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The featured pet here is one of many pets available for adoption. Our website is updated automatically as animals become available, so all pets currently listed are looking for forever homes! If you have questions about any of the animals listed, please feel free to call the shelter!
Dogs waiting to be adopted.

Cats waiting to be adopted.

Check back often for updates on pictures and new arrivals!

Click here to watch the latest Critter Corner online.

You can also view Critter Corner by tuning to Armstrong Cable channel 10, or by Armstrong On Demand. Check Armstrong Cable for air times.

Upcoming Events!

Please visit our events calendar for details about our events.

BCHS Joins as a member of their shelter & rescue network!

For anyone wanting to donate supplies to the shelter, but not able to make it in to BCHS, now offers an affordable way to purchase for the shelter, have it delivered directly here, AND PetFlow will make an additional monetary donation!

For every donation of food or toys that you make, PetFlow will donate 10% in cash so that doggies and kitties can also have access to vet care and medicine as well as food and supplies.

Visit for more information and to send supply donations directly to the shelter to help the animals!

We've been able to include our wish list items that link directly to the product for ease in picking out the most needed items.

Thank you to PetFlow and all the wonderful people who help the homeless dogs and cats at BCHS!

Save The Date! 8th Annual Fur Ball Gala- April 26

The Butler County Humane Society presents its 8th annual Fur Ball! Held at the Butler Country Club on Saturday, April 26 at 6 p.m., this gala is one not to miss.

Enjoy dinner and dancing to the music of Robert Pifer of Pifemaster while you bid on fantastic Silent, Chinese, & Live auction items including great trips, with special guest auctioneer Ron Vodenichar. And donít be late or you will miss a visit with some our adoptable residents during Yappy Hour!

Space for this fabulous evening is limited, so get your tickets today. Tickets will be available at the Butler County Humane Society & Butler Florist. For questions, please call or email Cindy Dimmick at 724-282-7568 or

If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring this event, or would like to donate an auction item, the form is available here.

A flyer to post to help promote the event is available here.

  • A huge Thank YOU to our current sponsors of the event:
  •, Andy Ku, M.D and Diane Bandy
    CW Howard Insurance
    Nextier Bank
    Butler Eagle
    Armstrong Group
    United Plate Glass Company
    Sons of American Legion Post 778
    Veterinary Management, LLC
    Bookminders Pittsburgh, Inc.
    Vogel Disposal Service, Inc.
    On The Edge
    Diehl Automotive Group, Inc
    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC
    Butler County Ford
    Thompson-Miller Funeral Home
    William & Arlene Sloan
    Candy Kunder

    Spring Fling Community Event - May 10th!

    The Butler County Humane Society will host the annual Spring Fling Community Event on May 10th from 10-5 pm at the shelter.

    Proposed events for the day feature pony rides, family activities, craft and food vendors, a Rabies and Microchip Clinic, a giant Rummage Sale, Adoption specials, raffles, and more!

    Vendor spaces are very reasonable and start at just $15 for a 10x10 space. If you would like information on how to become a vendor for the event, the form is available here.

    Bring the whole family for a fun day of activities and bargains! Shop & support local vendors and maybe find that perfect gift for mom for Mother's Day!

    Butler Media Group Pet Expo

    On Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Butler Farm Grounds, the Butler Media Group will present a pet expo to benefit the Butler County Humane Society. Stay tuned for more information!

    Thanks to all of the businesses who participated in our Collection Drive!!

    Thanks to you, much needed supplies were donated to the shelter to help care for the dogs and cats at the shelter. Thank you for being a community partner in this effort!

  • Applewood Chiropractic
  • Animal Clinic of Butler
  • Boscov's Department Store
  • Bottlebrush Gallery
  • Butler County Ford
  • Butler Health & Fitness
  • Cindy's Place
  • Cranberry Municipal Building
  • Dairy Queen
  • Elliott's Tire Service
  • First Niagara Bank
  • Friedman's Fresh Markets
  • Hufnagel & Majors, Inc.
  • Hunter Truck Sales & Service
  • Kerven Subaru
  • Moore & Moore Hardware
  • All Butler Northwest Savings Banks
  • Pennie's Bake Shop & Espresso Shop
  • Randy & Bob's CARSTAR Auto Body, Inc. II
  • United Plate Glass
  • Winter Newsletter Now Online!

    Please check out our online New Late Winter Newsletter by clicking the link here

    2014 Rabies Clinics

    Rabies vaccinations are $10 per vaccination. If you bring the records of your dog or cat's last rabies vaccination, you may be eligible to receive the three year vaccine rather than the one year vaccine. There is no additional charge for the three year vaccine.

    March 22 - 2-4pm, Alameda Park Garage. Includes Microchip Clinic on site!
    April 12 - 2-4pm, Alameda Park Garage.
    May 10 - 2-3:30, BCHS (Spring Fling!)
    June 7 - 2-3:30, BCHS
    July 5 - 2-3:30, Island Farmers Market
    August 16 - 2-3:30, BCHS
    September 13 - 2-3:30, BCHS
    October 18 - 2-3:30, BCHS

    2014 Microchip Clinics

    Microchips are $15 during the clinics hosted at BCHS. Microchips are always available at BCHS for a walk-in charge of $25. Microchips help you and your pet reunite if they ever become lost! It's the first thing vets and shelters check for when a stray pet comes in. Get your pet one today!

    Animals MUST have proof of rabies vaccination in order to receive a microchip.

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    Recycle your old clothes and help BCHS too!

    Think of BCHS when cleaning out those closets and bring by your old clothes and shoes to donate in the Planet Aid clothing recycle bin in our parking lot! The shelter receives cash back for every pound of clothing that is donated in the bin. Planet Aid is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used clothes and shoes and supports international development projects.

    (For "better brand" clothing donations for Wearwoof, please bring those into the shelter!)

    Donate Imperial Cat Scratchers!

    Give a gift that will bring claw comfort and hours of enjoyment to our shelter kitties.

    Looking for an easy way to support the kitties awaiting their forever home at BCHS? Imperial Cat will ship a case of 18-24 Small Scratch 'n Bits to BCHS, for only $25 with free shipping! IMPORTANT: You must enter our address in the "Comments" section of the shopping cart: 1015 Evans City Rd, Renfrew, PA 16053.

    The best size for our kitty cages is SMALL. Visit to order. Thank you meowy much!

    Pet Portraits

    by Laura Manz

    Let Laura capture your pet in an oil painting. If you mention the Butler County Humane Society 100% of the proceeds is donated to BCHS.

    If you are interested for more information, call the Butler County Humane Society at 724-789-1150.

    PawsnClaws Paws N Claws Eyewear offers a unique brand of eyeglasses frames and sunglasses geared towards animal lovers. All of their eyewear is adorned with paw prints, bones or animals prints. For every pair of sunglasses or frames sold, Paws N Claws donates 5 percent of the net sales to the ASPCA. They also offer support throughout the year to various shelters and rescues in the form of fundraising donations, pet food drives, and volunteering. Please check their website to find out who carries the Paws N Claws eyewear near you!

    Silpada Independent representative, Amy Smith is donating 50% of profits for sales placed through the Butler County Humane Society website or to anyone who mentions the Butler County Humane Society! You can email her to view an online catalog or for information about hosting a party.

    Click here for her email address!

    BCHS Shelter Tours

    The Butler County Humane Society provides tours of the facility to local groups and organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and youth groups. Any group or organization is welcome.

    The tours last about 1 hour and are held in the evenings. The cost is $2.00 per person. We offer discounted rates for groups over 15.

    Call 724-789-1150 to schedule a tour for your group!

    Happy Tails

    Families and friends who have adopted from the Butler County Humane Society share their stories about the wonderful pets that have enriched their lives.

    Click here to read about successful adoptions from BCHS.

    If you would like to share your story, send a photo along with your story to the shelter at
    Happy Tails

    How can you support your local animal shelter?

    ...Donate your change when you see a BCHS Dog Bank!
    The Butler County Humane Society's Dog Banks generate funds to benefit the many animals entrusted to our care. Our host businesses give customers the opportunity to donate their change or bills to the homeless animals of Butler County.

    We invite you to patronize these businesses that support the Humane Society of Butler County:
    • Agway-Butler, 500 Evans City Road, Butler, PA 16001
    • All Pet Animal Hospital, 616 S. Pike Road, Sarver, PA 16055
    • Andrea's Country Shop, 106 N. Main Street #3, Zelienople, PA 16063
    • Animal Clinic of Butler, 827 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053
    • Animal General, 20411 Rt 19, LaSalle Plaza, Unit 10, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
    • B&E Mini Mart, 880 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053
    • Bortmas, The Butler Florist, 123 E. Wayne St, Butler, PA 16001
    • Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts, 539 Main Street, Harmony, PA 16037
    • Brenckles Greenhouse, 543 Evans City Road, Butler, PA 16001
    • Burger Hut, 222 Main Street, Butler, PA 16001
    • Burton's Total Pet, 8001 Rowan Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
    • Butler's Dog House Sandwich Shoppe, 300 Greater Butler Mart, Butler, PA 16001
    • Butler Farm Market, 901 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053
    • Butler Vet Associates, 1761 N Main St Ext, Butler, PA 16001
    • Country Kitchen, 371 Pittsburgh Rd (Rt 8) Butler 16002
    • Cranberry Cat Clinic, 20465 Rt 19, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
    • DQ Grill & Chill, 612 S. Pike Road, Sarver, PA 16055
    • The Exchange, 229 Mercer St, Harmony, PA 16037
    • Eye Kandy, 253 Mercer St, Harmony PA 16037
    • Fairground Market, 1138 New Castle Road, Prospect, PA 16052
    • Fisher's Bar & Restaurant, Zelienople, PA 16063
    • Furever Acres K-9 Boarding, 121 Lindo Lane Valencia, PA 16059
    • Gardens Vet Hospital, 9087 Marshall Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
    • Gilded Lily Gifts - Mars, 540 Adams Shoppes, Mars, PA 16046
    • Greco Gas, 201 Kittaning St, Butler, PA 16003
    • The Green Barn: Whole Animal Nutrition, 121 North Main St, Zelienople, PA 16063
    • Hair Wizards, 131 Grand Avenue, Mars, PA 16046
    • Hartmann's Summer Resort, 169 Hartmann Road, Harmony, PA 16037
    • H.P. Starr Lumber, 1011 Pittsburgh Road, Valencia, PA 16059
    • H.P. Starr Lumber, 2134 Evans City Rd, Zelienople, PA 16063
    • Hufnagel & Majors Trailer Sales, 265 Perry Hwy, Harmony, PA 16037
    • Hutchinson Cleaners Inc., 331 Negley Ave, Butler, PA 16001
    • Hutchinson Cleaners, 1803 Three Degree Road, Mars, PA 16046
    • Jimmy's Strip District Grill, 220 Mars Valencia Road, Mars, PA 16046
    • Johnny's Hot Dogs, 1691 Cranberry Commons, Rt 228, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
    • King Cones Castle, 566 Evans City Road, Butler, PA 16001
    • Lakevue North Golf Course, 591 Pittsburgh Rd, Butler, PA 16002
    • Lambert's Tack & Feed Supply , 769 Pittsburgh Rd. (Rt. 8), Butler 16002
    • Long Shot Tattoo, 426 S. Main St, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
    • Mac's Cafe, 16 PIttsburgh Rd, Butler, PA 16001
    • Main Street Grille, 125 E. Main St., Evans City, PA 16033
    • Mars Animal Depot, 305 Marshall Way, Mars, PA 16046
    • Martin's Sales and Service, 1635 N. Main St., Butler, PA 16001
    • Meridian Gift Shop & Confectionary, 298 Meridian Rd, Butler 16001
    • Milich Auto Wrecking, 423 Oneida Valley Road, Butler, PA 16001
    • Mister Feed II, 2241 W. Hardies Road, Gibsonia, 15044
    • Monte Cello's-Cranberry, Cranberry Garden Plaza, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
    • Moraine Grove Vet, 637 New Castle Road, Butler, PA 16001
    • My Dog's Beauty Shop, Playcare & Sleep Over, 2341 Evans City Rd, Zelienople, PA 16063
    • Nails by Sally, 20300 Rt. 19, Unit 11, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
    • Neff's Store, 1141 Bonniebrook Road, Butler, PA 16002
    • Nicolette's Specialty Gifts, 109 Adams Lane, Portersville, 16051
    • Northwest Savings Bank, 1688 Rt. 228, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
    • Owl Cleaners, 100 VIP Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
    • Owl Cleaners, 20510 Rt 19, #104, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
    • Pets In The Park, Moraine Point Plaza, Butler, PA 16001
    • Pickle Barrel Antiques, 308 E. Main Street, Evans City, PA 16033
    • Posti's Pizza, 130 Grand Ave., Mars
    • Quality Garden, Inc., 409 Route 228, Valencia
    • Reichholds Cafe, 772 Pittsburgh Rd., Butler, PA 16002
    • Rittswood Golf Club, 239 Sheldon Rd, Valencia, PA 16059
    • Roxy's Diner, 1113 New Castle Rd, Prospect, PA 16052
    • Salon at Saxonburg, 245 W. Main Street, Saxonburg, PA 16056
    • Sapienza's Service, 226 Mercer St, Harmony, PA 16037
    • Suzie's Corner, 225 Mercer Street, Harmony, PA 16037
    • Seven Fields Veterinary Hospital, 203 Highpointe Dr, Suite 100, Seven Fields, PA 16046
    • Sir Pizza, 990 Commonwealth Dr, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
    • Slippery Rock Hardware, 239 Grove City Rd, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
    • Smiley's Ice Cream, New Castle Road, Prospect, PA 16052
    • Stohr Haus Bakery, 534 Main St., Harmony, PA 16037
    • Studio 42, 1512 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA
    • Suburban Animal Clinic, 101 Thorncrest Dr, Butler, PA 16002
    • Suncrest Golf Course, 239 Sheldon Rd, Valencia, PA 16059
    • Sunshine Gift Shop, 220 Greater Butler Mart, Butler, PA 16001
    • Susie Q's Place, 139 Grand Avenue, Mars, PA 16046
    • Sweet House Bake Shop, 118 Grand Avenue, Mars, PA 16046
    • Trader Horn, 990 New Castle Rd, Butler, PA 16001
    • Trader Horn, 439 Pittsburgh Rd., Butler 16002
    • Trader Horn, 360 Greater Butler Mart, Butler, PA 16001
    • True Value Hardware, 551 South Pike Road, Sarver, PA 16055
    • Twinbrook Animal Clinic, 1120 Pittsburgh Road, Valencia, PA 16059
    • Valencia Donut, 1177 Pittsburgh Rd, Valencia, PA 16059
    • Viola's Market, 243 Main St, Evans City, PA 16033
    • Wendereusz's Candy & More, 210 East Main St., Evans City, PA 16033
    • Whispering Winds Boarding Kennel , 826 Whitestown Rd, Butler, PA 16001
    • Worsley, Inc., 161 N. Main Street, Butler, PA 16001
    • Z Town Cafe, 105 N. Main St, Zelienople, PA 16063
    • Wunderbar, 253A Mercer St, Harmony, PA 16037
    Thank you for supporting the Butler County Humane Society!

    About Us

    The Butler County Humane Society is proud to serve pets and people in Butler County through our programs. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care possible to the nearly 2,000 homeless dogs and cats we care for each year and to the education, safety, and health of all of the animals in Butler County. The Butler County Humane Society is a non-profit organization that relies solely on community support.

    All the shelter animals have been through some difficult experiences. Losing their former home and ending up at the shelter is not an easy thing for any animal to go through. In addition to the bewilderment of finding themselves at our shelter, they often display signs that they are grieving for their former human companions. The routine at the shelter, while not the same as a loving home, helps the animals adjust to their new situation. But even with our very best efforts to create an environment where the shelter animals feel safe and not unhappy, being in a cage in a shelter is a difficult experience.

    The BCHS, through its training and foster programs, helps the animals begin to understand what is expected of them in their interactions with people. Mostly what they need is your patience, understanding, and time to adjust to their new surroundings.

    Help us to continue our mission in helping the neglected and abandoned animals by adopting a shelter dog or cat today!


    When you become a member of BCHS, you become part of a greater community of animal lovers and provide the shelter with the financial support it needs to care for the nearly 2,000 dogs and cats who enter our doors every year.

    All members receive a membership card, a coupon for a free BCHS t-shirt, a 10% discount on everything in our Shelter Store, and a subscription to our quarterly newsletter.

    Individual: $25.00
    Family: $50.00
    Defender: $100.00-$249.00 (Receives a certificate suitable for framing)
    Caretaker: $250.00-$499.00 (Receives a certificate suitable for framing)
    Guardian: $500.00-$999.00 (Receives a certificate suitable for framing and a small kennel plaque honoring a person or pet of your choice)
    Lifesaver: $1,000 and above (Receives a certificate suitable for framing and a large kennel plaque honoring a person or pet of your choice)

    For more information about membership, please contact the Butler County Humane Society.

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    Currently, we have a waiting list for cats and are accepting no immediate owner surrenders.

    Shelter Hours

    M/W/F: 11AM-4PM
    T/Th: 11AM-5PM
    Sat/Sun: 10AM-5PM
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    Urgently needed items:

    Canned Cat Food

    Small Chewy Dog Treats (Pupperoni, etc.)

    Rawhides/Rawhide Chews (USA Made ONLY)

    Weight Control Dog Food

    Non-Clumping Cat Litter

    Postage Stamps

    Strong Leashes

    Complete Wish List

    Rabies Clinics

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    Employment Opportunities

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    Dog Licenses

    Butler County 2014 dog licenses are available for purchase.

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    Last Update:March 6, 2014