How to Adopt and Package Pricing

If you’re looking for a wonderful life-long companion, then you’ve come to the right place! HSHA has hundreds of animals of every shape and size to choose from. During their stay, our guests are treated by HSHA staff and volunteers to many enriching activities, such as walks, outings, behavior training and socialization. Our staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable about our animals and can help direct you to appropriate matches. Each animal has something unique to offer, and adopters are sure to find the right animal for their home at HSHA.


Before You Adopt

  • Make sure everyone in your family understands the commitment of owning a pet.
  • If you rent, check with your landlord to ensure pets are allowed where you live.
  • To expedite the adoption process, please bring proof of current vaccinations for any pets you already own with you to the shelter. 
  • There are two options for bringing current pets up-to-date on vaccinations if they are not vaccinated: 1) schedule an appointment with your personal veterinarian to have your animal(s) vaccinated; or 2) attend one of HSHA's scheduled vaccine clinics.
  • Regardless of which method you use to bring your current pet(s) up to date on vaccinations, there will be a five day waiting period after your pet(s) vaccination before you can adopt a new pet.
  • Everyone in your family will also need to meet the new pet prior to finalizing the adoption.
  • For out-of-state adoptions, a $50 deposit is required and is refundable upon completion of adoption. 

Applying

All potential adopters must complete an adoption application. Applications are available at the shelter’s front desk or by downloading here:


Fees

DOG ADOPTION PACKAGES
  Small (& Puppies) Medium Large
Basic Packages - Adoption, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and basic vaccines.
Puppy $214.81 $214.81 $214.81
Adult $183.46 $183.46 $183.46
Senior $116.80 $116.80 $116.80
Standard Packages -  Adoption, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, basic vaccines, tugger toy, collar (S: 6-10”, M: 10-16”, L: 18-26”), leash (S: 4’, M: 4’, L, 6’), stainless steel food & water bowls (S: 1 pint, M: 2 quart, L: 2 quart).
Puppy $236.76 $236.76 $236.76
Adult $205.41 $211.41 $216.41
Senior $138.75 $144.75 $149.75
Premium Packages -  Adoption, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, basic vaccines, tugger toy, collar (S: 6-10”, M: 10-16”, L: 18-26”), leash (S: 4’, M: 4’, L, 6’), stainless steel food & water bowls (S: 1 pint, M: 2 quart, L: 2 quart), and crate (S: 24”, M: 36”, L: 42”).
Puppy $261.75 $287.75 $312.75
Adult $230.40 $265.40 $281.40
Senior $163.74 $189.74 $214.74
Cat Adoption Application
Basic Packages - Adoption, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, vaccines, and leukemia/FIV test.
Kitten $125.49
Adult $102.26
Senior $87.45
Standard Packages -   Adoption, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, vaccines, leukemia/FIV test, soft slicker brush, nylon collar with bell, double-sided food & water bowl, crinkle toys, and bat & scratch toy.
Kitten $150.46
Adult $127.23
Senior $112.42
Premium Packages - Adoption, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, vaccines, leukemia/FIV test, soft slicker brush, nylon collar with bell, double-sided food & water bowl, crinkle toys, bat & scratch toy, litter pan, and stainless steel litter scoop.
Kitten $161.44
Adult $138.21
Senior $123.40
SMALL ANIMAL ADOPTION FEES
Rabbit $50
Guinea Pig, Hamster, Gerbil, Rat, Mouse $15
Ferret $75
Birds Depends on breed

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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

MAX STUDLEY

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/max-studley-45737322/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Hello from a giant woofer! I'm Max Studley, a 97 pound senior pit bull terrier mix. I'm not supposed to weigh that much. All my extra weight has worsened my arthritis, and it's hard for me to walk. I'm on a diet, and my new family will need to commit 100% to helping me lose weight. It's really important for my health! I arrived here as a stray at the beginning of August. I'm 7-8 years old. I guard my food and toys, so it would be best if I lived with kids over 12. I could live with dog-savvy cats. I liked the other dog I met, but I tried to be dominant with that dog and it didn't go so well. Any dog I live with needs to know how to handle and respect my size and pushy ways. An experienced owner would help too. I love squeaky toys and playtime. When you come in to meet me, you'll see that I've not had the most TLC recently. My broken tail is hairless, my fur is thin, and I have hair loss where a collar was left too tight on my big neck. My elbows have callouses because I have to lay down so much due to my weight. I sleep on my bed all day and look a little sad. I'm really looking forward to a family who knows how to love a dog and care for him the right way. In return, I promise to be loyal, loving, and impressive.

FIREBALL

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/cat/fireball-45309198/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Hi, I'm Fireball, a striking Tortoiseshell cat with a coat of distinctive patterns and colors. A "fireball" is a meteor brighter than the planet Venus. Well, I do have a "glowing" personality! My name might hint at an energetic and ambitious cat, but I'm a laid-back, soft-spoken, gentle girl. Do I have the notorious "tortitude" for which we are known? No one has seen any feisty, bossy "tude" in me so far, and I doubt that they ever will. I'm a love sponge and will soak up all the love and affection you have to give. The best part is, I'll return the love tenfold, once I'm secure and comfortable in my new home. I came here with a large group of cats whose owner fell on some hard times, so I can live with other cats. I like to play with wand toys and the laser light, but my favorite activity is plopping down on your lap for some chillin' and relaxin’ time. I'm terrific to have around and am very appreciative of the human touch. Some people say torties or torbies are reincarnated princesses! True or not, I would love to be YOUR princess and live in YOUR castle. I'm an average sized cat, but my heart is as big as a meteor! I know I'll light up your life if you adopt me...please come in to meet me soon!

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