Public Service

Lyons Kennels believes that it is important to give back to the community. Lyons Kennels is involved with and donates time and facilities to a number of local animal rescue and charitable activities.

Bellefonte Food Bank

Faith Center Food Bank in Bellefonte is in great need of donations, including pet food. They are located at 109 West Bishop Street in Bellefonte, and their phone number is (814) 355-2238. You can also bring your donations to Lyons Kennels, and we will see that they get to the Food Bank.

Veterans Assistance Fund

Unemployment and homelessness among veterans are growing at an alarming rate. Our veterans fought to protect our freedom and guarantee the freedom of our children and grandchildren. Now is the time for us to take care of those veterans in need. Read More

Nittany Leathernecks

Gerald Lyons volunteers with the Nittany Leathernecks, a service organization of active, retired and veteran Marines and Navy FMF corpsmen, as well as associate members who served honorably in other service branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Local Rescue Dogs

Lyons Kennels donates facilities to several local non-profit rescue groups and works with them to find homes for homeless animals, including Nittany Beagle Rescue, Pets Come First, and Centre County PAWS.

Service to Local Law Enforcement

Lyons Kennels works with the Spring Township Police Department, the Bellefonte Borough Police Department, and surrounding State Police Departments as a drop-off point for lost and stray dogs. We work with the police to return these dogs to their owners. If the owner cannot be identified, we work with local animal rescue groups to place the dog in a new home.

Nittany Beagle Rescue

Many Nittany Beagle Rescue dogs stay at Lyons while they are waiting for their 'forever homes'

Golden Retriever Rescue

Golden Retriever Rescue of Central Pennsylvania

Pets Come First

Pets Come First



Sparky, one of the rescue dogs who stayed at Lyons before he was adopted