Canadian in Candia

June 29, 2009

New Hampshire Animal Shelters

Filed under: Animals — Tags: , , — Miriam @ 12:00 pm

As an animal lover and someone who likes to have harmony among the animals in my house I spend a lot of time when I’m looking for someone to add to our family. It usually takes me a few visits to several animal shelters before I find someone that really clicks.  We had found Beavis on our second visit to the same shelter that week. He had been there the whole time we just hadn’t noticed him enough to play with him.

There are many animal shelters in New Hampshire, but each operates independently.  Each shelter keeps its own hours.  To help people who are searching for a future pet, as we are currently doing, I have put together a “cheat sheet” of animal shelter hours in New Hampshire.

Please keep in mind that these are animal shelters with physical locations. Many rescue groups in New Hampshire work on a foster home basis and may have animals placed in various pet stores for viewing, but mostly list the animals looking for homes on the internet.  Please visit for listings of homeless animals near you.








Animal Rescue League

Bedford, NH

Closed 1 pm-7 pm Closed 1 pm-7 pm 12 pm-5pm 12pm-5pm 12pm-5pm

Manchester Animal Shelter


10am-4pm 10am-4pm
6pm – 8pm
Closed 10am-4pm
10am-4pm 10am-4pm Closed

Concord Merrimack County SPCA

Concord, NH

Closed 12pm-5pm Closed 12pm-5pm 12pm-5pm 12pm-5pm Closed


Straham, NH

11am-4pm 11am-7pm Closed 11am-7pm 11am-4pm 11am-4pm 11am-4pm

Cocheco Valley Humane Soc.

Dover, NH

Closed 11am-4pm 11am-4pm 11am-7pm 11am-5pm 11am-5pm 11am-4pm

NH Humane Society

Laconia, NH

Closed 10am-6pm 10am-5pm 10am-6pm 10am-5pm 10am-4pm Closed

Humane Society of Greater Nashua

Nashua, NH

12pm-5pm 12pm-5pm Closed 12pm-5pm 12pm-5pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm

Lakes Region Humane Soc.

Ossipee, NH

Closed 11am-4pm 11am-4pm 11am-4pm 11am-4pm 11am-4pm Closed

Salem Animal Rescue League

Salem, NH

Closed Closed Closed 11am-7pm 11am-4pm 11am-4pm 11am-4pm

Monadnock Humane Soc.

West Swansey

Closed Closed 12pm-6pm 12pm-7pm 12pm-6pm 12pm-6pm 12pm-4pm

Franklin Animal Shelter

Franklin, NH

Closed 8:30am-1:30pm 8:30am-1:30pm 8:30am-1:30pm 8:30am-1:30pm 8:30am-1:30pm Closed

Conway Area Humane Soc

Conway, NH

12am-4pm Closed Closed 12am-4pm 12am-4pm 12am-4pm 12am-4pm

As listed on the shelters’ websites on 6/29/2009. Please let me know if you are aware of any changes.

I’ll be making some new blog posts soon. But I just wanted to share this first.


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