Rockingham County Animal Shelter

Find Rockingham 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 Placement Service & Puppy Rescue PO Box 611 Sandown NH 03873 603-887-2228


Atkinson Animal Control 177 Main Street Atkinson NH 03811 603-362-4739

Cats1st PO Box 46 Newfields NH 03856 603-760-7877

Chester Animal Control 84 Chester Street Chester NH 03036 603-887-2090

Derry Animal Control 14 Manning Street Derry NH 03038 603-432-6143

Doberman Rescue Unlimited 52 Tenney Road Sandown NH 03873 603-887-1200

Equine Protection of North America PO Box 315 Epping NH 03042 603-679-1896

Feline Friends Rescue Adoption League PO Box 2452 Salem NH 03079 603-893-2483

Greater Derry Humane Society PO Box 142 East Derry NH 03041 603-434-1512

Greyhound Placement Service 12 Donovan Road Candia NH 03034

Just Cats, Inc. PO Box 875 Salem NH 03079

Londonderry Animal Control 268 Mammoth Road Londonderry NH 03053 603-432-1138

New England Basset Hound Rescue PO Box 835 Raymond NH 03077 603-895-9766

New Hampshire SPCA 104 Portsmouth Avenue Stratham NH 03885 603-772-2921

Pap911 26 Hawkwood Rd Sandown NH 03873 603-887-0799

Portsmouth Animal Control 3 Junkins Avenue Portsmouth NH 03801 603-436-8279

Salem Animal Rescue League 4 SARL Drive Salem NH 03079 603-893-3210

Seacoast Area Feline Education and Rescue, Inc. PO Box 1531 Hampton NH 03843 603-929-4975

Therapuppy.Com PO Box 194 East Derry NH 03041 603-895-4840

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.