Cumberland County Animal Shelter

Find Cumberland County Pennsylvania animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Animal Haven 3923 Emil Ridge Drive Mechanicsburg PA 17050


Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance 1802 Silver Pine Circle Mechanicsburg PA 17050 717-503-8371

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter 1 East King Street Shippensburg PA 17257 717-477-8025

Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation PO Box 311 Mechanicsburg PA 17055 717-697-3377

Humane Society of Harrisburg - West Shore 710 Eppley Road Mechanicsburg PA 17055 717-697-5847

Personalized Greyhounds 128 Old Ford Drive Camp Hill PA 17011 717-761-3317

Preservation of Animal Welfare & Safety PO Box 855 Camp Hill PA 17001 717-957-8122

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.