Established in 1984, Animal Advocates is a non-profit, all-volunteer, Pittsburgh-based animal welfare organization involved in the rescue and permanent placement of cats and dogs who are in need of finding new homes. Many of our animals are either special needs or came to us when previous owners were forced to relinquish their pets under difficult circumstances. Others come from open door shelters who can only keep animals for a very limited period of time.

Latest News

Our Resale Shop will have extended holiday hours! Starting November 24 and running through December 31, we'll be open until 7pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Please check our Resale Shop page for complete hours.

We'll also be running a sale on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, where you can get 50% off all items except food!


holiday appealRead our latest newsletter here!


holiday appealPrevious Newsletter

We are not a shelter. Except for a limited number of cats fostered at our office, our adoptable rescued animals are cared for in loving, volunteer foster homes. We can only sponsor as many animals as we have foster homes currently available.

old logoIn addition, we are involved in efforts to help the local companion animal population, reach out to the community and local officials on behalf of animals, promote animal rights issues and encourage humane lifestyle options.

Help support us by visiting our resale shop.

Shop your favorite on line retailer = helping Animal Advocates! See igive.com on our Donate Page.


Adopt a friend from Animal Advocates!

Animal Advocates is a registered 501(c)(3). Donations are tax-deductible.