The Pennsylvania Week committee is working with shelters and organizations across the entire state. Scores of exciting life-saving & history- making events will be  in the spotlight. Please email or call us. See contact us page. Thank you!
Friday, November 28th                      All day
Pennsylvania SPCA Black Furred Friday
75% Off ALL Black Furred Animals - 60% Off All Other Animals

Philadelphia SPCA
350 E. Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Dates : Friday, November 28, 2014 -
Saturday, November 29, 201412:00 am - 12:00 am

Cost : 75% Off ALL Black Furred Animals - 60% Off All Other Animals
Phone : (215) 426-6300

Check out our offsite adoption events and learn how to get involved.
We’ve taken the show on the road! Our staff and volunteers periodically bring adoptable animals to offsite locations such as pet stores or parks in an effort to drum up interest in our wonderful pets.  These events usually last a few hours and occur about twice a week.  Everyone always has blast!

We’d love for you to join us at an offsite adoption event. Check out our event calendar to find an adoption event near you! Pennsylvania  SPCA
Saturday, November 29th                   Lineup 7:30 am
Going Home Greyhounds at
WPXI Holiday Parade

Downtown Pittsburgh, PA

Going Home Greyhounds will again be participating in the annual holiday parade which will be sponsored this year by WPXI. It takes place on Saturday, November 29. Line-up starts at 7:30 a.m. with the parade starting at 9:00 a.m. The parade will be lining up at the Liberty Technology Center on 21st and Liberty.  All details on our website link below.

The route is the same as last year -- Liberty to Grant Street, turning right onto Fifth Avenue, left onto Liberty Avenue, and left onto Stanwix Street. Only a few people will meet at the Liberty Technology Center. Those people will walk from the Strip and meet up with everyone else at the Greyhound Bus Station.

Saturday, November 29th             12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
'Santa PAWS'

The Bellevue
Broad and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Have your pet’s picture taken with Santa. Proceeds benefit PAWS!  Adoptable PAWS animals will be on-hand to find new homes.

Please note: PAWS rescues as many animals from the city’s animal control shelter as we have room for on a daily basis and remains full at all times. (Animals at the city’s high-volume shelter are all in danger of being killed.)

If you suspect animal cruelty, neglect, or abuse: Please report it to the PSPCA by calling 1-866-601-SPCA or emailing   Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT) Ph: 267-385-3800   
Visit main website
  Saturday, November 29th                           12 noon- 9:00 pm
Animals Can't Talk Adoptions & Rescue
Fall in Love Cat Adoptions

Petsmart Stroudsburg
400 Shoppes Stroud 
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
(570) 476-1369

We are called Animals Can't Talk Rescue and Adoption Inc. in East Stroudsburg PA.
Animals Can't Talk Rescue and Adoption, Inc. (ACT) is a 501c-3 corporation, and is an all volunteer organization.
ACT hopes to help as many unwanted, lost and abused animals as they can. All are veterinarian checked, inoculated, treated (when necessary), spayed and neutered (our primary thrust) and cared for until adopted.
ACT's main objective is to find them good homes. We exist only on the kindness of your donations and adoptions.
ACT will also give advice to people who have colonies of ferals and want to do trap/neuter/return.
At the present time, due to lack of foster homes, ACT is mainly concentrating on cats.
ACT is also looking for volunteers who can work amiably with each other for the benefit of the animals.   Visit website to see their great work.
Saturday, November 29th                 12:00 noon- 2:00 pm
PAWfect Ornament
Unleashed by Petco
@the granary
1939 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA, US

With a $5 donation towards Tree of Hope you take home a special ornament just for your dog. Nov 29, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014    Times  12pm to 2pm.
      Saturday, November 29th                  10:00 am-3:00 pm
Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
Holiday Market & Pet Santa Photos

North Shore Location
1101 Western Avenue,
Pittsburgh PA 15233

Visit and purchase holiday gofts, animal accessories and so much more. To see poster/flyer with excitng info, click on website .Call 412-321-4625 option 3

Mission of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is to provide the most comprehensive, compassionate and humane services to enhance the lives of companion animals for families and the community; to educate and to prevent the cruelty of all animals in the region we serve.  Open door shelters will never turn away an animal in need.

There are thousands of animals who are given up every year. Sometimes people lose their jobs and can no longer afford to take care of their pets or have to move and cannot take their pets with them. Other times people experience life-changing events, such as a divorce or new baby, and have to surrender their furry friends. As more and more shelters become "limited access," people have no other choice than to surrender their pets to an open-door shelter, that will never turn away a pet in need.

Because of the stigma that open-door shelters have, many people choose to make donations to limited access shelters, when, in-fact, it's the open-door shelters who need the money the most. The Western PA Humane Society helps over 10,000 animals each and every year - which is a lot of mouths to feed and medications to administer.
Saturday, November 29th all day                               call for times
Animal Coalition of Delaware County Adoptions

Animal Coaliton
3553 West Chester Pike, #144
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
(610) 876-1479

The Animal Coalition of Delaware County is an all-volunteer, foster based rescue, 501-c3 organization.

Our mission is to reduce stray and shelter animal populations in the Philadelphia region by finding permanent homes for adoptable dogs, cats, and rabbits. Underlying this mission is a strong commitment to educating the public about the importance of spaying, neutering, and the responsibilities of long-term pet ownership.        For more info, visit
Saturday, November 29th                 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Peddler's Village Gazebo
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, Bucks County, PA  18931

Gingerbread house competition for over $3,400 in cash prizes in the following categories:Traditional, Authentic Reproduction of a Significant Building, Student (ages 13 to 18) and KidsOnly! (ages 12 and under).   A visual delight, the entries are displayed throughout the holiday season.

Click here for 2014 Gingerbread Competition Winners List!

The Gazebo will be open to view Gingerbread Houses starting this Friday, November 21st!  Questions?  Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the competition. (215) 794-4000,
          Saturday, November 29th                          10:00 am-8:00 pm
Gift Wrapping for a the Kitties-Volunteers Needed

Millcreek Mall
5800 Peach St
Erie, PA 16565
(814) 868-9000

Gift Wrapping for a the kitties at the Millcreek Mall November 28, 29 & 30th!
Volunteers Needed   Call 814-746-0511 or 814-504-3246 (Eileen) or email

The mission of Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary and Adoption Center is to find loving, permanent homes for all the cats in our care and to promote a philosophy of spay/neuter as the only humane method of controlling and reducing cat overpopulation.

We are a NO-KILL, mostly cage-free shelter for cats and kittens that have been surrendered by their owners, found as strays or rescued in some way or another.  Website
Saturday, November 29th                                10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Stray Cat Blues Adoption Day

PetsMart  North Wales
145 Witchwood Dr,
North Wales, PA
(215) 699-9366

Join us for an adoption day to bring home your new best friend, Pls visit
Volunteers are also present ~ Mon., Weds. and Fri. 6:30 - 8:30pm
Stray Cat Blues, Inc. is a no-kill, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing rescue and placement to stray and feral cats. Personally, SCB is a small group of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to find loving, life-long homes for abandoned cats.
  Saturday, November 29th                               11:00-3:00 pm
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary  Open House

Hawk Mountain
1700 Hawk Mountain Rd.
Kempton, PA 19529
Bring the family and get into the holiday spirit at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. This annual event includes programs and activities for the entire family, along with complimentary beverages, winter wildlife watching, and an end-of-season sale for holiday nature gifts. Members receive a holiday discount on most items.

11 am: Live raptor program
Noon-2 pm: Children's Activities
Noon – 3 pm: Jim Brett and Keith Bildstein will sign Hawk Mountain’s new book “Hawk Mountain: A Conservation Success Story”
12:30 pm: Wonders of the Winter Woods Walk
2 pm: Live Raptor Program
3 pm: Mountain Raffle Drawing
Throughout the day enjoy complimentary hot cider, discounts on most items, display of wildlife art and bird feeder interpretation. Visit
Saturday, November 29th                                 12 noon- 4:00 pm
Broken Arrow Animal Sanctuary Adoption Event

1960 Edinboro Rd 
Erie, PA 16509

Visit us at Petco in Erie every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon - 4pm. 
Please contact us if you are looking for a particular type of pet! Or call us at 835-0195.

The mission of the Broken Arrow Animal Sanctuary is to bring an end to the needless destruction and abuse of unwanted animals and to provide education, spay/neuter and adoption programs,  giving every animal an opportunity for a better life. Website is
Sunday, November 30th                         10:00 am -4:00 pm
Animal Friends presents: Pet Photos with Santa

Animal Friends
562 Camp Horne Rd
Pittsburgh PA 15237

‘Tis the season for Santa to decide if your pet has been naughty or nice! Bring your pet to Animal Friends Pet Photos with Santa. For only $10, receive three 4”x 6” prints that’ll help decorate your home for the holidays. Ho! Ho! Hopefully you will remember you must arrive with a leash on your pup and with your cats and rabbits in their carriers. No advanced registration required, just stop in! For more details, call 412.847.7055.
Sunday November 30th and Ongoing   10:00-5:00 pm
Great Homes for Greyt Hounds
Sponsor a Hound for the Holidays!

Pennsylvania & New Jersey

Are you looking for that perfect Holiday Gift? What do you get the hound-lover in your life? How about "Sponsor a Hound for the Holidays"?

For $25.00 your special someone will get a Sponsorship Certificate announcing your gift. Just download the attached form and send it to us. The perfect gift for them and for the hounds! IT TAKES A VILLAGE!

We welcome anyone to come out to our adoption facility to spend time with our adoptable greyhounds. We have an open door policy on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Saturday, November 29th                                1:00-4:00 pm
Chester County SPCA

Pet Smart
1010 E Lancaster Ave,
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 518-0250

Please come out and meet our loving adoptables. Look at these beauties!
Chester County SPCA: To promote the welfare and humane treatment of animals and to be an advocate on their behalf.
Our Vision
To be the recognized center for animal welfare fostering a community that believes life should be respected and treated with dignity. Visit
STRIKE K-9 Search and Rescue Dogs 
SAR Training and Emergency Response Team

For Emergency Dispatch:
In Union County, PA: 570-742-8771
In Lycoming County, PA: 800-555-7899
From anywhere else: 570-370-6983

Based in Central Pennsylvania, STRIKE K-9 is non-profit and affiliated with the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Council (PSARC). Our volunteers are certified by Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Our search and rescue dogs are available for dispatch every day of the year, 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions.

STRIKE K-9's mission is to train, equip, and mobilize personnel for the purpose of saving lives.  We work cooperatively with emergency services and law enforcement agencies in the location of missing persons.  We provide community education on the topics of Wilderness Safety and Disaster Preparedness.

Check out the very cool website with calendar, activities for kids. This is a wonderful organization with a website that will inspire you.
Monday(-Thursday) November Dec 1-4           10:00 am-6:00 pm
Museum Of Indian Culture
Northeastern Woodland Program

Museum Of Indian Culture
2825 Fish Hatchery Road,
Allentown Pennsylvania  18103

Our Northeastern Woodland Program includes a general history on the tribes that once lived in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Participants will see a variety of European and Native American goods that were commonly traded, and learn about food sources, tools, jewelry, etc. 

There is a lecture on family life , social structure, housing and survival.   Participants will see how Indigenous peoples made cordage from plants and fire from a bow drill.  Our Northeastern Woodland Program also includes demonstrations of various artifacts and an explanation of their uses. 
Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children 12-17 and seniors over 62, and FREE for children under 12. Museum hours are Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (special expanded summer hours).
Monday-Wed Dec 1, 2, 3                        1:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley

Northampton Community College
Fowler Family Community Center
511 E. Third Street, Room 73
Bethlehem, PA 18015

See holiday hrs above. Program is for pet and families in crisis or low income. PRE-REGISTRATION  is required.

For registration requirements see the Pet News and Info page,  on our website, or contact the food bank at  (484) 851-8000. Food is distributed at our location: Distribution is done on a 3 Friday a month schedule - 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fridays from 1-5 PM.
A  -  H -  Second Friday of the month  1 - 5 PM
I    -  P - Third Friday of the month        1 - 5 PM
Q  -  Z  - Fourth Friday of the month     1 - 5 PM
Tuesday, December 2nd                   8:00 am- til the pm
No Nonsense Neutering

NNN Clinic
1044 N. Quebec St. rear
Allentown, PA 18109

Clinics:Tuesday & Friday   2nd & 4th Sunday
Rabies & Distemper $15 each. Microchip $25 includes Lyme $20.
Flea Treatment $15 per dose-Frontline. NNN provides high quality, affordable spay neuter services. There are no income or residency requirements to use our clinic. This clinic is a same day clinic performing over 25 surgeries per day.  Phone: 1.866.820.2510   

{Our fees package includes everything your pet will need for this surgery. Our clinic is by appointment. Check in for cats is 8:00AM - 9:00AM. Dogs check in between 9:00AM - 9:30AM and pickup is later in the day when your pet has recovered well enough to travel home.}

No Nonsense Neutering offers monthly low cost vaccination and microchip clinics throughout the area.  Website
Visit "Our Services" for dates, locations and prices.

Tuesday, December 2nd        10:00 - 11:00 am   &    1 - 2 pm
North Park Nature Pre-School Children's Hour

Latodami Nature Center
575 Brown Road
Wexford, PA 15090

Pre-School Children's Hour Pre-registration required - to be placed on the waiting list for openings, call (724) 935-2170.
This program is specifically designed to introduce young children to the out-of-doors.

This class is very hands-on oriented and we spend most of our time outside for every class.Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will be actively assisting in teaching/learning process their child. Dress well for outdoor explorations as we do get wet and dirty. Park and meet at the Nature Center Barn.
Phone:  (724)935-2170    Visit
            All week                              9:00 am - 2:00 pm
SPCA Serving Erie County  'Have a Heart Program at Dunkin' Donuts'

Zion United Church of Christ
15 Koenig Circle; Tonawanda
(corner Koenig & Parker, just 1.5 miles north of Sheridan) 14150

Need to warm up? Grab a warm cup of coffee and an SPCA donut at local Dunkin' Donuts locations! By donating just $1 to the SPCA at Dunkin Donuts through our Have A Heart program, you'll be making a difference in the lives of homeless pets and wildlife in Erie County. (And don't worry, donuts for the SPCA contain ZERO calories. We swear.)  Contact Us:

December 3rd                                  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pet Photos with Santa at Christmas Magic
Benefiting: Canine Meadows, York County's premier Dog Park

Rocky Ridge County Park
3699 Deininger Rd
York, PA

Pet Photos with Santa at Christmas Magic, Rocky Ridge County Park Overview
Mark your calendars for Pet Photos with Santa at Christmas Magic, Rocky Ridge County Park!

Admission: $5 for photos with Santa, entrance to Festival of Lights is additional
The only night during the yearly event that dogs are allowed to walk through the light display with their owners. Make it a special night and have you and your pet photographed with Santa! Please go to website for cost of admission to the park that night. Hope to see you there.
                             Friday, December 5th                                 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berks ARL - Extreme Christmas Light Show

The Simpson Residence
218 N. Sandy Lane
Sinking Spring, PA, 19608

The Simpson’s are at it again, and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever! The lights run nightly from November 28th through January 1st from approximately 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. New to this year’s show is a train display. Free admission Be sure to stop by on Friday, December 5th from 6pm – 9pm when the Simpson Family adds even more fun to the light show!

Not only will the lights be running, but guests can get their photos taken with Santa, grab a bite to eat, pick up a gift hand-made by Mrs. Simpson, and even meet two very special guests – Elsa and Anna from Frozen. Live reindeer will also be on site with which guests can have their photo taken. Kids will love to dance on the lit dance floor and everyone can enjoy the flurries created by a snow machine. Proceeds from this evening benefit the ARL.

The Simpson’s also accept financial and Wish List donations for the Animal Rescue League of Berks County for the entire light season. The wish list can be viewed at
The Simpson’s goal is to raise $2000 for the ARL this season. Stop by and help them reach their goal!  - See more at:
Saturday, December 6th                      9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Philly PAWS   Santa PAWS at Manayunk

4330 Main St
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Santa PAWSHave your pet’s picture taken with Santa: proceeds benefit PAWS! PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is the city’s largest no-kill shelter and operates two high-volume, low-cost clinics serving pet owners and rescue organizations that lack access to affordable basic veterinary care.

Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a place where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.
Saturday, December 6th                           start at 9:30, more times too     
Wildwood Lake Nature Center Wreath-making Workshop from All Natural Materials

Friends of Wildwood Lake Nature Center
100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Make a holiday wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make an evergreen wreath with decorations from nature, including cones, berries, nuts and seed pods.
Participants may bring additional items and ribbon. After constructing a wreath outside in the pavilion, come inside the nature center to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and add some finishing touches. It takes 1 to 2 hours to complete one wreath. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves and clippers.

When & Where: 9am, 10:30am, & 12pm: Meet at the nature center. Pre-registration is required; call 717-221-0292.   Fee: $15 per wreath.

Wildwood is a perfect stopover spot for migrating birds.  Join volunteers Rick and Peggy Price for this evening walk.  The walk will begin at the Olewine Nature Center and continue out onto the North Boardwalk for migrant bird species.  Beginner and experienced participants are welcome.   Where & When: Meet at the nature center; 6:00-8:00pm.   Pre-registration is not required.   Free!
   Saturday, December 6th                     10:00 am-3:00 pm
Horse Power for Life at JingleFest

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, HALL C
1601 Egypt Road,
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Visit 100% of money raised benefits Horse Power for Life, A non-profit organization in Chester County that provides a 16 week therapeutic horsemanship program for men, women and children diagnosed with cancer.

Cost for kids activities: $15 per child for 1-2 children, $10 per child for 3+ children (Includes ALL activities and child lunch) Bring your family, friends, and doggies to this fun family fundraiser! Visit with Santa and Olaf, Mickey and Minnie, music, paint a real horse shoe, kids craft, prize spin wheel, balloon animals, pet a pony, moon bounce, giant slide, sandy candy, shopping: crafters, jewelry, handbags, apparel, accessories, kitchen, baking, beauty and anti-aging, dog adoption, candles and more!
Food concessions, hot chocolate and baked goods for sale. FREE to attend. Cost for kids activities. All participants will receive pink horse shoe magnet and dogs will receive a pink bandanna. Dogs must be on leash and owners responsible for picking up after their doggie friends.

Visit 100% of money raised benefits Horse Power for Life, A non-profit organization in Chester County that provides a 16 week therapeutic horsemanship program for men, women and children diagnosed with cancer.
Also visit
Saturday, December 6th    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Animal Friends presents: Holidays with Heart

Animal Friends
562 Camp Horne Rd,
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Join Animal Friends to marvel and browse some of the most exquisite handmade treasures that our local vendors and crafters will present at our craft fair! With a variety of items such as pottery, jewelry, photography, Avon, Tastefully Simple and more, you will surely find all of your holiday needs while supporting Animal friends and our local crafters.

Food will also be available for purchase. Any child under 12 attending the fair must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call 412.847.7055.  To seettheir amazing work, Pls visit

Saturday, December 6th                                      10:00 am  -  11:00 am
       Read to a Therapy Dog---Tales for Tails at SVCL
Schuylkill Valley
1310 Washington Rd 
Leesport, PA 19533

Kelly Jacoby   610-926-1555   
One of our therapy dogs will be available to listen to stories read by your children. The child may choose any story to read. No registration required. Dogs are certified for the R.E.A.D. program** through

**Delta certified, Intermountain Therapy Dogs

   Saturday, December 6th                        11:00 am-1:00 pm
Animal Rescue of Berks County
Offsite Pet Adoption Day

4607 Perkiomen Ave.
Reading, PA, 19606

ARL says "Stop in to the Petco in Exeter Township to meet some of our adoptable pets!"   See of these lovely animals at

Have you ever attended an event at the ARL and thought it might be fun to volunteer?  We want you! This meeting is always open to new members who have an interested in volunteering their time and talents to fundraising for the ARL.  These events could be anything from hosting a bake sale to help...See more on our website.

Through its humane education programs and animal cruelty investigations by three state-certified humane and animal control officers, the crusading spirit of founder Miss Archer lives on today in the Animal Rescue League. - See more at:
Saturday December 6th (and Sunday 7th)  @  10:00 am – 2:00 pm
SPCA Luzerne County, Northeast PA
Offsite Holiday Adoptions

Petco Wilkes-Barre and Edwardsville Locations
Wilkes-Barre Township,PA 18702

Petco Wilkes-Barre and Edwardsville locations host an Adoption event every month.  This event promotes adopting a shelter animal.   SPCA volunteers are on hand to show cats at each location and take available dogs.

Stop by at either location and learn more about the SPCA and the wonderful animals we have available for adoption!  Dionne Bouzigard(570) 825-4111E-mail

The SPCA’s mission is the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing:
-Shelter for unwanted, discarded, neglected, and often abused animals.
-An adoption program to place these animals into caring, permanent homes.
-Humane educations programs to enlighten the public about animal problems.
-Humane law enforcement and prosecution programs to address animal cruelty.
Sunday, December 7th                 12 noon- 4:00 pm
Going Home Greyhounds

Home Economics Building
1900 Brownsville Road
South Park. PA  15129

Going Home Greyhounds is holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, December 7. Since it was such a hit last year, we’re holding it at the same place – the Home Economics building in South Park (see directionson our site. Dogs are welcome, but no small dogs please.

There will be a variety of merchandise for sale at the bazaar. All credit cards will be accepted for purchases at the GHG sales table. Cash or checks are also accepted. If you would like to volunteer at the sales table (we schedule one-hour shifts) or donate any sales table items to the bazaar, please contact Trish Bufano 412-264-5129 or

Several vendors will be selling collars, coats, apparel, etc., and we will be having a Chinese auction. If you would like to donate a raffle item or basket or would like to volunteer to sell raffle tickets, please contact Colleen ( or 412-819-0983).

As usual, Santa will be there taking pictures with your greys (or any medium to large non-grey dog). Photos will be placed in a frame for a donation of $5.00. We’re looking for helpers to print and place photos in the frames. Please contact Mary Fratangelo  412-310-1453 or if you would like to volunteer.

Go to page 2 of the calendar. Click this link

7th Annual Pennsylvania Week for the Animals
Calendar  is now being posted below. We expect 100 events!
Pls contact us to organize an event or list your activity! We are updating daily.
Pennsylvania Week for the Animals
A Celebration for Everyone!