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

Help us earn $214 more from Eyetique!

August 30, 2011

For the next 24 hours, Eyetique Animal Rescue Team will donate $1 for every NEW friend who writes “Thank you Eyetique Animal Rescue Team” on their Facebook wall! We earned $786 from round 1 of this challenge (thanks you YOU!) …

Posted in donate, eyetique, facebook

Bobsy the Beagle needs a home!

August 29, 2011

Bobsy is an amazing little dog. This sweet Beagle ended up homeless when both of his owners passed away. We know that he has received a lot of love in his short life because he is confident, sweet and very …

Posted in adoption, Beagle, dogs, priceless, video

Help Animal Friends by donating your old car!

August 26, 2011

Guest Blogger: Maria Briski, Animal Friends’ Communications Team Yes it had peeling paint, the brakes were a bit wonky and the gas needed to be applied just so or it would stall out, but it was my car. And it …

Posted in By Maria Briski, car donations, donate

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 …

Posted in adoption, priceless

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 …

Posted in adoption, priceless, veterans, WWII

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 …

Posted in adoption, Golden Age Retrievers, seniors

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