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Upper Valley Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter located in Enfield, NH.
Each year the shelter takes in around 700 companion and small animals to find them new, loving, forever homes within the community. Intakes come in the form of owner surrenders, strays, and transfers from over-crowded shelters in the region.
As a rescue center, they also handle sick or injured animals, nursing them back to health before they can be put up for adoption.
A non-profit organization, Upper Valley Humane Society relies entirely on the hard work of their selfless volunteers, as well as donations, grants, fundraising, and adoption fees. Their mission is to reduce animal suffering and inspire compassion for all living creatures throughout the community.
Ready to adopt from Upper Valley Humane Society? Here's how it works:
Adoption surveys at Upper Valley Humane Society can be found here:
Adoption fees at Upper Valley Humane Society are as follows:
Discounts are available for all animals adopted out in bonded pairs (excludes kittens and puppies) as well as to senior citizens and veterans. Please visit Upper Valley Humane Society's website for further details.
Your adoption fee covers spay/ neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, flea and tick treatment, deworming, microchipping, heartworm testing and treatment (dogs), and FIV testing (cats).
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.