Owner Cheryl Hill has been rescuing dogs since 1988. Until 2001, she maintained a no-kill shelter located near Milton, PA. When the opportunity arose to move to a more spacious, rural location, she took with her 26 canine residents. The shelter is now located in the beautiful mountains of central Pennsylvania near Sunbury.
For more information, please see our “Mission and History” page which can be found by clicking “About Us” on the Home Page. “A Rescued Dog Should Never Have to be Rescued Twice.”
The number varies, but is presently over 80.
Yes. All dogs that come to the shelter will be taken to a veterinarian. They will be vaccinated and spayed or neutered.
Cheryl Hill is the shelter owner. She receives an honorarium and there are many volunteers. We also have groups of scouts, college students, and youth groups that donate time. The shelter is always in need of regular, dependable volunteers. If you would like to help out, please see the forms & information page about volunteering.
There are six buildings on the property. Each building has electricity, heat/air conditioning, and a direct water supply. To ensure comfort for the dogs, the buildings are also equipped with indoor and outdoor lighting, radios, bedding and blankets.
The length of each dog’s stay varies immensely. There are some that have stayed their whole lives, others only days. Certain breeds of dogs are adopted faster than others. Puppies are usually adopted fairly quickly, while larger dogs are more difficult to place.
Yes! Food, toys, supplies, monetary contributions, or you can donate using PayPal by clicking the link at the top of the page. Find out where you can drop off donated items on the Drop-Off Sites page. See a list of items we need on our Wishlist. Because Mostly Mutts is a 501(c)3 organization, your donation is tax deductible.
The shelter has no sponsors and receives no government funding. Money is raised through our fundraising events, adoption fees, and donations of supporters.
The shelter is privately owned with a limited amount of space. The location is not publicized to discourage “dumping off” of dogs. Directions are given to volunteers who’ve completed a volunteer application and to applicants who’ve been approved to adopt.
They are listed on the adoption application and vary according to size, gender, age, and breed of dog. Generally, they are the costs already invested in the dog (shots, vet care, etc.).