Are you ready to adopt a pet? Animal Friends cares for 250 animals on site and many more in foster homes ... let's get started!


To meet adoptable animals in person:

Visit our Center

Come see us Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., or Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Our adoption application process is careful and thorough. A typical adoption can take one hour or longer. Please arrive at least one hour before closing if you plan to adopt that day.

Visit our satellite adoption location!

Meet some of Animal Friends’ adoptable cats at Petco, 59 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park, PA 15241 (412.835.6008). Visit Monday – Saturday: 9am – 9pm or Sunday: 10am – 7pm. Adoption counselors are available Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday from 12 p.m. through 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

View our adoptable animals online.

Use the menu on the left side of this page to view dogs, cats or rabbits.

Review Animal Friends' Adoption Guidelines

  • All adopters must complete our application and meet with a counselor for adoption approval.

  • All adopters must be at least 21 years of age.

  • If any animal in your household is not spayed or neutered, we are happy to refer you to our low cost spay and neuter program so that you may have your pet altered prior to adopting.

  • All animals currently living in your household must be up-to-date on their vaccinations.

  • All household members must be present prior to the finalization of an adoption.

  • If you are interested in adopting a dog and you already have a dog(s) in your household, we will arrange a canine meet-and-greet prior to finalizing the adoption. Please bring your current dogs' rabies certificate.

  • We will need to verify home ownership. If you rent, we will need a copy of your lease stating that your landlord permits you to have pets along with your landlord’s signature and contact information.

  • We will only hold an animal if the animal needs to meet other people or animals in your household, you need to obtain landlord approval, or a home visit is required.

  • For meet and greets and landlord approval, the maximum hold time is 2 hours.

  • We place animals within the state of Pennsylvania or outside of Pennsylvania but still within a 75 mile radius of our address.  

  • We do not place animals as gifts for others.

  • The cats and rabbits we place are intended to be indoor-only companion animals.


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Click here to start your adoption application!

Related Reading: 

  • With So Many Homeless Animals Out There, Why Adopt From Animal Friends?
  • From Application to Adoption: Know the Process
  • When it's Time to Seek a Professional: The Role of Animal Friends' Adoption Counselors
  • What's That Mean? Deciphering Frequently-Used Adoption Terms


    Contact our Adoption department
    p. 412.847.7002 .



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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
    M-F 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | S/S 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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