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Harrisburg Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Mandy, Foxglove, Woody & More

Looking to add a new member to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter. During the coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters in Harrisburg and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home across Pennsylvania — and many of them are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin your search for your new fur child is at Harrisburg Animal Rescue Team, where Woody the cat is waiting patiently, or another local facility. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Mandy, a Boxer up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Mandy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adopt A Boxer Rescue, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Status: Available Gender: Female State: Pennsylvania FA #: 60 Tag #: 00207 Age: 4 years, 6 months Date of Birth:…” Learn more

  • Name: Foxglove
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, P.O. Box 855, Camp Hill, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Foxglove is 6 years old, she came from a 130 plus hoarding situation, she super sweet enjoys lots of pets…” Learn more

  • Name: Woody
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Harrisburg Animal Rescue Team, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Woody is a young adult male who likes to play with other cats and gets along fine with most of…” Learn more

  • Name: Gio
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Harrisburg Animal Rescue Team, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Friendly, though a little shy at first. May take some time to warm up to a new person. Very cool…” Learn more

  • Name: Louisa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Harrisburg Animal Rescue Team, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Very loving and playful, loves head rubs and attention, very active. Child tested and approved. Sister to Andrew.” Learn more

  • Name: Binx
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Harrisburg Animal Rescue Team, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Very sweet and loving lap cat. Gets along with other cats very well. Identical brother to Bobby. Very soft coat.” Learn more

  • Name: Andrew
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Harrisburg Animal Rescue Team, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Very loving and playful, loves head rubs and attention, very active. Child tested and approved. Brother to Louisa.” Learn more

  • Name: Bobby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Harrisburg Animal Rescue Team, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Very sweet and loving lap cat. Gets along with other cats very well. Identical brother to Binx. Very soft coat.” Learn more

  • Name: Emily
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Harrisburg Animal Rescue Team, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Friendly, loving, likes to have head rubs. Very good with older cats. Unusual coloring.” Learn more

  • Name: Logan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Harrisburg Animal Rescue Team, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Shy at the beginning, but has become a very sweet and loving boy. Very active and loves to play. After…” Learn more

  • Name: Tyler (lap cat)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Loving Care Cat Rescue Of Central Pa, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Stunning and sweet! Tyler has a gorgeous exotic coat, but he is much more than just looks. Tyler is affectionate,…” Learn more

  • Name: Cinders (Chatty)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Loving Care Cat Rescue Of Central Pa, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Cinders is a shoulder cat…. that’s right, Cinders like to sit on his foster Bill’s shoulder. If you are looking…” Learn more

  • Name: Turbo (super model of cats)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Loving Care Cat Rescue Of Central Pa, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Ragdoll
  • Description: “Hi! I am Turbo! I don’t mean to brag, but I’m pretty awesome. As you can see, I have the…” Learn more

  • Name: Shey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Hey! Get to know me, Shey! My birthday is coming up and it’ll be great to PAWty in the comforts…” Learn more

  • Name: Orzo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Looking for a cat who loves to cuddle? Then I’ll be your best bet! I’m Orzo, a super-affectionate, handsome boy…” Learn more

  • Name: Pecos Bill
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Howdy Partner! Pecos Bill’s the name! I’m an adorable, super-soft little cowboy kitten. I never rode a horse, but one…” Learn more

  • Name: Burpin’ Bobby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Burpin’ Bobby. Of course, cats don’t burp! We’re too sophisticated for that! The real Burping Bobby is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Albert
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Albert. I came with my two brothers, Francis and Sinatra. Does that sound familiar? Francis Albert…” Learn more

  • Name: Francis
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Francis. I came with my two brothers, Albert and Sinatra, named after Ol’ Blue Eyes himself,…” Learn more

  • Name: Tabatha
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Worthy Tails Animal Rescue, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Tabatha! She is just a sweet, docile, 6 year old girl looking for her forever home. Tabatha’s owner passed…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Worthy Tails Animal Rescue, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Buddy! Buddy is about 1 to 1.5 years old. He was brought to the shelter when his rescuer became…” Learn more

  • Name: Sarge (2)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Canine Rescue Of Central Pa Inc, PO Box 129, Dillsburg, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Meet bustling and lively boy, Sarge! Sarge is a one year old pit bull mix. He appears to be playful…” Learn more

  • Name: Brie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue, PO Box 549, Elizabethtown, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Lynn & Cedric ([email protected]) for more information…” Learn more

  • Name: Milton
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: York County Spca, 3159 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Holland Lop
  • Description: “Attention bunny lovers! This sweet darling is a cuddle bug looking for a forever home that will cuddle all dat…” Learn more

  • Name: Pennsylvania
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: York County Spca, 3159 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I was signed in due to my owners having too many animals in a hotel room.” Learn more

  • Name: Fufu
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: York County Spca, 3159 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I was brought in because my owner’s landlord does not allow pets on the property. New situations scare me a…” Learn more

  • Name: Texas
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: York County Spca, 3159 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I was brought to the shelter because there were too many of us. I am a super lovey and affectionate…” Learn more

  • Name: New Mexico
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: York County Spca, 3159 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I was brought to the shelter because there was too many of us. I am a super energetic and outgoing…” Learn more

  • Name: Big Joe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: York County Spca, 3159 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Big Joe has been with us for a few weeks. When he initially came in, he was very thin and…” Learn more

  • Name: Simba
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: York County Spca, 3159 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Mixed Breed Jack Russell Terrier Mix
  • Description: “At just one year old, this adorable little poof was brought to the shelter at no fault of his own….” Learn more

  • Name: Snicklefritz
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: York County Spca, 3159 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Lionhead
  • Description: “I am a shy girl who needs sometime to warm up to you. I had previously lived with another female…” Learn more

  • Name: Sweetie Pie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: York County Spca, 3159 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Sweetie Pie came to us just in time for Valentine’s Day, because that is exactly what she is! The sweetest…” Learn more

  • Name: Kahlua
  • Species: Ferret
  • Location: York County Spca, 3159 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Ferret
  • Description: “I may be slightly older but I still have some spunk left. I can at times be a bit feisty…” Learn more

  • Name: Tinder
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Tail To Tell Inc, P.O. Box 524, Mount Gretna, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Yorkshire Terrier
  • Description: “Tinder is a female Yorkshire Terrier who was born in Dec 2015 . She is a sweet, gentle soul, who…” Learn more

  • Name: Creed
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Tail To Tell Inc, P.O. Box 524, Mount Gretna, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Yorkshire Terrier
  • Description: “Creed is a 5 pound, female Yorkshire Terrier who was born in September 2016.Although Creed is wary of humans, she…” Learn more

  • Name: Wilma: puppy! (PA)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Blind Dog Rescue Alliance Ct, York, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Boxer Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Sweet Wilma is being fostered in PA. This is what Wilma’s foster mom has to say about Wilma: Wilma is…” Learn more

  • Name: OWEN
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Perry County Pa Animal Rescue, 507 Sugar Run, Millerstown, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Spaniel Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “HEY! It’s silly ole’ me Owen! How’s it going. Want to play, take a walk, play some more and run…” Learn more

  • Name: Harold
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: It Takes Heart Kitten Zoo, Tower City, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Harold loves food and head rubs, and will be very vocal when he wants your attention. He’s a sweet boy,…” Learn more

  • Name: Fluffy (20-553)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heavenly Paws Animal Shelter Inc, Seven Valleys, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “20-553 Fluffy is a big puff ball of love. He lived outside someone’s house for 7 years. He recently came…” Learn more

  • Name: Shadow (21-027) and Squeakers (21-028)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heavenly Paws Animal Shelter Inc, Seven Valleys, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Shadow (21-027) and Squeakers (21-028) are approximately 18 month old bonded brothers with beautiful panther-like looks. They will hide when…” Learn more

  • Name: Medusa (20-455) and Ursula (20-456)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heavenly Paws Animal Shelter Inc, Seven Valleys, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Description: “Medusa (20-455) and Ursula (20-456) are the 2 smallest sisters found in a plastic bag in Red Lion. They are…” Learn more

  • Name: Jasmine (21-024)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heavenly Paws Animal Shelter Inc, Seven Valleys, PA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Jasmine (21-024) is a sweet little girl over a year old and was just spayed. She definitely sticks to herself,…” Learn more