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



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Upcoming Events

Fall in Love with the Thrift Shop *October Sales*

Animal Advocates Thrift Shop, 35 Wabash Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15220 United States
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FALL IN LOVE with the Animal Advocates Thrift Shop!!! Each weekend in October, select merchandise will be discounted.  Check our social media accounts for weekly sale announcements - Facebook @animaladvocatespgh or Instagram @weareanimaladvocates  All sales benefit the rescue and care of animals in need! The Thrift Shop is located at 35 Wabash Street, Pittsburgh PA…
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28 September 2020 September 28 - October 31

Senior Cat Adoption Special

*SENIOR CAT ADOPTION SPECIAL* Those of us of a certain age know that 50 is a “magical” number - it’s the age when we start getting mail reminding us that retirement is looming - and there are discounts to be had for “seniors!” During the month of October, 50 is also going to be a…
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28 September 2020 September 28 - October 31

Latest News

Pet Tales: How sweet Nala saved her own life at a shelter

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 22, 2019 It took a veritable village of dogs lovers to save a pit bull mix named Nala. But the people who know her think Nala saved[…]

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Celebrate *Animal Advocates Day* in Pittsburgh 11/4/19

In a proclamation sponsored by Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith,  Monday, November 4, 2019 will be “Animal Advocates Day” in Pittsburgh! Thank you to Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith, the city council members, and the City[…]

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PetExpo November 15-17

Mark your calendars – Animal Advocates will be participating at the 2019 Pittsburgh PetExpo November 15-17 at the David Lawrence Convention Center.  For more information visit the event website. Animal[…]

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