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Shelter Tours

Explore the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc. (HSHA) by visiting the shelter for a group tour led by a professional humane educator. Learn more about the history of HSHA, the animals we care for, the services we provide, and so much more. Below are specific details needed to schedule a tour:

  • Tours are offered throughout the year but reservations are required
  • Tours are generally available during regular hours of operation but subject to the availability of staff. Times outside of normal operating hours may be arranged at the discretion of our tour staff.
    Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m
    Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Wednesday & Sunday Closed to the Public
  • Each tour lasts between 30-45 minutes
  • The minimum age requirement is 6 years old
  • The maximum group size is 12 people
  • If you have a larger party, we will have to break it up into two groups to provide a successful tour experience


If you are interested in a Shelter Tour, please fill out the Shelter Tour Request Form.

Outreach: Shelter Tours

  • The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc. (HSHA) appreciates your interest in having a tour of HSHA. Our ability to do tours is dependent on a variety of factors, including the availability of HSHA volunteers and staff, scheduling, and consistency with our mission. Please complete this form at least 30 days in advance. You will receive a response within 3-4 business days.
  • Please note: To help offset costs, HSHA asks for a nominal $25 donation. As an alternative, you may choose to conduct a donation drive of items we frequently need.

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.