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

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.