Hillside S.P.C.A.

Our Pets

Please understand even though many dogs have been adopted, many more have come through our doors! Because of space to list animals, not all are on the site. Please call if you are interested in an animal, but it is not currently on the site. Thanks for caring!


Adoptions Greatly Needed!

If you are thinking of adding another family member to your home, now is the time to adopt. We have many animals available for adoption and are quickly running out of space. Save a Life, ADOPT!**** Please help us make room for the influx of animals that are constantly coming through our doors!

ATTENTION: We are getting tons of cats in each week, and hardly any out! We are really in need of your help right now!

Hillside Stats

The Hillside S.P.C.A. is an all animal rescue orginization like no other. Unlike most shelters, Hillside runs completely on private donations, that means that $10 check you send in to us monthly really means alot. Especially since it takes over $650,000 to run the shelter for just one year!

We are a no kill animal shelter, where every animal gets a chance. So many animals, think of the shelter as their home, and we think of them as OUR animals. Each one whether cared about previously or not, is cared about and loved when they reach the Hillside's doors.

We have around 3 acres,fenced in, where the dogs are allowed to run together. They all enjoy this and appreciate the freedom. This also allows us to get a better take on their true personalities. Cats are separated as needed, but are allowed to lounge about in their cat "condos" all day. Where they have plenty of blankets and toys to play with.

But, please remember the Hillside could never exist without caring people like yourself remembering us generously whenever you can which enables us to help the homeless animals that are in so much need of our loving care. If you would like to see what else you could do to help out, our wish list is below, or you could also volunteer some of your time.

Whatever you do, Thank You!

Our Goal

Our whole reason for being here is to find good homes for all of our animals. They didn't ask to be homeless and all they want is to be loved, so how can we not try to help them? Not one animal is "put down" as a result of being here too long and we plan to keep it that way.

Who Our Doors Are Open To

Our doors are open to all furry critters, big and small, even some with no hair at all. In the past year we've had lots of dogs, tons of cats, bunny rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, and even a baby chick all enter our shelter. We've even had a parakeet or two in the past. We've even had some very exotic breeds of dogs like a Chinese Crested. So, don't just think a pet store or breeder is your only option. Many different kinds of animals pass through our door each year.

Adopting a friend

1.The animal must be kept as a house pet. Under absolutely no circumstances may the animal be kept outside for long extended periods of time. In the case of adopting a cat an enclosed porch is fine.
2. The animal if not already fixed must be spayed or neutered by the time specified by the staff. This also includes the promise of adequate vet care including yearly vaccinations.
3. If at any time in the animal's life you need to give the animal up the animal must come back to our shelter. UNDER ABSOLUTELY NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN THE ANIMAL BE GIVEN AWAY WITH OUT THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE MANAGER. If for some reason you must give the animal up and know someone that wants the animal they must come to the shelter and sign an adoption contract.
4. If at any time it is deemed that the animal is being neglected or abused we are entitled to confiscation of the animal IMMEDIATELY.

These rules are made to ensure our animals get the best homes possible. We care about each and every animal and want the best for every one of them.



Cats already sterilized $50.00


Please spay or neuter. How can anyone breed knowing there are so many unwanted dogs in the world, mutts and purebreds? Lets find loving homes for the animals we already have before we make more. Fact, did you know that 1/3 of shelter dogs are purebreds? Something to think about...


DONATIONS- We run totally on donations this means we get absolutely no government funding from the state what so ever! So it is always a battle to keep going. So whatever you can give to keep the unwanted animals safe is greatly appreciated.

VOLUNTEERS- It takes alot of work to keep our shelter going so volunteers are always welcome and needed. If you don't want to actually come to the shelter because of allergies etc. That's okay! You can still help us by working behind the scenes at fundraisers etc.


~cat dry food

~dog/cat wet food

~dog/cat treats (chewies, rawhides, catnip etc.)

~dog/cat toys

~leashes, collars etc.


~cleaning supplies: laundry detergent, bleach, brooms, mops, disinfectant sprays etc.

~blankets and/or dog/cat beds

~working washer or dryer


Come Visit Us!

call 570-622-7769 for directions

Our Hours

We are open on the dog side from 11:00am to 3:00pm Mon.-Sat. and 11:00 am to 2:30pm Sun.

On the cat side we are open from 11:00am to 4:00pm Mon.-Sat. and 11:00am to 3:00pm Sun.
www.hillsidespca.com Hillside S.P.C.A.
P.O. Box 233
51 SPCA Rd.
Pottsville PA 17901
Phone: 570-622-7769
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