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Animal Hut is dedicated to providing all of the grooming and spa services your dog or cat needs for a beautiful coat and excellent health.  Our retail shop features natural and grain-free foods for dogs and cats, treats, toys, and supplies for health and grooming.  Come and visit us soon!


We offer free grooming consultations to new and existing grooming customers, by appointment.  Come and talk to Renee Lauer, owner and professional groomer, about your dog's grooming needs.  We can set up the perfect cut to suit your lifestyle and budget!

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Drop in for Yappy Hour!

January 13, 2020

Starting this week, when you drop in at Animal Hut on a weekday (Tuesday - Friday) between 1:00 - 3:00 pm, we will be hosting Yappy Hour!


Yappy Hour specials give our shoppers  25% off any of our bulk treats for dogs!  A treat for your dog, and a treat for our shoppers.

More information coming soon!  Stop by for a look at our bulk treat selection.

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March 2019

Animal Hut was just featured in Pet Age Magazine!  We feel very honored to share this article with you, written at a timely moment during Animal Hut's 30th year in business.  We couldn't have made it without our amazing Penn Hills/ Pittsburgh community.  Thank you!

You can click here to view the article on the Pet Age Magazine's website, and turn to the March issue, page six.  Enjoy reading, and let us know your thoughts the next time you visit.


November 1, 2018

We will be keeping the yearly tradition alive with another Customer Appreciation Day held at our store on Saturday November 24 during regular business hours.  We have so many wonderful customers that support our small business time after time, and now it's our turn to thank you.  Animal Hut will be offering some great sales, and a free entry to win a gift basket full of treats from Merrick Pet Food Co.!

To all of our furry friends:  Make sure your humans mark their calendar for Animal Hut's Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, November 24th (to coincide with American Express Small Business Saturday)!  We will have special treats for you and your humans to enjoy.  More details on this special event to be posted in the near future.

We would also like to remind you that all through the month of November, local businesses (including ours) are participating in the Penn Hills Shop Local Contest.  When you shop at Animal Hut, make sure to save your receipt so that you can enter the contest.  You can visit for more information on the contest.

August 2018 

Did you know that Animal Hut will pre-order or special order pet supplies for you at no additional cost?  It's not new, but we certainly do!

For the customer who wants to try a new item, a new flavor of a favorite item, or an uncommon size in as a collar or harness, we special order.

For the customers who know what they want, and want it to be available on schedule (ready to pick up when it's your pup's grooming day), we pre-order.  Just let us know what we can do to get you the right items when you need them.  We're a small town store with lots of ordering options!

March 2018

Animal Hut was awarded the Trib Total Media Reader's Choice Gold Award for pet store/kennel/ grooming in the Eastern Region!  We are so very honored!  Animal Hut wishes to extend a huge thank-you  to those who voted for us.  We are very proud of our business, the employees, and the fantastic customers who have supported and recommended our business.  We hope to continue providing excellent service to you and your furry loved ones for many years to come.

Since it is March, we are doing a fun grooming raffle to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. This is the last week to enter our St. Patrick’s Day raffle for a free grooming! Stop in to get 3 chances/tickets for only $5.00!  Drawing is next Saturday!

We also have a new assortment of doggie raincoats in-stock, for whenever our fickle Pennsylvania weather decides to switch from snow to rain.  Keep your pup (and their freshly groomed coat) soft and dry with a raincoat!  

See you soon!

Product Use Photo Contest

January 2018

Anyone up for a photo contest? How about one with a prize of a $15.00 gift certificate to Animal Hut? It's easy to enter: just email a photo of you using a product from Animal Hut with your pet to  This could be a grooming product such as shampoo or a brush, a cool new toy, or offering your pet a delicious treat.  Be creative!


 We will upload your picture to our Facebook photo album entitled "Product Use Photo Contest". The winner will be the photo who gets the most likes by 8:00 pm on January 19, 2018. Get your family and friends to "like" your photo by going to our Facebook page,, clicking on our photo section, then on the album titled "Product Use Photo Contest" to find your picture. Sharing the photo on your own Facebook wall is a good way to tell your friends, but they need to like the photo in OUR album, not just on your post.

Have fun taking photos, and good luck to all participants!

July 31, 2017

Animal Hut will be hosting another "Ask a Trainer" question and answer event on Monday, July 31 at 6:30 pm, with Master Trainer Sue Bac of Bac Training Academy.

Attendance is $10 per person, and is a human-only session (you can't bring your dogs with you).  If you are interested in attending, you must reserve your place in advance, as attendance will be limited to 10 people due the space available in our store.  Payment is due at the time you make your reservation.

Please call 412 795 6556  or visit Animal Hut to reserve your spot at this fun and informative event!

February  2016

We are proud to announce that the Animal Hut Bod Squad is up and running, and looking for participants who want to get into shape and save money!  Four-legged participants, that is.  Here is how the program works:  you (the two-legged participant) purchase a one year membership for $10, and receive all the right incentives to help your pet get back to a healthy weight.  


These awesome perks include:


  • 5% discount on ALL healthy weight or weight management foods

  • 10% discount on low calorie treats

  • 10% discount on interactive toys to encourage exercise

  • AND friendly, thoughtful advice from our knowledgeable staff.




All of the stress and injuries that obesity causes in humans, it causes in animals too, dogs and cats alike.  Heart disease and high blood pressure, joint pain, and even diabetes can all happen to our overweight pets.  Leave behind those high calorie treats and foods that are packed with preservatives, and join the Bod Squad!  We are on a mission to provide exceptional quality foods and toys that will improve the vigor and lifespan of your best furry friend.


For more information, talk to us at Animal Hut, or follow us on Facebook.

We care about your pets.

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Animal Hut gives you the highlights from the great new merchandise we've added to our store in 2018!

Plenty of new treats and supplements are featured here and waiting for your pup, in-store.

A new year, and a great deal for new customers! Redeem this great coupon for $10 off your first grooming appointment at Animal Hut!

Our store now stocks Advantix II, Advantage II for cats, and Soresto collars for dogs and cats.  Don't pay big-store prices for these top of the line products; shop local, and save money!

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