Happy Tails

Animal Friends presents Happy Tails: Layla

Apr 02 2014

Guest Blogger: Patricia A My 11-year-old son, Robert, and I have wanted a dog for years.  I grew up with dogs, but worked such long chaotic hours as a hospital nurse that it didn’t seem fair to adopt.  Now that I …

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Animal Friends presents Happy Tail: Karma

Mar 05 2014

Guest Blogger: Patty Gongaware It was a cold dark night in January 2012. Potty breaks were all done, so I decided to treat myself to some “puppy cuddling”. A litter of three-month-old collie-husky mix puppies had come in that day, …

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Happy Tails: Cindy Lou

Nov 27 2013

Guest Blogger: Carolyn AmorosoI met Cindy Lou when I volunteered at Animal Friends in Pittsburgh years ago. At first she was not eligible for adoption because she was being held for court. When I adopted her about a year later, …

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Happy Tails: Trinity!

Oct 21 2013

It is an honor to have volunteered and adopted with Animal Friends over the years. As a 93-year-old widower, the true value of my relationship with Animal Friends has been the love and companionship I have received from the dogs …

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Happy Tails: Freestyling Disc-Jockey Salvador!

Aug 14 2013

Guest Blogger: Shawn Schrag I just wanted to send out another update about our Animal Friends alum, Salvador! So far, we have competed in 4 disc dog competitions through the Mid Atlantic Disc Dogs and Appalachian Air Canines and have …

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Ten was Adopted, and we Can Tell!

Jun 07 2013

By Jeff Geissler, Communications Assistant Ten found his forever home, so I can finally get some work done. Ten, who was the tenth cat rescued by our wonderful volunteer Diane Friske, is the most playful 2-year-old tabby you’ll ever meet. …

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And Then My Dog Showed Up

Apr 25 2013

By Jolene Miklas, Director of Communications  I adopted a dog this year. It’s not a big deal, I know. Especially because I work at Animal Friends. You’d think I’d be tempted to adopt dogs every day. But I wasn’t tempted, …

Posted in adopt, adoption, Beagle, by jolene miklas, Happy Tails, rescue, staff

Happy Tails: Salvador

Mar 27 2013

Guest Blogger: Shawn Schrag, adopter I adopted Salvador from Animal Friends I in November 2010. I wanted a friend for our 3-year-old rescued black Lab and now the two are inseparable!  I volunteered with both of them in a nursing …

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Happy Tails: Kasper went home with our own Jeff!

Jan 30 2013

By Jeff Geissler, Communications AssistantIt happened yet again. This morning while heading to my office at Animal Friends I walked past the cat condos ready to say good morning to my early bright eyes. One of them was gone. But …

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Happy Tails: Macadamia

Jan 18 2013

Guest Blogger: Terry Kuehner  On December 15, 2012 an incredible tragedy occurred in Newtown, Connecticut.   The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School took twenty-six lives that morning, including 20 children.  We all vividly remember that day. Everyone I know was …

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