South Hills Pet Rescue

A 15 Old 88, South Park, PA 15129 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at South Hills Pet Rescue

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female
Photo of Dingo


Male, Young
Mixed Breed (Small)

Photo of Claudia


Female, Adult
American Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Lux


Male, Puppy
Shiba Inu

Photo of Rusty


Male, Young
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Photo of Andy


Male, Young
Labrador Retriever

Photo of Boone


Male, Young
Blue Heeler

Photo of Bubba


Male, Adult
American Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Ellie


Female, Adult
Catahoula Leopard Dog

Photo of Maple


Female, Young
German Shepherd Dog

Photo of Stetson


Male, Young
American Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Loverboy


Male, Adult
American Bulldog

Photo of Elvis


Male, Young
Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Photo of Ice


Male, Adult
American Pit Bull Terrier / Hound (Unknown Type)

Photo of Chance


Male, Young
Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Photo of Brutus


Male, Adult
American Pit Bull Terrier / Boxer

Photo of Hudson


Male, Adult
Border Collie

Photo of Rambo


Male, Adult

Photo of Katherine


Female, Adult

Photo of Bruno


Male, Adult
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Jax


Male, Young
Retriever (Unknown Type)

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Areas South Hills Pet Rescue Serves

Our rescue serves the Greater Western Pennsylvania region.

South Hills Pet Rescue's Adoption Process

Interested in adopting? Our available dogs come vetted, microchipped, spayed/neutered and with some basic training. To download an application, visit our website at SHPR recommends homes with children age 10 and older, but ultimately it's the family's decision.

Adoption Process:
- Meet the pup, fill out an application, and schedule a meet-and-greet with our canine behavioral consultant (if you have other pets at home). Home check may be required.

Final steps include signing a contract, fulfilling the adoption fee, and taking your new friend home!

About South Hills Pet Rescue

The mission of South Hills Pet Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome dogs of all breeds, with all needs.

Our Story:

Nick Ferraro ran South Hills Pet Resort, a boarding and training facility, and purchased it in 2012. Ashley Rittle was having a hard time with her dog, and called Nick to request his training services. Little did they know the adventure ahead; they were married in June 2013, and that August, they were asked to help a local animal rescue that had been overwhelmed with dogs pulled from high-kill shelters set to be euthanized for behavioral issues. They agreed to take 13 dogs, but 62 dogs were dropped off at their door filling all of the Resort’s boarding kennels. Nick and Ashley cared for all 62 of these dogs in need, rehabilitating them before finding each dog a forever home. Ashley will tell you this is the moment they knew what they had to do. The plan was to dedicate ten of the Resort’s boarding kennels to dog rescue, but as we all know, plans often change.

Today, South Hills Pet Rescue (SHPR), an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, houses an average of 50 rescue dogs at all times. Apart from three part-time staff members who care for the dogs onsite, SHPR is run by volunteers. Your support of SHPR directly helps dogs in need!

Thank you so much for visiting our page! Please also visit our website at!

Did You Know?

Once a South Hills Pet Rescue dog, always a South Hills Pet Rescue dog: if an adoption doesn’t work out, the adopter is required to return the dog to SHPR per the adoption contract so that SHPR can work to find him or her a new home.

Come Meet South Hills Pet Rescue's Pets

Come meet the available dogs at

South Hills Pet Rescue
15 Old 88
South Park, PA 15129

We are open by appointment only at this time. Please email to schedule an appointment to come in and meet our available dogs. For answers to most questions you may have, please view our FAQ's pinned to the top of our Facebook page.

Make a donation to South Hills Pet Rescue to help homeless pets find homes

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are appreciated! Our PayPal address is