Farmer's Insurance presents: "Quote for a Cause"
Now - March 30 | Farmer's Insurance
(665 Evans City Road, Butler, PA)
Looking to get a quote on a new insurance policy? Farmer’s Insurance in Butler will be conducting a "Quote for a Cause" fundraiser program benefiting Animal Friends through March 30. For every person that gets a free, no-obligation quote that mentions Animal Friends, Farmer’s Insurance will donate $5.00 to our homeless dogs, cats, and bunnies. Call them at 724.789.9508 or stop in at their office located inside Honda North at 665 Evans City Rd in Butler. 

American Humane Association's Animal Stars
Friday, March 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Animal Friends
(562 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15237)
Animal Friends is thrilled to welcome Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane Association, and co-author with Allen and Linda Anderson of the brand new publication Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors for an entertaining and informative program.  Dr. Ganzert will share the heartwarming stories that reveal the trainers, actors, directors and animals in behind-the- scenes glory.  Get the scoop on the animal actors that have diva tendencies and those with rags-to riches backstories!  All the while, American Humane Association certified animal safety representatives work carefully to ensure that no animals are harmed, as they have been doing for decades. 

Joining Dr. Ganzert will be Hudson, the Golden Retriever who co-starred with Paul Rudd in the film Our Idiot Brother and Christina Potter, Hudson’s trainer. 

Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors will be available for sale and autographs the night of the event.

Walk-ins welcome!

Note:  online registration deadline is Thursday, March 26 at 5:00 pm.

Donation:  Adult $15 (16 and up) - registration closed
     Senior $12 (55+)
     Child $8 (Ages 6-15); three or more children $5 each
     Children 5 years of age or under are FREE (must be sitting on adult’s lap)

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny
Sunday, March 29 | 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Animal Friends
(562 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15237)
Bring your pet to Animal Friends for photos with the Easter Bunny and receive three 4”X 6” prints for just $10!  Advance registration is not required. Cats and bunnies must arrive in carriers and dogs on a leash. People and pet-friendly animals only, please.

Breakfast with the Bunnies - SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 4 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Animal Friends
(562 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15237)
Word got out that the Easter Bunny is coming to Animal Friends, and our rabbits are throwing their cousin a hopping good breakfast! Join us for a scrumptious breakfast (vegetarian options available) paired with a bun run (rabbit recess) for our shelter rabbits. Adults are $10 and children under 10 are $5. 

Note: for the safety of our resident bunnies, please leave your pet at home for this event.

Buffalo Wild Wings presents: Chow Down for Animal Friends
Thursday, April 9 - Sunday, April 12 | Buffalo Wild Wings in Cranberry
(20215 Rte 19, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066)
Come to Buffalo Wild Wings in Cranberry and help raise funds for Animal Friends by eating! 10% of all proceeds (except alcohol) between April 9 - 12 will be donated to Animal Friends. You can find everything at Buffalo Wild Wings from wings to burgers to fries and more, while watching your favorite sporting events on their multiple TVs. Please come support Animal Friends!

Bunny Yoga during Hoppy Hour - SOLD OUT
Friday, April 24 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Animal Friends
(562 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15237)
Need to relax?  Come and treat yourself to a stress-free "hoppy hour" with a beginner-friendly yoga class!  Our shelter rabbits will be on-hand to help you relax further during class. Registration starts at 5:00 p.m.  Class will start promptly at 5:30 p.m.  A donation of $10 is requested.  Please bring your own yoga mat, towel and water. Special thanks to Jen Stratakis, yoga instructor! Questions? Contact Portia at 412.847.7095.

Run for a Cause with Animal Friends in the Pittsburgh Marathon
Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3
If you or a loved one is planning to participate in the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon, consider joining Team Animal Friends! Donations raised will go towards sponsoring spay and neuter surgeries and providing critical medical care for sick and wounded animals.

To sign up to be a part of Team Animal Friends, you must first register at When you register, you will be asked which race you want to run (i.e. full marathon, half marathon, 5k etc). Make your selection and finish your registration. After you are registered, visit our CrowdRise page and make an account to start fundraising! If you’re interested in fundraising but aren’t a runner, we accept virtual runners, too! You can always skip registering for the marathon and just fundraise for us on CrowdRise.

CrowdRise allows you to create your own personal fundraising page and share it with family and friends through email or your Facebook or Twitter page. You can set your own fundraising goal, post photos and share a personal story of why you are running for Animal Friends. Run for a reason and support Animal Friends this year in the annual Pittsburgh Marathon!

Bow Wow Bingo
Saturday, May 2 | Doors open at 6:15 p.m. | Pittsburgh Masonic Center
(3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh PA 15237)
Everyone's barking about the fine food and fabulous prizes at Bow Wow Bingo! This upscale bingo, which takes place at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center located moments from I-279, is celebrating its 13th year of fun and fundraising on Saturday, May 2.  Enjoy a buffet dinner by Monteverde Catering, beer, wine and tail-wagging prizes. 

Tables of up to eight can be reserved in advance.  Click here to get your tickets today! Questions?  Call 412.847.7055. 

Healthy Pet Products and WISH 99.7 presents: Healthy Pet Day
Saturday, May 9 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Healthy Pet Products
(9805 McKnight Road, McCandless, PA 15237)
Meet Animal Friends' adoptable pets at the 6th annual Healthy Pet Day! Healthy Pet Products and Cris Winter from WISH 99.7 are hosting a fun and informative day of pet-focused activities and seminars. Part pet expo, part customer appreciation party, the event welcomes hundreds of pet lovers and their pets for freebies and product samples, meet & greets with local shelters and their adoptable pets, a photo booth for people and their pets, pet food, toy, and supply vendor fair, canine search & rescue demonstrations, pet behavior demos, deep discounts on healthy pet foods and supplies, and raffles, prizes, and games benefiting local shelters. The event is free and registration is not required. For more info call 412.366.0700 or visit


Animal Friends presents: Ride for Compassion with Club Cycle!
Sunday, May 17 | 1 p.m. | Club Cycle
(300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Mt. Lebanon, PA 15234)
On Sunday, May 17th Club Cycle of Mt. Lebanon will be hosting a charity ride for Animal Friends! Join us at 1pm for a 1-hour Spin class with all proceeds benefiting Animal Friends. Winner of the Best of Pittsburgh Magazine 2014, Club Cycle is the only studio around to offer Spin classes to the beat of a live DJ. Join us as we burn some calories all to help homeless animals. Brueggers Bagels will be supplying coffee and bagels and there might even be a guest appearance from some of our shelter residents! Registration is $20 at the door (Sorry! Cash only). SPOTS MUST BE RESERVED PRIOR TO THE EVENT by contacting Sophie Gage, Special Events Coordinator, at 412.847.7055 or SGAGE@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.Org. Space is limited so sign up today! 


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Animal Friends

Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center
562 Camp Horne Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.847.7000 | Fax: 412.847.7001

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