4-foot Ball Python Finds a Foster Home with Animal Friends

Aug 29 2013

By Amy Green, Interim Adoptions Team Leader “Let me know when it’s out of the bag!”  My name is Amy Green and I have a snake in my house. My roommates are less than thrilled.  Over the past year that …

Posted in By Amy Green, foster, foster mom, fostering, snake, staff

Shop at WearWoof! Be Gorgeous and Help Animals!

May 08 2013

By Jolene, Suaz and Katie, Animal Friends’ Communications TeamWhen the ladies of Animal Friends’ Communications department learned that WearWoof, a new clothing resale shop that benefits local animal organizations, was open for business, we couldn’t wait to hit the racks! …

Posted in by jolene miklas, fundraiser, fundraising, shopping, staff

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

Enrichment: It’s Not Just Fun and Games at Animal Friends

Mar 11 2013

By Suzanne Denk, Animal Enrichment Specialist for Animal Friends I am having a bad day. My shoulders are tense and my neck hurts. I cannot focus and nothing has been crossed off the “to do” list.  I am eating potato …

Posted in animals, Bunnies, by suzanne denk, cats, dogs, enrichment, rabbits, staff

Diary of an Adoptions Counselor

Feb 06 2013

Capone and Gotti By Kaitlin Hilinski, Community Adoptions Counselor No two days are quite alike when you work with people and pets. Here are some gems from my career at Animal Friends: I came in to work the day after …

Posted in adopt, adoption, adoption counselor, by kaitlin hilinski, cat, dog, rabbit, shelter, staff

What’s a Community Adoption Counselor?

Feb 01 2013

By Kaitlin Hiliniski, Community Adoptions Counselor My job isn’t like other jobs.  Sure, some people work with the public; they have to smile, shake hands, and be “on” for hours at a time. Some people work with animals; they have …

Posted in adopt, adoption, by kaitlin hilinski, cat, dog, rabbits, staff

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 …

Posted in adopt, adoption, By Jeff Geissler, cat, Happy Tails, staff

A Perfect Match: Adoption Counselors Help Families Find Their Perfect Companion

Jul 09 2012

By: Jill Harlan, Adoption Counselor One of our tasks here at Animal Friends is to ensure a clean living area for our dogs, cats and bunnies.  While assisting someone who was cleaning the rabbit habitats one day, I simply picked …

Posted in by jill harlan, staff, working at animal friends

Life as an Animal Friends Humane Investigations Officer: Abandoned Pets

Jun 25 2012

Photo by: Harry Giglio It is a sad situation when owners move away and cannot take their pets with them.  Most responsible pet owners will leave their pets with a family member or friend or even take them to a …

Posted in by Valerie Polka, humane investigations, humane officer, staff

Heart Songs: A Snapshot In Time

Jun 20 2012

By Beth Mauder, Adoption Counselor There was a rainbow over Pittsburgh yesterday. I saw it on the news.  I wish I had been able to see it in person.  There are some things that cause us to stop and smile …

Posted in adopt, blog, by beth mauder, cats, staff