Monroeville Animal Shelter

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Toomax Hi folks, my name is Toomax and I am a Husky mix 10 1/2 years old. Ok, I know I am a senior dog (not an old dog), but I deserve love, attention and a great home just like any other dog. I have been at the shelter for about 10 months - that is a long time to be waiting for a home - I am the longest resident there. Concrete is not the greatest thing to be on 24/7. I would love to be on something soft. I totally enjoy being hugged and having my belly rubbed. I look forward to walks - I want to connect with nature. I dream of a calm retirement home with lots of love and attention to live out the rest of my days. I have been in the play area with other dogs and like the companionship. I am a great sport when it comes to getting a bath and being brushed, (which I love). Since I have been at the shelter, many dogs have been adopted. I wish them all well, but it is time for me. I have never experienced life in a home with love. It takes a very special person to adopt a senior animal - are you that person? Let's look at the advantages of adopting a senior dog: 1. We have wisdom. 2. We don't chew things up - like your furniture. 3. What you see is what you get. 4. We are calmer than the youngsters. 5. We appreciate everything. 6. Age is just a number - and even humans age. We are like fine wine. 7. We don't cry and whine at 3am to go potty. 8. We are beautiful souls - inside and out. But most of all, you are saving a life. Thank you for listening to me, I truly appreciate your time. Toomax For more info on me, please contact Sue at 412-389-2480 or 412-372-1305 or email .>Won't you give them a chance? And please spay and neuter.


We are the municipal animal control facility located in Monroeville, PA. After our adoption questionnaire has been completed, returned and approved, visits are by appointment only. We will do our best to match you with a dog or cat that is compatible with your family's lifestyle. Our goal is to find the best match for both pet and adoptive family. Please spay and neuter.

NOTE that our facility is not open to the public without an appointment as the animal control officer is often out of the office as that is the nature of the job and the adoption volunteers who have full-time jobs elsewhere are only available one morning; the facility is in a secured location which is inaccessible evenings and weekends. The animals in foster homes might be available for evening and weekend appointments. We greatly appreciate your patience in communicating with our adoption volunteers who may not be able to get their phone messages or emails until late in the evening.


Our animals are adopted as inside pets only. A completed adoption questionnaire and interview are required prior to scheduling an appointment to see our animals available for adoption. An adoption donation is required for the animals to help cover our expenses. Warm and loving homes are needed for our animals. Won't you give them a chance? And please spay and neuter.


  • often produces a better behaved and calmer pet
  • reduced pet cancer risks later in life
  • reduced pet populations giving others a chance to be adopted and reducing need for euthanasia


    Visits BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We are in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, which is located 20 minutes east of Pittsburgh, PA. We are about 10 minutes from the Monroeville Exit #6 of I76 (PA Turnpike) and I376 (Parkway East).
    FOR ADOPTIONS ONLY, if you are interested in one of our animals:
    Monroeville Animal Shelter
    Monroeville, PA 15146

    Adopting a pet? Wait a minute!
    It can happen to the best of us. You see a cute, tiger-striped kitten with white paws and green eyes, just begging for your attention. Or maybe it's a gorgeous, tail-wagging Labrador mix who couldn't be more friendly.

    You take one look, and the next thing you know, you're walking down the pet food aisle at the local supermarket.

    If you're like most of us, falling in love with a pet is easy. And no wonder! Sharing your home with a four-legged friend can be one of life's greatest joys. Dogs, cats, and other pets give us unconditional loyalty and acceptance, provide constant companionship, and even help relieve stress after a hard day's work.

    Adopting a pet, though, is a big decision. Dogs and cats are living beings who require lots of time, money, and commitment over 15 years' worth in many cases. Pet ownership can be rewarding, but only if you think through your decision before you adopt a companion.

    Things to consider.
    The fact that you're thinking about adopting a pet from an animal shelter means you're a responsible and caring person. But before you make that final decision to bring a furry friend into your life, take a moment to think about these questions:
    Get an animal for life
    Sure, it's a long list of questions. But a quick stroll through the animal shelter will help you understand why answering them before you adopt a pet is so important.

    Many of the shelter's homeless animals are puppies and kittens, victims of irresponsible people who allowed their pets to breed. But there are at least as many dogs and cats at the shelter who are more than a year old, animals who were first obtained by people who didn't think through the responsibilities of pet ownership before they got a pet.

    Please, don't make the same mistake. Think before you adopt. Sharing your life with a companion animal can bring incredible rewards, but only if you're willing to make the necessary commitments of time, money, responsibility, and love for the life of the pet.

    Reprinted with permission from The Humane Society of the United States.

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