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! Please note that our Pet Directory takes time to update throughout the day, please understand that the pet you are interesting in may not be available when you arrive. Thank you.

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 without an initial consultation and introduction to our adoptions team. Don’t fret, we always have new animals coming in that could be your purr-fect match! 

Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh is open to process adoptions on a walk-in basis Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., with the last adoption meet and greet starting at 5 p.m. (Please arrive at the shelter by 5 p.m.)

On Saturday and Sunday, adoptions are also on a walk-in basis from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with the last adoption meet and greet starting at 3 p.m. (Please arrive at the shelter by 3 p.m.)

For additional information, please call us at 412-345-7300 ext. 215 or email us at, 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)
  • 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).
  • Out-of-state adopters need to obtain a health certificate and to call to confirm that a vet is present to provide one before coming to adopt.
  • Before coming to adopt please check your county’s dog licensing requirements.

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.

Adopt Local, Forever Starts Here

Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh (HARP) is proud to partner with Animal Friends to help find forever homes for animals in our community. Click here to view additional adoptable animals from our partners at Animal Friends. When you adopt from HARP or Animal Friends, you are improving the lives of animals by giving them loving homes.

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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.


Care They Need.
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