Animal Magnetism



By Marie Havens

Winter 2012-2013

1: What’s your name?

My siblings call me “Sissy” but the shelter girls like to call me Little Bertha (after Big Bertha who was adopted a few weeks back).

2: Who do you belong to?

Right now, my heart belongs to the workers of the Hillside SPCA in Pottsville, PA, but I hope to find a new family soon!

3: What’s your breed?

I am an American Staffordshire Terrier.

4: When & where were you born?

I was born in Pennsylvania on September 18th.

5: Why did you arrive at the shelter ?

My owner had too many dogs and had to give us up (boy are we glad because we have already been spayed and we know we will get good homes)!

6: How would you describe your personality?

I am fun-loving, charming, and ADORABULL!

7: What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to nap and eat!

8: Do you get along with other dogs?


9: What would be your dream home?

I would be happy in any type of home but I’m hoping it’s one that will keep me busy so I don’t get in to mischief!

10: Where can your new family adopt you?

I am available for adoption at the Hillside SPCA, Pottsville, PA.

Hillside S.P.C.A., Inc is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation that provides animal welfare and operates an animal shelter facility located at SPCA Road, North Manheim Township, Pennsylvania. The shelter currently houses hundreds of cats and dog with the average being over 200+ cats and 100+ dogs. During the past several years, the Hillside S.P.C.A., Inc. has taken in well over 1,000 animals per year.

The Hillside S.P.C.A. does not put a time limit on how long an animal will be maintained at the shelter. They give each animal accepted or rescued every attempt at adoption possible. What also sets the Hillside aside from other shelters is that the animals are not sentenced to a life in a crate, but are free to play and interact with others throughout the day.

For further information on how to help, volunteer, or adopt please visit the Hillside S.P.C.A. Out-of-state residents and our friends in NYC are welcome!

Special thanks to Jacqueline Dormer and the Hillside S.P.C.A. for helping to save hundreds of animals every year! We are honored to feature animals currently in need of a loving and safe home. For further information about all animals currently available, please contact the Hillside S.P.C.A. To help save and rescue animals like Sissy thru a charitable donation please contact the Hillside S.P.C.A.

Adoptions are first-come, first-serve & PMc Magazine is not responsible for immediate or pending adoption status updates. Any dog, cat, or animal featured could be adopted during the time this profile is published. Please contact the Hillside S.P.C.A. for immediate information regarding available animals. Ultimately we hope all animals profiled are adopted!

Questions by PMc Magazine

Questions Answered on Behalf of Sissy by Tricia Moyer, Assistant Canine Manager, Hillside S.P.C.A.

Edited by Marie Havens

Photography by Jacqueline Dormer

Design by Marie Havens


Sissy, 2013, Photography by Jacqueline Dormer

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