Adopting a Pet in the Merrimack Valley

A few weeks ago, we had to say goodbye to our pup, Lee. While it was a sad time for all of us, we were quick to realize that our cat was very lonely without a friend, and as we worked to grieve over one chapter of our lives ending, we began the search for another little life to save.

Whether you are a cat person, dog person, or both, today I’m posting about the amazing animal shelters that help all castes and creeds of animals here in the Merrimack Valley. I am a firm believer in rescuing animals, and I’m hopeful that someday when my daughter is older, we can start fostering. That said, here are a few local shelters to consider when looking for a new furry family member:

Darbster Kitty

Darbster gets their cats, kittens and sometimes pups from high kill shelters in Florida and ships them up to New Hampshire, where they are scooped up almost instantly! All animals are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, and up to date on shots.

Manchester Animal Shelter

This great shelter offers many adorable animals for adoption, as well as programs and services, like reading to dogs and seniors for seniors. They even have specific programs for pit bulls to help an often misunderstood breed.

Humane Society of Greater Nashua

Another great place to adopt, this shelter houses a variety of animals, and adoption fees include a microchip and vaccines. Not looking for a dog or cat? Why not adopt a guinea pig or a bunny instead?

Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire

This shelter helps more than 2,200 cats, dogs and small animals every year! They offer many programs for families that might be struggling to help their pets, too, like a pet food pantry and low cost spay and neuter clinics.

All of these shelters offer volunteer opportunities if you or someone in your family is looking to get involved with animal rescue in New Hampshire. With so many wonderful options, are you ready to add another member to your family? Where did you get your pet from? Was it from another great shelter not mentioned above? Let us know in the comments!

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