Carbon County Shelter

Our Pet List

"Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind's capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights, power or a claim to equality, but in a sense, because they don't. They all stand unequal and powerless before us."
~~~~~Mathew Scully~~~~~~


Send us your photos of dogs you have adopted from Carbon County Shelter and we will post them for everyone to see how they are doing in their new home!! All photos must be sent in .jpeg format to


Make a donation to Carbon County K9 shelter in memory or in honor of your own beloved pet or the pet of a friend or family member, and help make a homeless dogs journey to a new "forever home" successful.
Your donation could help with a neuter or spay, vaccines, medical attention or even grooming!! Contact the shelter for details, acknowledgement cards available upon request.

" We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certian immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan. "
~~~~~~ Irving Townsend~~~~~~

A great deal of dogs that end up in shelters are there because of behavior issues easily solved with some basic training. We encourage all of our adoptive families to pursue at minimum a basic obedience class with there new family member.
Basic obedience with a knowledgeable training staff will help you to solve many of the "problem behaviors" common to most dogs such as jumping up, pulling on leash, running away and housebreaking issues.
In addition your veterinary office can be a great help in making your new dogs transition into your home and family a good experience for everyone!
local trainers: Trifecta Kennels 610-681-4521/
Consummate K9 570-386-2526

Who We Are

The Carbon County Shelter is a county run facility dedicated to giving homeless dogs a chance to be adopted and know kindness and caring. Our goal is to place abandoned, stray, and unwanted dogs in loving, responsible homes.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be determined by the way its animals are treated." -- Mahatma Gandhi

Adopting a friend

The adoption fee for dogs, unless otherwise stated in the individual dog's listing, is $100.00. This includes DHPP vaccine, Bordatella vaccine, worming, and flea and tick protection. All dogs must be licensed within 5 business days of adoption; vet examined, and Rabies vaccinated within 7 business days; and spayed or neutered within 45 days of adoption. A low cost spay/neuter program is available through the Carbon County Shelter for any dog adopted from our shelter. All dogs adopted from this shelter are required under Pennsylvania law to be spayed or neutered.

Come Visit Us!

***FROM 93 NORTH(HAZELTON)- Take 93 south for approx. 11.5 miles, shelter sign on left, make left at sign.
***FROM 309 NORTH OR SOUTH - Take 309 to Tamaqua, in Tamaqua take 209 north, follow 209 to 93 north, turn left on to 93 north, shelter approx 1 mile, turn right at shelter sign.
***FROM PA TURNPIKE EXIT 34(MAHONING VALLEY)- Take 209 south thru Lehighton and Jim Thorpe, proceed approx 3 miles past J.T., make right on to 93 north, approx 1 mile on 93, make right at shelter sign.
***FROM ABE AREA - Take 248 west to end, make left onto 209 south, take 209 south thru Lehighton and Jim thorpe, follow 209 approx 3 miles past J.T., make right on to 93 north, approx 1 mile up hill, make right at shelter sign ***FROM 145 - Take 145 north to 248 west, follow 248 directions above.
***FROM POCONO AREA - Take 903 south to Jim Thorpe, cross bridge, make right on to 209 south, follow 209 south to 93 north, make right on 93, up hill approx 1 mile, make right at shelter sign.
Carbon County Shelter
63 Broad Street
Nesquehoning PA 18240
Phone: 570-325-4828

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