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

Pittsburgh PetExpo

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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16 November 2019 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Pittsburgh PetExpo

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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17 November 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Small Business Saturday

Animal Advocates Thrift Shop, 35 Wabash Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15220 United States
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Support a local business and animals in need by shopping at the Animal Advocates Thrift Shop on Small Business Saturday from 10am-4pm! Special 50% discounts on clothes, accessories, dishes, vintage and holiday items.  Other unique items will be on sale on November 30.  100% of all proceeds support the rescue of animals in need!

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30 November 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Latest News

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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Help Restore Vision for Abandoned Blind Dog

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