Thursday, April 11, 2013
Where can I care for my pet in Dormont, Brookline areas? Or should I adopt?
National Pet Day is Thursday, April 11, and what better time to care for your critter? Or perhaps this is the right time to adopt a new pet. According to petdayusa.com, the day was started by celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige in order "to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters all across the nation." There are a few popular Pittsburgh-area shelters where you can adopt pets, including Animal Friends along Camp Horne Road in Ohio Township and the Animal Rescue League along Hamilton Avenue in Larimer. If adoption's not for you, the immediate Dormont and Brookline areas still offer …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Meet Leonidas! You can call him Leon for short.
Meet Leonidas, a.k.a. Leon! He's a cute 11-month-old Pit Bull Terrier mix who came to Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh as a stray. Like most dogs his age, Leon is very active and could benefit from continued obedience training. Based on observation, he may be house-trained. He loved being with our volunteers getting his pictures taken, and will most likely be a very affectionate companion. Leonidas would be good for a novice owner and folks with an active lifestyle. That cute little face is hard to resist! For inquiries about Leon, contact his volunteer friend Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org. Leon's adoption fee is $115.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
This cat has been neutered but not declawed.
This is Kenny, a cat in need of a home. According to his profile on the Animal Rescue League website, when Kenny first arrived at the shelter as a stray, he was extremely ill, but his foster mom nursed him through it to rebound as a happy, healthy cat. "Kenny ... is the perfect combination of affectionate and playful," the rescue league's website states. "He's a friendly boy who loves belly rubs. He also enjoys playing with just about anything—wand toys, balls, laser lights. "Kenny gets along well with other cats, and he often 'mothers' more frightened or hurt cats. Plus, look at that darling little face! How can you resist? "Because Kenny can playfully nibble on the fingers of those he loves, he would probably be best off in a home …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
This "family dog" is looking for a new home.
This is Jayla, a dog in need of a home. According to her profile on the Animal Rescue League website, "Jayla is an all-around good family dog. She likes kids, cats and other dogs. She is used to being in a crate at night and knows many commands. "The only problem Jayla has is that she tends to run away when not supervised." A mixed retriever breed with a tan-and-white coat, she is 4 years old. If you'd like to inquire about this pet, call 412-661-6452, ext. 215. Jayla's adoption fee is $115. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
This guy needs a forever home.
Meet Peanut. Volunteers at Animal Rescue League said Peanut has been doing very well in his foster home. However, he still can be apprehensive around new people and will hide under the bed until he is comfortable. He is easily coaxed out from under the bed with a calm, loving voice and a good scratching on his cheeks and under his chin. Peanut is a very affectionate cat, but he definitely needs to be in a one-cat household. He has lived with a Labrador Retriever in the past, but would probably prefer to be alone. Want more information? Visit www.sheltercare.com or call 1-866-375-PETS. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Nothing wrong with Augie, but lately his home has been the shelter.
Augie was surrendered to the Animal Rescue League because his owners were allergic to him. Shelter employees say there's not a thing wrong with Augie, and that he would make a perfect family member. According to shelter officials, Augie is a very agreeable guy who just needs a family to love him. Stop by and see all the good things his former family had to say about Augie and decide for yourself. If you'd like to inquire about this pet, please call 412-661-6452 ext. 215. Augie's adoption fee is $115. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is available for adoption.
Dori is a 6 year old, 43-pound Pembroke Welsh Corgi looking for a new home. Her owners surrendered her to the Animal Rescue League because she was chasing the cats and herding them around the house. They acquired her from relatives who were leaving her outside with no shelter or water. According to the Animal Rescue League, they also were feeding her people food for the past five years—and that's why she weights 43 pounds instead of 25. Dori is on a special diet now, and she already has lost 10 pounds. She likes to pretend she's a lapdog, even though she's still a little plump. She likes to play with other dogs, but she needs a no cat household. Dori is great with well-mannered children, though she might try to herd them by nipping at …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Do you have room in your heart and home for this admitted Big Boy?
Meet Big Boy. His face has being featured on the Animal Rescue League's Facebook page over the summer. Big Boy ended up back at the shelter weighing only 42 pounds; which is half of the weight he should be. During his summer vacation at the ARL Big Boy has been getting tons of love from the staff and livin’ the life. He is putting on weight and learning basic commands so he is adoption ready. Big Boy is a pit bull mix, almost 3 years old with a brindle coat and an expressive smile. Big Boy gets along well with children and has also lived with other dogs in the past—but proper introductions should be done with the adoptions counselors at the shelter to ensure he's a good fit for your family. "Big Boy is a smart boy and loves to play fetch …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Adopt Carmen from the Animal Rescue League.
Meet Carmen, a Terrier-American Staffordshire mix. This 3-year-old needs to find a new home. Her family is moving and couldn't take her with them. According to her former family, she's good with other dogs and kids—including the 5-year-old child she used to live with. Carmen's also potty trained. As you can see in the photo to the right, Carmen loves fetch and carrying tennis balls around in her mouth. If you're interested in adopting Carmen, please call the Animal Rescue League at 412-661-6452 ext 215. The Animal Rescue League requires "doggie introductions" if you already have a dog. Carmen's adoption fee is $115. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The Pirates are winning and have a team slogan of "Zoltan"—make this guy a winner, too!
This is Zoltan. Zoltan was surrendered to the Animal Rescue League because his owner had landlord issues. Zoltan is a friendly guy who smiles a lot. Zoltan passed his temperament test with flying colors, and we think that he would be good for first time dog owners. It is recommended that he attend obedience classes to teach him how not to jump up on people and various other things. Obedience training is an excellent way to bond with your dog, and also helps with socialization of your dog with other dogs, and with other people. ARL offers training classes at the shelter. Zoltan is waiting for his chance at final and permanent forever home. Can you give him the love he needs? Come and meet this handsome guy today at the Animal Rescue League…