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Furry Friend Fun this Summer!

Furry Friend Fun this Summer!

Whether or not your pet gets a staycation or vacation this summer, the Western PA Humane Society has several exciting upcoming events around the city for both you and your furbabies. Interested in volunteering, sponsoring or being a vendor at an upcoming event? Please contact Caitlynn Warren at  

August 14th, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Western PA Humane Society
1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

This is our best event of the summer for cat lovers! Join us for many fun, entertaining and educational activities. Meet adoptable cats & kittens, explore feline products at our vendor table, and enter to win amazing raffle items to take home to your cat. We will also have a cat expert on hand to answer the many questions you might have about your furry feline. Visit to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the event. Please note, this is a humans only event. 

Dormont Doggy Dip
September 5th, 3:45pm to 8:00pm
Dormont Pool
1801 Dormont Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

An entire pool public pool open for only dog swimming?! Celebrate the end of summer with us at the Dormont Pool with our annual Dormont Doggie Dip! The event features dog swimming sessions, raffles, vendors and more. 

Three sessions will be held:
Small Dog Session  (30 lbs or less) 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
All Dog Session  (all sizes welcome) 5:15 PM  – 6:30 PM
Large Dog Session  (60 lbs or more) 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

Visit for a link to the ticketing page. Tickets are available the day of the event, but sessions are often sold out in advance. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind event!

Best Friend’s Ball
September 16th, 6:00pm-11:00pm
Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Have a ball while supporting animals in need! This annual Western PA Humane Society event celebrates the thousands of forever friends and loving families who have adopted from the shelter. Revel in the evening which will feature a cocktail hour, photo booth with adoptable animals, diner, open bar, silent and live auction, wine pull, and dancing! Visit for more information on sponsorships and ticketing. Please note, this is a humans only event.

Pup Crawl
September 17th, 6:30pm
Roberto Clemente Bridge
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Get your dog out of the house and on to the bridge! Western PA Humane Society, Animal Friends and Animal Rescue League team up on this event every year in order to raise funds and draw attention to homeless pets in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. This event features a beautiful view of Pittsburgh that is perfect for some photos with your family and dog. You and your canine can enjoy activities for people and dogs of all ages including games, prizes, pet adoption opportunities, and more! Please visit for a link to ticketing information. 

The Western PA Humane Society thanks its supporters and the community for always showing support at its events which helps care for the thousands of homeless animals in Pittsburgh. If you have any questions about upcoming events, please call 412.321.4625 or visit


December 14, 2023
December 14, 2023


December 14, 2023