Shelter Me: Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia

HUNTING PARK (WPVI) -- A road trip ended with a dog getting a new home.

When James Duffy and Kevin Grubb met Dolly, it was fate.

James Duffy and Kevin Grubb, Adopted Dolly February 2016.

James said, "We happen to meet at Pet-smart to meet a friend, and we car pooled to New York that day. And when we got back we decided to go in, and we found Dolly."

The next carpool, it was Dolly, a cute poodle mix, who hitched a ride to her forever home.

"She laid right in my lap, wagged her tail, licked my face, and that was pretty much it," said Kevin.

Dolly was adopted from the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia and when she first arrived, she was in rough shape.

"She was emaciated and fully matted," added James.

Now almost a year and a half old, she's completely healthy and has settled into her new home.

James said, "She was really just wanting to be a part of our family."

Kevin said, "If there's a stressful day or a day that's intense for any reason you come to Dolly, and it takes the level down of stress.

Now they can't imagine their family without her.

The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia finds homes for 8,000 animals a year.

Ame Dorminy, Communications and Development Specialist said, "It good to know that when we adopt animals out to people, not only does it make them happy, it changes their life."

Brittany is a 3 to 5-year-old pit mix who prefers a home with no cats.

"She's a great little dog she loves going on hikes and she's a big snuggler and you know she's gonna make a good fantastic pet for almost any family," said Dorminy.

Carlos is a year old and would enjoy an active home.

Dorminy says, "He's kind of a big dopey puppy still has some learning left to do you know he loves playing with other dogs.

Patches is a year old and would love a home with kids.

"She wants to be a family dog. She wants to be on someone's lap. She wants to be part of the family and we would love to be able to give that to her," said Dorminy.

And there is Tiny, a 3-year-old Pit-bull mix. She was dropped off by her owner at the shelter. She is very good with other dogs; might want to check to see if she is good with children, but honestly, a very friendly dog.

If you're interested in Tiny or any of the animals you've met today you can visit the Animal Care and Control Team website.

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

Action News will feature your stories in upcoming Shelter Me segments.
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