Shelter Me: Take a look at the 'Long Timers'

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Shelter Me: Take a look at the 'Long Timers'. David Murphy reports during Action News at 9am on July 29, 2017. (WPVI)

The Pennsylvania SPCA is advocating on the behalf of the animals they refer to as the "Long Timers."

"You have both sides of the spectrum: a dog that's been in and out, and a dog that's never left. We consider both of those long timers here," said Gillian Kocher of the PSPCA.

So, the PSPCA has launched a promotion they're dubbing "Summer Lovin'," to find these pups their forever home.

"Sometimes these dogs will have something that prevents them from getting adopted, like they're really excited in their kennels - or the opposite, where they really don't look at you at all," said Kocher.

From now until August 4 the adoption fee for the long timers will be $19.50, discounted from the usual $75.

"A shelter is no place for them to live. This is just a temporary stop for them, a safe haven, but what we really want is for them to be in their forever families," said Kocker.

You can meet some of the Long Timers looking for their forever homes in the video above.

You can also visit the PSPCA's website.

And, if you'd like us to share your shelter success stories, post a picture to the FYI Philly Facebook page using #6abcShelterMe and tell us where you adopted your pet and how much they mean to you.

We'll be featuring your stories on upcoming Shelter Me segments.

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