5 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day

Aug 24 2016

National Dog Day is on Fri., Aug. 26. Founded by an animal advocate in 2004, National Dog Day celebrates dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds. Whether you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate with your dog or you’re …

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Thanksgiving Day Treats for your Dog

Nov 11 2015

We’re always on the lookout for fun activities to share with you and we found a great one from our friends at the Outer Banks SPCA, located in North Carolina.( Last Thanksgiving, their shelter dogs celebrated by digging into these …

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Help Them Heal Challenge: Teddy

Aug 27 2015

“What are you doing here fella,” murmurs a Good Samaritan. He found a 10-year-old Chow Chow mix, Teddy, on his porch on a frigid, winter evening. Teddy was wearing a collar without tags and dragging some-20 feet of cable. This …

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Make Peanut Butter Pup-sicles

Jul 21 2015

The thermometer reads 98 degrees Fahrenheit, and your dog sprawls belly-down on the kitchen floor, panting. It’s supposed to be like this all week.  While you’re sucking down iced coffees, help your pooch beat the summer doldrums. These easy-to-make treats …

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Animal Friends presents: Pai Pai and Bubbles!

Mar 09 2015

Are you someone who is always looking for a good challenge? Do you find that you enjoy strange personality quirks in others? Do you think that one handful just isn’t quite enough? Then how about two?! With our dynamic duo, …

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Animal Friends presents: Boom Boom!

Mar 09 2015

Are you seeking a little man with good looks and a big, booming personality? Well, look no further because Boom Boom is the one you’ve been waiting for! Boom Boom is confident and friendly with other dogs and can often …

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Animal Friends presents: Riggs!

Mar 04 2015

Has having the kids away at school left home a little too quiet? Are you looking for a lively companion to energize your empty home? Look no further, we have an endearingly obnoxious companion to remind you that you are …

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Pets For Life: A lookback at 2014

Dec 23 2014

Pittsburgh’s shelters and rescues are always overflowing with adoptable pets awaiting their forever homes. These organizations—including Animal Friends—are working around the clock to find homes for the pets in their care. What if we could stem the tide of pets …

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Why Adopt…Our Story

Dec 02 2014

Guest Blogger: Joe Thornton, Volunteer Having grown up with animals, mostly dogs, my wife Michelle and I knew that oneday we would have a four-legged family member of our own. So in late 2005, we haddecided it was time to …

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Adopt A Senior Pet Month: Hershey

Nov 26 2014

Photo credit: Linda Mitzel   You can teach an old dogs new tricks – but won’t have to with sweet Hershey, our 8-year–old Beagle/German Shepard mix. Hershey enjoys knowing and performing basic commands, especially for treats, and would enjoy a …

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