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Mary Puppins Mixed Breed Lindenwold, NJ

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Medium
  • White / Cream


Adult Only Home Preferred
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without

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Mary Puppins ACCT-A-100413 is currently considered urgent and at risk of euthanasia due to behavioral concerns. Mary Puppins must have confirmed placement with an EXPERIENCED ADOPTER OR RESCUE PARTNER by Tuesday, November 29th by 10:00 am. Should Mary Puppins's medical or behavioral status change, her urgency and timeline for placement may also change.

Mary Puppins is a lovely medium sized 2 year old who came to ACCT originally as a stray in September 2021. She was noted to be sweet, shy to people, and would fixate on other animals when seeing them. She was quickly adopted but returned in November 2022 due to landlord issues. The owner shared that Mary is high energy, friendly with people, and would do best with an adult only home or home with older kids. Since being back in our care Mary has been social with handlers, but very stressed out. Throughout the day in her kennel she is panting heavily and can be barrier reactive at times. While outside the kennel Mary will allow all handling, but will continue to pant and often fixates on other animals outside.

Mary has frequently displayed high levels of dog reactivity while in her kennel or walking by other dogs in their kennels, which poses a risk for redirection, however it should be noted that she has also been outside and ignored a dog several feet away from her on the other side of the play yard fence, so her reactivity could mostly be kennel based.

When she does show reactivity it has been seen both inside and outside the kennels. When walking through the kennels, where Mary will lunge, growl, and snap at other dogs (in and out of kennel) and is unable to be redirected. Often when seeing dogs outside Mary would fixate on them with hackles up and stiff body language until they were out of sight. When attempting a fence meet Mary showed conflicting body language and would lunge and growl with her hackles up but then play bow and back up slightly.

However, a dog meet was performed on 11/28 and it went well. Mary still seems to have some conflicting signals towards other dogs, like a stiff body with a wagging tail, but she was friendly towards the other dog she met. Per staff: "Did dog meet with Mary Puppins and Ego. Mary Puppins wagged her tail at Ego on the other side of the fence, so we did a walk along and then a face to face meet. Ego was very obnoxious and was jumping into her face and attempting to hump her. She was extremely patient with him, and reciprocated, attempting to hump him as well. There was no growling or snapping from either dog, no matter how obnoxious each of them were."

Mary needs to urgently be placed with an experienced adopter or a rescue partner who can place her in a quiet environment, as being in a shelter surrounded by other dogs has resulted in high stress levels for Mary. She could potentially live in a home with another dog but a dog meet would be a must prior to adoption, and slow, supervised introductions in the home are a necessity.

Per volunteer on 11/25:
Mary Puppins is a wonderful little girl to spend time with. When I approached her kennel, she came right up to the door and was easy to leash. I also had no problem returning her to the kennel. We took a long walk together. When she saw another dog, she would pull hard. When a squirrel caught her attention, she would start to chase. But when there were no distractions, she was relaxed and enjoyed sniffing around in the grass. Mary Puppins would walk close to my side, without pulling, and look up at me every now and then. A couple of times she hopped up to tap my hand with her nose. After I sat down, Mary put her front legs on my lap and let me scratch and pet her all over. When I stopped petting her, she would lean into me for more attention. Mary Pupins seems like a good listener and would back herself off of my lap when I told her to sit. She would also sit patiently for treats. Outside of her kennel, Mary Puppins is a very happy and friendly girl.

Per staff member on 11/25:
I was in a yard with the male dog, Buddy assisting with an adoption meet and a volunteer was walking Mary Puppins about two feet away from the yard and she did show any reactivity towards Buddy and was able to be walked by the yard by the volunteer.

Mary Puppins and Egos meet 2
Mary Puppins and Ego meet
Mary Puppins reaction to walking through kennel
Mary Puppins meets another dog (through fence)
Mary Puppins fence meet
Mary Puppins getting pets
Mary Puppins:

Confirmed placement is considered confirmation of an actual rescue pull. Possible placement, interested parties, and other "TBD" statuses are not considered confirmed and do not indicate an animal is no longer urgent.
ACCT Philly is located at 111 West Hunting Park Ave in Philadelphia. We are open for adoptions 7 days a week. Please visit for details.

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  • Mixed Breed
  • Adult
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