Five Valentine’s Ideas For Pittsburgh Animal lovers

We’ve rounded up a few unique, cool and fun ways to share the Valentine’s spirit with dogs and cats in the Pittsburgh region. Maybe you have your own fur friends at home. Or, perhaps you don’t have a pet but want to support organizations that raise funds to take care of animals. Either way, you’re sure to find something interesting on this list.

A purrfect night out for cat lovers.
Spend some quality time with a good friend or your sweetheart, support homeless cats and get to pet a few felines by visiting the Colony Café, Pittsburgh’s Coffee Shop, Wine Bar & Cat Café. Downstairs you’ll enjoy coffee, wine and delicious food. Upstairs you can visit the Cat Loft and pet the cats. Reservations are recommended.
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Help your dog find true love.
Dogs love to romp around with other dogs and, well, just be dogs. If you think that’s impossible when Pittsburgh is still frozen, you don’t know about the dog socials at Animal Friends. The dogs are grouped by size so a Yorkie won’t get stepped on by a Bernese Mountain Dog. Dogs have an entire hour to run around inside while humans watch and laugh.
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Attend a dog wedding.
Valentino and Annie, both rescued by Humane Animal Rescue, are getting married at a fundraising event on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Westin Pittsburgh, Downtown. Wow! After the ceremony, you can gamble in the Vegas-style casino. This is the eleventh year for the Cupid & Canines fundraiser.
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Romance in a bowling alley?
It’s not the most romantic setting but the whole family will enjoy the Gray Bowl, a benefit for retired racing dogs. Registrations are being accepted for the event that will be 1-3 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Mt. Lebanon Lanes, 1601 Washington Road, Pittsburgh 15228. To register, send an email to so they know how many alleys are needed. Registration and check can be mailed to 1515 Andrea Drive, Pittsburgh 15234, or register at noon the day of the event.

Pretend you’re Lady and the Tramp.
Everyone remembers the night Lady and the Tramp fell in love over a bowl of spaghetti. Yes, this event takes place almost two weeks after Valentine’s Day. But a cheap meal for the whole family that raises money to help animals? Well, we couldn’t pass it up. To celebrate World Spay Day, the Humane Animal Rescue is holding a Spay-ghetti & No Balls Dinner on February 27.
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