Horse Adoptions

Thank you for considering adoption! By adopting a horse, you make a commitment to take care of the horse for the rest of its life.

If you would like to consider adopting, you MUST schedule an appointment to meet and ride the horse that you are interested in. Please email the adoption center staff at frontdesk@humanesocietyhbg.org to schedule your appointment.  We encourage adopters to take their time, as the interaction is an opportunity to observe the compatibility of both horse and rider. We have very limited staff and a small volunteer base, so please be certain you are committed to your appointment time, and are seriously interested in the horse you wish to meet.


Please note: We represent our horses as accurately as possible from our experience with them. But, as experienced handlers, we are often able to easily handle a behavior that an adopter may not. Moreover, the majority of the time we do not have extensive information on the medical or behavioral history of the horses at our farm as the majority come to us as victims of animal cruelty. We learn about the horses as we continue to interact with them throughout their time with us. No single horse is ever perfect, and it is the responsibility of the adopter to determine if the horse is appropriate for their ability and experience.


HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT ADOPTING?

Persons interested in adopting a horse must complete an Adoption Application & Agreement and return it to us either by fax, mail, or email at frontdesk@humanesocietyhbg.org. The Adoption Application requires personal and contact information. Additional information that is required for an adoption application to be processed:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Phone number and address of stable where adopted horse will be boarded
  • All horse adoptions require a $300 adoption fee. Payment for an adopted horse must be in cash or by credit card.

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2019 EVENTS

2019 EVENTS CALENDAR

July 27 | Christmas in July Adopt-A-Thon

October 19 | Pittie Party

November 9 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction

December 7 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon

Pet of the Week

Cinni Suede

 My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/cinni-suede-46342083/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Who's a beautiful girl? It's me, Miss Cinne Suede! With my cinnamon-suede coat, I'm a sleek and soft fashion starlet who is about to own the runway. I'm a big girl (54 pounds) who is not even a year old yet. I was born in March, so you know by the time I'm full grown, I'm going to be a solid sister -- all muscle and bright eyes! I have an amazing fawn/lilac coat, and my eyes look green or blue or golden, depending on the light. My toes are dipped in white, and I have a white splash on my chest. I love tennis balls and treats, but I can get jumpy and mouthy very quickly, because I'm young and untrained. That means no kids under 12, please! And I need to be your only pet -- no cats or dogs or critters for me, because I do not respect their space and their needs. That's OK though, because once you meet me, I'll be the only pet you want. Right now I have sore feet that I'm being treated for, and the staff will fill you in on that medical need. And one last thing -- I need to go to a home that has experience with dogs.

 Ghost

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/rabbit/ghost-46469396/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Witches, vampires, monsters, and other scary icons are a big part of Halloween--especially ghosts! How would you like to meet a cute, soft, furry ghost who hops? Well, let me introduce myself. I'm Ghost, a very cute bunny with long floppy ears and fluffy brown and white spotted fur. I'm a friendly ghost (like Casper) who likes to be petted and brushed. Not all ghosts are out for revenge or scares! I enjoy rearranging the furniture in my cage because it's hard for me to be confined, so a home where I can run and play outside of my cage would be ideal. I love to play with boxes, hiding inside or flipping them in the air. I'm a little nervous about being picked up, but if you go slowly and gently, I'll come around and let you transport me short distances. Sometimes I get perturbed when people move my stuff around, so it will be best to clean my cage without me in it! If you would like to meet a ghost who will leave you with a warm heart rather than cold chills, come in soon to meet me, Ghost the bunny! You won't be spooked by this furry critter with long floppy ears, although I might "go bump in the night" once in a while. If you adopt me you can tell everyone that you have a "haunted" house and invite them to meet your mini-Ghost!  ***I now live at Zoomania, the cool pet store in the Colonial Park Mall.

 

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