The Animal Rescue League/Western PA Humane Society has two domestic shelter locations at 6926 Hamilton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208 and 1101 Western Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

If you are interested in a pet, we recommend you check their Petfinder profile to see where they are living - at the shelter, a participating Petco store, or in a foster home. Pets located at the shelter or in a store can get adopted within a day or two of being posted, so if you are interested, come meet them right away! Meeting with a pet who is in foster care, awaiting adoption, can be scheduled through email.

Unfortunately, although some pets find homes quickly, others are with us a long time. So if the pet you thought you wanted has found a home, please ask our staff for suggestions. We have pets to fit almost any household!


( To see ONLY a specific type of pet (Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, etc.), Change the animal type in the "animal" field and select .)

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Success Stories


Become a Foster Friend!

We update our pet list at least once a week, but we still encourage you to visit us. We get new orphaned animals (cats, dogs and rabbits) every day, so stop in often. This site is maintained primarily by volunteers, and while we will try and answer your emails accurately, we are not at the shelter everyday, and again encourage you to visit in person. For example, we do get puppies and kittens in but they are usually adopted out within a day or two. And, while everyone loves puppies, why not consider an older dog? Check out 10 good reasons to adopt an older dog!

Our Mission

To provide temporary shelter, food, medical attention, and comfort to all abandoned, neglected and injured animals brought to us by the community; to restore lost animals to their owners or seek new homes for them, and educate the public about humane care of animals with a goal of reducing overpopulation.

Adopting a Friend

For information on adoptions, please call (412) 345-7300, ext.215. or go to our adoption page.

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Volunteering and Donations

We need more volunteers. Especially those who can come during the week. The time spent is very rewarding and you will be helping wonderful animals find new homes. Click here for more information on volunteering.

Click here for more information on donating to ARL.

Come Visit Us!

Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center

6620 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15206

Phone: 412.345.7300

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