October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month!

Here at the New Hampshire Humane Society, we celebrate shelter adoption each and every day but October is extra special because it’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Join us in celebrating the positive impact of adopting a shelter dog all month long.

  • Adopt, don’t shop! With so many shelter and rescue dogs looking for a forever home to call their own, we’re sure there’s a perfect match waiting just for you.
  • In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month we will be raffling off 2 fantastic prizes: 1. Doggie Gift Basket filled with toys and treats for man's best friend. 2. $100 Common Man Gift Card - Can be used at any Common Man. Stop in to get your tickets for a chance to win!  Raffle tickets are on sale now at the shelter or at any of our offsite events. $1 for each ticket or get 6 tickets for $5. Anyone who adopts a NHHS dog in October will receive 5 free entries! Winners will be drawn on October 31st
  • Have you adopted a shelter dog? Share your story about the positive impact they made in your life on our social pages!
  • Learn how to be prepared for your pet in case of an emergency. Sign up for CPR & First Aid for Your Pet with April Begosh. Class is being held on October 18th from 10am - 3pm. You can never be too prepared when it comes to the safety and wellness of your pet companion. NHHS CPR Class Registration
  • Donate items! We’re always in need of supplies. Right now, we could really use peanut butter.
  • Make a secure gift to NHHS to support our adoption efforts. DONATE NOW

Old Dogs Need Love Too

To keep all informed, we are thrilled to report that only two of our group of elderly dogs remain at NHHS.

and Cody remain, awaiting their second chance.

A few points to ponder when thinking about giving a warm and cozy landing for a ‘retirement’ adoption:

  • Can we give the attention an older dog needs? Elder canines oftentimes need more frequent walks/bathroom breaks.
  • Is our home accommodating for an older dog? Old dogs have difficulties negotiating stairs.
  • Are we prepared for the health issues that might arise, sooner rather than later? We will all eventually deal with health issues associated with advanced age.

If your hearts are especially big, then Bear or Cody would love for you to visit them.

Bear has been spending time in the administrative offices where he has received lots of attention from staff andvolunteers alike. Once he realized it was okay to hop up on the sofa in our Executive Director’s office, well, he thought he was in heaven.  We continue to provide the medical care he needs for a full recovery from the emaciated,neglected dog he once was. He met our office cat Elle yesterday, promptly bestowing her with an affection canine kiss!

Cody has become the special mascot of the Fighting Spirit Hockey team and was at their opening game at the Laconia Ice Arena last Friday. He of the gentle welcome and stately, calm tail wag. Further, our man Cody has been active on the Pet Therapy circuit, even as he in older and wiser, still spritely enough to visit the retirement homes in the community.  Cody is a wonderful boy with and companionship to give.

We thank those recent adopters who opened their hearts and homes to Zak, Cooper, Mackenzie, Leigh, and Frosty.