Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Animal Friends Celebrates Adopt-a-Dog Month with Priceless Pooches!

If you’ve never loved and been loved by a dog, then you’re truly missing out.

There, we said it!

Dogs are always happy when you come home. They remind you to play, laugh, or just get down and cuddle. And before you know it, their simple joys become your own. Whether a friendly dog wins your heart or you earn the trust of one who’s shy or less social, dogs offer us some of life’s most meaningful happiness.

Charity and Candy, a mother/daughter duo, are Beagles who have been waiting to love someone for too long. They quickly proved to be sweet and gentle enough to join our classroom programs and attend all our events, but they’ve been homeless for most of this year.

We hope their day will come soon…and maybe it will. This October, we at Animal Friends are celebrating National Adopt-a-Dog Month with a very special promotion: Priceless Pooches! From October 1-31, we’re waiving our requested adoption donation for all dogs age 6 months and older, Monday through Friday.

Some people have asked us why, when we invest so much into each and every animal, we’re willing to waive our adoption donations. The answer is simple. We know that, from pet stores to newspapers to flea markets, people have many choices when they look for a new pet. We firmly believe that adopters should choose pets that are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and medically and behaviorally evaluated. We believe in our adoption process. And most importantly, we believe that our shelter animals deserve to find loving homes. So, we’ll do whatever it takes…for as long as it takes…to find committed, qualified adopters.

So please, if you’ve ever considered adopting a dog…or another dog!...come to Animal Friends this October. Meet Charity, Candy and so many other wonderful dogs of all breeds, ages and personalities. Your visit might change your life—and theirs—forever!

As always, all adoptions are thoroughly screened to ensure appropriate, loving and lifelong matches.

Send in the clowns: Whipper and Wrangler!

Need more love and laughter in your life? Well, send in the clowns! Whipper and her kennel-mate Wrangler are a delight to behold when they play. A frenzy of paws and fur, these cats whirl around the floor to catch their toy mouse or that little red, bug-like laser point.

Whipper, while very active and confident, also craves love and attention. She will nudge your hand or look you straight in the eye, to tell you how easy it is to win her over.

Wrangler, while aggressive in play, is a little more timid and quiet with people. She tends to her friend ,Whipper. You must come in to see Wrangler's coat, as she's ever so beautiful in person. From above, the back of her ears are pure pinkish white. They are a striking contrast to the fur on her back.

Laughter and love are so good for the soul! It's a win-win situation! Come in to play with this lovable duo. An adoption counselor can advise you if one or both of these charming cats are right for you. You’ll smile all the way home!

Whipper and Wrangler are spayed, microchipped and current on vaccines!

If you have questions or can help, contact:
Animal Friends' Adoption Department
412.847.7002 ext. 1
562 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Monday-Friday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00 pm

Or, apply for adoption online now!

To give a donation in honor of Whipper and Wrangler, visit:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Animal Friends' Home-To-Home Adoption Program Presents... Zeke and Ani!

Zeke & Ani are two lovable, 9 year-old dogs of mixed origin. I adopted them 9 years ago from the same litter - they are brother and sister and have never spent a day apart! Unfortunately, due to a change in family circumstances, I am no longer able to care for them and am looking for a new home for them both. They are both around 40 pounds and are very calm, mellow and sensitive around people. They do not jump, rarely bark, and they know how to sit on command. Zeke doesn't like other animals (except his sister), so they would not do well with other pets. The ideal adopters would be either young or old, a couple or an individual, with a yard preferably as they love to be outside. They are house-trained (they can be left the entire work day inside if need be), enjoy going on walks and have a lot of love to give!

If you are interested in getting more information on Zeke and Ani, please contact Brandon Forbes at 919.699.5288!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Katrina Kitty

Katrina Kitty

Katie is an elegant domestic shorthaired tabby who was rescued from the 2005 Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Believed to be about six years old, she has lived in a loving Pittsburgh home until recently when her owners had to move and could not take katie with them. She is quite a docile and happy little girl who enjoys playing with feather toys and lazer lights as well as quietly sleeping in sunny patches or cozy beds. She eats only dry cat food and is quite healthy and beautiful. She's spayed and up to date on her shots. Katie is an indoor cat and is litter trained.

If you are interested in getting more information on Katie and meeting her, please contact am at 724-744-0299 or email