Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley

Meet our alumni.

Do you have a success story with our shelter that you'd like to share? Please send your pictures and stories to

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  • Isis


We adopted Isis in January and at that time, we were told she was not good with other cats. We had just lost our beloved Rosie and did not have another pet. Isis is a wonderful cat and we are so happy she’s in our lives, but she seemed a little bored. In September we adopted Tiger, an orange tabby from our vet. At first it was a little rough but eventually they grew to love each other.

Did you ever think you would see Isis cuddling with another cat? She baths Tiger and they chase after each other all day. I think he keeps her on her toes.

Thank you for giving us a wonderful addition to our family. We certainly appreciate all you do for the homeless animals out there.

~Deana Fry

  • Jessie


Hello! The Shick family just wanted to update you on Jessie. We adopted her in March, and she fits right in with the 9 of us! We love her so much. She is such a good girl. We just took her on vacation with us to Ohiopyle and found out what a hiker she is! She loved it. Our 9 year old son is on the autism spectrum, and Jessie is his best friend. She greets him every morning with sloppy kisses and he wakes up happy. He credits her with making his life so much better smile emoticon (And that make all of our lives better!) She has changed the whole dynamic of our home for the better. Our youngest, Marley, also considers Jessie her best buddy. Jessie is her favorite playmate. We are so happy we found her, and grateful that you saw us fit to give her a forever home.

Thank you for all you do.

The Shicks
Dave, Hope, Jay, Katie, Tanner, Maya, Ty, Christian, and Marley

Jezebel And Olive
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Jezebel and Olive

“I am very happy to have Jezebel and Olive they have added so much to our family! Before them, we were lost when my cat of 16 years (whom I also adopted from AP) passed in January of 2012. I was without a pet for six months and it was depressing.
Olive (known as Dina at the shelter) was adopted from AP in June of 2012 as a kitten who was much smaller than her siblings. She was extremely active and was constantly looking for things to expel her energy. We have a large cat tree and several toys to help out her playfulness. We also have a large picture window in our living room where she watched the neighborhood cats. We noticed she seemed excited to watch the two kittens and wanted to play with them. So, we decided she needed a friend around her age.

We returned to AP at the end of February 2013 to adopt another cat. I walked in and saw Jezebel (known as Susu) and she looked so sad with her Elizabethan collar on to keep her from biting her stitches from being spayed. I held her and instantly fell for her. We brought her home and Olive was very interested in her but Jezebel was not interested in being friends with Olive quite yet. She growled at her so we kept them separate and limited their interaction. I decided to try putting them on either side of a cracked door each with a plate of soft food so that they could associate good things with the other cat. It worked and they are now best friends! They play, hang out, eat together and groom each other.”

Rose Healey

  • Jinx


Thank you so much for allowing us to bring Jinx into our family. He has settled in nicely, loves our other cat Charlie and has gotten to where he doesn't mind the dogs. We love him to pieces!!

Glennis Williams

  • Kala


We adopted Kala (aka Gizmo) in September of 2011 and she has been a blessing ever since. She will cuddle with us 24 hours a day if we let her and sleeps in bed under the covers, and we couldn't imagine life without her!

Shannon Magoc

Keebler  (2)
  • Keebler  (2)


Just thought I'd send a quick update and picture of Keebler, who I adopted in June. He has been a wonderful addition to our family and gets along well with our Golden/Lab mix. He's always either in my lap or burrowing under the blankets at night. We're doing our best to keep the little guy warm this season!

Thank you for all you do!

~ Sarah Hines

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