Hillsborough County Animal Shelter

Find Hillsborough 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.


Animal Allies PO Box 693 Manchester NH 03105 603-228-6755


Animal Rescue League of NH 545 Route 101 Bedford NH 03110 603-472-3647

Bedford Animal Control 545 New Hampshire 101 Bedford NH 03110 603-472-3647

Bedford Animal Shelter Route 101 W Bedford NH 03104

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England PO Box 162 Greenfield NH 03047 603-547-3363

Humane Society for Greater Nashua 24 Ferry Road Nashua NH 03064 603-889-2275

Manchester Animal Control 490 Dunbarton Road Manchester NH 03102 603-628-6130

Manchester Animal Shelter 365 Dunbarton Road Manchester NH 03102 603-628-3544

Manchester Animal Shelter 490 Dunbarton Road Manchester NH 03102 603-628-3544

New Hampshire Equine Humane Association PO Box 385 New Ipswich NH 03071 603-878-0821

Pelham Dog Pound Simpson Mill Rd Pelham NH 03076 603-635-2211

Pelham Town Animal Control SIMPSON MILL Rd Pelham NH 03076 603-635-2211

Weare Animal Guardians PO Box 572 Weare NH 03281 603-529-5543

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.