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

Franny needs a home!

October 17, 2011

I’m Franny, and I am a 4-year-old short-haired Tabby cat. I came to Animal Friends because my owner had too many cats to care for. I am on the shy side, so please do not waste your breath trying to …

Posted in adoption, cats

Johnny needs a home!

October 13, 2011

Johnny is quite a lover boy around Animal Friends. Graceful, gentle and sweet, this beautiful white cat with soulful blue eyes will lavish you with attention. Mature cats make wonderful companions, as they have put those rambunctious behaviors of their …

Posted in adoption, cats

Calypso needs a home!

October 10, 2011

Calypso is a very timid little girl, but with the help of her foster family, she grows a little more courageous every day. This 2-year-old petite Mini-Lop with a luxurious black coat is looking for someone who will help her …

Posted in adoption, clicker training, rabbits

Happy Tail Adoption Story: Fiona Espy

October 6, 2011

By Siri Espy, Communications Team I can only write this because cats can’t read. You see, I tell my four felines that I love them all the same, but like many parents, I have a confession to make: there’s a …

Posted in alum, By Siri Espy, cats, Happy Tails, rescue

Animal Friends Offers Free Straw for Cold Outdoor Pets

October 6, 2011

In preparation for plummeting temperatures, Animal Friends is once again offering free bags of straw to anyone who cares for outdoor pets or feral cats. Animal Friends urges pet owners to make their pets part of the family and keep …

Posted in cold, feral cats, safety, snow, straw drop, winter

Alexandria the Lab needs a home!

October 5, 2011

This gorgeous, very smart black Lab is currently living in a foster home. She is 2 years old and has her basic skills down pat – she’s housebroken and crate trained. But her talents extend farther. She can squat and …

Posted in adoption, dogs, Labs, priceless

Animal Friends Celebrates Adopt-a-Dog Month with Priceless Pooches!

September 28, 2011

If you’ve never loved and been loved by a dog, then you’re truly missing out. There, we said it! Dogs are always happy when you come home. They remind you to play, laugh, or just get down and cuddle. And …

Posted in Adopt-a-Dog-Month, adoption, dogs, October, priceless

Send in the clowns: Whipper and Wrangler!

September 28, 2011

Need more love and laughter in your life? Well, send in the clowns! Whipper and her kennel-mate Wrangler are a delight to behold when they play. A frenzy of paws and fur, these cats whirl around the floor to catch …

Posted in adoption, cats

Katrina Kitty

September 8, 2011

Katrina Kitty Katie is an elegant domestic shorthaired tabby who was rescued from the 2005 Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Believed to be about six years old, she has lived in a loving Pittsburgh home until recently when her owners …

Posted in Animal Friends News

Adopters Can Find Purebred Pets at Shelters

August 30, 2011

Guest Blogger: Siri Espy, Animal Friends’ Communications Team If you want a good old all-American mutt, go to an animal shelter. That’s the word on the street, and it’s certainly true. Shelters are overflowing with mixed-breed animals who will give …

Posted in adoption, Bichon Frise, By Siri Espy, chihuahua, dachshund, mutts, purebred, purebreds, terriers