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Pet Adoption League
PO BOX 502150 SPRING STREETYUKON, PA 15698
Hours: M-W-F 3 pm to 7 pm, Sat noon - 6, Sun noon - 5 pm
1073 miles away
Thank you all for joining zootoo.com. Thank you for the wonderful reviews. Upload your pics, especially if you have a little fellow you adopted from us!!!! Pet Adoption League is a no-kill non-profit animal shelter founded in 1991 to aid unwanted, neglected, and/or abandoned pets in Westmoreland and Fayette counties. Until new homes can be found, PAL provides shelter, food, and veterinary care (including spaying and neutering) to more than 500 needy animals yearly, with No Time Limit on their length of stay at our shelter. visit our website at www.Pal-yukon.petfinder.com to see our current residents.
Despite our small operating budget we manage to care for and to place hundreds of animals year after year.
Education about responsible pet guardianship is also a big part of our work. Special emphasis is given to the importance of spaying and neutering, and to the cruelty of chaining dogs to dog houses. We promote pets as valued family members, worthy of life-long protection and love, not merely as animals that people "own". Our goal is to provide the kind of care that turns a frightened, hungry, deserted, or unwanted dog or cat into someone's cherished friend for life.
We try to have our adoption trailer at Petco in Greensburg, near the Walmart Shopping Center, every Satruday, and at the Petsmart in Greensburg (in Hempfield Plaza next to Lowes) just about every Sunday. (always call first to see where we are on weekends!) In addition, we always have cats and kittens in our cat condo every day inside the Greensburg Petco (in the Walmart plaza) during their regular business hours.
ADOPTING AN OLDER DOG MAKES SENSE FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS. Contrary to the popular myth, bringing home a new puppy at seven weeks is not the only way to bring the joy of a new dog into your life. Adopting an older dog offers a number of benefits. First and foremost, older dogs are often already housetrained and won't chew up your shoes or furniture. Older dogs are better able to focus and understand the meaning of the word "no." Additionally, an older dog will form a near instant bond with you, will sleep through the night (so you can), and will make one of the most loyal companions you could ever hope for. And unlike puppies, an older dog's size and personality traits will have already been developed.
So what you see is what you get. With millions of dogs facing euthanasia every year because of abandonment and overbreeding, adopting an older dog is one of the most humane and rewarding steps you could ever take.
ADOPTING A PET IS AN INVESTMENT IN FRIENDSHIP
Be sure and visit our NEW shelter now open in Yukon PA
150 Spring Street
Yukon, PA 15698
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Reader's Reviews (40)
Very Good Experience
posted 4 years ago
My husband and I adopted our dog, Audrey, from PAL in April and the experience was just fine. We were taken to a meeting room, where a staff member brought in Audrey to meet with us and our other dog, Willie, that we had brought along. We stayed and played with her for about an hour, or so. By the end of the hour we were filling out all of the adoption paper work and we left with Audrey that day. PAL also put a microchip in Willie, free of charge! I think that a few of the things that helped expedite the process were that we had been in contact with PAL online and over the phone, previous to going in person to the shelter. Also, we had all vet records for Willie, as well as our deceased dog, Dolly, with us when we went to the shelter. In short, we had a great experience at PAL and Audrey has made a wonderful addition to our family.
Pros: Nice staff, nice space, animals well cared for.
Cons: A little out of the way to get to.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Worst experience ever
posted 5 years ago
Barb "the DIRECTOR" as she will yell to you several times before you get a word in has no social skills and would rather a dog sit in a cage for 3 more days than let someone adopt it that is going to love it. She claims her volunteers give out the wrong information and yells at you for it. She would be better off working at a womans prison!
Pros: nice selection of animals
Cons: BARB THE DIRECTOR HAS NO SOCIAL SKILLS
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.