Working at Animal Friends: My Dream Come True

March 21, 2012

By Beth Mauder, Adoption Counselor for Animal Friends This morning a gentleman visiting the shelter asked me jokingly, “So, you get paid to do this?”  His question made me think about all the experiences I have had over my almost …

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In loving memory…Buddy

March 19, 2012

       We adopted Buddy in 2000 from Animal Friends soon after buying our home.  My husband and I were already a three cat family, but wanted a dog as well once we had the yard and home for him to …

Posted in Animal Friends News

Get Ready to Bid in Animal Friends’ Online Auction!

March 19, 2012

Animal Friends is hosting an Online Auction in conjunction with its Telethon, which airs from noon until 4 pm on Saturday, March 24th on WTAE-TV.   An eclectic mix of items will be available on Facebookand eBay, with all proceeds benefitting …

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My Dog Inspired Me to Change the World…at Animal Friends!

March 19, 2012

Allie with one of her favorite toys By Katie Kurylo, Communications Assistant for Animal Friends Every little kid dreams about adopting a dog.  My younger brother, Sam, and I were no different. However, many years passed without a pet, as …

Posted in adoption, by katie kurylo, dog, greyhound, rescue, staff

Being the Paparazzi at Animal Friends

March 16, 2012

By Jeff Geissler, Communications Assistant  Ozzy Osborne, Lauren Bacall, Loretta Swit, and being “The Paparazzi.” What do they have to do with Animal Friends’ blog today? This might be a stretch, but stick with me. I changed my career path …

Posted in By Jeff Geissler, cats, photography

Ant needs a home!

March 14, 2012

Little black Ant had a very rough start in life. Animal Friends’ humane officers rescued Ant with 47 other cats from a house in Garfield.  Many of the cats, Ant included, were diagnosed with FIV, an immuno suppressant disease that affects only …

Posted in adoption, ant, cat

Ainsley needs a home!

February 28, 2012

Guest blogger — Ainsley the cat Hey – I’m Ainsley! If you are looking for a fun, handsome and masculine cat, look no further. I am very athletic. I enjoy sprinting, vertical leaping, gymnastics, soccer, and most activities involving a …

Posted in adoption, cats

Happy Leap Day! $29 Rabbit Adoptions!

February 22, 2012

Happy Leap Day!Come to Animal Friends on Leap Day (Wednesday, February 29), when we celebrate Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month with $29 adoption specials for all of our little leapers! Adopt a rabbit or a bonded pair of rabbits for a $29 …

Posted in Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month, adoption, Leap Day, rabbits

Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Photo Contest

February 21, 2012

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month, we’re holding a Rabbit Photo Contest on our Facebook wall! Here’s the details: 1. Post a photo of your pet rabbit on Animal Friends’ Facebook wall (click here!). (Domesticated house rabbits only!) …

Posted in Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month, contest, facebook, rabbits

Animal Friends Hosts First-Ever Speed Dating Event for People and Their Pets

February 16, 2012

By Jeff Geissler, Animal Friends’ Communications Assistant Nervous butterflies overcame my belly when I turned left to cross the bridge leading to Animal Friends. I was a little early for the seven o’clock event: Must Love Dogs, a speed-dating event …

Posted in By Jeff Geissler, dating, special event, speed dating

Charlene needs a home!

February 13, 2012

Charlene – “Char” to her friends — was adopted from Animal Friends many years ago as a healthy young dog. She developed insulin dependent diabetes earlier this year. Her adopter was caring for her until recently, when events in his …

Posted in adoption, dogs

Sorceress needs a home!

February 8, 2012

Are you ready to feel spellbound? This lively, sweet, and whimsical girl enjoys long walks and playing. She’s a 2-year-old Terrier mix, so she can sometimes be a bit talkative! (We love a dog with a big personality!) She’s also …

Posted in adoption, dogs, terriers

February is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month at Animal Friends!

February 2, 2012

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team February is Adopt a Rabbit month, and Animal Friends is hopping with special events to celebrate bunnies! Last year, nearly 60 of these interactive, adorable, often misunderstood companions were adopted, up from only …

Posted in Bun Runs, Bunnies, By Siri Espy, classes, rabbits, toys

Celebrate ADOPT A SHELTER RABBIT month by volunteering!

February 1, 2012

One of the biggest things that first interested me about volunteering with the rabbits was the fact that I had not just one but two mentors when I started. I knew nothing about rabbits but as soon as I saw …

Posted in Animal Friends News

Beat the Heat with Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Specials!

January 31, 2012

February is our favorite month. It’s not the Valentine’s Day chocolates that get our hearts racing—it’s the opportunity to celebrate World Spay Day! World Spay Day is annually celebrated on the last Tuesday in February, but we at Animal Friends …

Posted in heat, lcsn, low-cost, neuter, spay

Drizella needs a home!

January 16, 2012

Two-year-old Drizella is waiting for another chance. A fluffy, lap full of love, Drizella will sing a song of contentment with a trilling purr. Dainty and sweet, her expressive tail ends in a little gray puff-ball, and her paws look …

Posted in adoption, cats

A Happy New Year for Chester (and his mom!)

January 11, 2012

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team For Chester the cat and his new mom, Christmas came a few days late. At 11:00 on December 30, right at shelter opening, a woman appeared at Animal Friends’ door, cat carrier in …

Posted in adoption, By Siri Espy, cats, Happy Tails

Lucy the rabbit needs a home!

January 5, 2012

We’d like you to meet Lucy, a 5-year-old Agouti shorthaired rabbit. This flirty gal wears her “eyeliner” with pride and simply adores being told she’s such a “pretty, pretty girl”… and who can blame her? Lucy’s beauty isn’t only skin-deep, …

Posted in adoption, rabbits

Wizard the cat needs a home!

January 4, 2012

Wizard…a magical name for a seemingly ordinary black cat! But wait… he’s a bob-tail…and not ordinary at all! His rich, dense coat has an undercolor of sable brown, which can only be seen under bright lights. Take this calm and …

Posted in adoption, black cats, cats

61 Animals are Being Readied for New Homes!

January 3, 2012

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team TV cameras and newspaper reporters caught the action at Animal Friends’ annual New Year’s Eve Rescue, where this year 61 animals were saved from euthanasia at other facilities and brought to a new …

Posted in By Siri Espy, grooming, New Years Eve, rescue