Bunny Essentials: What You Need To Know About Rabbits

August 25, 2011

Guest Blogger: Mark McClure, Volunteer Rabbit Wrangler Rabbits are gaining popularity as pets, coming in only fourth to cats, dogs and birds. With this newfound popularity, rabbits have become a newly welcomed addition to families all over the United States. …

Posted in By Mark McClure, pet tips, rabbits

Exciting announcement!

August 20, 2011

Can’t buy me love! Weekday adoptions are priceless at Animal Friends! Wonderful, lovable pets are waiting at Animal Friends. Our goal is to see them living in loving, lifelong homes. Adopt a pet (age 6 months or older) any Monday-Friday …

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Animal Friends’ Matching Pets with War Veterans

August 17, 2011

Animal Friends’ rich history dates back to World War II. In 1943, a small group of Pittsburgh citizens came together in to find homes for the pets left behind by soldiers serving in the war. After the war, still faced …

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Animal Friends’ Golden Age Retriever Program matches Seniors with Senior Pets

August 17, 2011

Animal Friends’ unique Golden Age Retriever adoption program matches our mature neighbors with senior pets. The adopted animals thrive in responsible homes while the senior adopters benefit from the increased activity and companionship that accompany pet ownership. Golden Age Adopters …

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And They’ll Live Happily Ever After: The O Pits

August 17, 2011

Guest Blogger: Becky DiLucia They came to Animal Friends as shattered souls—used and discarded. They left as dearly-loved friends and beloved members of new families. They are the O Pits, and this is their story. In September, 2008, Animal Friends’ …

Posted in adoption, o pits, Pit Bulls, rescue

Cats Live Longer, Healthier Lives Indoors

August 15, 2011

Guest Blogger: Linda Snyder, Animal Friends’ Communications Team To borrow a line from Shakespeare about cats: “To be [indoors], or not to be [indoors], that is the question.” The answer is clear when you realize that the average lifespan of …

Posted in By Linda Snyder, cats, indoors, safety

How Oslo the Cat Won Himself a Home!

August 10, 2011

Guest Blogger: Terry Kuehner, Foster Parent for Animal Friends Several weeks ago, a very sweet cat was abandoned at Animal Friends. He was spotted as he went running into the woods, and one of our volunteers ran outside to catch …

Posted in adoption, By Terry Kuehner, cats, foster care, kid-friendly

Wonderful seniors and senior-ita dogs deserve a second look.

August 3, 2011

Guest Blogger: Siri Espy, Communications Team At many shelters, older dogs would not have the opportunity to be put up for adoption. But at Animal Friends, our current count of dogs age 10 and over is an even dozen. These …

Posted in adoption, By Siri Espy, dogs, Red Collar Society, senior pets

Donor Spotlight: Sheri Levine-Everett

August 2, 2011

Guest Blogger: Jessica DiVito, Senior Development Coordinator She calls herself Calamity Jane. We call her kind and generous. It doesn’t take long to realize what Sheri Levine-Everett’s true passion is: animals. This career woman devotes a great deal of energy …

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Help Wanted: Adoption and Admissions Counselors

August 2, 2011

Do you enjoy working with both animals and humans? Are you looking for a gratifying part-time gig? If so, Animal Friends is looking for you! We’re recruiting dedicated people to join our staff as Adoption and Admission Counselors. Both our …

Posted in adoption counselor, employment, job opps