Pet Connections

The Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center

The Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center is very proud of the commitment and dedication of our volunteers. Over 500 individuals have chosen to help us come to the rescue of thousands of animals per year. We have several opportunities if you’re interested joining them.

At our shelter, we have an enhanced safety and training program to provide new skills and learning, and to increase the adoptability of our animals. Our animal handling volunteers will become more skilled in understanding animal behavior and communications and how to help modify behavior problems and fearfulness.  To learn more about volunteering at our shelter contact Monica Garcia at or 412-345-7300  x235

At our Wildlife Center, volunteers receive hands on experience working with Pennsylvania’s native wildlife and have the satisfaction of helping these injured and orphaned wild animals, who probably would not survive otherwise. To learn more about volunteering at our wildlife center contact Jenna Ladie at or 412-345-7300  x509

Event and Outreach volunteers are responsible for the direct adoption of hundreds of animals each year. They help us to give homeless pets much needed publicity and spread the word about the great work done by the ARL.  To learn more about volunteering at our events contact Christina Gigliotti at or 412-345-7300  x510

Volunteers enrich the lives of our animals. They give their time, heart and energy towards something they are so passionate about.  They give our animals personal attention, hands-on care and love.  Being a volunteer can be an incredibly rewarding experience.


December 14, 2023
December 14, 2023