Dippin' Dots, now named Aria, was abandoned overnight at the shelter in September. Scared and all alone this cute bulldog wasn't sure what to expect. Luckily for her, her shelter stay was short and a family quickly adopted this sweet girl. Recently her new family wrote to us and sent photos of loving her new life!
"I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the work you all do day in and day out. You’re patience with our first dog, Hendrix, during the meet and greet and dog to dog …
Jasper Jones arrived at the shelter after once having a family of his own. While the story of abandonment isn't quite understood he arrived at the shelter with the chance for a new beginning. After waiting four long months his FURever family found and fell in love with this sweet, handsome, and playful boy. Only after a few weeks in his new home, his family decided to provide HSHA with an update. Please read about his new life below:
"Jasper Jones was adopted into our family on December 2 …
Ranger, known as Rebel while at the shelter, arrived as a stray from the City of Harrisburg. This young an energetic pup stayed at HSHA for only a brief period of time before his FURever family discovered him and all his glory! Recently his adopters sent us an update on the past year of his life. Read all about Ranger's adventures below:
I like to send updates from time to time. Ranger (aka "Rebel") is happier than ever, almost a year and a half after his adoption! He smiles constantly …
In April of 2016, a sweet white tiger cat was surrendered to the shelter. Named, Silly Lilly, her owner was unable to provide for her needs. Waiting, Silly Lilly learned to adapt to her new surroundings hoping to find a new home. Ten months later, her dream came true. A great couple came into the shelter looking for a companion for their current cat. Silly Lilly was the perfect addition to their home. Recently we received an update on this sweet girl from her owners.
My name is Hannah, and …
On March 25 Dixie Shores was surrendered, at no fault of her own, by her former owner. This beauty's coat is the perfect mix of grey, buff, and tortoiseshell making her stand out among the crowd. On July 26 Sharon P. couldn't look away from this stunning girl and new she needed to take Dixie Shores to her FURever home! We recently received an update on Dixie Shores, now named Hazel, and our staff couldn't be happier.
"Hello! After getting Hazel out of the carrier at home, she …
Hixson is a tricolor rat terrier that was found roaming the streets of Harrisburg in early July. However, this seven year old boy didn’t have to wait long to find his new forever family! On July 23 Hixson left with his new best friend Raymond. Ever since that day this pair has been inseparable. Recently, Raymond’s sister Terry, sent the HSHA staff an update on this handsome pup!
“Hi! Thanks to all who helped make this match so perfect - my brother loves Hixon -which is now …
Rosie, a five year old female pit bull mix, was brought into the shelter as a stray from Swatara Township. This sweetheart was determined to make a new, happy, and playful life. Due to her loveable personality and friendly demeanor she was a perfect candidate for the coveted lobby housing with the adoption center staff. Rosie greeted each shelter guest with a pit bull smile and a wagging tale. However, on July 27 Rosie found a more permanent home when she got adopted!! As a staff favorite, we …
Nacho, a senior orange and white tiger cat, went to his FURever home on June 16. We are happy to share that the transition has been a success. Thanks to Kristen and Ed P. for opening their hearts and home to such a special cat.
“Nacho, now known as Denver, is settling in just fine. He acts like he's been with our family his entire life!! Even Karma (also a HSHA Alumni) loves her new fur brother!”
Foxtrot, renamed Toast, was originially brought in as a stray and later adopted, but at no fault of his own returned back to the shelter. It’s hard to believe this handsome boy with great basic manners found his way to the shelter, not once but twice. Fortunately, this guy was given yet another chance. We recently received this update from his new parents.
“He is the happiest, sweetest dog who loves his people, his dog brother, sniffing outside, naps, dog food time and his toy …
In March, the sweet Novalee was dropped off at the shelter as a stray from Harrisburg City. Dear, sweet, beautiful Novalee was so amazing which made it so much harder to believe that she was found as a stray. However, on May 27 Novalee’s life changed forever when she got adopted. Her owner recently wrote to give us an update on this special pup.
“Nova is doing very well. The first few days were pretty challenging, I must admit, but what a difference a week can make! Nova is …
July 27 | Christmas in July Adopt-A-Thon
October 19 | Pittie Party
November 9 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction
December 7 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon
I am a young, handsome Pit Bull Terrier mix that was found as a stray. I am super happy and friendly, but everything seems new to me. I'm not sure how to walk on a leash and I want to be close to you, so I jump up and put my paws on you. For that reason, any kids in my new home should be at least 10 years old. The staff and volunteers are working on teaching me commands, but my new family should be ready to continue that training and even take me to obedience lessons. I like other dogs, so if you have a dog in your home, that should be fine. I can also live with dog savvy cats. So, come on in to meet me, Dekker. I'll be super happy to see you!
Lemon Sorbet Monet
I'm sweet and refreshing, a cool cat with a warm heart. Maybe I should have been named Lemony Snicket, since my life has been a series of unfortunate events. It's all in the past and hey, if life gives you lemons, make lemonade (or lemon sorbet)! I'm ready for a new life with someone who will love me deeply and give me a comfortable and fun home. I like being called Lemon because I'm full of zest! I was timid when I first came, but now I'm always bursting with love and affection for everyone. I have a great time in the playroom chasing wand toys and feather toys, and oh do I LOVE chasing that laser dot! That wasn't the case a short while ago, though. I was afraid in the playroom and meowed to go back to my cage, but now I'm confident, brave and happy. If you adopt me, I'll be a pillar of warmth in your life, always ready for a snuggle and a head bunt, or even a kiss on the nose! I'm used to living with other cats, but I could be OK as your only feline friend. Since I'm still very young, only about a year old, I'll need a home with someone who has time to play and interact with me. So put your green juice down and push that smoothie aside! Get ready for the health benefits of Lemon! I'm never a sourpuss and will always cheer you up and help you feel better. Come in soon and get ready for some Sour Power...and Pucker Power...ask for the inky-furred feline, Lemon Sorbet Monet!
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