Happy Tails from Our Adopters

  • Sugar Maple

    Sugar Maple was the sweetest of cats with a beautiful mix of grey and buff colored coat. She came to the shelter in September 2015 when her owner could no longer properly care for her and her five other brothers and sisters. She patiently waited for seven months until the exciting day when her new owner discovered her peering through her kennel bars. It was love at first sight! 

    This weekend we received an update on Sugar Maple from her new home and owner. The McWilliams Family wrote, & …

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  • Polly Puddles

    Polly Puddles came to HSHA on February 23. It was a cold, rainy day and she was found as a stray in one of the worst areas of Harrisburg City. As a young seven month old pit bull terrier mix, Polly was full of energy and personality. Her rough start on the streets didn’t break her spirit. In need of an adopter willing to teach her basic obedience and manners as well as provide regular exercise would be necessary. On April 8 Polly’s dream came true and she landed a FURever home of …

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  • Harrisburg Magazine Features HSHA

    The Heart of the Matter - For the Furriest of FriendsFeatured in Harrisburg Magazine | February 2016 Issue | page 31-34

    The toughest of felines often have the softest hearts, says Devon Geduldig of Mechanicsburg.

    After moving into her apartment and living there for a few months, she decided it was time to take on a roommate – a fury feline named Spotts.

    The moment she walked into the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Geduldig had a connection with the 9-year-old cat. When she …

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  • Rudolph

    Recently, adopter Chantel Maffettone wrote in to provide an update on Rudolph.

    "He's doing great! We go to the bark park a few times a week, and he gets along with every person and every dog he meets there. My fiance and I initially agreed that Ru wouldn't be allowed on the furniture, but that didn't last long! He snuggles with us every night when we watch tv, and though he doesn't start out on our bed at night, he's there when I wake up every morning. His manners are getting better every …

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  • Jacinta

    An update on Jacinta from Megan Glass, Kennel Manager:

    Jacinta is a chocolate lab, retriever mix. At the age of three years old she was brought into our shelter as a stray. She waited patiently for six months until her FURever family found her at HSHA. A recent phone call to check on Jacinta's progress and transition into her new home was riddled with happy tails. Jacinta's dad, said that she is now sitting before crossing the street and goes for two walks a day. She had a good check up at the …

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  • Jezebel (Raymesha)

    Jezebel, now Raymesha (aka:  Mesha, Meshe) is near 11 years old I believe and has been with me since approx. one. I think I was told she was found walking along the road out your way.   I initially was only fostering but immediately adopted her when I saw that face!  See I let the girl just picked out any for me.  It was just her and I until 8 years ago I brought home a dog off the street (Border/Pit), then we were joined about two years ago by a tuxedo I took from the …

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  • Opie

    Brother to Sydney & The Professor

    He is doing wonderful in his forever home and is a great addition to my feline family! He's such a sweet boy and a snuggler. He loves it here and is running, jumping and playing AND getting along great with my 4 other cats! I'm so happy I brought him home.

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  • Wishes (Priscilla)

    Hello, My son and I adopted Wishes in October 2013. We changed her name to Priscilla, and we spent lots of quality time with her. She is the most perfect choice we could have possibly made! She is gentle, loving, smart, clean, playful and just everything we wanted in a kitten. She has been a lap hog from day one! LOL. She loves EVERYONE!    She also taught us a trick! She loves to play fetch! I never knew cats played fetch, but I was wrapping some Christmas gifts one night and …

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  • Shadow & Misty

    They are Shadow and Misty, sisters and one year old now very much part of their new home, with Shirley and Don Stratton in Hershey

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October 8 | Shelter Buddies Basket Bingo

October 21 | Pittie Party

November 4 | FUR Ball Gala & Auction

December 2 | Holiday Open House & Adopt-A-Thon

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