Lehigh County Humane Society
640 Dixon Street
Allentown, PA 18103

A Lifesaving Animal Shelter
"Quick application, helpful staff."
I got my little Chihuahua min-pin there. From application to bringing her home it was less than 2 weeks. She was well treated in shelter, they took care to have my present dog visit her twice before clearing them to live together, and most importantly to me, they allow out of area adoptions. Would recommend. They do what they can on what little they have.

"They must be doing something right." 
I was a Canine MP, worked in Canine security, bred and showed pit bulls for twenty years and was so impressed with the staff at Lehigh County Humane Society that I've registered to be a dog walker every wed. & fri. And all the dogs there were very happy and well taken care of. The society has been up and running for 100 plus years, they must be doing something right. 
"Perfectly healthy." 
I adopted my pittbull bull terrier mix from there and I just have to say she is the best dog ever! Every time I was there it was clean and my dog is perfectly healthy.
Reviews for Lehigh County Humane Society
A Letter From Elsie
Elsie in her new home.
Elsie's visit from Bill White
To My Friends....From Elsie

Dear Concerned Friends:
Imagine my suprise when, just as I was getting ready for my Friday morning walk, I was greeted by a shelter volunteer and a man who was introduced as Mr. White. It seems that folks from around the country are being falsely told that I am being "held hostage" at the shelter and Mr. White, a newspaper columnist, decided to come to the Humane Society to pay me an unexpected visit and to take me for a walk.( I could tell from Mr. White's face that he was "on a misson" and was very serious in his investigation of my well being.)

All of the animals at the Dixon Street animal shelter enjoy visitors but I must admit that I had to stifle my laughter when I heard there was a wide spread rumor that I was being held captive, was depressed and miserable and that I was supposed to have tried to escape from my kennel!
Upon hearing this alarming rumor, I thought of my dear, sweet mother ( a lady I must admit I have not seen in quite a while), who gave me heartfelt words of warning before I packed my bags and ventured out into the world on my own. She told me not to eat chocolate or raisins, to befriend others of my species,and,most Importantly, to always tell the truth.

With mother's wise barks still ringing in my ears and with a decided impatience to get on with my Friday walk, I quickly informed Mr. White that I was, and have always been, well cared for and perfectly happy in my shelter home. I further told him that, although I've been told that my late father was greatly saddened when one of his children was sold to the next door neighbor, no one in my very large family has ever been depressed! Truthfully, I've been quite comfortable and contented here. ( Where else would I have my own Kuranda bed?) The food is tasty and, although I'd like to have my dinner served at three o'clock instead of four, I can't keep my tail from wagging when I hear Jaime coming with that food cart!

Seeing that Mr. White was eager to get back to his office and knowing that the tree stump upon which he'd been sitting was making him rather uncomfortable, I stopped my chatter and promised that I would give him more of my life's story if he decided to return for another visit. I assured him that I would keep in touch and would email him when I decided that a potentially new home for me fully met MY stringent requirements. (You can't be too careful nowadays.)
We shook paws (Incidentally, I'm a southpaw.) and Mr.White hurried on his way.

I'll eventually be leaving the Humane Society for a new home. I know that I'll miss my wonderful friends (four-legged and two-legged!) on Dixon Street. I may even decide to leave my Kong Toy with my buddy Fred in the next kennel!

Love and kisses, Elsie

P.S. Having noticed me basking in my new- found popularity, some of my shelter friends have asked for my autograph. Ahhhh...such is the price of fame!
An Update on Elsie
Elsie extends an apology for not sending a personal letter to all of these folks who were so unnecessarily concerned about her welfare. She reports that being "a cause celebre" was fun for a while but her celebrity status and the paparazzi quickly became quite annoying. She has written to her Humane Society friends that she has a very active social life and has been consumed with "training" her new family to bow to her every whim. She has reminded us all that carving out a position in the family hierarchy as VSP (Very Special Pet) takes time but her efforts to charm her new family have been marvelously successful!

A note from the Editor:

It is indeed sad that such uproar was created around Elsie. As both columnist Bill White and New York Lexus Project's Attorney Richard Rosenthal discovered, Elsie was never in any danger, was falsely reported as "lanquishing in her cage" and was always well cared for at the Humane Society's animal shelter. Both gentlemen reported these truths and yet some of the Humane Society's detractors were not satisfied with these reports.

Upon his visit to the Dixon Street shelter, Attorney Rosenthal found Elsie to be in perfect condition and the other animal residents happy and thriving! ( In fact, in a wonderful twist of circumstances, when Attorney Rosenthal made his unexpected visit to the shelter, he complimented Humane Society personnel on the condition and demeanor of our resident animals (they were happy and it showed!), the cleanliness of the facility, and the professionalism of our staff.

I am a student and volunteered at the Humane Society to get my Community Service hours. It was a wonderful experience! I really got to see what goes on at a humane society and learned about all of the work and money needed to keep the shelter running. When you help there, you feel that you are making a difference. I hope to return to the LCHS to continue my volunteer efforts. The love the staff puts into their work is obvious and genuine. When I am older and decide to adopt a pet, the Lehigh County Humane Society will definitely be my first choice.
"Their love for animals is genuine."
"Where animals are safe and receive excellent care."
As the Graduation Project Coordinator at Salisbury High School, I am always interested in places where the students can go to perform Community Service. Some students showed an interest in volunteering at the Humane Society but were hesitant because they had heard that animal shelters are such sad places. However, they discovered at the LCHS, the exact opposite is the case! After scrubbing food bowls, folding laundry, washing windows, walking dogs and more, we were all tired but very gratified that we had accomplished so much.

We were amazed at how much care and devotion the shelter's workers show the animals. We were present when Wally, an abused pit bull, was finally fit enough, after a year of medical care at the shelter, to be adopted by his new family.

I hope to continue to volunteer. The Humane Society is a special place where animals are safe and receive excellent care. I saw this myself!
Lehigh County Humane Society is a wonderful facility dedicated to giving good and loving homes to the animals that are in their charge. It takes good people to care for animals that are left without a home and the employees of the Lehigh County Humane Society demonstrate their caring and compassion with every visit!

Thank you for all that you do!
"LCHS is a wonderful facility."
I would like to commend the Lehigh County Humane Society staff located on Dixon Street for the cleanliness and care that is recognized throughout their facility. I can not express enough how much I myself appreciate as an on looker and prospective adopter how well these animals are being taken care of!

It smells and looks lovely :)
"It smells and looks lovely."
I really appreciate that LCHS does the spay/neuter BEFORE the pets come home. This makes it easier to be a responsible pet owner. I am thrilled to see that the donations I've made are supporting these loving animals!
"LCHS makes it easier to be a responsible pet owner."
It was extremely difficult choosing another addition for our family, LCHS made that choice easy and pleasant. Our family is extremely excited to take Marley home. The customer service was excellent and LCHS made sure Marley was all ready to come home! 
"The customer service was excellent!"
This was a great experience! Everyone was pleasant and very helpful. The facility was very clean and run in a very professional manner. I am overall very pleased to say the least!
"The facility was very clean & run in a very professional manner!"
My experience was wonderful. I feel in love with 2 cats here and filled my application out immediately. Everyone made the whole experience very easy and enjoyable. I'm very happy I adopted from LCHS because my cats were fixed, had shots, were microchipped and ready for me to take home. 
Highly recommend this shelter!

"Highly recommend this shelter!"
Really nice people and we adopted two cats and they were so helpful in making sure our cats were taken care of and we are happy to have them!
"Really nice people."
Good screening process, they made sure Checkers was going to a happy home. We will be back!
"Good screening process."
We had an amazing experience here at LCHS. It is an excellent shelter and all the staff are very kind and helpful. We enjoyed coming here an adopting and we will share our experience with friends so they can come to adopt! Thank you!
"We had an amazing experience at LCHS!"
We had to make a very difficult decision of having our Springer Spaniel "Princess" put to sleep on May 2, 2014 due to mammory gland cancer. We were devastated to say the least.
We spoke to a previous adopter and he encouraged us to come to LCHS. We immediately fell in love with Orbit. He found us. When we walked through the kennel he did not take his eyes off of my son. We loved him at first sight!
"...he encouraged us to come to LCHS."