The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is a priority for Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh.

Effective September 28, 2021, Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh will return to requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while inside facilities in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Free disposable masks will be available at the entrances at all our facilities.

Find Your Perfect Companion

Adopt a pet and experience unconditional love and lifetime friendship. You’ll find pets of all types and personalities awaiting adoption!

How to Adopt 

Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh’s adoption team works to match people with an adoptable animal. To assist with making a match, an adoption counselor will learn more about the adopter and share information about the animals. Our adoptions are first come, first serve and we are unable to place a hold on specific animals. Don’t fret, we always have new animals coming in that could be your purr-fect match! 

We are open to process adoptions on a walk-in basis Tuesday through Friday. Our doors open at 1 p.m. and the last adoption will be finished by 6:30 p.m. On weekends, we are still operating by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 412-345-7300 ext. 215 or email us at For additional information, check out the options below:

If you plan to adopt, there are a few basics to bring along with you:

  • A valid form of photo ID (adopters must be 18 years or older)
  • Proof of address
  • If you rent, we encourage you to talk with your landlord about bringing home a pet. If pets are permitted, verify with your landlord if there are breed or species restrictions.
  • We encourage all individuals who will be in regular contact with your new pet meet before you take the pet home! This includes: children, significant other, and your existing dog (if you’re adopting a dog), or your rabbit (if adopting a rabbit).

Note: We do not offer cat to cat introductions, nor different species meetings. We will provide you with resources on proper introductions.

Adoption fees are charged to help us offset some of our costs for caring for the thousands of animals that enter our doors each year. All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, given vaccinations appropriate for their age at the time of adoption, treated for parasites, and given flea/tick protection. In addition, dogs (6 months or older) are tested for heartworm.

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Your gift today will help save an animal’s life. We rely on donations from friends like you to rescue, shelter, and find homes for pets. Please be as generous as you can to help us give them the care they need and the love they deserve.

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