Honoring our Veterans

Founded in 1943 as an avenue of support for soldiers leaving for World War II who had no place to safely leave their beloved companion animals, Animal Friends has a longstanding commitment to our brave men and women serving in the Armed Forces. To strengthen this commitment, and understanding the potent and healing power of the animal-human bond, we are proud to offer a series of targeted adoption programs and resources to support and thank those who have served or are currently serving our country.

Animal Friends Veterans Services offers a variety of unique supportive adoption options to veterans and those in active service depending on their level of need and support through Animal Friends for Veterans and the Pittsburgh Chapter of Pets for Vets® at Animal Friends.


Other Ways to Help

There are so many ways you can support our Veterans Services. From serving as an ambassador at community events to helping veterans through the adoption process to serving as a foster home for our pets in training, we have many volunteer opportunities. So if you are a veteran or someone for whom veterans issues are close to your heart, consider joining us as a volunteer!

To get started, click here to complete an online volunteer application. For more information, contact us at 412.847.7030 or Veterans@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.

Refer a Vet

Know a veteran who might benefit from our Animal Friends for Veterans or Pets for Vets® program? Send them our way! We’d love to introduce them to their new best friend.

Contact us at 412.847.7030 or Veterans@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.

Making Matches Possible

We rely on support from people like you to ensure our veteran’s programs continue. Individuals, businesses and groups are encouraged to make a donation, host a fundraiser or underwrite some of the costs of these important – and lifesaving – adoptions.


United Way Giving

Our Animal Friends for Veterans program is also supported in part by a designated donor fund through the United Way. This directed fund allows donors to make gifts to this important program through the United Way annual workplace giving programs. Use code #12578787.

Animal Friends

Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center
562 Camp Horne Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.847.7000 | Fax: 412.847.7001
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