Friends for Vets

As an active military member or veteran interested in adding a new four-legged member to their family, our Adoption team will work to find just the right companion animal to match the veteran’s lifestyle. The new pet will be current on vaccines, spayed/neutered and microchipped for additional identification. By way of a special thank you and in honor of our founding during World War II, the requested adoption donation will be waived.

At Animal Friends, we also recognize that some returning veterans are dealing with unresolved stress from their deployments. We understand the value of having a loving companion animal to help through these sometimes temporary, sometimes lifetime struggles. Our Adoption team will work with the veteran to find just the right companion to match his or her lifestyle. Based upon discussions with our Adoption team, individual specialized support will be available on a case-by-case basis. This heightened level of support can include, but is not limited to, a customized start-up package of necessary supplies and waived tuition for a behavior training class to help strengthen the bond between the veteran and his or her new companion.

Animal Friends adoptions process and qualifications apply. Current Military ID or DD214 must be shown at time of adoption.

Begin your search for your new four-legged family member by viewing our adoptable animals. Or stop by Animal Friends! Click here for hours and directions.

For questions about our Friends for Vets program, contact Lauren at

How You Can Help

Ensure our important veteran programs continue with a gift to the Major Ben Follansbee Pets for Vets Memorial Fund today!

Don't forget! Our United Way code for our veterans adoptions programs is 12578787.


Friends for Vets

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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