some work on her housebreaking skills and is doing much better with a consistent walk schedule. This sweetie is the perfect size to take on all of your adventures and loves to meet new people – the perfect wing woman!

Vivian received a dental cleaning and was spayed upon coming to City of Elderly Love. She also had a small mammary mass removed and biopsied which came back benign. She’s healthy and ready to land her forever home!

Vivian is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love. She is spayed, vaccinated, and will be microchipped prior to going to her forever home. She is also negative for heartworm and lymes disease. Interested in meeting her? Visit our website at to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at!

Life at Vet U Follows Penn Vet Students

Life at Vet U Follows Penn Vet Students

Life at Vet U  is an exciting documentary series about local veterinary hospital Penn Vet. The six-part series premieres on Saturday, October 1, 2016 and airs Saturdays at 10pm ET on Animal Planet.

Life at Vet U

Local veterinary hospital University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will be featured in a gritty documentary series on Animal Planet starting Saturday, October 1st, 2016. The six part series follows six students as they are trained by top experts in the industry and work towards graduation. Daily challenges and high-stress, fast-paced emergencies make any pet owner hold their breath. You will have a whole new appreciation at what it takes to become a veterinarian. The six-part series premieres Saturday, October 1 at 10 PM ET.

Penn Vet School

Life at Vet U Hospital RoomPenn Vet is a global leader in veterinary education, research and clinical care. Everyone in Philly knows that Penn Vet is the best of the best.Penn Vet has some of the most advanced technology in the industry. It’s the first place every Philadelphia dog owner goes in an emergency situation or if their dog needs special care.

But did you know that they treat nearly 40,000 patients a year?  They handle everything from routine check-ups to, chemotherapy, and intricate cataract surgery. Penn Vet students are constantly challenged to be prepared for anything – including treating zebras!

Six Part Series

This six part series shows how personal and professional relationships grow in life-changing moments. Not just for the students, but also for the animals. Students complete years of never-ending studying, round-the-clock rotations and tackle unpredictable cases. The hard work and emotional struggles are worth it. You’ll experience the student’s anticipation as they brace themselves for the most important day of their career: Match Day. On Match Day, students find out where they will intern. Will work at their dream hospital? they scramble to even find a placement?

Life at Vet U follows each student on the road to becoming a veterinarian. It’s is a show about personal journeys and proof that every student has the same passion – to improve the lives of animals.

Dog Days at Dilworth Park 2016

Dog Days at Dilworth Park 2016

We’re excited to be a partner of the Dog Days at Dilworth Park 2016. Sponsored by TD Bank, Dog Days is a tribute to all Philly Dogs and their owners. The event will take place August 30, 31st and September 1st from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Dilworth Park near City Hall.

It’s just another example of why Philadelphia is so dog friendly! Each day you can bring your dog to the Dog Days at Dilworth booth and meet local pet product service providers Muttropolitan Pet Sitting & Dog Walking, pet supply retailers, and even ask questions of a professional trainer. In addition, local rescues PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and Morris Animal Refuge will be on site with adoptable pets. You can also get information on how you can volunteer, help support their missions, or how to adopt your own furry friend.

Dog Days at Dilworth Schedule:

Here are some more fun things for your pup:

  • Enter giveaways and raffles for cool prizes
  • Play on the Whole Animal Gym mini-agility course
  • Meet and greet with adoptable dogs from local shelters
  • Learn about pet safety with Red Paw Emergency Relief Team
  • Watch a cooking demonstration on how to make healthy dog treats
  • Hot Dog Cart by Dilworth Park Café with lunch available for purchase
  • Socialize with other Philly dog lovers and their pups!

For more information on daily schedules, please visit our Events Calendar.

Meet Lucky! And then take him home.

Meet Lucky! And then take him home.

Lucky1His name doesn’t lie, this little guy really is Lucky! At around 10 years old and weighing around 16 lbs., Lucky found himself homeless and in Philadelphia’s animal control shelter after being picked up as a stray. What’s truly remarkable about Lucky’s story is that he survived on the streets of Philly all on his own while being almost completely blind and deaf! While he may be considered “special needs”, Lucky does not let his disability slow him down a bit! He’s now living life in a foster home with other dogs, cats and kids!

Lucky is such an easy-going little guy that he seamlessly fit right in with his foster family which includes both large and small dogs, cats and younger kids. He’s very happy to lay on the couch next to you and loves his naps. He’s very much a people-dog and loves attention. He doesn’t mind being picked up and is great about all body handling. He especially loves belly rubs and chin scratches! Lucky is housebroken and will let you know when he needs to go out for a walk by giving some barks. He’s also great about letting you know when he needs something, like to find the water bowl or that he’s hungry. In addition to being mostly blind due to cataracts and having a hard time hearing due to his age, Lucky has a mild heart murmur which is common in dogs and requires no further treatment at this time. This adorable, muppet-like dog will make a great addition to just about any family!

Lucky is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love! He is vaccinated, microchipped and will be neutered prior to going to his forever home. He is also heartworm and lymes disease negative. Interested in meeting him? Visit to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at!

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