Home to Home Placement Program 

Animal Friends is pleased to offer an alternative adoption option: the Home-to-Home placement program (H2H). The H2H placement program was designed for those individuals and families who, finding it necessary to give up their beloved pets for adoption, want to take a more active role in the adoption process.

Under H2H, owners have the benefit of meeting, screening and making adoption decisions. Potential adopters have the benefit of one-on-one interactions with the current owners in order to obtain firsthand information about the animal’s likes, dislikes and other characteristics. The H2H placement program also allows Animal Friends to help more animals in the community, even when our kennels are full. At its very core, this program helps bring together owners and adopters, on their own terms, in their own communities.

The following animals are living in homes while their owners search for permanent families for these pets. We encourage you to consider these pets while you look for your new companion animal. If any of these pets seem like a perfect match, please contact the current owners, which are identified with each featured pet.

Please note: The featured animals are being made available for adoption by members of the community. Animal Friends cannot accept responsibility for the adoptions conducted through contacts made via this page.


How to Place Your Pet in Home to Home Placement Program

Step 1: Download this application, fill it out in its entirety, and mail it with all appropriate attachments and signatures, to:

Animal Friends
Attention: H2H
562 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Step 2: Important: you must email your pets' photo and biography to admissionsinfo@thinkingoutsidethecage.org. Paper copies will take 2-3 weeks longer to process.

We're sorry; we cannot process incomplete applications.

View Adoptable Pets Through our Home to Home Program


Jake: 2-year-old Jack Russell Terrier.
Roxas: 7-year-old Labrador Retriever.
Nala: 3-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier.
Baby: 8-year-old Black Lab/Retriever mix.
Rally and Uno: 4-year old Mountain Cur dog and 4-year-old Bulldog mix.
Brody and Sugar Rae: a lovable bonded pair of American Bull Dogs
Odie and Lola: 6-year-old Whippet/Pit mix and 6-year-old Wesite mix
Tucker: 3-year-old Presa Canario
Olivia and Tucker: A lovely pair of a 9-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback and a 6-year-old Boxer mix
Bella: 4-year-old Stafford Terrier/Boxer/Afghan Hound mix looking for a home with older children


Jasmine and Iris: a pair of playful 4-year-olds.
Orrie: Cuddly 9-year-old brown tabby
Toby: a handsome 2-year-old looking for a loving home.
Sushi and Pop Tart: Sweet and friendly senior cats searching for love
Aoife: 1-year-old sweetheart looking for a special family
Dory: 1-and-1/2-year-old Calico cat
Marvin: 6-year-old orange Tabby
Romeo: 3-year-old grey and white
Sidney: 5-year-old cat looking to be an only kitty in a home

Snuggles: 4-year-old Domestic Shorthair
Bella: 5-year-old Tabby
Benni and Samson: Brother cats that need to find a home together!
Puss: 10-year-old looking for a home all her own

Other Resources

Ferrets: Hide-E-Hole Ferret Rescue, Inc. is a no-kill shelter that cares for and places unwanted ferrets. They can be reached at 412.481.5927 or rescue@ferret-hide-e-hole.org. Visit their website at www.ferret-hide-e-hole.org.

Rats: Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club promotes education, rescue and adoption of pet rats. Visit http://www.pittsburghratloversclub.org/  



Home-to-Home Adoptions

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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