Bulletproof the Therapy Dog


Representing Adoptable “Monsters” spending the holiday season hoping to find their forever families

As a former shelter-kid, Bulletproof is hoping to make the holiday season a little brighter for his friends at the Harrisburg Humane Society, who are still waiting to find families of their own to celebrate with.

Bulletproof came to the shelter in August of 2011, after suffering a gunshot wound to the right side of his face. “Bully” made an impression on everyone he met that day; his tail never stopped wagging, despite what he had been through. The shelter staff spent countless hours providing Bullet with the medical care he needed, so he could be placed into a medical foster home.

He went home with his new Foster Mom and Foster Dad, who work and volunteer at the shelter, in November of that same year. By Christmas, he was an official member of the family. He underwent a second, reconstructive surgery to repair the damage to his face, and now you can barely see the scars from his past.

Bully only looks forward, and has never let the hardships of his past influence the way he looks at the world. He loves meeting new people, and gained his Therapy Dog Certification shortly after being adopted. Bully also loves to run, and last year, he began running 5K’s with his Mom to raise money for local charities.

Bullet truly has a “Wonderful Life”, but he has never gotten the opportunity to thank his friends at the shelter for offering him a second chance at life. He knows that the best way to thank the shelter staff is to do his best to help make the holidays just a little brighter for all the homeless pets that they love and care for every day.

Happy Holidays, to everyone, from Bully and his family! Please help us to make the holidays special for the residents of the shelter as they wait to find homes of their own this holiday season.



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The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area
7790 Grayson Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111