Job Openings

Part-Time or Full-Time Customer Service Associates

HSHA is looking for highly motivated, customer service minded individuals to fulfill important roles within the Adoption and Intake Centers. Individuals should have a passion for both pets and people with an interest in helping to facilitate both joyous occasions and potentially difficult situations professionally while also displaying empathy. The job opening is responsible for a variety of important administrative work that requires a keen sense for attention to detail. These tasks include, but are not limited to: processing adoptions, checking in a stray animal, fielding phone inquires, data entry, providing a warm, welcoming and inviting customer service experience, recognizing donors and supporters, performing basic animal care duties, scheduling low-cost clinic appointments, and some soft-selling.

Preferred candidates would have customer service experience, an out-going personality, detail oriented, basic computer skills, and successfully function within a team. Working at HSHA is not only fulfilling work but gives employees a greater purpose in life.

If you are interested in the position described above, please submit a pre-employment questionnaire and application (available below) to

Veterinary Team Coordinator

The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area is now accepting resumes for assertive, organized individuals with experience in the veterinary field. The position requires a working knowledge of veterinary terms, equipment and techniques, and management of a small yet passionate group of individuals. The applicant should be capable of communicating in a professional and effective manner with the leaders of other departments within our organization, as well as veterinary professionals within the community, to collaboratively provide optimal care to the residents. At least two years of experience in the veterinary field is required. Management experience and animal shelter experience is preferred but not necessary.

Interested candidates should send resumes or inquiries to

Veterinary Assistant

HSHA needs a highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Veterinary Assistant or Technician to join their committed team. The job does require the ability to effectively communicate in high stress situations, working knowledge of veterinary terms and a positive attitude. Applicants should be able to take direction with attention to detail and be self-motivated to successfully work independently on any necessary tasks to completion.

At least two years of animal care experience is required. Certification is not necessary, but will be taken into consideration. The position is currently part time, between 24-32 hours a week with availability required on Monday evenings and weekends.

Please submit your resume, employement application, and questionnaire to

Part Time Animal Care Taker

HSHA is looking to add a part-time Animal Care Taker to its dedicated team of caregivers. Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can make a difference in the lives of homeless animals? Are you team player with a positive attitude who is willing to work hard and get dirty? As an Animal Care Technician you will work directly with a variety of small animal species and perform daily cleaning/feeding tasks and other needed care to contribute to our shelter residents' physical and mental well-being. This position may require occasional mandatory overtime. Previous experience working with animals preferred, but not required.

Please submit employment application and questionnaire to Nicole Besic, Kennel Supervisor, at or call 717-564-3320 ext 128.

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

Volunteer Clinic Veterinarian

HSHA needs a licensed veterinarian to assist at our low-cost vaccine clinics once a month. Location of the clinics change seasonally. Position is challenging, fast-paced, but never boring. Dedication to herd-health and disease control is a must. 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 other staff, volunteers, and community members. This is a volunteer position that requires 3-4 hours a month.

Interested candidates should send resumes or inquiries to

Please submit the following two forms when applying at HSHA:

Donate to Humane Society of HarrisburgAdopt a pet from the Humane Society of Harrisburg
Report Cruelty

How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

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!

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.


May 5 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

May 10-12 | Shelter Buddies Yard Sale

July 21 | Christmas in July

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Workplace Giving

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