Welcome to Animal Friends University, home of the region's most exciting selection of courses offered for, about and, sometimes, even with your pet. Animal Friends offers a wide range of activities that are bound to interest anyone, whether a pre-schooler, student, young professional, senior, cat fancier, rabbit wrangler, novice pup or seasoned hound. Animal Friends University operates on a bi-monthly basis and considers a variety of pet related programs.

AFU Course Catalog 


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How to Enroll:  

Classes fill very quickly; please register early! You can register online for most classes.

Any questions? Call 412.847.7035 or email DKlingelhofer@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.

If you prefer to enroll via the mail, click here to download a registration form. Forms should be returned to Animal Friends University, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

We encourage guests to register online. If you prefer to register in person, please call ahead to 412.847.7035 to be sure someone is available to assist you.


Class/Event Cancellation Policy  

Please check our homepage, ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org or call 412.847.7035 for class cancellation announcements during inclement weather. If a class/event must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, refunds will be issued. Notice of cancellation by a student must be done no later than three business days prior to the start of class/event in order for a refund to be issued.

Please note that Animal Friends reserves the right to cancel any class or event due to insufficient enrollment. You will be notified if this happens. Please notify us as soon as possible, but no later than three (3) days prior to the start of class, if you are unable to attend. This will give Animal Friends time to notify someone on the waiting list of the opening.

Note: Specific cancellation policies apply to shelter tours/presentations at Animal Friends and our summer camp program. Please see those sections of the webpage for the specific policies.


Animal Friends University

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.

Copyright 2015 Animal Friends Inc.