Thanks to generous support of our mission by our donors, Animal Friends stands at the forefront of animal welfare in our region. All of the work we do is made possible through the compassion and financial support of our community.

Animal Friends is not affiliated with any other local or national organizations and relies solely on the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations. Animal friends never shares or sells donor information.


Animal Friends' Privacy Policy

Animal Friends, keenly aware of the potential for misuse of confidential information and identity theft, maintains a policy of confidentiality with regard to constituent information. Effective July 26, 2005, it is the policy of Animal Friends to strictly maintain the privacy of constituent information. Animal Friends will not release constituent information to the public, other than publishing constituent’s names, gift designations, and amounts, where appropriate and unless otherwise stipulated. In all cases, Animal Friends’ donors are given the option of remaining anonymous.

Animal Friends does not share constituent information, including mailing lists, with other organizations.


Ways to Contribute

Donate Now

Donations are needed year-round to help support our no-kill tradition. To donate now, click here or call 412.847.7051.

Federal Employees

Animal Friends participates in the CFC! Our 5-digit code is 79669. Please talk to your manager to see how to sign up for CFC giving.

Kids and Teens

We appreciate students who want to help our animals. Click here to learn how to get involved!

Host a Third-Party Event with Animal Friends

Have a great idea for hosting a fundraiser? Get started by submitting a proposal here. Do you belong to an organization that holds or might consider holding an event to raise money for charity? Many organizations find that holding a fun fundraiser is a great way to help their members bond. Their members feel that their organization has a sense of community awareness, and as a result, they feel good about being part of that initiative.

Bissell Partners for Pets

Help Animal Friends by shopping for a vacuum! Thanks to Bissell and their Partners for Pets program, Animal Friends can receive a portion of the proceeds every time someone shops for a pets product through Bissell!

It’s simple:
1. Shop for pet products at
2. Enter the code ADOPT at checkout.
3. Choose Animal Friends as your charity!

Workplace Giving

United Way
If you or your company contributes to the United Way, you can direct important support to Animal Friends. Animal Friends’ Pet-Assisted Therapy Program is recognized by the United Way as an Contributor Choice. This program improves the lives of thousands of senior citizens, children, veterans, and hospital patients every year. Through Pet-Assisted Therapy, Animal Friends makes our community a better, kinder place to live.

To designate your gift to Animal Friends, list one of the following on your United Way pledge form:

United Way of Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland Counties
Animal Friends Pet-Assisted Therapy, code #374

United Way Tri-State Region
Animal Friends Pet-Assisted Therapy, code #039738

Matching Gifts
As you consider your charitable or year-end giving, check with your employer to see whether your company matches charitable gifts or click here for a partial list.

Shelter Resident Wish List

We accept gifts of supplies during our regular business hours: Mon.-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m and Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To view Animal Friends' wish list, click here!

Wedding Donations

Many couples choose to donate to Animal Friends in lieu of purchasing wedding favors. Making a charitable donation can be a gracious and meaningful way to show your guests that you appreciate their support on your wedding day. If you would like to donate to Animal Friends in honor of your wedding, click here.

Buy a Brick

Become a permanent part of Animal Friends by purchasing an engraved brick in our patio. Imagine all the paws that will walk over your brick! Click here to learn more.

Kennel Sponsorship

Sponsoring a kennel at Animal Friends is a meaningful way to show your support of our residents. Click here to sponsor a kennel.

Donate a Car

Want a tax benefit and a way to help Animal Friends? Donate any car, truck, RV or boat! The tax write-off might be better than low trade-in or high repair costs! Start the process here.

Become a Member

Memberships range from $35 to $1,000 and offer varying benefits. To become a member now, or purchase a membership as a gift for someone special, call 412.847.7054. Click here to access our members only page.

Shop with our Credit Card

When you shop with the Animal Friends VISA card, Animal Friends earn $50 for every card and a percentage of every purchase. Plus, you get to carry a shelter dog, cat or rabbit in your wallet! Click here to learn more.

Donate or Collect Spare Change

Animal Friends' Begging for Change Campaign makes it easy for you to make a real change! We can provide donation container to local businesses to give customers the opportunity to donate their spare change to our dogs, cats and rabbits. If you can join the businesses below and host a Begging for Change container, call 412.847.7054.

Bainbridge Painting | 604 Broadhead Rd, Pgh, PA 15205
Bow-Wow Doggie Daycare | 2726 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh
Camp Bow Wow | 710 Trumbull Drive, Greentree,
Don’s Diner
Dr. Leone’s Office | 5700 Corporate Dr Ste 265, Sewickley
Hallmark Cleaners | 3461 Babcock Blvd, North Hills
La Morra Pizza | 3286 Babcock Blvd, North Hills
Larry’s Laundromutt | 201 Ohio River Blvd, Sewickley
Jitter Club | 1014 King Ave, Pittsburgh
K9 Kingdom | 155 Lake Dr, Wexford
Kayla’s Café | 307 North Ave, Pgh, PA 15209
Murray Avenue Apothecary | 4227 Murray Avenue, Squirrel Hill
Wear After Shop | 4752 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh
Willi’s Ski Shop | 1101 Perry Highway, North Hills
Leefer Chiropractic Center | 5600 Brownsville Rd
The Yard Place | 1793 Pine Hollow Road, McKees Rocks
Burton' Total Pet | 1025 Washington Pike #47, Bridgeville
South Hills Animal Hospital | 999 Kilarney Drive
Bridgeville Automotive | 2000 Painters Run Road
Camp Bow Wow | 971 Kilarney Drive, off of Library Road, Castle Shannon

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.