THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Missy, a 4-year-old pitbull mix at the Pennsylvania SPCA.

Missy, who arrived at the shelter almost a year ago as a victim of cruelty and neglect, is a charming 56 pounds of love. She would do best as the only dog in the house. If you have an active lifestyle, she'd be a perfect fit. She knows to "sit" and is easy to train.

For more information about Missy, call the PSPCA at 215-426-6300; stop by the shelter on Erie Avenue near B Street, in North Philadelphia; or visit