Are you considering surrendering your pet to Animal Friends? Below, you'll find some alternatives to surrendering your pet and other options if you are unable to wait for an appointment with our Admissions team.

Home to Home Adoption Program

Our Home to Home program is for families who want to place an owned animal from their home. To place a pet up for a Home to Home adoption, simply complete an application verifying that the animal is spayed or neutered, has current vaccinations and has never bitten a person. For cats, we require verification that they've tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia. We also request a biography and photo of the animal which will be posted to our website, blog and social media along with the owner's contact information. Anyone interested in adopting a pet through our Home to Home Adoption program will work directly with the owner, who is responsible for making the decision about the animal's placement – from home to home. Click here to get started.


Other Resources

Red Rover: Bringing animals from crisis to care.

Abandoned Kittens:  What to do if you find orphaned kittens.

Pet Owners in Crisis: When you feel that you must surrender a pet.

LifeLine Crisis Relief: When an unexpected personal disaster affects a family, LifeLine Crisis Relief grants can provide financial assistance to help families provide for their pets' immediate needs. Personal disasters may include: 

  • Large-scale disaster, such as a flood, wildfire or hurricane
  • House fire
  • Domestic violence situation
  • Unexpected death of a family member

United Animal Nations Recommended Programs
UAN has compiled a comprehensive directory of organizations in the United States and Canada that can provide financial assistance with veterinary care.


Contact Us

Animal Friends' Admissions team
412.847.7078 |

Other Options to Surrendering a Pet

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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