Hundred Acres Manor
Beginning Sept. 8 | Hundred Acres Manor
(1 Hundred Acres Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102)
Hundred Acres Manor is Pittsburgh’s largest and most extreme haunted experience with six different attractions. And, a portion of the proceeds benefit the adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits at Animal Friends! Purchase your tickets online at and be sure to enter special promo code “AnimalFriends” to earn $2 off your ticket price and an additional $2 to benefit Animal Friends!

Bunny Yoga

Friday, Oct. 20 | 6-7 p.m. | Animal Friends
562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Wind down from your week with a calming "hoppy hour!" Practice your Sasangasana, or rabbit pose, with the professionals – our very own shelter rabbits! Class begins promptly at 6 p.m. Limited yoga mats are available. Please bring your own mat, as well as water, yoga blocks or any other equipment you might need. Click here to register now!

Muttster Mash
Saturday, Oct. 21 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | South Park, Edgebrook Field
Join us for a Howl-o-ween celebration you won't soon forget at the Muttster Mash! Lace up your sneakers, leash up your pup and break out your best costume because there will be something for everyone at this 5k run and one-mile Hike for Hounds. Join Cris Winter from WISH 99.7FM and Ashley Dougherty from WTAE while listening to great music from Lonesome, Lost and Foggy. Enjoy delicious goodies from Steel City Chimney, Pittsburgh Crepe and Grounds & Hounds Coffee while you browse selections from our fabulous vendors. Your pup will love games like bobbing for hot dogs and sniffing out treats before finishing the morning off with the Too Cute to Spook Costume Contest. We’ll count on your pooch for the tricks and we’ll scare up plenty of hauntingly good treats. Click here to register ... if you dare!


NamastHay Goat Yoga

Saturday, Oct. 21 | 2-3:15 p.m. | Potential Farm
(101 Boyds Run Road, Presto, PA 15142)
What is NamastHay Goat Yoga, you say? It's an all-levels, beginner-friendly yoga class held outdoors in a field with goats mingling around. And, a portion of the proceeds to benefit Animal Friends! Reserve your ticket in advance as space is limited. Children ages 4-8 may attend free of charge, this event may not be a good fit for those younger than 4. Click here to get your tickets now!

Anna Bolena by Eva Ostrakovna

Saturday, Oct. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Unity Presbyterian Church
(1146 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220)
Famed opera singer, Eva Ostrakovna, has participated in master classes with Luciano Pavarotti, performed in music festivals all over Europe and is now brining her talents to Pittsburgh in a benefit show for Animal Friends! Any donation amount is welcome at the door, but space is limited. Be sure to reserve your seat today!

Pine-Richland Middle School presents ...
Paws in the Park to benefit Animal Friends
Saturday, Oct. 28 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Pine Community Park
(100 Pine Park Drive, Wexford, PA 15090)
Families and their dogs are invited to attend the 20th annual Paws in the Park Dog Walk at Pine Community Park. For a $5 donation, you'll enjoy a canine costume contest and games like musical chairs for dogs and find the dog biscuit in the hay. Pine-Richland Middle School students will be on hand to face paint pet motifs for younger children. Participants are invited to purchase cookies or beverages to benefit the animals. Walkers who collect $75 or more in pledges prior to the event will have the opportunity to name an Animal Friends resident, with the top three fundraisers receiving a dog-themed gift basket. Families and individuals alike are encouraged to bring their dog to have fun participating in events made especially for them. This event is held on the fourth Saturday in October to celebrate national Make a Difference Day with the proceeds benefitting Animal Friends.

Guidelines: Children in fifth grade and lower must be accompanied by an adult. All dogs must be on regular four- to six-foot leashes (no retractable leashes, please!) during the event. Dogs should arrive wearing their identification tag, license and rabies tag. For the safety of everyone at the event, all dogs must be both people- and dog-friendly. 

Make a Difference Day at Animal Friends

Saturday, Oct. 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Animal Friends
(562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237)
Guests of all ages, families and scout and community groups are invited to join us to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets! Bring a gift for the animals from our supply drive list and have your photo taken with a therapy dog. Please register in advance to receive  a free tour for your group.

Paint Your Pet in a Pumpkin! (21+)

Saturday, Oct. 28 | 6-9 p.m. | Animal Friends
(562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237)
Paint Your Pet Night is getting a spooky makeover. Tara Zalewsky from Pittsburgh Painting will help you paint your pet in a pumpkin! Please bring a photo of your pet to the class and Tara will provide one-on-one instruction to help you turn it into a unique masterpiece!  Click here to register!

Halloween Party for Pets!

Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 7:15-8:45 p.m. | Animal Friends
Is your dog tired of running to the door and barking at all the little ghosts and goblins on Halloween evening? Give him 
– and yourself – a break this year and bring him to Animal Friends for a howling good time! A trick or treat trail, canine games and other activities will be offered in our Outreach Center. We'll be partying rain or shine with outdoor activities included weather-permitting. Costumes for your four-legged friends are optional – no humans in costume, please. All dogs in attendance should be both people- and dog-friendly and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Two sessions are available for $15 per dog. Click here to register!

Talbots Fashionable Fundraiser

Thursday, Nov. 9 | 3-7 p.m. | Talbots Shadyside
(5428 Walnut St., Pittsburgh, PA 15232)
You're invited for an evening of shopping with adoptable dogs at Talbots. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Animal Friends, and as an added bonus, you'll be able to get some cuddling in with our pups!

Pet Photos with Santa

Sunday, Nov. 12 and 26 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Animal Friends
Kids aren't the only ones who love to meet Santa! The big guy himself will be stopping by to spread some cheer just in time for the holiday season. For only $10, you'll receive three 4"x6" prints with all proceeds benefitting Animal Friends. Be sure to arrive with your pup on a leash and your cats and rabbits safely in their carriers. 

Shining the Spotlight on Pet Therapy
Thursday, Nov. 16 | 8 a.m.-Noon | Animal Friends
Come learn about the history of pet therapy, the benefits of and research behind pet therapy, the therapy animal certification process, and how to receive Pet Therapy visits at your organization. This program is accredited to provide 3.5 CEU’s for social workers and nurses. Light refreshments will be served. Click here to register!

Holidays with Heart

Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Animal Friends
Find the perfect gift this holiday season at Holidays with Heart. Animal Friends will transform into a fun marketplace packed with the most unique and talented local crafters and vendors. With a wide variety of items including pottery, jewelry and photography – just to name a few – you will surely find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list while supporting Animal Friends and local crafters.

Cookie Walk

Friday, Dec. 22 | 4-7 p.m. | Animal Friends
'Tis the season for some yummy sweets! Animal Friends' annual Cookie Walk returns in delicious fashion. Follow your nose to pick out the perfect assortment of scrumptious cookies and desserts baked by our very own volunteers and staff. What's the holiday season without a box packed full of sweet treats?

Origami Owl Fundraiser

Through Dec. 31 | Origami Owl
Origami Owl allows you to create custom jewelry for both you and your pup! Click here to get started and be sure to enter party code "400893" for a portion of the proceeds from your purchase to be donated to Animal Friends!

Black Tie & Tails

Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 | Animal Friends
Save the date for Pittsburgh's most playful gala – Black Tie & Tails! You'll have the opportunity to get down with our true party animals – our shelter residents – at this fabulous, two-night party that takes place on our 75-acre campus.

Event Calendar

Animal Friends

Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center
562 Camp Horne Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.847.7000 | Fax: 412.847.7001
M-F 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | S/S 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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