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Street Tails Animal Rescue began in 2001 as a one woman effort to literally save one dog at a time. Initially operating out of her pet store, The Chic Petique, founder Lindsay Condefer spent years pulling and adopting out one dog at a time. In 2010, with the help of friends and supporters, her dream to help even more dogs in need became a reality. The operation blossomed into its own location.

Since then the number of animals STAR has helped find loving homes has grown exponentially.



Street Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping the homeless, unwanted and abandoned dogs in the Philadelphia area. Our goal is to pull local animals out of shelters and find them loving, forever homes.

To us, rescue is about saving a life, and each animal’s life, no matter the cost, is worth saving. Since our animals often require extra care and support, covering the costs is our greatest challenge.


STAR’s efforts are entirely privately funded. We are able to continue our mission thanks to the generosity of individual supporters, an army of volunteers, our dedicated Board of Directors, and staff.


Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to aid these animals in their journey. Every gift brings us a step closer to helping make sure that these animals never feel unwanted or unloved again.



Please note that STAR is not a shelter and we do not take stray dogs from the public; our animals are pulled from local shelters. If you have lost or found an animal or need to report an animal ordinance complaint and you are in the Philadelphia area, please contact The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT) at (267) 385-3800 or by visiting To report animal cruelty or neglect in the Philadelphia area please contact the PSPCA via their online form at


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