Therapeutic Services


Pet Loss Support Group

The loss of a pet can be heartbreaking and the grief may seem overwhelming. Know that you are not alone. Through our Pet Loss Support Group, you can gain a better understanding of how you are feeling and find comfort in the camaraderie of others who understand. For more information, please contact Amy Martello at 412.847.7026 or Registration is required.

Jan. 17
Feb. 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18
Aug. 15
Oct. 17
Nov. 21
Dec. 19

7 p.m.

Group Leader:
Marsha Koschik, Veterinary Technician


Candlelight Remembrance Services

Companion animals enrich our lives in so many ways, and their loss is deeply felt. Join others for a candlelight remembrance and celebration ceremony to hear words of comfort and pay tribute to those wonderful animals who will be sorely missed. All are invited to bring pictures and remain afterwards for discussion. Children are welcome when accompanied by a parent/guardian. These ceremonies are facilitated by community religious leaders, but are nondenominational. For more information, please contact Amy Martello at 412.847.7026 or Registration is required.

Jan. 11
Feb. 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14
July 12
Aug. 9
Oct. 11
Nov. 8
Dec. 13

7 p.m.


Animal Afternoons

Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with some of our lovable therapy pets at Animal Friends! For a suggested donation of $5 per person, your small group can enjoy the companionship and one-on-one interaction with an Animal Friends Therapet within the quiet comfort of our Classroom. Your visit also includes a snack and tour of the shelter. Perfect for seniors, students with disabilities, and other small groups. Reservations for this event can be made by calling 412.847.7026.

Maximum number of attendees: 10 (or 6 in wheelchairs), plus appropriate caregivers. The Classroom is wheelchair and scooter accessible.

By advance reservation.

Suggested donation of $5 per person.

Call 412.847.7026 to schedule your visit. 


Therapeutic Services

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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