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    Programs that place stray and homeless domestic pets with people who are willing to provide for their care; find homes for wild burros, horses or other animals who are being removed from their natural environment; or place retired race horses, show horses, greyhounds and other animals when their racing or show careers have come to an end. Included are websites where animals available for adoption can be listed.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Animal AdoptionAnimal Care Sanctuary is a no-kill, non-profit organization. Our adoption program seeks to promote the enrichment of the lives of both the animals being adopted as well as their new families.TiogaAnimal Care Sanctuary -WellsboroAnimal Care Sanctuary
    Animal AdoptionAll animals that are adopted from the HSHA must be spayed or neutered. All potential adopters are interviewed. We perform house checks for some animals. DauphinHumane Society Harrisburg Area Inc.Humane Society Harrisburg Area Inc.
    Animal AdoptionTrue Friends Animal Welfare Center (TFAWC) reserves the right to disapprove any adoption application. TFAWC’s goal is to find the most suitable home for each animal and prospective adopters.SusquehannaTrue Friends Animal Welfare CenterTrue Friends Animal Welfare Center
    Animal Adoption-Animal Care SanctuaryAnimal Care Sanctuary is a no-kill, non-profit organization. Our adoption program seeks to promote the enrichment of the lives of both the animals being adopted as well as their new families.BradfordAnimal Care Sanctuary - East SmithfieldAnimal Care Sanctuary
    Animal Adoption-SPCA of Luzerne CountyIf you are interested in adopting an animal you will need to complete an Adoption Application. You must be 18 or older or have your parents present at the time of adoption. To help us make your adoption experience not only pleasant, but quicker and easier please provide us with the following: Legal ID with your current address,Verification of home ownership; for example a tax bill A letter of permission from your landlord, along with a contact phone number. Veterinary records or a letter of recommendation from your veterinarian.LuzerneSPCA of Luzerne CountySPCA of Luzerne County
    Animal Friends of Westmoreland CountyWestmorelandAnimal Friends of Westmoreland CountyAnimal Friends of Westmoreland County
    Animal Rescue League of Berks CountyAnimal shelter Services include: - Adoption - Dog Licenses - Trap Neuter Return for feral cats - Humane Education/Animal Care - Humane Investigation - Lost and found pets - Surrender an animal - Veterinary services (end of life, spay/neuter) - Birthday partiesBerksAnimal Rescue League of Berks CountyAnimal Rescue League of Berks County
    Animals Can't Talk Rescue and AdoptionHelps unwanted, lost and abused animals by providing veterinarian care and treatment, spaying, and neutering, until adoption can be arranged.MonroeAnimals Can't Talk Rescue and AdoptionAnimals Can't Talk Rescue and Adoption
    Animals in DistressA sanctuary for animals that relies totally on donations, fundraising events and volunteers. Services include animal adoptions and low cost neuter/spay vouchers.LehighAnimals in DistressAnimals in Distress
    Camp Papillon Animal ShelterFacility dedicated to animal rescue and shelter for purposes of rehabilitation and adoption.MonroeCamp Papillon Animal ShelterCamp Papillon Animal Shelter
    Center for Animal Health and WelfareNo-kill shelter provides a safe and healthy environment for animals. Services include adoptions, a foster program, and a low-cost spay/neuter program. Volunteer opportunities are available -- volunteers, age 12-17, must be accompanied by a parent. Donations of animal care items and pet food are accepted anytime. NorthamptonCenter for Animal Health and WelfareCenter for Animal Health and Welfare
    Chester County SPCA - Community Service ProgramCommunity Service Program/Chester County SPCA was designed to promote the welfare and humane treatment of animals and to be an advocate on behalf of animals.Chester*Main Site (Chester County SPCA)Chester County SPCA
    Cumberland Valley Animal ShelterThe mission of the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter is to protect, shelter and adopt homeless animals in the northern Franklin and parts of southern Cumberland county service area. CVAS provides shelter to stray and otherwise homeless pets and minimizes their stress, protecting them from the elements and providing a place of safety and comfort. We provide safe and speedy return of lost pets to their owners, place adoptable pets with responsible owners, aid in the prevention of cruelty and neglect to animals through educational efforts and legal citations as necessary.FranklinCumberland Valley Animal ShelterCumberland Valley Animal Shelter
    Erie Area Rabbit Society & Rescue, EARS, Inc.Provides individuals an opportunity to adopt abandoned and surrendered rabbits.ErieErie Area Rabbit Society & Rescue, EARS, Inc.Erie Area Rabbit Society & Rescue, EARS, Inc.
    Happy TailsPet adoption program.WyomingEndless Mountain Animal Welfare LeagueEndless Mountains Animal League
    Hazleton Animal ShelterAnimal shelter, Animal Adoption. Pet lost and found. The Hazleton Animal Shelter is working hard to reunite lost pets and their owners, and adopt out any animals that come here. We are dedicated to helping animals find new homes or a rescue to take them. Adoption hours are available 5 days a week. Because of our size, we are unable to accept owner surrenders; all of our animals are lost or stray, and would love to have someone to call their very own. All of our animals must be spayed or neutered as per state law.Hazleton Animal ShelterHazleton Animal Shelter
    Heavenly Paws Animal Shelter, CatsProvides housing, care and treatment for sick, injured, abused, homeless and handicapped cats.
  • The shelter is a no-kill facility.
  • YorkHeavenly Paws Animal Shelter, CatsHeavenly Paws Animal Shelter, Inc.
    Hillside SPCA, Inc.Hillside SPCA, Inc. provides temporary shelter and care for stray and unwanted animals, adoption and placement service, information on animal care and handling, and investigation and prosecution of cruelty and neglect complaints.SchuylkillHillside SPCA, Inc.Hillside SPCA, Inc.
    Humane League of Lancaster CountyServices include: - Investigation of cruelty to animal complaints - Shelter for homeless, domestic animals - Adoption of animals who have no owners - Educational programs on animal care - Trap neuter return services for feral cats - Wellness Clinic-low cost, pet healthcare LancasterHumane League of Lancaster County, Inc.Humane League of Lancaster County, Inc.
    Humane Society of Berks CountyServices include: -Comprehensive veterinary service -Pets lost & found -Adoption services -Low cost sterilization, vaccination and microchipping services -Emergency sheltering -euthanasia services Adoption Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 10am to 4:30pm Monday, Friday, 10:00am to 6:30pm BerksHumane Society of Berks CountyHumane Society of Berks County
    Humane Society of Lebanon County - Rehoming and Pet AdoptionAdopts cats, dogs, and other small animals into new homes. An adoption application must be submitted and approved prior to adopting a pet. Landlord approval, proof of vaccination and spay/neuter for animals currently living in the home. Accepts stray and owned animals. Owned animals are accepted as space permits at the shelter. There is a fee per animal that is surrendered to the shelter for rehoming.LebanonHumane Society of Lebanon CountyHumane Society of Lebanon County
    Kitty Cottage Adoption CenterAt Kitty Cottage we only place our cats with loving people in good, permanent homes. You must be at least 25 years old to adopt a cat from Kitty Cottage. Cats live on average 10 to 18 years. During a cat's lifetime, the cat's owner often experiences life changes, like moving, getting a roommate, dating, getting married, getting divorced, acquiring other pets, going to college, traveling, and having babies. We only adopt to people who will commit to making the adjustments necessary to keep their cat for the cat's whole life, even in the face of their lives' many challenges. In addition, we only place our cats with people who satisfactorily complete an adoption profile form, meet with us at Kitty Cottage to talk about their profile form, give us 3 favorable references plus a veterinarian reference, and sign our adoption agreement. Kitty Cottage reserves the right to decline any adoption in our sole discretion. MontgomeryKitty Cottage Adoption Center, Inc. - Montgomery; NorristownKitty Cottage Adoption Center
    Lehigh County Humane SocietyShelter provides a safe and healthy environment for animals. Services include adoptions, a foster program, animal vaccination clinics and a low-cost spay/neuter program. Also provides 24 hour rescue and emergency assistance to homeless animals in distress. Trained investigator checks out all reports of cruelty or abuse and prosecutes when warranted. Volunteer opportunities are available -- volunteers, age 12-17, must be accompanied by a parent. Donations of animal care items and pet food are accepted anytime. LehighLehigh County Humane SocietyLehigh County Humane Society
    Lycoming County SPCA - Animal ServicesThe Lycoming County SPCA is a locally run, full-service shelter and all contributions to the Lycoming County SPCA remain within our community to provide services such as shelter, emergency treatment, investigation and prosecution of cruelty or abuse complaints; pet spaying and neutering program for low-income families; adoption and counseling; education, outreach and humane care.LycomingLycoming County SPCALycoming County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
    Main Line Animal Rescue - Animal AdoptionWhen adopting a pet from a shelter you should always remember just how stressful shelter life is for dogs and cats. In some cases these animals were surrendered only hours before by the only families they have ever known, or picked up as strays abandoned on the streets. Because every dog or cat reacts differently to the kennel environment, some animals fail to give the best of first impressions. Dogs who bark incessantly, avoid eye contact, pace frantically, cower in the back of their runs or urinate submissively often calm down and make excellent pets once they are adopted and leave the shelter. Older cats have a tendency to "shut down" and may seem aloof, almost unfriendly, but with a little patience and understanding the most depressed feline will quickly come around in her new home. When you bring your new dog home for the first time, arrange for him to meet your other dog away from your property perhaps at a nearby park. Take the two dogs for a long walk together so their main focus will be on the surrounding sights and sounds and not on each other. Your dog will associate the arrival of the new dog with an activity that he finds enjoyable and will feel less protective and less threatened when he and his new brother or sister finally arrive back home. Introducing your new dog to your other pet is a process and you should be prepared to give it time. The period of adjustment will prove successful if you let your pets get acquainted slowly. A crate positioned in the comer of your kitchen or family room can provide a safe temporary place for your new dog until the other pets in your home learn to accept him. Remember not to overuse the crate. It should be an aid not a crutch. Remove the crate once you can trust them all alone together. Baby gates can also be used to separate pets. In the first weeks avoid giving your new dog rawhide or bones. It has been our experience that some dogs, not all, may become overly protective of rawhide if they have not had it before. Wait until you know the dog better, before introducing rawhide, after he has learned to trust and respect you. After bringing your new dog home, it is a mistake to allow your children to walk the dog without an adult present. A new dog can act as a magnet, attracting the attention of all the other dogs in the neighborhood. If they are not properly contained, they may run to greet your dog with unwelcomed enthusiasm, or if they are not "other dog friendly," a problem may occur that your child will not be able to handle. The most important thing to teach your new dog is a reliable recall or "coming when called." This is easy with the help of a six foot nylon leash and a package of cream cheese. Allow the dog to walk out to the end of the leash. Call his name followed by the words "treat" then "come". If he turns and walks back to you, praise him and give him a little cheese from your finger. In time you can increase the recall distance with longer leashes or several leashes hooked together. "Recalls" can also be practiced as well. Every time your new dog turns and walks toward you from any part of your home simply say his name, "treat" and then "come." Give him a treat and lavish him with praise. This trick could save your dog's life if he should get away from you and is running toward a busy street.Chester*Main Site (Main Line Animal Rescue)Main Line Animal Rescue
    Mature Pets for Mature PeopleThe Mature Pets for Mature People program offers senior citizens over the age of 60 the opportunity to adopt a companion animal free of charge. Pets who are chosen for the program are at least five years old and spayed/neutered. Senior citizens interested in adopting a pet are invited to complete an application at any time. Applications can be obtained by calling HSHA 717-564-3320.DauphinHumane Society Harrisburg Area Inc.Humane Society Harrisburg Area Inc.
    Organization for Responsible Care of AnimalsServices provided: - Animal Alert Hotline: A 24-hour hotline to provide information and referral for persons with animal concerns and problems - Aid to Animals in Distress: Will pick up ill or injured stray animals in a pet ambulance, and will provide veterinary care and foster care, when necessary. Investigates complaints of cruelty to animals; provides education to pet owners; and can prosecute pet owners for cruelty - Low-cost Spay/Neuter Program: A fixed price service for pet owners - Pet Placement/Referral Service: Matches persons who want a pet with persons trying to find homes for pets - Rabies Information: Provides information and referral to appropriate resourcesLancasterOrganization for Responsible Care of AnimalsOrganization for Responsible Care of Animals
    Pennsylvania Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (PSPCA) - Adoptions ServicesProvides dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and other adoptable companion animals .PhiladelphiaPennsylvania Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (PSPCA) Philadelphia; JuniataPennsylvania Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (PSPCA)
    Pennsylvania Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (PSPCA) - Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT) ProgramACCT powered by the PSPCA is dedicated to better serving all of Philadelphia's animals in need. ACCTenables staff (working with foster, rescue and shelter partners) to find homes for animals; Larger fleets of vehicles assist with removing animals from the street where they could possibly be injured by cars; ACCT staff consists of two full-time animal behaviorists to assess animals entering the shelter; a medical team to provide necessary lifesaving treatment; and a specialized, on-site spay-and-neuter team to ensure that Philadelphia's pet overpopulation problem is being properly addressed.PhiladelphiaPennsylvania Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (PSPCA) Philadelphia; JuniataPennsylvania Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (PSPCA)
    Pennsylvania Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (PSPCA) - Pet ServicesPet Care Services Include: - Adoptions - Lost-and-found services - Animal rescues - Low-cost clinic care - Obedience trainingPhiladelphiaPennsylvania Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (PSPCA) Philadelphia; JuniataPennsylvania Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (PSPCA)
    Pet Adoptions & ShelterFill out the Adoption Application from the Antietam Humane Society website. Come to the Shelter to meet with your potential pet. If you have other animals, particularly dogs, or small children, bring them along, too. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you can take the pet home for a foster period, usually 1-2 weeks. If everything goes well with the pet in your home, bring them back on the scheduled date to finalize the adoption. If, for any reason, it does not work out during the foster period, simply bring the pet back. Begin the Adoption Process Please note: After submitting an adoption application, we recommend that you follow-up with the shelter to ensure they have received your adoption application ------. See more at: Humane Society, Inc.Antietam Humane Society, Inc.
    Pets2Vets, Animal AdoptionOffers two programs for veterans and emergency first responders who have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other psychological stresses. P2V Matches is an animal adoption program and P2V Connections is an animal and wounded veteran socialization and visitation program. Pets2VetsPets2Vets
    Pets in Need - Animal AdoptionNo-kill shelter for cats and dogs. Pets are available for adoption to individuals and families meeting eligibility guidelines. Serves Lehigh and Northampton counties and the surrounding area (about a fifty mile radius).NorthamptonPets in NeedPets in Need
    Pocono Greyhound AdoptionFind homes for retired racing greyhounds. MonroePocono Greyhound AdoptionPocono Greyhound Adoption
    PSPCA Lancaster CenterProvides sheltering, humane care and adoptions of stray and unwanted animals and animals who come to them as the result of owner surrender and cruelty investigations.LancasterPSPCA Lancaster CenterPennsylvania Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (PSPCA)
    Rainbow Animal RefugeCares for and places stray and abandoned animals in Butler County, Pennsylvania.ButlerRainbow Animal RefugeRainbow Animal Refuge
    Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Clinton CountyThe Clinton County SPCA is made up of staff members, board members, and volunteer workers who are committed to caring for the needs of lost, hurt, or unwanted animals and to educating present and future pet owners on the responsibility of owning a pet. The shelter takes in stray or lost animals at no charge and accepts pet animals for a surrender fee. Once the animals are signed over to the shelter the staff takes on the responsibility of finding loving new homes or the owner of those animals that have been lost. ClintonClinton County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsClinton County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    S.P.C.A., Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To AnimalsCommunity service organization providing temporary shelter and care for stray and unwanted animals Adoption and placement service Safe pet program - provide or arrange for "temporary foster care" for pets of families displaced by catastrophe or domestic violence. Families must be referred by an agency such as American Red Cross, Access York or Hanover Safe Home program. Humane education program for schools and civic organizations Neuter/spay assistance for pets of families on limited incomes Information on animal care and handling Investigation and prosecution of cruelty and neglect complaints Chow for our pals progrm provides emergency pet food assistance to low income families. S.P.C.A. Youth Group - opportunities for youth ages 13-17 to volunteer by cleaning windows, planting flowers, cleaning and picking up trash. Volunteers also make bandanas for the dogs and cats and dog toys. YorkS.P.C.A., Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To AnimalsS.P.C.A., Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals
    T and S Second Chance HomeAnimal shelter that rescues different types of animals. Provides treatment, care, and adoption.CrawfordT and S Second Chance HomeT and S Second Chance Home
    TT's Rescue SquadTT's Rescue Squad is a Trap-Neuter-Return (NR) Cat Rescue. TNR is the method of humanely trapping community cats, having them spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies, and then returning them to their colony to live out their lives. Also fosters cats for adoption. Serves Lackawanna and Luzerne County only. Contact only by message on facebook page or email. email: facebook: TT's Rescue Squad @TTsRescueSquadLuzerneTT's Rescue SquadTT's Rescue Squad

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