189 Lee Road, Shohola, PA 18458    /   PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337  (570) 296-7654
HOURS OF OPERATION:  Monday - CLOSED   Tuesday - Friday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.   Saturday & Sunday - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WE ARE FULL - All animal intakes are done by appointment only.  Please call the shelter for an appointment.

We know you've always wanted a dog, cat, bunny, or other awesome animal. And now's the time friends! We are here to help you get ready for your new family member, as and as soon as you're ready to take the big plunge. Owning an animal is, after all, one of the most gratifying things you can do.

Jesse here....

What sets us apart......

Nestled in the beautiful mountains of Pike County you will find an oasis for stray, unwanted and                   abused pets. Unlike a traditional shelter you will see dogs playing with one another, sleeping                       cuddled together on blankets and beds, and living just as they would in any loving home.

You will meet cats, not in cages, but in a facility that allows them to stretch out, play, use scratching               posts and have the company of other cats. The pets here are truly happy.

We are blessed to be able to provide such an environment for our homeless pets, and as a result of             this environment, our pets are able to make the transition to a forever home much easier, and with               less stress.

Due to our unique set up, no pet is euthanized  because of lack of space or time limits. All pets in our           care receive any needed veterinary care, regardless of how complex.

Our goal is to provide the best quality of life possible while our pets live with us.

We can tell you about our shelter, but visiting is much better!  Our pets love visitors, and you just might         find your new best friend!

You have to do it anyway, so why not walk your dog and raise money for your favorite animal shelter? 

Pike County Humane Society

Board Of Directors

It's hard knowing what to do when you're about to adopt. But, we make this process even easier when you adopt with us, because we have trained staff that will go over every possible question or concern you and your family might have on introducing your newest pal to the family. 

So, what awaits little Marcel?  He is under the expert care of Shohola Veterinary Hospital who has become a valued member of the PCHS family, and a wonderful angel has stepped up to foster this little man.   As you can see from his update photos to the right, he is thriving!  He will never again have a day without love, warmth and all the care he requires. His foster mom adores him, and the feeling is mutual.  If you would like to donate to Marcel's continued care, please use the paypal button on this page.  Your donations truly do make a difference in the lives of animals every day.  Animals, like Marcel. 


Hi everyone! My name is Jesse, and I have made the shelter my home for quite some time now.  While I love all my humans here, and have my two best dog friends, Jolene and Misty, to play with, I go to bed each night and dream of that really special family of my very own.  I am a young lady with boundless energy.  I love to play fetch and show off for you.  If you have another dog friend for me that is great, I just want to meet them first to make sure its a love connection.  They tell me every day here that I am a good girl, and how much they love me, but I would really love my very own family to love, protect and cuddle up with each night. I promise I will do everything I know to please you, and show how much I love you!  Please call the shelter today or come by to visit me!  I love visitors!

To learn more please visit their website --->http://www.wooftrax.com/

Some days in animal welfare, you feel as if you have seen the worst of it, and then a little angel with fur comes through your shelter doors and your heart instantly breaks, and now...you have seen the worst.  Please meet Marcel.  He was found as a stray and brought to our shelter just before the new year.  His little body thin and frail, his hair matted to the skin, with cloudy eyes and infections all over his tiny frame, all he wanted was to be held and loved.  The staff gingerly clipped the mats from his body, gently bathed him and then cradled him and let him know that no matter what life brought him before, he would never again feel alone, lost, or neglected.  Never.  

Due to the lack of care this poor little boy has suffered from, he has required extensive veterinary care and is requiring a dental in which many, if not all, of his teeth may have to be removed.  Like so many others at PCHS, his veterinary care and costs will be ongoing.  Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters however, this is all possible

The walk for a dog app is free and easy to use.  It is also a great program that helps raise much needed funds for our shelter.  All you have to do is go to the app store on your cellular device and download the app.  Once downloaded, they ask for your email address and the charity you want to support.  From there you can either enter our name - Pike County Humane Society, or search us using the state, and then scrolling to our name.  You will be asked to go to your email acct and click the link to verify your email.  Its that simple!  Once you are all set up, all you have to do is open the app on your phone each time you take your dog for a walk.  Want to help even more?  Get a group of friends together and make an event of it!  There's no better way to socialize and exercise our pets, or ourselves than with friends.  The application will track your activity for you and the Pike County Humane Society will benefit!  

Use the link above to make a donation.  To make monthly donations check the recurring box on the form.

John Somers, President

Vanessa LaSasso, Vice President

Barry Heim, Treasurer / Executive Director​​

​Kim Alexander, Recording Secretary

Because we care......and so do you......dogs like Marcel, get second chances.....

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Our Mission...

  • To prevent cruelty to animals by educating people in the humane treatment of all animals.
  • To educate and indoctrinate society and individuals on the intricacies of having and owning pets by explaining the responsibility endowed by such ownership.
  • To provide shelter, food, care and medical treatment as needed for the lost, abandoned, abused and unwanted animals that come under our care.
  • To evaluate prospective adoptees and to find good homes for the animals we care for.
  • To educate people in the importance of spay/neuter programs and to function as an agent by making available a low cost spay/neuter program to address the overwhelming unwanted animal population.
  • To offer cooperation and assistance to appropriate authorities to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty, abuse and neglect.

We work hard to make sure that we take care of all of our pets here at Pike County Humane Society. But, unfortunately we can't do it without people like you and your donations of time and money. So, if you ever feel like you want to be a part of our family and help some of the best animals around, check us out. 

Pike County

Humane Society



Mary Cervati, Corresponding Secretary

Janet Heim, Kennel Manager

​Kathy Varkados, Rescue Coordinator

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