Oftentimes we are able to arrange for family or friends to provide care for our pets should something happen to us. Unfortunately, sometimes this is not possible and we are left with the unsettling prospect of an uncertain future for …

A monthly gift to Animal Friends can make a world of difference in the lives of companion animals who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or who simply have nowhere else to turn. Each and every day at Animal Friends, our …

The Maj. Benjamin Follansbee Memorial Fund was created in partnership with the Pittsburgh Chapter of Pets for Vets® to save lives – one veteran and one animal at a time.

Find out which items our homeless residents need right now by viewing our Wish List. We accept unopened food and treats, new and gently used pet supplies and more!

Learn how you can help pets stay at home where they belong with the families who love them by supporting our Chow Wagon Pet Food Bank.

Many employers offer matches for charitable gifts made by their employees. Find out if your company will match your gift to Animal Friends!

Making a gift in honor or memory of a pet or loved one is a special way to show you care while making a meaningful impact.

By including Animal Friends in your estate planning through a will, trust or other account, you’ll create a lasting legacy with your love of animals.

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Animal Friends is proud to be awarded the highest 4-star rating for 12 consecutive years from Charity Navigator, the country’s premier charity evaluator.

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Animal Wellness Center

Our Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center was built to provide compassionate support for pet owners who have the desire to keep their pets healthy and compliant with the law, but not the financial means to do so. But, we can’t continue providing this critical support to our community without you.

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United Way

If your company contributes to the United Way, you can direct your support to Animal Friends! To designate your gift, list one of the following on your United Way pledge form:

  • Pet Therapy
    • United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania | Code #374
    • United Way Tri-State Region | Code #039738
    • Combined Federal Campaign | Code #79669

Kennel Sponsorship

Sponsoring a kennel at Animal Friends is a meaningful way to show your support of our residents. In recognition of your gift, a plaque will be inscribed with your personal message and place on the kennel of your choice.

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Buy a Brick

Become a permanent part of Animal Friends by purchasing an engraved brick that will be placed on our campus. Imagine all of the paws and feet that will walk over your brick each day!

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Memorial Garden

Tucked away along the forested walking paths of Animal Friends’ campus, our Memorial Garden offers a meaningful and permanent way for you to honor your pet’s memory.

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Monthly Giving

Become a faithful friend with a monthly gift to Animal Friends. A recurring donation as little as $5 can make a world of difference in the lives of companion animals who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or who simply have nowhere else to turn.

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License Plate

Let people know that you are a supporter of Animal Friends everywhere you go with a specialty license plate. Order your plate and $10 will go directly toward supporting our lifesaving programs and services.

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Animal Friends’ Credit Card

Shop with the Animal Friends Visa card and a portion of every purchase will support our lifesaving programs. And, each new card instantly earns $50 for Animal Friends!

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Amazon Smile

Every time you shop on Amazon, a portion of your purchase price could be donated to Animal Friends! Simply go to Smile.Amazon.com and select Animal Friends as your charity and you’ll be supporting our cat, dog and rabbit residents each time you shop.

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Donate a Car

Do you have a car, truck, RV or boat that needs to go? The tax write-off you receive for donating it to Animal Friends might be a better alternative to selling it or paying for costly repairs!

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You can earn $20 for Animal Friends just by placing your first order on Chewy.com. Simply use our special link when signing up and each time you shop for your animals, you’ll be reminded of how you’re helping ours!

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Bissell Partners for Pets

Help Animal Friends by purchasing a new vacuum! Thanks to Bissell’s Partners for Pets program, a portion of your purchase could be donated to Animal Friends. It’s simple:

  1. Shop for pet products on Bissell’s website.
  2. Enter the code ADOPT at checkout.
  3. Choose Animal Friends as your charity!

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Wedding Favors

Give your special day a personal touch by sharing your love of animals with the guests at your wedding. Make a charitable gift to Animal Friends in lieu of purchasing wedding favors and we’ll provide custom table cards to display.

Contact our Development team at Development@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org or 412.847.7051 to make arrangements.

Spare Change

If you own a business and want to help your customers make a difference, contact our Development team and we’ll provide you with a collection container. Be sure to keep an eye out next time you visit these local businesses where we’re begging for change!

Pella Windows

When you contact our local Pella representative, mention Animal Friends and you will receive $25 off each window you purchase on top of their current promotions. Best of all, 5% of your final cost will be donated to Animal Friends!

Questions? Contact Pamela Humphrey at 724.900.1542 or pamela_humphrey@gunton.com to learn more and get started!

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

Join the Grounds & Hounds Coffee Club or purchase coffee to support our lifesaving programs and services! Use the code “ANIMALFRIENDS” to save 15% on a regular order or sign up and save 20% on your entire first coffee subscription order with the code “ANIMALFRIENDS20”

Animal Friends receives a percentage of each sale when you use our code. Now you can enjoy your cup of coffee and save animals at the same time – what could be better!

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For every purchase you make from YumAndPaw, $5 will be donated to Animal Friends and will help feed a hungry shelter pet for an entire week! Your purchase makes a big difference in the life of a pet in need who is waiting to be adopted by a loving family.

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