Animal Friends is pleased to offer a very special foster program specifically designed for our residents who would benefit from a hospice care setting.  Foster + Hospice = our “Fospice” program.   We are proud to provide end-of-life care for many …

Give Animals the Critical Care They Deserve Meet Cinnamon Bear and Couch Potato, two souls whose stories embody the essence of resilience and hope. These sweet boys were brought to Animal Friends as part of a Humane Investigations case on …

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 …

Animal Friends’ Circle of Friends is a passionate and dedicated group of animal lovers just like you who help pets in need … not just today, but every day. When you join with your monthly donation, you save lives. You …

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.

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

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.

For those pet owners who seek a meaningful, permanent way to memorialize their pets, we are pleased to have “A Thousand Winds,” the Memorial Garden at Animal Friends. Tucked away along the forested walking paths on our campus, this tranquil …

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!

Major Follansbee was a highly decorated Green Beret who served on multiple deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan, earning two bronze stars among numerous other commendations. Tragically, in December 2012, he took his own life. His parents, Dr. and Mrs. …

Dr. Ingrid Naugle, a retired doctor and lifelong animal lover, has always had animals in her life. She knows the joy they bring and the lessons they can teach. Her daughter, Iris, was so impacted by the animals in their …

Created as a heartfelt tribute to a very special dog, Rosie’s Rule serves as a safety net for dogs who have become separated from their families. Sadly, as many as one in three pets will become lost at some point …

Yana’s “Special” Felines Fund was started by Carol Meal to honor her beloved cat Yana. By identifying a small group of adoptable cats who are having a difficult time finding a home, Yana’s “Special” Felines Fund will help to eliminate …

The Alicia Drosendahl Summer Camp Fund Alicia Drosendahl found her calling amongst the homeless residents at Animal Friends. As a young child, and with her parents as role models, Alicia grew to love the shelter animals, especially the dogs. She …

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Animal Friends is proud to be awarded the highest 4-star rating for 13 consecutive years from Charity Navigator, the country’s premier charity evaluator.

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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-Assisted Therapy
    • United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania | Code #374
    • United Way Tri-State Region | Code #039738
  • Animal Friends for Veterans
    • United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania | Code # 12578787

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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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 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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Wish List

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 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 Anthony Mulkerrins at 724.584.4820 or Anthony_mulkerrins@gunton.comto 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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RX Fundraising

Qualifying prescriptions or in-store purchases at Rite Aid will earn funds for Animal Friends from RX Fundraising.

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38 Paw

Receive 50% off any dog DNA kits and $45 will be donated to Animal Friends for every sale made.

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CoZzzy Comfy Bed Linen Fundraiser

Refresh your home for the holidays while supporting Animal Friends! Purchase a set of super soft, 1800 thread count bed linens and select code Animal Friends 1 – 2022 at checkout and Animal Friends will receive proceeds. Linens make a great holiday gift!

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