Happy Tails from Our Adopters

  • 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 …

  • 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

  • Vixie

    On January 24th, I adopted Vixie, an adult cat who had been at the shelter for about 1.5 years (nearly her whole life!). I renamed her Emma, which suits her sweet personality. She found a happy home in Hershey where she has finally been coaxed out of the bedroom closet and discovered a very fuzzy blanket on the bed. Emma is very shy, and only socializes with me. I'm very happy that we found each other and believe that I've found a lifelong friend! Thanks to everyone at the Humane Society in …

  • Sydney & The Professor

    The Professor and Sydney are very happy in their forever home. The Professor enjoys his creature comforts, carrying his mouse around in his mouth and playing with his brothers and sisters while Sydney enjoys resting in her cat bed, bird watching and spending time with her parents.  Adopted by Michaella in December 2011.

  • Sophia & Muriel

    Over 3 ½ years ago, my Husband and I went to The Harrisburg Area Humane Society, as we were ready to expand our home by “8 Kitty Paws”. We visited the shelter 2 times before Baby Gurl, now known as Sophia (the tuxedo) and London, now known as Muriel (the calico), made it apparent they wanted to meet us by rubbing on their respective cage doors, meowing and playfully swatting at us as we walked past the rows upon rows of cats just waiting for that “right” person to …

  • Scrappy

    Scrappy with his big brother Buddy

    I came into the shelter as I usually do once a month and drop off donations and check out the dogs for adoption.  I was interested in a small dog that had the same energetic personality as me.  In August 2012, I happen to run into Carla at the shelter, one of the volunteers who was fostering a four month old Jackahuahua that was dropped off at the kennel because he had a broken leg and they couldn’t afford the surgery.  Carla nursed him …

  • Simon

    I'm so happy to be able to share our adoption story. My fiance and I decided to look into pet adoption shortly after moving to the Central PA area in 2012.  Only a few moments after beginning the walk through the cat area of the Humane Society, we spotted him: a wide-eyed gray and black tiger striped fellow named Roosevelt.  When we peeked into the cage, he began pawing at the glass and rubbing against it.  It was love at first sight!  We brought him home in October 2012 …

  • Katie

    Katie and I are now an official KPETS team with badge to prove it.

    Its neat Katie was adopted from the Humane Society as part of the Senior Program & now visits in a nursing home as a therapy dog.

    Wednesday we will shadow at Philhaven to become a KPETS therapy team on the female adolescent unit.

    Katie is doing very well and everyone loves her. She is also great with our grandchildren.

    Thanks for encouraging us to adopt Katie. We hope all your dogs find forever homes where they are …


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We are currently in need of Non-clumping (clay) cat litter, Liquid Laundry detergent, Paper towels, Hand soap, Ziplock style sandwich baggies (any brand), 13 and 60 Gallon Trash bags, Purina Healthy Weight Cat Chow (orange bag- dry food), Purina ONE Sensitive Stomach cat food (dry food), Kitten canned food (any brand), Soft and chewy dog treats, Gift cards for Gasoline (for animal transport and cruelty investigations); Pet Stores (for animal supplies and food), Local stores (Walmart, Weis, Giant, Home Depot, Lowes- for emergency supplies and building repairs); Office Supply Stores (paper, ink cartridges, etc). If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

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We have several dogs and cats that are looking for a foster home.  If you think you may be able to help, please visit our Fosters Needed page.


Entire Month of February | Glove Drive Campaign
February 12-17 | Shelter Sweethearts Week
February 19-23 | Deep Clean Week

April 15-22 Volunteer Appreciation Week

May 5 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

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CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022