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Pittie Party

Saturday, October 21st 2023
11:00am – 3:00pm
at the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area

The Pittie Party is a FREE community event.

We will be celebrating and advocating for the often misunderstood Pitbull-type dogs.

Pitbulls make up a large percentage of HSHA’s adoptable dog population so, we invite all animal lovers (and their leashed canine pals of all breeds) each year to join us for a free, fun-filled day celebrating breed equality.

Visitors can enjoy:

  • Vendors for pets and owners
  • Food and drink
  • “Kiss-a-Bull” Photo Booth
  • 50% off adoption fees of pitbull type dogs
  • Event T-Shirt Sales
  • Kids activities by donation (face painting, pumpkin panting, adopt a stuffed dog)
  • Raffle baskets
  • Canine Costume Contest (more details below)
  • …and more!


Canine Costume Contest

Dress up your pup and check-in to the costume contest table between 12:00pm and 1:30pm.

We will take a photo of you and your pup and take the contest to SOCIAL MEDIA! Our Facebook fans will vote by “likes”- so get your friends and family ready to vote! Contest will start Saturday at 4:00pm and run through Monday at 12:00pm. Winners will be announced Monday afternoon. Pet Owners will be contacted to come pick up their prizes at the shelter that week! 

For more information contact: Kristi Kleinfelter, Community Outreach Coordinator, or 717-564-3320 ext. 126.


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.