35 Wabash St. PO Box 8480, Pittsburgh, PA 15220


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History and Mission of Animal Advocates

Animal Advocates is a nonprofit, all volunteer, Pittsburgh-based animal welfare organization involved in the rescue, care and placement of companion animals. Serving the Pittsburgh area since 1984, Animal Advocates has adhered to a no-kill policy and engaged in community based advocacy on behalf of animals since its inception.

We aim to provide high quality care for the well-being of rescued cats and dogs until they are placed in forever homes.

Except for a limited number of cats fostered at our headquarters, our adoptable animals are cared for in loving volunteer foster homes. We get to know the pets’ personalities and needs very well, striving to make the best possible match for both animals and adopters. We believe the relationship between a human and companion animal is an important bond that improves the physical and social well-being of individuals and the community at large.

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35 Wabash Street

PO Box 8480 Pittsburgh, PA 15220


Upcoming Events


NEW HOURS AT THE THRIFT SHOP Starting on Sunday, November 5 through Sunday March 31, 2024 the Thrift Shop will be open from 1-4 pm.  Pick up a thrifty treasure…
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04 November 2023 November 4, 2023 - March 31
Animal Advocates Thrift Shop, 35 Wabash Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15220 United States
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Shop Online, Help Animals in Need

Animal Advocates' volunteers operate two speciality online shops that exclusively sell vintage and designer clothing and accessories as well as collectibles and other speciality items. Check out the shops on Depop…
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02 December 2023 December 2, 2023 - February 29

Latest News

Volunteer Voices | Animal Advocates 2023 Appeal

It Takes a Village We couldn’t exist without or volunteers, but it turns out they get something out of it too! As a 100% volunteer run animal rescue organization, it’s[…]

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Catching Up | Animal Advocates 2023 Appeal

Where Are They Meow? Catching up with a few of the animals that we have rehomed over the years While dozens of cats pass in and out of Animal Advocates[…]

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Thrift Shop | Animal Advocates 2023 Appeal

Accelerating Our Success Our Thrift Shop is the engine that powers the Animal Advocates bus. The Animal Advocates Thrift Shop has always been big advantage for our small, all-volunteer organization.[…]

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