Job Openings

Full 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

Full Time or Part Time Intake Staff

The 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. Candidates must be a team player, fast learner, have customer service experience, and be comfortable around animals. Stop by HSHA's front desk for an application or download both the application and pre-employment questionnaire below and submit to the email address below.

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

Animal Care Taker (Kennel Staff)

This position is part-time, 2 to 4 eight-hour days per week. It is a physical job that requires dedication to the wellbeing of the animals that live at our facility. Members of our Kennel Staff team play a vital role in the care of each animal. The position is very rewarding. The job 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.

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 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.


October 8 | Shelter Buddies Basket Bingo

October 21 | Pittie Party

November 4 | FUR Ball Gala & Auction

December 2 | Holiday Open House & Adopt-A-Thon

Events Calendar

Workplace Giving

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