How to Adopt and Package Pricing

If you’re looking for a wonderful life-long companion, then you’ve come to the right place! HSHA has hundreds of animals of every shape and size to choose from. During their stay, our guests are treated by HSHA staff and volunteers to many enriching activities, such as walks, outings, behavior training and socialization. Our staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable about our animals and can help direct you to appropriate matches. Each animal has something unique to offer, and adopters are sure to find the right animal for their home at HSHA.


Before You Adopt

  • Make sure everyone in your family understands the commitment of owning a pet.
  • If you rent, check with your landlord to ensure pets are allowed where you live.
  • To expedite the adoption process, please bring proof of current vaccinations for any pets you already own with you to the shelter. 
  • There are two options for bringing current pets up-to-date on vaccinations if they are not vaccinated: 1) schedule an appointment with your personal veterinarian to have your animal(s) vaccinated; or 2) attend one of HSHA's scheduled vaccine clinics.
  • Regardless of which method you use to bring your current pet(s) up to date on vaccinations, there will be a five day waiting period after your pet(s) vaccination before you can adopt a new pet.
  • Everyone in your family will also need to meet the new pet prior to finalizing the adoption.
  • For out-of-state adoptions, a $50 deposit is required and is refundable upon completion of adoption. 

Applying

All potential adopters must complete an adoption application. Applications are available at the shelter’s front desk or by downloading here:


Fees

DOG ADOPTION PACKAGES
  Small (& Puppies) Medium Large
Basic Packages - Adoption, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and basic vaccines.
Puppy $214.81 $214.81 $214.81
Adult $183.46 $183.46 $183.46
Senior $116.80 $116.80 $116.80
Standard Packages -  Adoption, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, basic vaccines, tugger toy, collar (S: 6-10”, M: 10-16”, L: 18-26”), leash (S: 4’, M: 4’, L, 6’), stainless steel food & water bowls (S: 1 pint, M: 2 quart, L: 2 quart).
Puppy $236.76 $236.76 $236.76
Adult $205.41 $211.41 $216.41
Senior $138.75 $144.75 $149.75
Premium Packages -  Adoption, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, basic vaccines, tugger toy, collar (S: 6-10”, M: 10-16”, L: 18-26”), leash (S: 4’, M: 4’, L, 6’), stainless steel food & water bowls (S: 1 pint, M: 2 quart, L: 2 quart), and crate (S: 24”, M: 36”, L: 42”).
Puppy $261.75 $287.75 $312.75
Adult $230.40 $265.40 $281.40
Senior $163.74 $189.74 $214.74
Cat Adoption Application
Basic Packages - Adoption, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, vaccines, and leukemia/FIV test.
Kitten $125.49
Adult $102.26
Senior $87.45
Standard Packages -   Adoption, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, vaccines, leukemia/FIV test, soft slicker brush, nylon collar with bell, double-sided food & water bowl, crinkle toys, and bat & scratch toy.
Kitten $150.46
Adult $127.23
Senior $112.42
Premium Packages - Adoption, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, vaccines, leukemia/FIV test, soft slicker brush, nylon collar with bell, double-sided food & water bowl, crinkle toys, bat & scratch toy, litter pan, and stainless steel litter scoop.
Kitten $161.44
Adult $138.21
Senior $123.40
SMALL ANIMAL ADOPTION FEES
Rabbit $50
Guinea Pig, Hamster, Gerbil, Rat, Mouse $15
Ferret $75
Birds Depends on breed

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2019 EVENTS

2019 EVENTS CALENDAR

July 27 | Christmas in July Adopt-A-Thon

October 19 | Pittie Party

November 9 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction

December 7 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon

Pet of the Week

Benaiah (Rooney)

https://www.petfinder.com/dog/benaiah-rooney-44180536/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Handsome, handsome, handsome. That's all anyone says about me. I'm Benaiah, named after a character in the bible who bravely killed a lion. But everyone here just calls me Benny! I was born in 2017 and was first at the shelter in the spring of 2018. My ears had just been (badly) cropped and they needed care, then my rear leg was severely injured and my owners neglected to get treatment soon enough. My friends at the shelter took me back in July 2018, but it was too late for my leg -- it had to be amputated. So I became a tripod dog! Of course it did not slow me down one bit. I was adopted in March of 2019 after HSHA won ownership of me in the cruelty case against my neglectful owner. I got a new name, Rooney...but I was returned in August 2019. My first two years of life have been difficult, and I'm really in need of a stable, permanent home. I'm very much a dog who lives in the present, and no tough past is going to hang on my shoulders. I'm looking for a special family who can give me the life I deserve after spending so many months recuperating in the shelter, only to be adopted and returned. I love to play fetch and I've even learned the command "drop it," which I'm very proud of, I know "sit" too, and I love to get rewarded with treats and affection. I've very strong, so no kids under 12 in my new home, please.

Chantey 

https://www.petfinder.com/cat/chantey-45192764/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Hold me! I'm Chantey, a small black cat who was a stray. I love to be held, and if you could walk me over to a window and let me watch the birds, that would be perfect. I'm slightly fearful and still trying to figure everything out. My life on the streets may have been tough, and I'm not sure who to trust yet. However, I'm trying hard. I know black cats gets overlooked, so I'm hoping my huge golden eyes will make people stop and say "Wow, I need to adopt that black cat!"

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