special event

How Glitch Became the Bark in the Dark Mascot…and Helped Homeless Pets!

Aug 21 2013

By Christy Bostardi, Special Events Coordinator  Every summer, our city of Pittsburgh brings beautiful scenery and abundant activities for its residents to enjoy. From concerts and festivals to Kennywood and Pirates’ games, there is never a shortage of things to …

Posted in Bark in the Dark, Bark in the Park, By Christy Bostardi, event, special event

How I Came to Be an Animal Friends Volunteer

Apr 23 2013

Guest Blogger: Animal Friends’ Volunteer and Blog Contest Winner Andrew Lotz Response: How I came to be an Animal Friends volunteer Short answer: cancer and sadness.  I guess I have to go into more depth. It started in late September …

Posted in By Andrew Lotz, contest, dogs, special event, volunteer, volunteering, volunteers

Find Your Match at the Sugar, Spice and Everything…Kitten! Event

Sep 07 2012

Kittens will be in the spotlight at Animal Friends’ Sugar, Spice and Everything…Kitten! Event on Sunday, September 16.  Animal Friends is ushering in Fall with a full-fledged feline frolic!  Many kittens are returning from foster care and are ready and …

Posted in adopt, adoption, kitten, kittens, special event

Animal Friends Hosts Temple Grandin, September 6, 2012 (NEW DATE!)

Aug 15 2012

On Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 pm, Animal Friends will host an evening with Temple Grandin.Dr. Temple Grandin goes by many titles: doctor, professor, educator, researcher, author. But perhaps her most important title is animal advocate. On September 6, Animal …

Posted in animal welfare, special event, temple grandin

Animal Friends offers low-cost rabies clinics

Apr 30 2012

With warm weather, outdoor activities and outings ahead, it is more important than ever to make sure your pet is vaccinated against rabies.  Rabies is a disease transmitted by the saliva of an infected animal, which enters the central nervous …

Posted in clinic, low-cost, rabies, special event

Animal Friends’ Annual Easter Bake Sale…One Day Only!

Apr 04 2012

For many, this time of year is particularly “sweet”.  Chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, Reese’s Easter Eggs, Cadbury Eggs, Peeps, cakes and cookies…well, you get the idea.  Basically any kind of delicious baked good or candy is popular around Easter time.  …

Posted in bake sale, candy, cookies, delicious, easter, special event

Animal Friends Hosts First-Ever Speed Dating Event for People and Their Pets

Feb 16 2012

By Jeff Geissler, Animal Friends’ Communications Assistant Nervous butterflies overcame my belly when I turned left to cross the bridge leading to Animal Friends. I was a little early for the seven o’clock event: Must Love Dogs, a speed-dating event …

Posted in By Jeff Geissler, dating, special event, speed dating

Alley Up for Animal Friends Bowling Event on January 29

Dec 08 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

Black Tie & Tails: Real Housepets of Pittsburgh was a Success!

Nov 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