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Animal Friends

Author: Cody Hoellerman
Address: 562 Camp Horne Road, , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15237
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For more than 75 years, Animal Friends has continually set – and raised – the bar for humane programming in the Pittsburgh region. Our 75-acre campus serves as a center of compassion and hope for more than 2,600 homeless pets annually.

Our full-service companion animal resource community serves our region by providing approximately 15,000 spay/neuter surgeries annually, and impacting more than 120,000 lives through humane education, pet behavior classes, pet therapy and our pet food bank each year. Animal Friends is proud to continue to save lives … simply put, because it’s what we do.


Animal Friends Pets of the Week: Suni
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September 25, 2019
Suni is an active and spunky girl who is ready to find her new home! She would prefer a home with an adult-only family, but might enjoy having a canine sibling. Suni knows sit, stay and more and is always eager to learn new tricks. She is also a graduate of Peaceable Paws! If you […]

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Animal Friends Pets of the Week: Luna
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September 6, 2019
Luna is a beautiful young lady who is searching for a family she can call her own. She can be a little anxious in new situations, but once she’s warmed up to her surroundings, she’s a big, lovable girl. Luna is a very strong pup, so her family will need to have experience with large […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Sybbie
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August 28, 2019
Sybbie is as playful as she is gorgeous! This young Florida White is an energetic girl and loves to meet new friends. Sybbie would be a good fit for a family with older children who will get to know her and help her find the next adventure. When she’s not playing or exploring, Sybbie is […]

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Animal Friends Pets of the Week: Milo
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August 21, 2019
This adorable guy is Milo! He first came to Animal Friends as a stray and has been working hard to learn how to trust people. Although he’s making wonderful progress, he would prefer a quiet home where he can relax and continue building his confidence. With the help of a little patience (and lots of […]

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Animal Friends Pets of the Week: Jersey
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August 14, 2019
This beautiful girl is Jersey! She arrived to Animal Friends as a transfer from another local organization. Jersey loves spending time with her people, but does need some time to warm up to new friends. She is sweet and does very well with people once she trusts them and has built a relationship with them. […]

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Animal Friends Pets of the Week: Little Lily
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August 7, 2019
This sweet girl found her way to Animal Friends after her previous owner could no longer care for her. She is very friendly and has a lot of love to share with her new family. Little Lily would be happy to go home with another rabbit – she loves making new friends! If you have […]

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Animal Friends Pets of the Week: Justice
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July 31, 2019
This sweet girl is Justice! She came to Animal Friends along with her four other feline siblings after their owner passed away. Having lived with other cats in the past, Justice is a professional at learning to integrate with new feline friends! Do you have room in your heart (and home!) for this sweet girl? […]

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Animal Friends Pets of the Week: Nikki
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July 24, 2019
This pretty girl is Nikki! She came to Animal Friends as a transfer from another local organization. Nikki is a very sweet pup who loves to spend time with her friends. She would do best in an active home with children who are 10 years or older and would prefer to be the only pet […]

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Animal Friends Pets of the Week: Mr. Carson
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July 17, 2019
Mr. Carson is a handsome Dutch rabbit who is eager to find a home of his own. When he first came to Animal Friends, he was very fearful and shy with most people. But, he has made big strides and has become very friendly with those who take the time to get to know him. […]

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Animal Friends Pets of the Week: Fir
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July 10, 2019
Say hello to Fir! She first came to Animal Friends after her owner passed away. Fir is a sweet, 3-year-old gal who is looking for a home to call her own. She would do best in a home with a patient family who will give her the time she needs to adjust to her surroundings. […]

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Animal Friends Pets of the Week: Dontez
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July 3, 2019
Dontez came to us as a transfer from an overcrowded shelter where he was a little nervous with the busy environment. At Animal Friends, Dontez has adjusted to his new surroundings quite nicely. While he can be a little bit shy at first, he is a playful boy and warms up to new people as […]

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Animal Friends Pets of the Week: Gandalf and Galadriel
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June 26, 2019
Gandalf and Galadriel are a beautiful, bonded pair of buddies looking to find a home with room for two. They like to take their time getting to know new friends, but once they are comfortable they love receiving gentle pets from their people. Galadriel tends to be more outgoing than Gandalf, who often looks to […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Sir Daisy
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June 19, 2019
Meet Sir Daisy! This handsome black and white feline found himself back with Animal Friends when his owner passed away. Sir Daisy is diabetic and was insulin dependent, but is now happily in remission. He is an absolute sweetheart who adores the attention of his human companions. He would do well in a family who […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Sadie
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June 12, 2019
Sadie is a beautiful girl with a playful personality who can’t wait to share all of her love and energy with a family of her own. She would do best as the only dog in her new home – she prefers the company of people to other pups. Sadie has been making big strides with […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Marzipan
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June 5, 2019
Marzipan is a handsome guy who is impatiently waiting to find a family of his own. He can be a bit shy in new situations, but once he warms up he has a big personality! Marzipan would prefer a calm, settled home of adults so that he can relax and take it easy. And, he […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Dude
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May 29, 2019
Meet Dude! He’s FIV-positive which means his immune system is a bit weaker than other cats, but he doesn’t let that slow him down. With regular visits to the vet, Dude can enjoy a perfectly happy and normal life just like any other cat! Dude wants to be the center of your world and needs […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Bubba
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May 22, 2019
Bubba is an easygoing guy with a sweet and gentle personality. He would prefer not to share his family with other pets, but don’t worry – he has plenty of love to give. Bubba can be protective of toys and treats, so he is searching for a home with older children who can respect his […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Brandy
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May 16, 2019
Brandy is a beautiful little lady who is looking to find a loving family of her own. She can be a bit shy in new situations, but since being at Animal Friends has made big strides in learning to trust – she’s becoming more social with each passing day. Brandy enjoys the company of other […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Oliver
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May 8, 2019
Oliver is a handsome guy with a gorgeous, soft coat of fur. Although he isn’t very fond of other cats, he is eager to join a home with an adult family who will give him all the love he deserves. Oliver enjoys the company of people, but isn’t your typical lap cat – he prefers […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Juda
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May 1, 2019
Juda is a lovely pooch who had a rough start to life, but is ready for his second chance at finding a loving home. He is a friendly, 2-year-old Pit Bull mix who is very energetic and bouncy. He is searching for a family with children who are 15 years or older and would prefer […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Sprinkles
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April 24, 2019
Sprinkles is a beautiful Lionhead who came to Animal Friends after spending some time in a foster home. She has grown so much during her time with us and is now just learning to be a bunny! Sprinkles is fully litterbox trained and loves being petted and having her head rubbed. You’ll know Sprinkles is […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Marty Deeks
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April 17, 2019
This sweet boy is Marty Deeks! He is a 3-year-old orange tabby who came to Animal Friends as a transfer from one of our partner organizations. Marty Deeks is happiest when he is sitting on a lap and getting attention from the people around him. He has lived with other cats in the past and […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Harley
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April 11, 2019
Harley is an 8-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix who is searching for an adult-only family to give him all the love and attention he craves! This handsome guy is incredibly smart and will need to be kept busy with enrichment activities in his new home. Harley would prefer a home without cats, rabbits or other […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Marigold
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April 3, 2019
Marigold is a gentle and lovable rabbit who is looking to find a calm, settled home where she will be given space to adjust to her new surroundings. She can be a bit shy in new situations, but once she trusts you she becomes an incredibly sweet and social girl. Marigold may be able to […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Thor
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March 27, 2019
Thor was brought to Animal Friends after a Good Samaritan found him living outside and took him to a local veterinarian. This friendly boy is FIV-positive which means that he has a slightly weaker immune system than other cats, but that doesn’t stop him from living a normal life! With regular visits to the vet, […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Ms. Penny
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March 20, 2019
Ms. Penny may be a senior gal, but if you met her in person you would never know! She’s an incredibly active and energetic dog who loves to be out sniffing and exploring the world around her. It doesn’t take Ms. Penny long at all to warm up and meet new friends. If you have […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Maraschino
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March 12, 2019
Meet Maraschino! He’s a lovable rabbit looking to find a calmer home where he can kick back and relax. Maraschino is a bit shy at first, but once he has time to settle in he is a very sweet little guy who loves to receive head rubs from his family. Maraschino may even like having […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Magenta
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March 6, 2019
This adorable girl is Magenta! She was previously adopted from Animal Friends, but found herself back with us after her family welcomed a new baby into their home. But, to help her find a loving new home, her previous family sponsored her adoption, so she’s truly priceless! Magenta can be a bit shy in new […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Capone
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February 26, 2019
Capone is a wonderful older Labrador Retriever mix with a zest for life! He is incredibly smart and can be very playful when he wants to be. Because he can become very excited, Capone would prefer to be the only pet in an adult-only family who has experience with dogs and force-free training techniques. Training […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Big Wig
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February 19, 2019
Big Wig is a gorgeous Californian mix who came to Animal Friends after being rescued by our Humane Investigations team. Although she has been through a lot in her young life, she is such a sweet girl! Big Wig loves to explore her surroundings and enjoys the company of other bunnies. While she can be […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Bubble Yum
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February 12, 2019
Bubble Yum is a petite brown tabby who is just over a year old. She was transferred to Animal Friends from one of our partner organizations in West Virginia. This sweet little lady is a bit shy when she’s meeting new people, but once you gain her trust she warms up very nicely. Bubble Yum […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Dozer
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February 5, 2019
Dozer is an adult red tick Beagle who make friends with everyone he meets. This friendly boy absolutely loves his toys, but prefers not to share them with friends. Because of this, he would do best in an adult-only home where he will be the only pet. Dozer likes to put his sniffer to work […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Coco
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January 29, 2019
Meet Coco! She’s a very affectionate girl who just needs a little time to get to know new people and situations. She is an active dog who needs lots of exercise and mental stimulation to keep her mind and body engaged. Coco has made wonderful progress during her time at Animal Friends and is growing […]

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Miss Cheddar – Animal Friends’ Pet of the Week
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January 23, 2019
Miss Cheddar is a young, mixed breed rabbit who found her way to Animal Friends when her previous owner could no longer care for her. As a younger bunny, she will benefit from continued human interaction and opportunities to socialize in her new home as she continues to come out of her shell. If you […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Kay
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January 16, 2019
This gorgeous gal is Kay! She is a loving, 2-year-old girl who was brought to Animal Friends as a stray. Kay gets along well with other felines and may enjoy sharing her new family with another cat. While she can be a little shy with new people, she warms up nicely as she builds trust. […]

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