Missy’s adoption is priceless!

December 28, 2011

My name is Missy. I came to Animal Friends because my former owner had a total of 10 kittens in her home, and that was about 8 too many for her. I know she loved all of us, and it …

Posted in adoption, cats

Poetry by Young Animal Lovers

December 23, 2011

Young poets at Pine-Richland Middle School and Quaker Valley Middle School were inspired by Animal Friends’ work. Read their poetry about Animal Friends below. Thanks from an AlumniBy Julia Herrle, age 12 Worn, wounded, whimpering,Left like an old toy you …

Posted in Animal Friends News

Yin Yang needs a home!

December 22, 2011

Hi! My name is Yin Yang. Frankly, I have no idea why I have that name. But here’s what I DO know: I’m about 1 1/2 yrs old. I am an all-around nice girl. I like to be held. I …

Posted in adoption, cats, stray

Sophie, a Dalmatian mix, needs a home!

December 16, 2011

While Sophie may not have been riding on any fire trucks recently, she could catch a ride home in your car! Sophie the Dalmatian is a friendly, happy dog who is affectionate and very people oriented. Sophie has put on …

Posted in adoption, dalmatian, dogs

This is the perfect week to adopt!

December 12, 2011

Bebe, pictured above, needs a home! Guest Blogger: Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team This is the perfect time to adopt – we’re coming up on the last weekend before Christmas! Animal Friends will be closed on the 24th and …

Posted in adoption, By Siri Espy, priceless

Animal Friends Exceeds Goal: 24,000 Spays in 3 Years, Totaling Nearly 100K Spays!

December 8, 2011

It was always in the backs of our minds. We knew that while we were saving thousands of pets every year, the pet overpopulation crisis still raged on. Tens of thousands of pets would still be euthanized…simply because they had …

Posted in announcement, Mobile Resource Center, overpopulation, spay

Alley Up for Animal Friends Bowling Event on January 29

December 8, 2011

Do they make bowling shoes for dogs? Can cats keep score? And will abunny ever pick up a 7-10 split? Find out on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the 8th annual Alley Upfor Animal Friends! Join host Cris Winter from …

Posted in alley up, bowling, donate, special event

Animal Friends Will Hold 15th Annual New Year’s Eve Rescue to Save the Lives of Lost Pets

December 6, 2011

Over the past 14 years, Animal Friends’ annual New Years Eve Rescue has been a Pittsburgh tradition—and a last-chance lifeline for lost pets. This year, on Friday, December 30, Animal Friends will once again rescue lost pets who are slated …

Posted in lost, New Years Eve, rescue

Most (un)Wanted: Poor Eponine Deserves a Chance

December 6, 2011

Guest Blogger: Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Commuications Team Tis the season for holiday miracles. And poor Eponine is dreaming that her own special miracle awaits! This adorable, friendly cat came to us after being found as a stray with one …

Posted in By Siri Espy, cats, kidney failure, special needs

When a Family of Five (2 humans, 2 dogs and 1 cat!) Wants to Adopt…

December 5, 2011

Guest Blogger: Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team Finding just the right pet can be a daunting task when several species are involved. But as gorgeous long-haired kitty Charlene discovered, at Animal Friends it can work out just fine. A …

Posted in adoption, By Siri Espy, cats, dogs, multi-species

“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