Animal Friends’ Volunteer Friends and Family Day

Aug 11 2015

On Sun., Aug. 16 Animal Friends will welcome their volunteers to bring friends and family to the shelter for a special day highlighting the many achievements of Animal Friends volunteers. Animal Friends became a certifying organization that was given the …

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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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Looking For A Home: Rickon

Oct 15 2014

Guest Blogger: Lisa Bartel All of the adoptable animals at Animal Friends are wonderful, potential pets for the right family. One of those dogs is Rickon: a dog who stole my heart.  He came to Animal Friends as a puppy …

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Volunteering at Animal Friends: Rebecca

Sep 02 2014

Guest Blogger: Rebecca Torchia When I was 13, the only present I wanted for my birthday was to volunteer at Animal Friends.  By the time I was 17, I was only signing up to volunteer because I needed hours for …

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Animal Friends’ Pet Therapy Teams Visit Veterans

Jul 10 2013

By Jeff Geissler, Communications Assistant A veteran clad in Steelers garb vigorously spun the wheels of his chair and glided down the hallway at the Southwestern Veterans Center in Pittsburgh. “Is that a dog I hear? Do we have a …

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Volunteering at PetCo South!

Jun 17 2013

Guest Blogger: Kathy Poulton, Volunteer I am a volunteer Adoption Counselor at Animal Friends’ offsite location at Petco South, and I love it! I connect with like-minded people who want to make a difference in the world by actually doing …

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The Miracle

Apr 23 2013

Guest Blogger: Animal Friends’ Volunteer and Blog Contest Honorable Mention Diane Friske  Last August, I was asked if I would take over the fostering of a very small kitten.  Because all the “fostering rooms” at the Friske Foster House were …

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Sitting in a Cage with Baxter

Apr 23 2013

Guest Blogger: Animal Friends’ Volunteer and Blog Contest Honorable Mention Sergei Murray I wrote this on Thanksgiving on my iPhone sitting in a cage with Baxter.Perhaps the feeling of the holidays leave when you’re of an older age. Perhaps the …

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A Second Chance: Hickory’s Story

Apr 23 2013

Guest Blogger: Animal Friends’ Volunteer and Blog Contest Winner Diane Whittaker It was Spring 2010. He caught my eye because he was young and energetic. His name was Hickory. He was about 9 months old and described as a hound/Jack …

Posted in behavior, BY Diane Whittaker, contest, dog, enrichment, medical, nose work, special needs, volunteer, volunteering, volunteers

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 …

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