Foster families are an integral part of HSHA because they provide temporary homes for animals that we may not be able to care for in the shelter environment. Fostering is a very rewarding experience. HSHA provides foster families with all of the education and supplies they need. In turn, foster families provide the love and attention that many foster animals need. Foster families provide temporary homes for animals for a variety of reasons, including:
Foster families should be able to provide an area in their home that is isolated from other pets. Other pets should be up-to-date on all vaccines. HSHA will never ask a foster family to house an animal that may not be a "good match" for that family.
Important Information for Foster Homes
Animals Currently Seeking a Foster Home
If you are interested in serving as a foster family for HSHA, please download and complete the foster application.
If you are able to provide this important service to the animals while they await adoption, please forward your completed application to Megan Strausbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 717-564-1867. For additional information or inquiries please call Megan at 717-564-3320 ext. 125.
As a reminder, HSHA will be closed on May 7 so staff and volunteers are able to assist with the days events involving the 5K Run/Walk for the Animals. Please join us at Wildwood Park in Harrisburg to participate in a fun and exciting spring time event for family and pets alike!
Purchase a Mother's Day gift through Amazonsmile.com and donate to HSHA at the same time!
We are currently in need of paper towels, non-clumping kitty litter, non-scented clorox bleach, sturdy dog toys, dry kitten chow food and cat toys. If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!
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.
April | Volunteer Appreciation
May 7 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals
July 9 | Christmas in July