“We’re in this for the long haul.” Adopters grant a second chance to rescued cats!

December 1, 2011

Wyvern and Windchime By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications TeamLast Saturday, a young couple came to Animal Friends to adopt a new companion for their eight year-old cat, who was lonely after her buddy passed away. They had heard about …

Posted in black cats, By Siri Espy, Carrick Cat Rescue, cats, Happy Tails

We like big mutts and we can not lie!

November 30, 2011

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team Recently seen on a t-shirt at Animal Friends: I like big mutts! But for those of you who would prefer your mutts to be a bit smaller, we may have a surprise! Animal …

Posted in By Siri Espy, dogs, terriers

Johnny’s Stay at Animal Friends was Worth the Wait!

November 28, 2011

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team Older cats tend to wait in shelters while young cats and kittens more rapidly find homes. After some very hard times, striking, all-white Johnny’s luck turned, and he found he had a good …

Posted in By Siri Espy, cats, Happy Tails

Visit our Giving Tree locations!

November 25, 2011

You can support Animal Friends this holiday season by purchasing items from our wishlist! The following businesses are hosting Giving Trees that feature photos of our animals and items that our pets need. You can help by selecting an animal’s …

Posted in donate, Giving Tree, holiday, in-kind, wishlist

Lee’s adoption is priceless!

November 25, 2011

Poor Lee is grieving for his owner who passed away. His owner requested he come to Animal Friends when there was no one to care for him. It’s obvious that this beautiful, 5-year-old Tabby with clear green eyes was well …

Posted in adoption, cats

Barkley, a red Bloodhound mix, deserves a second chance.

November 23, 2011

Barkley is gentle and affectionate red Bloodhound mix who loves everyone he meets! He enjoys the company of other dogs like himself who are calm and relaxed. He appears to be house- and crate-trained and enjoys riding in the car. …

Posted in Adopt a Senior Pet Month, adoption, blind, dogs

Pick up holiday gifts at Animal Friends’ pet supply shop and boutique!

November 23, 2011

Guest Blogger: Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team Black Friday will soon be upon us. Time to shop, shop, shop. But if you find that crowded malls, filled parking lots, and long lines at the checkout put you in a …

Posted in boutique, By Siri Espy, retail, shop

Don’t Shop. Adopt! This Holiday Season, Pet Adoption is Priceless!

November 22, 2011

From November 25 – December 31, Animal Friends will waive our donation request when you adopt a pet age 2 or older. Animal Friends knows that adopters have many choices when they look for a new pet. We firmly believe …

Posted in adoption, priceless

3 Great Reasons to Adopt a Cat This Month

November 22, 2011

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team This fall, feline fanciers will find that Animal Friends can help you save in three ways! Adopting a cat as a snuggle buddy can lead to big savings on your heat bill! There’s …

Posted in adoption, By Siri Espy, cats, priceless

Lilly the rabbit needs a home!

November 22, 2011

Lilly, an Aretha Franklin wannabe, just wants a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. This 3-year-old white and agouti Mini Lop is a strong-willed bunny set in her ways – a bit of a spitfire. She can sometimes be a loner – which is …

Posted in adoption, rabbits

We don’t mean to be catty, but…

November 21, 2011

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team Her new hairstyle is such a hot mess!The music in this joint is so five minutes ago!Doesn’t he realize how tacky that comb-over looks? Sorry – we don’t mean to be catty, but …

Posted in adoption, By Siri Espy, cats, priceless

Sunny needs a home!

November 18, 2011

We’d like you to meet, Sunny, a bright, beautiful golden Lab who surely has more sunny days ahead of her. Sunny is 8 years old. She was very frightened when she came to Animal Friends, but she has done very …

Posted in adoption, dogs, Labs

Black Tie & Tails: Real Housepets of Pittsburgh was a Success!

November 11, 2011

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team Last Saturday, Animal Friends’ supporters, staff, volunteers and residents turned into real party animals at the annual Black Tie & Tails gala! It’s a night of fun, glamour, and an opportunity to help …

Posted in Black Tie, By Siri Espy, fundraiser, spay, special event

Animal Friends Waives Cat Adoption Donations in Emergency Adoption Effort

November 8, 2011

Animal Friends is overwhelmed with homeless cats. We’re determined to do something about it. Recent large-scale rescues have left our shelter desperate for kennel space. Now, in an effort to find loving homes for cats and to empty cages for …

Posted in adoption, Carrick Cat Rescue, cats, priceless, rescue

Bowie’s Story

November 7, 2011

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team Some things were just meant to be. Recently, a family whose cat had passed away came to Animal Friends, ready to open their home to another feline. They quickly zeroed in on the …

Posted in adoption, By Siri Espy, cats

Keep your pet safe this Halloween!

October 28, 2011

Between ringing doorbells, scary disguises and easy access to candy, Halloween can be a scary and dangerous time for pets. Animal Friends offers tips to keep pets safe and healthy during the Halloween season: During the trick-or-treat hours, safely confine …

Posted in black cats, Halloween, safety

Happy NEUTER Year! Animal Friends Offers $5 Cat Neuters in December

October 25, 2011

Make it a happy new year for your cat. Neuter him! In a continued effort to end pet overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia, Animal Friends is offering a $5 special on cat neuter surgeries throughout December. Appointments are required, and spaces …

Posted in cats, neuter, overpopulation

Dapple needs a home!

October 25, 2011

Meet Dapple, a gorgeous short-haired white cat with beautiful blue eyes. Dapple was confiscated by Animal Friends’ Humane Officers due to neglect in a hoarding situation. In spite of the challenges in her life, Dapple is a happy, healthy and …

Posted in adoption, cats, rescue

It’s a Fiesta! Priceless Senior and Senior-ita Pet Adoptions

October 21, 2011

It’s a fiesta! Animal Friends is celebrating November, National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, with priceless pet adoptions for seniors and senior-itas! Animal Friends is waiving adoption donations for all pets age 5 and up, Monday-Friday, November 1-30. Animal Friends …

Posted in Adopt a Senior Pet Month, adoption, priceless, senior pets

Our Challenge: Animal Admissions vs. the Crisis of Pet Overpopulation

October 18, 2011

On any given day, it’s the biggest challenge we face. But we do see it, each and every day…when someone needs to surrender a pet, and they can not wait. When it comes to the heartbreaking situation of surrendering a …

Posted in admissions, overpopulation, surrendering