Job Openings

Full Time or Part Time Veterinarian

HSHA is a busy, progressive, open-admission animal shelter in Central PA. We are looking for a staff veterinarian to manage all facets of residents’ health and help fulfill our commitment to providing affordable spay/neuter services to our community. The position is challenging, fast-paced, but never boring. Dedication to herd-health and disease control a must. Experience in shelter medicine and/or high-volume spay/neuter clinics preferred, but will consider veterinarians willing to work on improving efficiency during surgery.  Position is part-time, 24-30 hours per week. Qualified candidates must be a graduate of accredited school of veterinary medicine and currently licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Interpersonal communication skills essential as qualified veterinarian will be working closely with another staff veterinarian, techs, and assistants. Compensation commensurate with experience. 

Interested candidates should fax resumes and inquiries to 717-564-1867 or email

Full Time and Part-Time Intake Center Staff

Intake Center staff is focused on customer service and responsible for administrative duties including answering phones, responding to voice messages, e-mail communication, data entry, light cleaning, scheduling appointments, assisting customers during check-in and check-out, and other duties as assigned. Must be a team player, fast learner, have customer service experience, and be comfortable around animals.

Applications and resumes can be emailed to

Kennel Staff

Position is part-time, 2-4 eight-hour days per week. Involves heavy cleaning and handling all types of domestic animals. Must be a team player, willing to get dirty, and be comfortable around animals. Occasional mandatory overtime. Stop by HSHA's front desk for an application or download both the application and pre-employment questionnaire below and send them to us.  

Applications and resumes can be emailed to

Part Time Barn Staff

Permanent part-time weekend and weekday barn help needed to provide basic horse care; feeding, turn out and stall cleaning. Opportunities for riding and training available for the right candidate.  
Flexible hours and schedule available. Not accepting seasonal workers. Pay rate based on experience.

***Please note this position is at our Perry County facility*** 

Applications and resumes can be emailed to

Full Time or Part Time Front Desk Staff

Responsibilities include:

  • Processing adoptions
  • Fielding phone calls
  • Data entry
  • Continuously providing a warm, welcoming, and inviting customer experience
  • Recognizing donors and other supporters
  • Performing basic animal care duties
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Candidate Qualities:

    • Customer service experience
    • Able to function successfully in a team
    • Basic computer skills are necessary
    • Detail oriented
    • Out-going personality

For more information please contact

Please submit the following two forms when applying at HSHA:

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How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

We are currently in need of soft training treats (made in USA), Busy Bones, sensitive stomach cat food, peanut butter, unscented bleach, liquid laundry detergent, Dawn dishwashing detergent, Clorox wipes, waterless shampoo, kitten milk replacer, and paper towels. If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

Check out HSHA's Amazon Wish List for more specific needs.

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.


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May 6 | 5k Run/Walk for the Animals

May 11-13 | Shelter Buddies Yard Sale

July 15 | Christmas in July

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SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
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