True Friends is very passionate and committed to not only advocating Pitbulls, but saving the lives of as many of them as possible.  So far this year we have rescued 30 Pitbulls from being euthanized due to lack of space in other shelters. 

If you would like to help us in our mission of making a difference for them, please donate.  Every dollar counts and adds up to help us save innocent lives.


Facts about Pitbulls:

~Pitbull is not a breed, but a stereotype.
~Bully breeds are among the top most affectionate, loyal dogs you can find.
~Helen Keller owned a Pit Bull named Stubby. While many Pit Bulls are used as service and therapy dogs, Stubby was purely a companion.
~In the early part of the 1900’s, the Pit Bull Dog was known as the “Nanny Dog” and were entrusted to watch over small children while farming families worked outside.
~An estimated 1 million Pitbulls are euthanized each year in the United States alone.

Still on the fence about “pitbull” type dogs???

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95% of all shelter volunteers and staff members when asked what dog is their personal favorite will pick a “Pitbull” due to their silliness and affectionate personalities that are almost human like.

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Why Choose Us?

True Friends is a locally run organization that is committed to being a no-kill animal shelter.  Our staff and volunteers love our dogs and cats as if they were our own pets.  Our goal is to place them in the right home that fits their personalities and energy levels.


Benefits of Adopting at True Friends:

  • Experienced, Knowledgeable Staff
  • Low Adoption Fees that Include Spay/ Neutering & Microchips
  • Many Wonderful Dogs & Cats to Choose From
  • Open 7 Days a Week for your Convenience
  • Gaining a True Friend

Donate today!

True Friends is committed to bringing together the community to protect and enrich the lives of our homeless animals. Donations are tax-deductible, greatly needed, and very much appreciated!!!  Every dollar adds up to make a huge difference for our organization and there are several specific funds to choose from including our operations, medical, and back building funds.

  Our Animal Friends Thank You!


Friends Are Saying

  • As a large, inner city shelter we receive several animals on a daily basis which leads to overcrowding. Whenever they have the room, True Friends has stepped up to offer their help in rescuing & placing our dogs in amazing new homes. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your efforts on behalf of our animals. It is appreciated by all of us!

    ~Karen Powell~
    Associated Humane Society
  • Several years ago, we adopted a dog from True Friends. Since that time, our family became volunteers and advocates for this very special, local shelter. We have been at the shelter when pets are surrendered and adopted, as well as many times in between. We have witnessed the day to day work put forth to run the shelter with the highest standards. The care and love that these animals receive is immeasurable. The staff, volunteers, and board are incredible blessings to the unwanted pets in this area, as well as to the community as a whole.

    ~The Orlandini Family~
    Springville, PA
  • We adopted two puppies from True Friends in November of 2014 and you couldn’t ask for nicer, kinder, or more compassion people who take pride in caring for their animals. We were not necessarily looking for puppies, and they were so good about telling us not only the good traits of the animals in their care, but also the traits that wouldn’t fit in our family well. We support them as much as we can because we believe so strongly in their dedication.

    ~Karen Force~
    Lake Carey, PA
  • As a volunteer, True Friends is a wonderful place to meet friends both animal and human, get some exercise, and make a difference for animals in need.

    ~Kim McCain~
    Dimock, PA
  • The dogs and cats, whether they were stray, surrendered, or just lost their way, are so fortunate to have the love and compassion from the staff and volunteers at True Friends. A group of beautiful people with such big hearts!

    ~The Rice Family~
    Sidney, NY
  • True Friends Animal Welfare Center is the greatest experience in adopting a companion for life because they truly care about the animals and provide a loving place until they are adopted. I am so grateful for finding True Friends, as it brought me to my wonderful baby, Ember.

    ~Kim Roberts~
    Jessup, PA
  • I receive such gratification being a volunteer at True Friends. When you look into the eyes of our "furry friends", you see their souls. They just want some of your time and love and it makes a difference in their lives. I'm also proud to be part of a team that is truly dedicated in giving the love and care these beautiful animals deserve.

    ~Linda Lee~
    Montrose, PA
  • True Friends is phenomenal place that truly loves all the animals in their care. We got our boy Kona from them and couldn't be happier. Love True Friends!

    ~The Brink Family~
    Susquehanna, PA
  • True Friends is simply amazing!! Every single animal that is lucky enough to find their way here on their journey to their forever home is treated like family.

    ~Kara Falcone~
    Dalton, PA
  • Thanks to True Friends, we have met the love of our lives. True Friends is a no-kill shelter that goes above and beyond to make sure every furever friend get the love and support needed before being adopted. The staff are true angels that devote so much to make each and every future family member feel loved. Thanks to them, our adopted Basset Hound, Merle, took to us quickly, already knowing love and security. We and Merle will never forget the loving shelter that brought us together.

    ~The Walsh Family~
    Dalton, PA

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