Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Missy

October 24, 2022

Missy is a very active one year old tuxedo female cat. She loves to look out the window and give kisses to her favorite people. She gets along great with other cats, dogs and all people. If interested, contact Brenda …

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Fostering Saves Lives!

October 19, 2022

By Maddie Aicher, Volunteer Coordinator Fostering provides many of our animals with the opportunity to heal, decompress and relax away from the shelter environment. While we do our best to provide them with a stress-free experience as they wait to …

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Together, Let’s Adopt Local

October 17, 2022

By Kathleen Beaver, President & CEO “Alone we can do a little; together we can do so much.” We know this applies to any well-functioning group – from a kindergarten class to a corporate team. And, we know this is …

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go … or Not

October 13, 2022

By Veronica Rigatti, VSA-CDT, Canine Behavior Specialist Within the last several years, many places have become more pet friendly. There is now a large list of stores, outside of pet stores, that allow you to bring your dog with you …

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Living Outside the Cage

October 11, 2022

By Katie Vecchi, Director of Behavior & Placement Throughout the year, Animal Friends has been making various facility changes to help improve our campus and directly impact our lifesaving work. We could not be more excited to announce that our …

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Protecting Pets through Advocacy

October 5, 2022

By the Animal Friends Humane Legislation Committee Your vote is a powerful tool in saving the lives of companion animals. You can bring real and meaningful protection for thousands of animals with your vote. Each election – local, state and …

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Growing the Next Generation of Animal Advocates

October 4, 2022

By Lindsay Woge and Delaney Beaver, Humane Education Summer has a way of making the plant kingdom flourish. Flowers and trees reach toward the sun and gardens grow their delicious bounties. At Animal Friends, the grounds were not the only …

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National Feral Cat Day

October 3, 2022

By Kaley Kaczynski, Director of Community Resources Every year in October, Animal Friends joins the rest of the nation in a lifesaving celebration on National Feral Cat Day. The purpose of this special day is to raise awareness about the …

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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: 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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