Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Taffy and Pasquale

September 26, 2022

Taffy and Pasquale are a bonded pair looking for a home with room for two. Taffy is a domestic short hair orange tabby. She is very loving and always wants to be petted. Taffy loves to play with her toy …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Amos

September 26, 2022

Amos is a long-haired tabby/Maine Coon mix. He is a curious cat who loves to play and watch birds on TV. He is ear tipped and spent the first part of his young life outside. In spite of that, he …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Klaus

September 26, 2022

Klaus is an 8 year old Siamese/Himalayan mix with blue eyes. His ear tip means he spent the first part of his life as an outside cat. He is litter box trained, has good manners and no obvious bad habits …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Willow

September 26, 2022

Willow is friendly with everyone … adults, children/babies, other dogs and even strangers! She is not a “talker” like some huskies, however she likes to express herself with a howl occasionally when she is excited or wants your attention. Willow …

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Ouch! I Love You: Petting-Induced Aggression in Cats

September 8, 2022

By Suzanne Denk, Dip.FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Have you received a “love nip” from your beloved cat while petting them? Even if they initiated the petting, they may sometimes turn and bite! Since the nip often doesn’t hurt, you may …

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Under Pressure

August 23, 2022

By Dr. Donald Consla, Lead Wellness Veterinarian Most of us are familiar with getting our blood pressure checked when we go to the doctor. But it is also important to keep an eye on our pets’ blood pressure, too. Just …

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Enrichment: It’s Not Just Fun and Games

August 23, 2022

By Suzanne Denk, Dip. FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Enrichment is a buzzword that is everywhere, but it is often mistaken for the quantity of toys your pet has or making a puzzle increasingly difficult. Enrichment is more than that – …

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Yinzer

August 23, 2022

By Dr. Donald Consla, Lead Wellness Veterinarian Shortly after Christmas 2021, Yinzer, an 11-month-old Boston Terrier, became ill. At the time, he was experiencing vomiting and diarrhea and began to lose a considerable amount of weight. Several different treatments were …

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From Rescue to Remembrance: The Robinette Family Gives Back

August 23, 2022

By Meredith Stafford-Chapman, Development Coordinator The Robinette family – Christi, Brian and their son Connor – have been supporters of Animal Friends for many years. Whether it was by adopting an animal, attending an Animal Friends event or making a …

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Home is a Four-Legged Word

August 18, 2022

By Liz Moser, Community Resource Coordinator Think back on a difficult time in your life – was your pet right by your side, helping you through it all? If so, it shouldn’t be hard to imagine the sense of comfort …

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Advocacy in Mt. Lebanon

August 18, 2022

By Carol Whaley, Director of Humane Programming Inspired by the recent passage of the Prohibition of Declaw in the City of Pittsburgh, a small but determined group of advocates is working to bring about the same compassionate change to Mt. …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Cow

August 15, 2022

Cow was recently taken in from an undesirable situation. She was neglected but she is so sweet. She came to me with sore hocks but was very easy to treat. She is playful and loves to cuddle in bed. She …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Phoenix

August 15, 2022

Phoenix will snuggle right up against you all night long and will lay in your lap for as long as you let him. He is so gentle and will give you soft head butts, too. Phoenix loves to play and …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Twilight and Midnight

August 15, 2022

Midnight is a beautiful medium haired black kitten that is as sweet as could be. He absolutely loves attention and will give you endless love and companionship. He loves his sister Twilight and would love for her to join him …

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Partnering Up to Save Even More Lives

August 9, 2022

By Lauren Leffakis, Chief Lifesaving Officer A short while ago, I jumped in to help with morning walks for our dogs and signed out one of our newest dogs, Cher. The friendly 2-yearold pup was transported to Animal Friends through …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Zorro and Boots

August 8, 2022

Zorro is a very sweet kitten who loves as much attention as he could get. He would love to be adopted with his sister Boots who is a black and white sassy tuxedo. Boots is a very sweet kitten who …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Joshua and Caleb

August 8, 2022

Joshua and Caleb are two tuxedo brothers who love to play and wrestle. They will follow you from room to room and are very affectionate and playful. These sweet boys have been around other cats and would love to go …

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Traveling with Pets

August 4, 2022

By Veronica Rigatti, VSA-CDT, Canine Behavior Specialist With the world finally opening back up and many people getting out and traveling again, you may think about taking your four-legged friends for a trip. Traveling can be very stressful for pets, …

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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease: What Every Rabbit Owner Needs to Know

August 4, 2022

By Natalie Shearer, Animal Friends Volunteer Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is a highly contagious, resistant and deadly disease that every rabbit owner needs to be aware of – it can infect both wild and domestic rabbits. While it is not …

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A Grown-Up’s Guide to the New Humane Education & Engagement Center

July 28, 2022

By Ann Ensminger, Senior Director of Impact & Programs At Animal Friends, we envision a humane and compassionate future for every animal friend. Whether a person shares their life with a companion who is their animal friend, a person who …

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