Grafton County Animal Shelter

Find Grafton County New Hampshire animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Above the Notch Humane Society 1985 Saint Johnsbury Road Littleton NH 03561 603-444-6285


Collie Rescue League of New England Rr 1, Box 197 Canaan NH 03741 781-523-8247

Mountainview Shih Tzu Rescue 2308 Washburn Road Alexandria NH 03222 603-532-0335

Second Chance Animal Rescue 1517 Meadow Street Littleton NH 03561 603-259-3244

Upper Valley Humane Society 300 Old Route 10 Enfield NH 03748 603-448-6888

White Mountain Animal League RFD 1, Box 187 Bethlehem NH 03574 603-869-2080

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.