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

HOKAFI makes every effort possible to place each dog and cat in the right home for that particular dog or cat.  We take lots of time to get to know each and every dog and cat so we can tell you what we have observed about their personalities as so many of the animals we care for do not come with any history.

We have an application process.  The application asks information that helps us determine whether your home would be the right one for that dog or cat. If the application is found to be a good match for one of our dogs then we will schedule a home visit by one of our volunteers.  If the application is found to be a good match for one of our cats then we will schedule a time for you to come to HOKAFI to pick up the cat. Since we are a shelter that primarily accepts strays, we have set very high criteria for choosing the right homes for our dogs and cats.  We are exceptionally careful as we must always have the best interest of the dogs and cats in mind.  It is our job to protect and insure the happiest, safest possible future for all of the dogs and cats who come through our doors.  Each and every one of them is precious to us and we take our responsibilities to them very seriously.

If there is ever a problem with any dog or cat adopted from us, whatever the reason, we take the dog or cat back.  We make a lifetime commitment to the animals that we rescue.  You may not give the dog or cat to anyone else for any reason. Please note that before applying for one of our dogs or cats you need to be certain that you understand and agree with this requirement.

Cat and dog adoption team members are available every Saturday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. unless a significant holiday or bad weather require cancellation.  If you cannot visit on a Saturday, appointments are available with dog or cat adoption team by leaving voicemail at (717) 697-3377 or emailing (under tab Contact - says volunteer form but can email about other topics also).  Please specify cats or dogs.