Animal Friends for Life


Animal Friends for Life is a community-based outreach program that breaks down the barriers of affordability and accessibility of pet wellness services in underserved communities. Through positive and consistent door-to-door outreach in the community, Animal Friends for Life builds its success one relationship at a time.

Everyone needs some help from time to time. We see it every day – especially in communities that are struggling economically. By taking a hands-on approach in these neighborhoods, we can continue to work toward ending pet overpopulation but more importantly, show our support and compassion to those in need.


Who We Serve

Through an in-depth community assessment, we’ve chosen to target the Perry Hilltop and Observatory Hill neighborhoods of the North Side. We meet pet owners right at their homes, so that we can better understand the resources and information they need.

For these pet owners, finding the financial resources for spay/neuter, basic wellness services and even food for their pets is often a daily struggle. By going directly to these neighborhoods, our staff and volunteers can gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by pet owners. This way they can keep their beloved pets at home – happy and healthy – where they belong.


How It Works

It isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. It's individualized support for each pet owner and care for their beloved animals. For some, it's access to free spay/neuter. For others, it's nutritious food from our Chow Wagon Pet Food Bank. And for others, it's information on behavior or medical issues.

We are continually establishing an ongoing presence in these communities, so they know exactly where to turn.


Get Involved

To learn more about Animal Friends for Life or to find out how you can get involved, contact Kaley at 412.847.7068 or

Or to make a donation to this lifesaving work, click here


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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