New Hampshire Shelters and Rescues Directory

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9. Hillsborough
10. Rockingham
Map of NH Humane and Rescue Shelters


New Hampshire Humane Society
1305 Meredith Center Road
Laconia  NH03246-1408
(603) 524-9539

Helping animals since 1900. Serving the communities of: Alexandria, Ashland, Barnstead,Belmont Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Center Harbor, Danbury, Gilford, Hebron, Holderness, Laconia, Meredith, Moultonborough, New Hampton, Plymouth, Tilton, Warren, Woodstock



Conway Area Humane Society
223 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 260
Conway  NH03818-0260

Shelter, Adoption, Education, special programs on domestic violence, medical emergency, guaridan program

The Conway Area Humane Society is committed to the Human/Animal bond: -Encouraging it through education and animal adoption -Protecting it when threatened by violence, disaster, or medical emergency -Respecting it when broken by the death of a human

Lakes Region Humane Society
P.O. Box 2231
Wolfeboro  NH03894
LRHS is moving to Ossipee. See web for more info

The old Tuftonboro shelter for the LRHS is now closed.




Kitty Rescue and Adoption
14 Coolidge St.
Jaffrey  NH03452

Monadnock Kitty Rescue and Adoption Inc. is a no-kill cat shelter committed to providing the basic necessities to every cat or kitten we are able to rescue. These necessities include: proper medical attention, food, water, spay or neutering in the hope of providing these cats a warm and loving home. Our goal is to assist the community by maintaining, to some degree, control of the stray and feral cats as well as finding caring homes that will give these cats a “second chance”.

Monadnock Humane Society Shelter
Route 10 PO Box 678
W. Swanzey  NH03469
(603) 358-6095

Adoptions, training, lost pets. The best shelter is a humane community.

Monadnock Humane Society is a full-service humane society serving a population of 90,000 in southwest New Hampshire. The MHS Mission is to instill through example an ethic of respect, compassion, and empathy for all creatures, and to inspire, empower, and lead the community to be successful and responsible for creating a more humane society for all.



Lancaster Humane Society
Martin Meadow Pond Rd.
Lancaster  NH03584

We are a private shelter, privately funded. The Lancaster Humane Society is not associated with any other humane societies or shelters. Even though we do not have a large animal shelter, we serve Coos and Grafton counties and take some really needy animals from Vermont and other places. It is truly heroic task to do our job, because we operate in rural areas, where communities are spread far apart with many people living in the country.

LHS operates its facility as a no-kill animal shelter, believing that even life of companion animals is special and should no be just thrown away. There are always other options. Exception to no-kill policy must be made when the animal is suffering from terminal illness or is viscous beyond rehabilitation.



Above the Notch Humane Society
PO Box 456
Littleton  NH03561

The ATNHS is a 501c(3) nonprofit humane society, and we depend on fund raisers and donations to continue our mission of education, rescue, and spay and neuter. We are a no-kill organization, and even though we do not have a physical shelter at this time, we place hundreds of cats, dogs and other animals in loving homes every year.

Mountainview Shih Tzu Rescue
PO Box 151
Bristol  NH03222

We are a licensed, non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of Shih Tzu.We care about all dogs and may have the opportunity to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home other companion dogs in need.

Upper Valley Humane Society
300 Old Route 10
Located off Exit 15 on I-89
Enfield  NH03748-4207
(603) 448-0180

The Upper Valley Humane Society is dedicated to promoting a humane community by inspiring compassion for all living creatures and strengthening the bond between animals and humans.



Animal Rescue League of NH
545 Route 101
Bedford  NH03110-4711
Dave Betournay

The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire is a non-profit organization, incorporated in 1904, with the mission to protect, rescue & adopt animals to the public. The ARL receives no Federal, State or United Way funds for support & is solely dependent upon fundraising events & private donations to support its cause.
We are a LIMITED ADMISSIONS shelter. We DO NOT euthanize animals to make room for more. We simply stop taking in new animals until we have room. Each homeless pet will remain in our care until he or she finds a new home.We serve residents throughout New England. In the year 2001, we assisted residents in 64 communities, residing in 8 different states.
Each year, this shelter helps over 2500 animals by providing them a safe haven until loving, adoptive homes can be found for them. We also intervene in cases of animal cruelty.
The Animal Rescue League is committed to:
Promote & foster the humane treatment of animals
Rescue animals from injury, abuse, neglect & abandonment; giving them food & proper care while seeking to place them in good homes
Humanely end the lives of ill & injured animals

Greyhound Placement Service
265 Mast Rd.
Goffstown  NH03045-2417

Greyhound Placement Service (GPS) is a humane organization dedicated to the rescue and placement of retired greyhounds into responsible homes. GPS was incorporated in 1991. GPS is run totally by volunteers. Greyhound Placement Service is a neutral , non political adoption agency. We neither condone nor oppose the racing industry. Rather, we chose to expend our energy and money caring for and placing as many retired Greyhounds as possible.
Humane Society For Greater Nashua
24 Ferry Rd.
Nashua  NH03064 -8109
Devon Eskelson

The Humane Society for Greater Nashua is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit corporation . We are dedicated to the creation and maintenance of a responsible and humane two and four footed community. We provide for and protect abandoned, abused, neglected and unwanted animals and promote animal welfare through programs and services that mutually benefit animals and people.

Manchester Animal Shelter
490 Dunbarton Rd
Manchester  NH03102-2572
Ken Murphy, Shelter Manager

FMAS is a 501-(c)3 non-profit organization that provides critical medical care, food, shelter, and comfort to the stray and homeless animals of Manchester, NH. Each year we take in over 1,000 cats and dogs and provide them with the care they need before adopting them back out to loving homes. Every dog and cat that comes through the shelter is inoculated against common diseases and then spayed or neutered to ensure that they will never again contribute to the overpopulation problem. FMAS operates the Manchester Animal Shelter located at 490 Dunbarton Road. The organization consists of approximately 80-100 volunteers who perform cat care, dog care, medical care, foster care, and reception duties.

The Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter (FMAS) believe that all animals are deserving of life, respect and care. To that end, our goal is zero-population growth through spay and neuter programs and services that focus on education, medical care, fostering and adoption.

We Are Animal Guardians
PO Box 572
Weare  NH03281-0572
603) 529-0260

Founded in December of 1996, W.A.G. is an all volunteer animal rescue and adoption organization based in Weare, NH. We are dedicated to providing humane care and shelter for abandoned, abused and unwanted animals, finding them suitable new homes, and increasing public awareness on the responsibilities of pet ownership.

How We Operate:
WAG operates without a physical facility or paid staff. Our animals are in WAG approved foster homes until a suitable adoptive home is found. We use a detailed application and interview process in an effort to make the best match between the animal and an adoptive home.
We also have a “Home to Home” adoption process which allows the pet to stay in his current home until a match is made by WAG or the current owner.
All W.A.G. pets are current with shots; spayed or neutered if appropriate and have been thoroughly examined by a vet.
We work with pure breed rescue organizations to find homes for our pure breed friends.
WAG utilizes many forms of media including the web to spread the word and fulfill our mission. W.A.G. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.



Franklin Animal Shelter
73 Punch Brook Rd
Franklin  NH03235-0265

to reunite strays with their original families. If that is not possible, we try to re-home them with a new loving family.

We are a non-profit animal welfare organization. We make every attempt to reunite strays with their original families. If that is not possible, we try to re-home them with a new loving family.
“Be the set of hands that saves a set of paws.”

Greyhound Pets of America-Central NH Chapter
PO Box 778
Concord  NH03302-0778
(888) 507-9597TF

Greyhound Pets of America (GPA) is a national nonprofit, volunteer-supported organization dedicated to the placement of ex-racing greyhounds in ideal home situations. GPA’s Central New Hampshire Chapter shall be responsible for finding homes for greyhounds that fail to qualify or which no longer qualify for the racetrack, to acquaint the public as to the desirability of greyhounds for pets and to inform the public of the availability of these dogs for adoption. GPA of Central New Hampshire will be working to place greyhounds from the track in Belmont and other tracks in Central New Hampshire. GPA Central New Hampshire volunteers work closely with each prospective greyhound owner, matching them, with a dog whose personality is most ideally suited to its new home situation to ensure a lasting, rewarding relationship.
National Adoption Referrals: 800-366-1472

Libby’s Haven for Senior Canines
PO Box 65
Canterbury  NH03224

Libby’s Haven for Senior Canines is an all-volunteer group dedicated to rehoming and caring for Senior dogs in need. Most of us work full-time jobs. While we try to be prompt with our responses, it may occasionally take several days to return e-mails and/or phone calls. E-mail is generally the most efficient way to contact us. Thank you for your patience. Our Seniors are shelter rescues and owner-surrendered dogs with much to offer. We provide *all* needed veterinary care for dogs who come into our program. Dogs are current on vaccinations (DHLPP/rabies), spayed or neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative medicine when they are adopted. Libby’s Haven is not a shelter facility; our dogs live in homes with loving foster families while awaiting that special home of their own. Libby’s Haven for Senior Canines strives to give *all* Seniors the opportunity to live out their golden years being cozy, safe, and loved.

Yankee Chihuahuas Rescue and Adoption Inc.
111 South State Street
Concord  NH03301

Rescue and prepare chihuahuas for new homes and educate the public on the breed.

A no-kill rescue dedicated to finding the most appropriate ‘forever’ home for each dog taken in. This means evaluating the dog’s personality and preferences and very rigorous screening of adopters and follow-up contact with them.



Animal Placement & Puppy Rescue Service
488 Main St.
Sandown  NH03873-2100
Phone: 603-887-2228
The Greater Derry Humane Society, Inc.
PO Box 142
East Derry  NH03041
Phone/Fax: 603-434-1512

The Greater Derry Humane Society, Inc. rescues animals and places them in permanent loving homes. We do not maintain a shelter; instead, all of our rescued animals are kept in foster homes until we can place them. We have a no-kill policy. We are an all-volunter, non-profit 501(c) organization. We rely on donations and fund raisers. Because we are staffed solely by volunteers, please have patience when communicating with us. We promise to reply as quickly as possible! Besides rescuing and placing animals, we work to prevent animal cruelty and educate the public.



Cocheco Valley Humane Society
262 County Farm Rd
Dover  NH03820-6003

The mission of the Cocheco Valley Humane Society is to make possible a better world for all animals by providing shelter, educating the community about humane care and treatment, advocating animal welfare, and promoting the human-animal bond. CVHS helps reunite lost pets with their loved ones. Shelter staff works with foster homes, rescue organizations, and trainers to place special- needs animals. CVHS provides cruelty investigations . The shelter holds Rabies and Micro-chipping Clinics in cooperation with local veterinarians.
Volunteers conduct Offsite Adoption Days in local businesses several weekends every month.
The shelter plays an active role in community spay/neuter programs.



Sullivan County Humane Society
W Claremont Rd
Claremont  NH03743

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