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Holiday Adopt-a-Thon Event

Saturday, December 2nd 2023 |  11am-6pm (note: extended shelter hours!)

We are excited to announce that the BISSELL Pet Foundation will be sponsoring our reduced fee adoptions at this year’s Holiday Adopt-a-Thon. Let’s “Empty the Shelters” and spread “Holiday Hope” to all homeless animals this year!

This event features reduced adoption rates of $20 for dogs and $10 for cats/kittens and critters. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, and flea treatment.   

Here’s how it works:

  • Any adoption application received for a resident from 10am – 7pm on Saturday, December 2nd is eligible for the reduced adoption rate.*
  • Despite lowered adoption fees, the adoption process and requirements will remain the same. Meet and Greets are by appointment only for approved adopters. 

This year, you can enjoy the Adopt-a-Thon from the comfort of your couch or stop by to see the pets available – either option gets you the same discount, and all applications are timestamped and viewed in the order they are received (both online and paper applications).

All available pets will be on our Adoptable Pets page and updated throughout the event.  Also check out our Facebook page for live updates!

Helpful tip:  to help adoption application processing to go faster, please have vaccination records for your current pets ready.

This event is a prime opportunity to give a deserving homeless pet a loving new home and a second chance.

*Additional Details:

  • Applications are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.
  • To receive the reduced adoption rate, application must be approved and adopter must be able to come in for a Meet & Greet within 72 hours of approval.  All members of house hold must be present at Meet & Greet.
  • Be sure to have your current pets’ vet records ready and available as many veterinarian offices are closed on the weekend.
  • Despite lowered adoption fees, the adoption requirements will remain the same. 
  • Our Furget Me Not retail store will be open during your visit to purchase any needed supplies.  Adoption Packages are also available with everything you need to bring home your new pet!  Please note that due to manufacturing issues, we are not fully stocked up on dog crates.


For more information contact: Shannon McKenzie, Adoption Center Team Leader, or 717-564-3320 ext. 105.


Please note HSHA is closed Monday, February 20th thru Friday, February 24th for our annual deep cleaning and staff continuing education. We return to normal hours on Saturday, February 25th.

Effective Monday, June 5th we will be modifying our public walk-though hours to 11am-4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  We will be open by appointment only from 4pm-7pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

We will be closing at 3pm on Saturday, December 31st for New Years Eve. Thank you and Happy Holidays. Be sure to join us at the Penguin Plunge on City Island Sunday, January 1st starting at 10am.