Strafford County Animal Shelter

Find Strafford 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.


Cocheco Valley Humane Society 262 County Farm Road Dover NH 03820 603-749-5322


Dover Animal Control 46 Locust Street Dover NH 03820 603-742-4646

New Hampshire Animal Control Association 38 Glen Street Farmington NH 03835 603-755-3631

New Hampshire Doberman Rescue PO Box 1911 Rochester NH 03866 267-457-1329

Pampered Paws Sanctuary 5 Deer Cove Circle Farmington NH 03835 603-755-1091

Somersworth Animal Control 12 Lilac Lane Somersworth NH 03878 603-692-3131

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.