Find Allegheny County Pennsylvania animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Animal Advocates Inc 35 Wabash Street Pittsburgh PA 15220 412-928-9777
Animal Care and Welfare, Inc. PO Box 8257 Pittsburgh PA 15218 412-244-1372
Animal Control Monroeville Borough 200 Starr Drive Monroeville PA 15146 412-856-3355
Animal Friends, Inc. 562 Camp Horne Road Pittsburgh PA 15237 412-566-2103
Animal Full Life Rescue, Inc. 908 Ramsey Street Pittsburgh PA 15221 412-371-7446
Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania 6620 Hamilton Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15206 412-345-7300
Fallen Timber Shelter 1680 Fallen Timber Road Elizabeth PA 15037 412-751-2010
Going Home Greyhounds PO Box 513 Wexford PA 15090 412-935-6298
Hide-E-Hole Ferret Rescue, Inc. 145 Margaret Street Pittsburgh PA 15210 412-481-5927
Mt Lebanon Animal Control 1820 McLaughlin Run Road Upper Saint Clair PA 15241 412-831-7250
Peaceable Kingdom Inc 1049 Macarthur Road Whitehall PA 18052 610-432-2532
Pittsburgh Animal Control 3001 Railroad Street Pittsburgh PA 15201 412-255-2036
Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization 142 Stark Drive Pittsburgh PA 15239 412-795-0163
Spencer and Friend Animal Rescue, Inc. 515 California Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15202 412-734-0810
Tri-County Humane Protection, Inc. PO Box 9893 Pittsburgh PA 15227 412-381-5003
Western Pennsylvania Humane Society 1101 Western Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15233 412-321-4625
White Oak Animal Control 2295 Lincoln Way White Oak PA 15131 412-672-8901
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.