Please join the Pennsylvania Week for Animals community
and let's unite for Pennsylvania animals together!

The 10th Annual Pennsylvania Week for the Animals kicks off on Saturday, December 2nd and will conclude on Sunday, December 10th. See our Calendar of Events page for details on events taking place across Pennsylvania during this exciting PA Week for the Animals.   Events will be posted until kick-off of week and also added during the week.

Animal World USA  is presenting the Pennsylvania Week for the Animals as part of our Animal World USA Weeks for the Animals campaign, and we are honored to be working with citizens and  leaders across Pennsylvania! 

Learn about the Animal World USA International Weeks for the Animals campaign at

Throughout the week, shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting other wonderful animal-related special events.  Educators, students, businesses and compassionate citizens across Pennsylvania will be joining in as well, hosting activities to celebrate and help animals.  

Events will include adoption fairs, spay/neuter low cost events, Black Friday adoption specials,  R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, Angel Trees for the shelter pets, activities for the farm animals and therapy dogs visiting hospitals and living-assisted homes.

Also to be included are a salute to working K-9 dogs, feral cat initiatives,  special educational programs, Holiday donation drives, and fun-filled holiday activities for families to come and enjoy food, music and the amazing animals!

Become Involved! We urge animal lovers everywhere in Pennsylvania to plan activities so they can participate!  See the page "Become Involved" on this website for lots of great ideas and suggestions on what you can do.

See the Calendar of Events for exciting events and please note we will be adding events and activities as we receive and even throughout the week.

Please join together with: 

Pennsylvania Governor  and Mayors

Animal World USA
A Tail to Tell, Inc. Puppy Mill Rescue
Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue
ACCT Philly Animal Care & Control
Adams County Prevent A Litter Society
Adams County SPCA
Adopt-A-Cat Inc
Afghan Hound Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic
Africa Weeks for the Animals
All American Ponies, Inc,  Parker, PA
American Anti-Vivisection Society - AAVS
American Bulldog Rescue
Animal Care Sanctuary
Animal Care & Welfare
Animal Coalition of Delaware County, Inc.
Animal Farm Foundation
Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley
Animal Friends - Pittsburgh
Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc.
Animal Rescue League of West Pennsylvania
Animal Welfare Project
Animal Welfare Society of Monroe 
Another Chance 4 Horses, Inc.
Awsom Animal Shelter
Beaver County Humane Society
Because You Care, Inc. 
Bedford County Humane Society
Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania
Breed Anti-Defamation, Protection, and Rescue Society
Bright Futures Farm 
Broken Arrow Animal Sanctuary
Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement
Buzzy's Bow Wow Meow 
Butler County Humane Society
Canine Companions for Independence- CCI
Catnip Acres
Cat's Peek
Central PA Animal Alliance -  Woofstock
Centre County PAWS
Chester County SPCA
City Of Brotherly Love
Classic ClipPlus, Collegeville
Comfort Caring Canines Therapy Dogs Inc.
Cozee Valee Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc.
Delaware County SPCA
Dirty Dawgs Mobile Salon
Doberman Pinscher Rescue of PA, Inc.
Dogs Deserve Better - No Chains
EarthHeart Aromatherapy
Fairfield Adoption Center
Fayette County SPCA
First State Greyhound Rescue, Inc.
First Presbyterian Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania
Forbo Flooring Systems
Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary
Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals
Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports
French Bulldog Rescue Network
Friends of Monroe County Homeless Animals
Friends of Philly Zoo Elephants
Furry Friends Network
Furry Tails Reading Partners
Gilda's Club Delaware Valley
Golden Paws Pet Grooming School, Pittsburgh
Green Street Rescue
Gress Mountain Ranch
Grey-Save of Northwestern Pennsylvania 
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter
GROWL - Global Rescue Welfare League
Gryphon Press
G.W. Childs School, oldest grade school in Philadelphia  (1894)  
Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
Hearts and Paws Ministry, United Church of Christ, Bethel Park, PA
Heavenly Paws Animal Shelter, Inc.
Hello Bully 
Henley, the rescued puppy mill dog
Hide-E-Hole Ferret Rescue
Hillside SPCA - Schuylkill County
Hog Heaven Rescue Farm
Homeward Bound 
Hop! Pittsburgh 
Humane PA
Humane Society of Berks County
Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc.
Humane Society of Lackawanna County
Indiana County Humane Society
International Society for Animal Rights
Itty Bitty Kitty, Inc.
Jana Kohl author of Baby:  A Rare Breed of Love
Judith Kristen, author of Henley, My Life and Times as a Rescued Dog
Just Dogs, Gourmet Treats for Dogs Philadelphia
Keystone Greyhounds
Laughing Dog Radio
League of Humane Voters of Pennsylvania
Lehigh Valley Puppy Mill Watch
Lewisberry Community Day
Lewisberry Library System
Lick Your Chops of Bucks County Pet Store
Lifelines Farm and Sanctuary
Lost and Found Dog Rescue
Lycoming County SPCA
Mahoning Township Lions Club
Make Peace with Animals, Inc.
Miles & Mutts
Monica's Heart Greyhound Adoption
Mookie, The Rescued Cat
Nittany Greyhounds
No Kill Lehigh Valley 
No More Tears Rescue 
North Penn Puppy Mill Watch
Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue
One by One, Inc. No Kill Cat Shelter
Operation Ava, Philadelphia
Palisades Search & Rescue Dog Association, Inc     
Parrot Education and Adoption Center-Pittsburgh
Paws Here A While Pet Resort, Georgetown
Paws to Heaven Pet Crematory, Philadelphia
PAWS of PA - South Central Pennsylvania
PAWS-Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
Pennsylvania Urban, Search & Rescue
Pennsylvania Legislative Animal Network
Pennsylvania SPCA
     -PSPCA Stroudsburg Adoption Center 
     -PSPCA Montrose Adoption Center 
     -PSPCA Wellsboro Adoption Center
     -PSPCA Danville Adoption Center
     -PSPCA Centre Hall Adoption Center
     -PSPCA Philadelphia Adoption Center and Animal Hospital
Pennsylvania State Police
Pennsylvania Stray Save
Petsearch - Washington, PA
Pets, Inc
Philadelphia Community Cats Council
Pittsburgh Parrot Rescue
Pleasure of Your Company Therapy Dogs, Inc.
Poochini's, "Groomin' Dogs n Divas," Pittsburgh
Preppy Pet Suites, Warminster 
Public Eye:  Artists for Animals
Puppy Mill Awareness Day
Ragdoll Rescue USA
Ratchick Rat Rescue and Advocacy
Reach Out for Animal Rights - ROAR
R.E.A.S.O.N. Horse Rescue - Retired Equine Adoption Society of Northeast
Red Paw Emergency Relief Team
Reiki for Animals -Sandi Herman and Sandy Brownell
Rescue Me Yorkie Rescue
Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA
Safari Rescue - Reptile Rescue
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation, Inc.
Saintly Bernards Rescue
Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc.
Spay and Save, Inc.
SPICER - Special Pets in Caring Environments Rescue
Stray Cat Blues, Inc
Summit Search and Rescue
Susquehanna Service Dogs
Tail Wags N At Doggie Daycare & Boarding
Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue
The Cat Shack
The Center for Animal Health and Welfare
The Gress Mountain Ranch
The Humane League of Philadelphia
The Merrick Fund Foundation The Spayed Club
Therapy Dogs United, Inc.
TreeTops Animal Rescue
Tri- State Bird Rescue
Trinity Episcopal Church
Underground Dog Rescue
United Against Puppy Mills
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine  
Warren County Humane Society
Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
White Oak Animal Safe Haven, Inc.
Wild Bird Center at Willow Grove
Women's Humane Society
Woody's Dog Wash & Boutique
York County SPCA 
Pennsylvania humane orgs, animal shelters, rescue groups, businesses, educators, students, and animal lovers all across Pennsylvania!
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Thank you Governor Wolf, Corbett and Governor Rendell for your support of Pennsylvania Week for the Animals! 
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Heartfelt Thank you to Governor Ed Rendell, Governor Tom Corbet, 
and  Governor Tom Wolf  for your support of ....
11th Annual 
Week for the Animals  
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