Now Up for Adoption...

About STAR

"Giving the homeless and unwanted the second chance they all deserve - with a focus on those with special needs."

Street Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) has been a foster-based rescue for nearly 10 years, initially operating out of The Chic Petique and run by owner/founder Lindsay Condefer. STAR has been pulling dogs out of the city shelters for a decade, many of whom were/are in need of medical attention that they could not get at the crowded city shelter.

STAR's mission is to help the homeless, and unwanted animals within the local, Philadelphia area by helping them receive proper medical attention, educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering, and by placing these animals in suitable, compatible, and most of all, loving homes.

STAR prides itself on taking in homeless animals that are often "overlooked." These are the animals that usually need extensive medical attention, so they are thought of as "unadoptable" or "not worth the effort." To us, rescue is about saving a life, and these are the animals that need it most. Along with the extra time and care these animals require, comes a large amount of medical bills. Click here to make a tax-deductable donation - every little bit helps :)

Please note: STAR is not a shelter, no animals are pulled from shelters outside of the Philadelphia area, nor does STAR support breeders. Also, we depend on helping hands to assist us in every day activities, chores, events, and to serve as fosters for our rescues. If you are interested in lending a helping hand or three, please email us and tell us you'd like to help :)

STAR has been incorporated and is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.


Fill out an Adoption Application  and email it to us, or print it out and mail it, or better yet, drop off the application in person:
Street Tails Animal Rescue
1030 N. 2nd St. #401
Philadelphia, PA 19123

We ask that the questions be filled out thoroughly and honestly. Street Tails requires a vet check (if possible), details on where the animal will be living, and also a visit, on site. We also need to know if the animal will be placed along with other pets.

Adoption fees are tax-deductable and vary by type of pet, and their medical history. Fees cover all of the pet's medical, boarding, and food costs while they live with us. All pets are spayed/neutered prior to adoption, are up to date on all shots, heartworm/lyme/erlichia tested, and microchipped.

Once your application is approved, we will put you in contact with the foster parent(s) to set up a meeting time.

Adoption Tips

  • Please fill-out the application honestly, and in its entirety
  • Specify the name of the pet whom gains your interest
  • Provide a veterinary reference, if not, please provide 3 personal references
  • Tell us why you are interested
  • Please let us know if you have any other pets and/or children
  • Let us know your type of residence/environment
    • House, apartment, mansion, tent, etc.
    • Fenced yard, pool, patio, mud pit, etc.
    • Community restrictions?
  • Do you agree to a home visit by us?
  • Explain how will your pet spend their days/nights
  • Sign and date your application

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Street Tails Animal Rescue
1030 N. 2nd St. #401
Philadelphia, PA 19123
ph: 267.761.9434
fax: 267.761.9496


Tuesday - Friday: 11am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: Noon to 5pm

Our Location

Located in the beautiful neighborhood of Northern Liberties.
Just a skip from Center City.

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Taking public trans?
Blue Line - Girard Ave. | Bus #57 - Girard Ave./2nd St. | Trolley #15 - 2nd St.
...and there are plenty of bike racks...

Forms, etc.

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Richard L and Suzanne S. Levy Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation


Loretta Schneider and Henry Earl Devine Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation

This groundbreaking concept is another first for Philadelphia.

A shop for pets featuring gently used items; such as collars, leashes, clothing, beds, and accessories - with all proceeds benefiting Street Tails Animal Rescue.

Thrift for Tails is tucked in the front corner of the STAR facility, so you can browse items while visiting STAR's adoptable pets.

Donate Your Unused Goods Today!

  • Collars
  • Clothing
  • Leashes
  • Beds
  • Accessories