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Saturday, June 17th, 2023
at the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area

We are accepting applications for musicians!  Apply now! 


Check back in early Spring for additional event information.  Below are details from the 1st Annual Poochella in 2022!

Event Sponsors

Join us for a brand new event: Poochella.  Break out your tie-dye, bell bottoms, and flower crowns, and join us for a one-of-a-kind music festival located right at our shelter!

Event Cost:  By donation (pay what you like)! Recommended minimum donation is $10 per person.  This included all activities and music inside and outside! 

Please Note:  Leashed dogs are welcome outside.  However, dogs are not permitted inside the shelter (please plan accordingly!). 

Event includes: 

  • Music performed by local musicians (inside and outside!)
  • Get “Groovy” with temporary tattoos for you, and temporary spray tattoos for you dog
  • PA Party Wheels 1979 Volkswagon Bus Photo Booth
  • Cold Creek Dog Training dog mini-agility course
  • Get our exclusive event t-shirt, and check out the tie-dye station!
  • Potato Coup Food Truck
  • Zeroday Brewing samples!
  • Dress up you and/or your pup and enter our “Selfie” dress up contest
  • ….and so much more!


Wanted: Musicians!

We are looking for musicians to perform at Poochella!   Performers will receive their bio/advertisement in the event program (handed out at the event and digitally), an exclusive event t-shirt, and other perks and benefits.  Plus, you get to help the homeless animals of Central PA!

Please email the Director of Marketing & Outreach, Amanda Brunish, for more information about performing!  Please include a link to a sample of you playing/performing.  

Interested in Sponsoring Poochella?

This event can only be successful with support of local businesses.  We have several sponsorship opportunities to help showcase your organization at the event, online, and social media! 

For more information contact: Amanda Brunish, Director of Marketing & Outreach, or 717-564-3320 ext. 125.


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.

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.