DreamLife Recovery and Paws Across Pittsburgh Partner for Community Pet Adoption Event

Updated on March 25, 2024

In celebration of its fifth anniversary, DreamLife Recovery, the Pennsylvania-based, clinician-owned facility that provides trauma-informed, comprehensive treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, has teamed up with local non-profit, Paws Across Pittsburgh, to host an animal adoption event. The event will be free to the public, held on Sunday, April 14 from 10-12 p.m. at DreamLife Recovery’s partial hospitalization facility at 107 Gamma Drive in Pittsburgh.  

This partnership underscores both organizations’ dedication to keeping owners and pets united in times of need and change. DreamLife Recovery offers patients the unique opportunity to have their pets with them as they start their recovery journey. Both the partial hospitalization facility and the residential facility in Donegal are pet-friendly, as the therapeutic benefits of pets is part of DreamLife’s personalized care approach. Similarly, PAWS Across Pittsburgh also offers temporary housing and care for pets whose owners have to be away from home for an extended period of time, including medical reasons, or are experiencing financial hardship. The non-profit also works to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home homeless, abused and unwanted dogs and cats, and has helped thousands of animals find a new life in their forever homes.

“As DreamLife Recovery marks its fifth anniversary, we’re excited to partner with Paws Across Pittsburgh for a special adoption event,” said Lidice Morales, DreamLife Recovery’s vice president of operations. “Our commitment to holistic care extends to our pet-friendly facilities, recognizing the therapeutic benefits of pets during recovery. This collaboration not only highlights our commitment to keeping owners and pets together during times of transition but also emphasizes our shared dedication to providing support and care for those in need, whether they have two legs or four.”

In celebration of the occasion, Paws Across Pittsburgh will warmly welcome visitors to meet and greet a selection of their beloved foster dogs who are eagerly seeking forever homes. Guests are encouraged to spend quality time interacting with these adorable canines, offering belly rubs, ear scratches, and playful interactions. Each dog comes with its own unique personality and story, making it an ideal opportunity for potential adopters to find their perfect match. From gourmet treats to refreshing giveaways, there will be something to tantalize every palate, both human and pup, including the chance to win exciting prizes generously donated by local businesses, all joining in support of the cause.   

“Paws Across Pittsburgh will be celebrating our eighth anniversary, and we are very happy to be able to partner with DreamLife Recovery. In the past eight years, we have been able to rescue over 6,000 dogs and cats and help many more in our community,” said Paws Across Pittsburgh President, Jackie Armour. “Our mission statement is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome homeless, abused and/or unwanted dogs and cats. We are fully committed to helping those with no voice. We believe that no animal should endure the pain and suffering of a life of abandonment or neglect. We appreciate DreamLife Recovery and their dedication to keeping owners and their pets together during treatment. We wholeheartedly believe that the bond between owner and pet is like no other. Rescue and rehabilitation are very similar in a way, as they are all about second chances.”

For more information about the event or DreamLife Recovery, please visit dreamliferecovery.com. For information about Paws Across Pittsburgh’s adoption and foster services, visit pawsacrosspittsburgh.com.  For immediate addiction treatment assistance, please contact DreamLife Recovery admissions at 412-744-3928.


DreamLife Recovery is a Pennsylvania-based, clinician-owned center that provides trauma-informed, comprehensive treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. With a focus on treating the whole person with the medically appropriate care they need, DreamLife Recovery offers integrated programs to serve the needs of each individual patient, from dual diagnosis and trauma-informed care to treat co-occurring disorders, to specialized LGBTQIA+ programs and LIFEOffice programs designed to encourage working professionals to seek the recovery care they need. DreamLife Recovery comprises the flagship residential treatment center in Donegal, Pennsylvania; a partial hospitalization program in Pittsburgh; and a treatment center in Asheville, North Carolina, through partnership with Crest View Recovery Center. For more information on the facilities and treatment programs, visit dreamliferecovery.com.   


Paws Across Pittsburgh is a 501(c)(3), foster based, 100% volunteer-run animal rescue located in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome homeless, abused and/or unwanted dogs and cats. The rescue was started in 2016 and has rescued over 6,000 animals as of 2024. We also have programs in place to help families keep their pets during difficult times to include temporary fostering and a pet pantry.

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