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    (CNN)When Russian bombs started dropping on Ukraine in late February, a country singer half a world away in Nashville says he felt the panic of a parent whose child is in danger.The 9-year-old boy Scooter Brown and his wife, Vicki, had started the process of adopting was among those hiding in the basement of an orphanage in central Ukraine as three Russian missiles soared overhead and slammed into a Ukrainian military base about 60 miles away.After that episode, the Browns took matters into their own hands.Brown, a burly and bearded former Marine who fought on the front lines of Iraq in 2003 and whose namesake band has produced songs with titles such as "Guitars, Guns, and Whiskey" and "Wine Drunk," convinced a "special forces buddy" to join him overseas. They worked with a small Nashville organization run by another military veteran in an attempt to rescue the Browns' future adoptee and a handful of other kids; Brown's wife arrived later to provide additional support.Scooter and Vicki Brown hosted 9-year-old "Little B" over the Christmas holidays last year. What followed was...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Daisy Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: This big, beautiful gal is Daisy! She came to Animal Friends as a transfer from another organization and is eager for the chance to find her new family. Daisy can be shy around new people, but once she warms up she is very sweet! She walks nicely on a leash and enjoys taking her time on leisurely strolls. Daisy would prefer to be the only pet in the home, but that’s only because she wants all of the love for herself! Does Daisy sound like the missing piece to your...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Cutie Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Meet Cutie! She arrived at Animal Friends in November and has slowly taken her time to warm up to us. Once she is comfortable with you she will show her sweet, spunky and goofy personality! Her favorite toys include seagrass balls, wooden sticks and paper she can rip up. She is a young bunny that is full of energy, but may slow down enough to be petted. Does Cutie sound like a perfect match for your family? To find out more about how to adopt Cutie, visit this link!...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Girl Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Meet Girl! This beautiful senior girl came to Animal Friends after her previous owner could no longer care for her. But she hasn’t let that get her down because she is a very affectionate and sweet cat who only wants to cuddle in your lap. Girl would prefer to be the only cat in her new home, but that’s only because she wants to keep all of your love for herself! Girl is one of “Yana’s Special Felines,” which means her requested adoption donation has been underwritten and she will...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Whiskey Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Whiskey is a handsome guy who found his way back to Animal Friends after his previous owner could no longer give him the lifestyle he needed. He can be a bit shy when meeting new friends so Whiskey would prefer to get to know his new family before going home. Whiskey has been working with our staff and volunteers to help build his confidence, learn good canine manners and get plenty of mental and physical exercise. He enjoys chasing a tennis ball and going for long walks on our wooded...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Ebony Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: This young guy is Ebony. When he first arrived, he spent some time in a loving foster home where he could run around, climb, dig and flop on occasion. He loves to be petted and even has a sweet spot on his head and nose! We know you will fall in love with Ebony so come and meet him today. To find out more about how to adopt the rabbits at the shelter, visit this link!   If you can help, come to Animal Friends at 562 Camp...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Josephine Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Meet Josephine! She came to Animal Friends through no fault of her own when her previous owner was unable to care for her. Our staff and volunteers have been working with her on her manners and she is slowly starting to come around. She would do best in a home where she’s the only pet so she can receive all of the love! Josephine’s new family should be experienced cat owners who can give her the time and patience she needs to be her most comfortable. To find out...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Grindylow Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Grindylow is a unique boy who arrived at Animal Friends as part of a transfer from another organization. He is very social, full of energy and loves people! Grindylow is looking for a home that can give him plenty of opportunity to release his energy and help him continue to work on his manners. Grindylow would do best in a home with children 13 years or older. Is he your perfect match? To find out more about how to adopt Grindylow, visit this link!   If you can...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Peppercorn Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: This handsome guy is Peppercorn! He came to Animal Friends with a few other rabbits after their owner could no longer care for them. He is an active, young bunny who enjoys any chance to run around during our BunRuns. He especially enjoys digging in a box of shredded paper! Peppercorn would do best in home with an experienced rabbit owner who can give him the space he needs to explore his new home. To find out more about how to adopt the rabbits at Animal Friends, visit this...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Talley & Roquefort Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Meet Talley! She arrived at Animal Friends several months ago as part of a transfer with a partner organization. She is a unique, senior girl who enjoys playing just as much as she enjoys relaxing! Talley is currently on a special diet to help her stay healthy as she is in the early stages of renal failure, which is common in senior cats. She is looking for a home that can keep her happy and healthy! To find out more about how to adopt Talley, visit this...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Governor & Jersey Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Meet Governor! This handsome guy came to Animal Friends in November as a transfer from a partner organization so we’re still getting to know him, but we’re already falling in love with him (and know you will, too). Governor is a big guy who could use some work on his manners, but he is very eager to learn when tasty rewards are provided! He would do best in an adult-only home with a family who is dedicated to teaching him through positive reinforcement techniques. Governor is a young...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Kensie Animal Friends (Photo Credit: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: This gorgeous gal is Kensie! She came to Animal Friends as a transfer from another organization. When she first arrived Kensie was very shy, but through interactions with our staff and volunteers she is slowly letting her true personality shine. Kensie’s confidence is also building with daily socialization with our other rabbits who are teaching her proper manners! To find out more about how to adopt Kensie, visit this link!   If you can help, come to Animal Friends at 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15237 or...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Majesty Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Majesty came to Animal Friends after he was found as a stray by a Good Samaritan. He started out as a very shy cat, but after spending some time with our dedicated staff and volunteers over the past several months, his true personality is beginning to shine. He loves to spend his time lounging and playing with shoelaces. Majesty has mild hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a disease that causes a thickening of the heart muscle. He doesn’t have any clinical signs at this time, but his condition will need to...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Sunny Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Sunny may have been returned to us through no fault of his own, but this senior boy doesn’t let that get him down because he is just eager to make new friends. Sunny recently underwent a surgery and will need to come back for some follow-up care, but he is ready to find his new family in the meantime. Sunny would prefer to be the only pet in a home, but that’s only because he deserves all of the love and attention for himself! Come and meet this sweet guy...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Bramble Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Bramble came to Animal Friends after she was no longer a good fit with her previous family. This young bunny hasn’t let that get her down because she is ready for a fresh start! Bramble loves to chew – make sure to have pine cones, cardboard toys or plastic baby toys for her to enjoy at her new home. This sweet girl also loves to be pet and may be the missing piece to your family! To find out more about how to adopt Bramble, visit this link! ...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Shortie Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Shortie is a young pup who came to Animal Friends after he was rescued by our Humane Society Police Officers from a neglectful situation. When he first arrived, Shortie was very energetic and in need of some work on his puppy manners. After working with our staff and volunteers, Shortie has become a more patient pup and has developed great listening skills. He would prefer to be the only dog in a home with kids 13 years or older where he can receive all of the love and attention for...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Bridget Animal Friends (Photo Credit: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Bridget is a young and energetic bunny who loves to run around and jump high in the air! She enjoys spending time socializing with the other rabbits during daily BunRuns, and may have another rabbit sibling as long as proper introductions are made first. Bridget is ready to grow up in a loving home with a family of her own. Could it be yours? To find out more about how to adopt Bridget, visit this link!   If you can help, come to Animal Friends at 562 Camp...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Cashmere Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Meet Cashmere! This handsome boy has made so much progress since he came to Animal Friends as a stray earlier this year. He started out as a very shy and fearful boy, but from daily interactions with our dedicated staff and volunteers, he has let his true personality shine. Cashmere enjoys being pet and lounging next to you, but he also loves a good play session with a teaser toy. During his time here, he has lived with a few other cats and would love to go to a home...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Huey Animal Friends (Photo Credit: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Huey came to Animal Friends at the beginning of the summer after he was rescued by our Humane Investigations team from a neglectful situation. When he first arrived, Huey didn’t have many manners, but through the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers, he continues to improve with basic commands and loose leash walking. At just 2-years-old, this young guy has a lot of energy and will need a family who will be dedicated to providing him plenty of mental and physical exercise every day. Huey would prefer...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Stimpy Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Stimpy is a special girl who came to Animal Friends after she was picked up as a stray by a good Samaritan. She has a vision impairment and high blood pressure which is managed by medication, but she doesn’t let that stop her from playing with her favorite toy – a teaser! This sweet gal is very loveable and loves to be pet. Stimpy will do best in a home with someone who is willing to give her all the love and attention she needs! To find out more...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Davenport Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: This handsome young guy is Davenport. He is originally from the Sunshine State, but he’s ready to start his new life in the ‘Burgh! Davenport can be a little shy when meeting new people, but once he feels comfortable he is a very friendly and social dog. He enjoys going for long leisurely walks where he can spend some time sniffing around. Davenport loves to play (especially with tennis balls!) but is learning some basic commands as well, like “drop it” and other good canine manners. If you think Davenport...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Hank Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Hank came back to Animal Friends through no fault of his own. He has had a bit of a rough time adjusting to the shelter life again, but he is a friendly guy who just needs some time to warm up to new people. Daily socialization at our BunRun is allowing him to feel more comfortable and letting his true personality shine! To find out more about how to adopt Hank, visit this link!   If you can help, come to Animal Friends at 562 Camp Horne Road,...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Bartow Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Bartow arrived at Animal Friends from the Sunshine State and he’s ready for a fresh start. He is an independent guy who would prefer to be the only pet in an adult-only family, but that’s only because he wants all of the love for himself. Bartow can be a little shy at first, but once he feels comfortable you will see his playful personality really shine – especially if there’s a squeaky toy nearby! This handsome guy is currently undergoing treatment for heartworm and is available as foster to adopt...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Coconut & Mango Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Coconut and Mango are brothers who are looking for a home together. When they arrived, we moved them into their own spacious room where they could settle in comfortably. They’re both rather shy, but Mango is a bit more outgoing and will hop right up to meet you! This duo would do best in a home with experienced rabbit owners who will let them settle in at their own pace. To find out more about how to adopt Coconut, visit this link! To find out more about...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Chicken Animal Friends READ MORE: Hempfield Township Family Targeted By Swatting Hoax (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Chicken spent the beginning part of his life living in poor conditions until he was rescued by our Humane Society Police Officers this spring. It has taken a lot of patience and compassion from our staff and volunteers to gain his trust, but all the hard work has finally started to paid off! Chicken loves to chatter and will often seek attention with nose touches. He enjoys being petted and loves to play with teaser toys, but is just as happy...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Heart Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: When Heart first came to Animal Friends, he spent some time in a foster home where he could get some one-on-one attention. There, he was able to relax and settle in as his foster family got to know his true personality. Heart is a very sweet and curious bunny who enjoys individualized attention. He can be uneasy in new places and is easily startled by loud noises, so he’s looking for a family who can be patient with him as he settles in. Could Heart be the bunny your home...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Saturn Animal Friends READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment? (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Saturn is very energetic and loves to run and to play with his toys – he especially loves the jingle ball and toys made from hay! He is sweet, enjoys petting and although he has come a long way in trusting people, still gets nervous in new situations. Saturn would do best in a quiet home with an experienced rabbit owner who can work with him to help him continue to gain trust. To find out more...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Chex Animal Friends READ MORE: Vigil To Remember Lives Lost To Police Brutality Held In Pittsburgh (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: When Chex first came to Animal Friends he was very nervous and needed time to settle in to his new surroundings. Day in and day out, our staff and volunteers have spent time with Chex and recently, his sweet and playful side has really started to shine. To help him continue his progress, Chex went to stay in a foster home where he can continue to receive the time and attention he needs until he finds his...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Layla Animal Friends READ MORE: Experts: BB Guns Are Being Mistaken For Real Firearms, Prompting Police Response (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Layla is one of the sweetest girls you will ever meet! This pretty lady is about 7-years-old and came to Animal Friends when her former family could no longer care for her. In her short time at Animal Friends, she has quickly become a favorite among volunteers and staff alike. Layla would prefer to be the only dog in your home so she can have all of your love and attention to herself. This sweet and...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Pooka & Pickles Animal Friends (Photo Credit: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Pickles and Pooka, or as they’re lovingly known here as “Pookles,” are a bonded pair of rabbits who came to Animal Friends after their owner could no longer care for them. Pooka, the lop-eared bunny, is the shy one of the duo while Pickles is very curious and likes to explore his surroundings. They are both happy bunnies who love to snuggle with each other, and when it’s time for a snack or mealtime, they’ll let you know by running circles around your feet! To find out...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Rainbow Animal Friends READ MORE: Annual Way Of The Cross Procession Held In Wilkinsburg (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Rainbow came to Animal Friends after she was found as a stray by a good Samaritan. Our Medical Team discovered a heart murmur during her intake exam, so we are searching for a home with an experienced owner who can help monitor and manage her condition. Rainbow is a sweet cat who is eager to have a family she can call her own, because at the end of the day all she wants is to snuggle up in your...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Jupiter Animal Friends READ MORE: 2 New Castle Residents, Business Owners Arrested For Alleged Involvement In U.S. Capitol Riot (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Jupiter came to Animal Friends with another bunny after having spent the first year of his life living outside and in poor conditions. When they first arrived, the two rabbits went to live in a foster home where they could begin to learn to trust people. Jupiter is full of energy and loves to run around, jump and explore his surroundings. He loves treats and is not afraid to ask for them – even...
    In an astonishing display of altruism, female bonobo apes will 'adopt' and take care of unrelated orphans from other social groups, a study has revealed. Researchers witnessed two such adoptions among groups of the endangered great ape living in a reserve in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The apes were seen carrying, grooming, nursing and nesting with their adoptive infants for periods lasting more than 12 and 18 months, respectively.  The team used analyses of faecal mitochondrial DNA samples to confirm that the adopted apes and their carers were definitely not maternally related. Scroll down for video  In an astonishing display of altruism, female bonobo apes will 'adopt' and take care of unrelated orphans from other social groups, a study has revealed. Pictured: Marie, an 18-year-old female, grooms her adopted infant, the 2.6-year-old Flora Experts saw two adoptions among groups of the endangered ape living in a reserve in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pictured: Flora plays with an infant in her adoptive group In their study, primatologist Nahoko Tokuyama of Japan's Kyoto University and colleagues observed...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Bexley Animal Friends READ MORE: Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald Vetoes Paid Sick Days Act (Photo Credit: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Bexley came to Animal Friends after things weren’t working out with the other cats in his previous home. He is about 6-years-old and is incredibly sweet with people. He loves attention and spending his days gazing out the window. Bexley would prefer to be the only cat in his new home. If your family sounds like the one he is searching for, contact our Adoption team today to schedule an appointment! To find out more about how...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Smokey Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Smokey is a sweet, senior cat who is FIV-positive. When he first arrived he was in need of dental work, but our dedicated Medical team went to work and now he is ready to shine with a new family! He is a social guy who likes to chatter quite a bit and loves to play with teaser toys. Smokey would prefer to be the only cat in a home where he can receive all of the love and attention his new family has to give. To find out more...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Mellow Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Mellow was born in our care at Animal Friends after his mother arrived and turned out to be pregnant! Mellow is as laid back as his name implies, a real sweetheart who enjoys the companionship of other rabbits and humans. He is also inquisitive, playful and will surely bring a much-needed smile to your face with his antics. To find out more about how to adopt Mellow, visit this link!   If you can help, come to Animal Friends at 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15237 or...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Pogo Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Pogo is a handsome senior boy who came to Animal Friends after his owner passed away. When he first arrived, Pogo was very fearful and after several months of patience, he has slowly warmed up and begun interacting with our volunteers and staff. Because Pogo is hesitant around new people and situations he will need to go to a home with experienced cat owners who will give him the time and patience he needs to settle in. One way to Pogo’s heart is through play, so be sure to have...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Sam Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Sam is a young and energetic guy who came to Animal Friends as a transfer from another organization. He loves chew toys, plush toys and will do just about anything for a treat! Sam has some allergies and is on special medication to manage his symptoms, so he will need a family who can help him continue his routine. He would also prefer to be the only pet in an adult-only so he can have all of the love to himself. To find out more about how to adopt...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Reese Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Reese came to Animal Friends after a member of her family developed allergies. Reese loves affection and enjoys being cuddled in a blanket. She is a friendly and sweet girl, but don’t be surprised if she shows a little extra spunk when she doesn’t get what she wants! Reese is a fun-loving, curious girl and even enjoys going on car rides when safely secured in a carrier. If this on-the-go girl sounds like the rabbit for your home, she would absolutely love to meet you! To find out more...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Justice Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Sweet Justice has been looking for a family of her own for over two years, sadly after her previous owner passed away. She can be shy and timid — especially in new situations — but who can blame her? Justice was lucky to spend some time in a foster home where she had a chance to build her confidence and become more comfortable. But, shortly after moving back into the cat condos at Animal Friends she began to feel more anxious. So, Justice is thankful for our Volunteer Coordinators who...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Rennie Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Rennie is a sweet senior girl who came to Animal Friends as a transfer from another organization. She is a very smart dog who is not afraid to let you know when she needs to be let outside or when her water bowl is empty! Rennie likes to go on walks, but also enjoys snoozing the day away. She would prefer to join a family with kids 13 years or older. Rennie is currently spending some time in a foster home until her new family to comes find her! ...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Goober & Stretch Animal Friends (Photos Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Meet Goober, a very special boy both inside and out. Goober’s thin appearance is due to chronic pancreatitis, a condition that requires him to follow a very special diet to help manage his symptoms. He has a lot of energy and will need a family who can give him physical exercise and plenty of mental stimulation. Goober would prefer to be the only dog in his new home, but that’s only because he wants all of the love for himself! (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) To find out...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Al Bundy Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Al Bundy was born in our care at Animal Friends after his mother arrived and turned out to be pregnant! Al is a very energetic, young bunny who will benefit from a family who can keep him active and on his toes. His larger-than-life personality and displays of excitement by jumping high in the air will certainly keep you entertained! To find out more about how to adopt Al Bundy, visit this link!   If you can help, come to Animal Friends at 562 Camp Horne Road,...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Sparky Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: This beautiful girl is Sparky! She came to Animal Friends after her owner could no longer care for her. Sparky is a curious, young rabbit with lots of energy who loves to run around when she has some space. She’s a social bunny, but would prefer to share her space with other pets on her own terms. This fun-loving rabbit is ready to hop into her very own family! To find out more about how to adopt any of the rabbits at Animal Friends, visit this link!  ...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Carrot Top & Blitzen Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: Earlier this year, Animal Friends welcomed over 20 rabbits into our care. Their owner had purchased what they thought to be two male rabbits, but they quickly learned otherwise! Shortly after they arrived, we found that several of them were pregnant and within just days, began to give birth to litters. Carrot Top is a very friendly bunny who enjoys being petted, and now this fun-loving gal is ready to hop into her very own family. To find out more about how to adopt Carrot Top,...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Frannie Animal Friends (Photo Credit: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: This lovely gal is Frannie. Frannie came to Animal Friends when her owner could no longer care for her. She is looking for an adult-only family who can provide her plenty of mental stimulation because she enjoys using her mind! Frannie would prefer to be the only pet in the house so she can have all of your love to herself. Frannie is currently undergoing treatment for an injured leg and would enjoy spending some time as a foster before you adopt so she can continue to receive care from...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Bun Affleck Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: This handsome leading man is Bun Affleck. He is a very friendly rabbit who loves to be petted and will sit next to you all day long if you’ll let him! Bun Affleck enjoys many different snacks including parsley, lettuce, pumpkin, pineapple and bananas. This silly, young bunny has plenty of energy and loves to race around and jump in the air. Bun Affleck would prefer to join a family with kids 13 years or older. To find out more about how to adopt Bun Affleck, visit this...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Kilo Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: This big, handsome guy is Kilo! He found his way to Animal Friends after a new baby in his family developed allergies. Kilo can be a very friendly boy and enjoys giving gentle head butts. He can be uncomfortable moving to new spaces so it will help his transition if his family can provide him with his own space as he adapts to his new home. To find out more about how to adopt Kilo, visit this link!   If you can help, come to Animal Friends at...
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Justice Animal Friends (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Animal Friends Pet Profile: This stunning cat is Justice and she is looking for her forever home. Justice originally came to Animal Friends, when her owner passed away. Justice can be rather shy and timid, especially in new situations. She has spent some time with one of our talented fosters, to help give her some time to become more comfortable. Justice has lived with other cats and would do well with a more experienced owner. To find out more about how to adopt Justice, visit this link!   If you can help,...
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