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Please visit our new and improved website! And be sure to check back often for more information about events, pet care and news from our shelter.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

We All Need Friends....and Furry Friends are Best!

Have big plans this weekend?  NO??  No one to spend it with?  Well we have the solution for you!  Pike County Humane Society has many amazing, move in ready pets who are looking for loving homes and ready to be your best buddy!  And we have a very easy way to meet them.  Saturday from 10am to 3pm join us at Milford Chrysler.  Can't make it on Saturday?  No problem!  We will be at the Milford Tractor Supply from 11am to 4pm.  Both days we will have several great pets who are looking to be that special someone in your life.
Pets make life better.  They encourage us to be more social, they lower blood pressure and they provide us with unconditional love.  So hurry in today and adopt a new friend!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Join Us at the Country Kettle!

This Saturday and Sunday we will be hosting an adoption event at the Country Kettle Candle and Gift Shop....
We will be there from 11am to 4pm both days with several amazing...move in ready pets!

Visit us at 2523 Milford Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Calling All Volunteers!

Have the kids gone back to school or off to college?  Are you in need of service hours for school or college?  Are you simply just looking to do something to help the animals in your community?  Then you are exactly who we are looking for.  The Pike County Humane Society uses volunteers in many capacities. Volunteers assist in the shelter with cleaning and socializing, at events to raise much needed funds, assist with vaccination clinics and help pets find forever families.  If you are interested in learning more, please visit our webpage!  Volunteering with Pike County Humane Society

Please feel free to call or email us with any questions!

Monday, August 29, 2016


Don't miss out on the best Tricky Tray event in the region supporting the best Animal Shelter in NEPA!  Many fantastic prizes, including a huge 50/50 Raffle and amazing top prizes such as a brand new Kayak, Hi Definition Television and Brand new Mountain Bikes!
Check out some of the great baskets we have!














Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tricky Tray is Just Around the Corner!

September 3rd we will be hosting our 19th Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser at the Delaware Valley Middle School located on Route 209 & 6 in Matamoras, PA.  Doors open at 2pm.  We have several great baskets and prizes available!  There will also be food, drinks and a HUGE 50/50 Raffle!
We are looking for volunteers and bakers for the event as well.  Please email us as for more information!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Adoption Event Changed to Tractor Supply Saturday August 20th

Thanks to the folks at Tractor Supply and their support of the Pike County Humane Society we will be holding an adoption event this Saturday - August 20th from 11am to 4pm.  Their address is 475 US Route 6 & 209.  We are very excited to participate and hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lodi needs your support!

On August 16th, our Director and Humane Police Officer, Barry Heim responded to a cruelty complaint near Matamoras.  The complainant stated that there was an emaciated dog they were concerned about.  Upon visiting the property he was shown a male, Yellow Lab by someone staying at the home.  The dog, was clearly emaciated.  His hips, spine and ribs were protruding, his eyes and head were sunken in.  At first guess, it was thought that the dog was likely a senior, 12yrs or older.  Barry Heim was able to contact the owner (Owner name withheld due to pending charges) and have them come to the home.  Once there is was revealed the dog is actually 6 years old.  The dog was signed over to the humane society at that time.  Currently he is in the care of the Shohola Veterinary Hospital where he will remain hospitalized until stable to come back to the shelter.  Bloodwork and examination has revealed that this is not the result of illness but willful neglect and starvation.  This poor dog is suffering from severe muscle atrophy, to the point that his teeth are loose.  He will need to remain on canned and soft foods until his body recuperates.  As with any case like this, we will need donations for his care and of course your prayers for a speedy recovery.  Please use our PayPal button on the upper left to donate today so we may continue to help animals like Lodi.  


Monday, August 15, 2016

Thank you Country Kettle!

On August 12th our amazing friends at the Country Kettle Gift and Candle outlet in East Stroudsburg held their 4th Annual Tricky Tray on our behalf.  We cannot thank the folks at Country Kettle enough for their generosity and support.  Their commitment to our unique little shelter means the world to all of us!  Please visit their fantastic store the next time you are looking for a unique gift, some yummy fudge or nostalgic candies!  And tell them thank you for supporting pets in need!


Friday, August 12, 2016

This weekend come on out!

This weekend join us at Country Kettle, located on business Route 209 in East Stroudsburg/Marshall's Creek from 11am to 4pm each day and meet several amazing, move in ready pets who want to come home with you!

While you are out and about the Dingman Firehouse is also hosting a great event this Saturday August 13th!
 Their annual flea market!  Visit the Pike County Humane Society table for some great bargains from 8am to 4pm.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August Events! Don't Miss Out!!

August means a lot of is nearing, summer is winding down, football gets started, last minute vacations and gearing up for winter.  Take a break from it all and visit the Pike County Humane Society during one of our many events posted below.  You may just meet your newest family member!
August Events:  
August 6th - 11a.m to 4p.m.
Adoption Event  at Walmart
220 Route 6 & 209, Milford, PA

August 12th - 5p.m. to 8p.m. (calling begins at 7pm)
Tricky Tray at Country Kettle
2523 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, PA

August 13th & 14th - 11a.m. to 4p.m.
Adoption Event at the Country Kettle
2523 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 

August 27th - 11a.m. to 4p.m.
Adoption Event at Walmart
220 Route 6 & 209, Milford, PA

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Be Pet and Vet Friendly this 4th

We all look forward to the 4th of July, it contains some of our favorite things - Food, Family, Friends and Fireworks.  However not everyone enjoys the holiday as much as many of us do.
Each year thousands of pets go missing during the 4th of July holiday.  The main reason?  Fireworks.
Here are a few tips below to keep your pet safe.
1. Never bring your pet with you to firework displays.  Even the most obedient, calm and loyal pet will run as fast and as far as possible when scared. Deaf dogs will negatively respond to the intense, sharp vibrations from the fireworks as well.
2.  Don't host fireworks in your own backyard.  Fireworks going off in neighboring towns will scare a pet.  Imagine his or her own backyard.  If you don't have pets yourself, be considerate of your neighbors who do.
3.  If you know your pet is frightened by neighboring fireworks, place them in a secure area.  Its often recommended to play music or a TV to try to cover the sound of the fireworks.  Consider staying in for the evening to monitor your pets behavior and make them feel more secure.
4.  Speak with your veterinarian about providing a mild tranquilizer for your pet.  Often this will need to be given few hours before the event occurs.
5. Make sure your pet has current identification on his or her collar, including your name and phone number. Make sure their microchip information is also current.  If they do not have a microchip, please consider getting one. Microchipping saves lives!
6.  Never leave a pet outside, no matter how secure you believe your yard is.  And never tie a dog out during fireworks.  Sadly each year there are reports of animals breaking free from their tie outs or becoming so scared and frantic they have strangled themselves. You don't want that to happen to your pet.

You may be wondering where the Vet part comes in.  We mention our veterans because so many have returned from over seas and suffer from PTSD.  The sounds of fireworks can remind them of gun fire and explosives.  This sadly can cause a severe traumatic response.  While we are celebrating our freedom and their sacrifice, we should be conscientious of what they have endured to provide us with our continued freedoms.  

We highly recommend leaving the firework displays up to the professionals.  When you consider the trauma that they can inflict on your own pets, your neighbors and their pets, let alone how dangerous they are to handle, it simply isn't worth it.

If your pet does become lost, or you find a pet, please contact the Pike County Humane Society, or your local shelter immediately.  We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Our Sympathies to Janet Heim and Family

Today the shelter was closed so that the Heim family and our shelter family could come together to celebrate the life of Doris Kendall.  Doris was Janet Heim's mother.  She battled for quite some time with illness and is finally at peace.  You can visit her legacy page here -->  Doris Kendall

Please join us all in sending our condolences to Janet and her family.  At Pike County, we are all family to one another, so when one of us suffers a loss, we all do.  We love you Janet!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Many events coming up!

Looking for something to do on the weekends?  Maybe you are thinking of adding to your family.  Or looking for a buddy to exercise with.  Check out our events page:

If you are a business owner and have an idea for an for a fun event, please complete the form on our events page.  We are always looking for more community partners.  Together we can make a difference in the lives of homeless pets!

Want to volunteer?  Complete our online form :

We look forward to hearing from you!!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Temperatures Rising...leave pets home!

We see so many tragic stories this time of year of pets being left in hot cars perishing from heat stroke.  Often times it is a well meaning pet parent who intended to be kind to their pet who begged to come with them.  However, the kindest thing you can do is leave your pet home where it is safe and cool.  If you feel like your furry family member is really missing out, leave them home, run your errands and bring them a special treat or toy.  Spend a little more time playing their favorite game or just cuddling on the couch.  They will be just as happy that you did that for them.  
Below is a chart of just how quickly the temperatures rise in a vehicle...even with the windows cracked.  And remember, if you see an animal in distress in a hot car, call 911 immediately.  Don't even bother going in to the store and rely on the owner to respond to a call of the intercom.   The police can respond and do what is necessary to help the animal.