Happy Tails from Our Adopters

  • Formerly Dippin' Dots, Now Aria

    Dippin' Dots, now named Aria, was abandoned overnight at the shelter in September. Scared and all alone this cute bulldog wasn't sure what to expect. Luckily for her, her shelter stay was short and a family quickly adopted this sweet girl. Recently her new family wrote to us and sent photos of loving her new life!

    "I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the work you all do day in and day out. You’re patience with our first dog, Hendrix, during the meet and greet and dog to dog …

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  • Jasper Jones

    Jasper Jones arrived at the shelter after once having a family of his own. While the story of abandonment isn't quite understood he arrived at the shelter with the chance for a new beginning. After waiting four long months his FURever family found and fell in love with this sweet, handsome, and playful boy. Only after a few weeks in his new home, his family decided to provide HSHA with an update. Please read about his new life below: 

    "Jasper Jones was adopted into our family on December 2 …

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  • Ranger Update

    Ranger, known as Rebel while at the shelter, arrived as a stray from the City of Harrisburg. This young an energetic pup stayed at HSHA for only a brief period of time before his FURever family discovered him and all his glory! Recently his adopters sent us an update on the past year of his life. Read all about Ranger's adventures below:

    Hello!

    I like to send updates from time to time. Ranger (aka "Rebel") is happier than ever, almost a year and a half after his adoption! He smiles constantly …

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  • Silly Lilly

    In April of 2016, a sweet white tiger cat was surrendered to the shelter. Named, Silly Lilly, her owner was unable to provide for her needs. Waiting, Silly Lilly learned to adapt to her new surroundings hoping to find a new home. Ten months later, her dream came true. A great couple came into the shelter looking for a companion for their current cat. Silly Lilly was the perfect addition to their home. Recently we received an update on this sweet girl from her owners.

    My name is Hannah, and …

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  • Dixie Shores

    On March 25 Dixie Shores was surrendered, at no fault of her own, by her former owner. This beauty's coat is the perfect mix of grey, buff, and tortoiseshell  making her stand out among the crowd. On July 26 Sharon P. couldn't look away from this stunning girl and new she needed to take Dixie Shores to her FURever home! We recently received an update on Dixie Shores, now named Hazel, and our staff couldn't be happier.

    "Hello! After getting Hazel out of the carrier at home, she …

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  • Hixson

    Hixson is a tricolor rat terrier that was found roaming the streets of Harrisburg in early July. However, this seven year old boy didn’t have to wait long to find his new forever family! On July 23 Hixson left with his new best friend Raymond. Ever since that day this pair has been inseparable. Recently, Raymond’s sister Terry, sent the HSHA staff an update on this handsome pup!

    “Hi! Thanks to all who helped make this match so perfect - my brother loves Hixon -which is now …

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  • Rosie

    Rosie, a five year old female pit bull mix, was brought into the shelter as a stray from Swatara Township. This sweetheart was determined to make a new, happy, and playful life. Due to her loveable personality and friendly demeanor she was a perfect candidate for the coveted lobby housing with the adoption center staff. Rosie greeted each shelter guest with a pit bull smile and a wagging tale. However, on July 27 Rosie found a more permanent home when she got adopted!! As a staff favorite, we …

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  • Nacho

    Nacho, a senior orange and white tiger cat, went to his FURever home on June 16. We are happy to share that the transition has been a success. Thanks to Kristen and Ed P. for opening their hearts and home to such a special cat.

    “Nacho, now known as Denver, is settling in just fine.  He acts like he's been with our family his entire life!!  Even Karma (also a HSHA Alumni) loves her new fur brother!”

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  • Foxtrot

    Foxtrot, renamed Toast, was originially brought in as a stray and later adopted, but at no fault of his own returned back to the shelter. It’s hard to believe this handsome boy with great basic manners found his way to the shelter, not once but twice. Fortunately, this guy was given yet another chance. We recently received this update from his new parents.

    “He is the happiest, sweetest dog who loves his people, his dog brother, sniffing outside, naps, dog food time and his toy …

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  • Novalee

    In March, the sweet Novalee was dropped off at the shelter as a stray from Harrisburg City. Dear, sweet, beautiful Novalee was so amazing which made it so much harder to believe that she was found as a stray. However, on May 27 Novalee’s life changed forever when she got adopted. Her owner recently wrote to give us an update on this special pup.

    “Nova is doing very well. The first few days were pretty challenging, I must admit, but what a difference a week can make!  Nova is …

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February 12-17 | Shelter Sweethearts Week
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