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Welcome to CVHS!

Learn more about our Bring Us Home campaign in our new video!



Special thanks to Aaron Cortina for all his hard work on the Bring Us Home video!





Check out all the great upcoming fundraisers for CVHS!


Saturday, October 4th - Visit the CVHS booth at Apple Harvest Day between 9am and 4pm in downtown Dover


Sunday, October 5th - Take part in a special blessing of the animals at 3pm at St. John's United Methodist Church in Dover. An offering will be collected for CVHS


Sunday, October 5th - Meet Stuart Wisong, author of Angel Come Home, at the Newington Barnes and Noble between 1pm and 3pm. A portion of proceeds from book sales benefits CVHS.


Monday, October 6th - Find out what animal communication is all about at a special class offered by Wendy Van de Poll from 7:00-8:30pm at Maple Suites in Dover. Tickets are $25 with 30% of the proceeds benefiting CVHS. Pre-registration is required - please click here to sign up for the class. 


Saturday, October 18th - Join CVHS for a chance to trick-or-treat through the Haunted Overload day haunt between 11am to 2pm at DeMeritt Hill Farm 


CLICK HERE to learn more about all these upcoming events!

Thank you to our top sponsor for our Totally Rad for Rescue 30th anniversary event!

Cocheco Valley Humane Society Inc

Thank you to Dr. O'Connell and Salmon Falls Family Healthcare for establishing the Animal Wellness Fund!
Click on the poster above to learn more.

CVHS offers low-cost spay/neuter clinics 



CVHS is thrilled to announce that we will be holding low-cost spay/neuter clinics once a month with All Creatures Mobile Veterinary Services. For information on scheduling and pricing, please call the shelter at 603-749-5322 ext 103.

Save money while supporting CVHS

North American Power has allowed us to participate in their fundraising program for non-profit organization. Go to www.napower.com/cvhs and sign yourself up for 24% savings on your electric bill and North American Power will donate money to CVHS every month for as long as you pay your bill. The offer will soon be available to our friends in Maine and Massachusetts - stay tuned!

Meet our Pet of the Month

Each month, CVHS highlights a different long-term resident as part of our new Pet of the Month program. The pet of the month will be available for a reduced price for the entire month and will have a special page devoted to them on our website. To meet this month's spotlighted pet, CLICK HERE


Pals for Paws

If you or your business are looking for a rewarding way to give back to the community, consider becoming a Pals for Paws sponsor! Click here to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of shelter animals.

Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for a fun way to help the animals? Are you at least 14 years old? Then sign up for our volunteer program! Volunteers are needed on a daily basis to clean, feed, walk, and socialize the adoptable animals. We are also in great need of volunteers on  weekends to help at special events. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Events

Check out our outreach events page to learn more about what we have coming up!



Pet of the Week: Richard

Meet Richard! This sweet little guy is about 10 years old and can to the shelter as a stray. He is looking for a low energy home with kids 10 years and up. He has done well with the cats he has met at the shelter and should be okay in a home with another low energy dog. Because he is an older dog, he is hard of hearing and his eyesight is poor. He loves to go for walks and is looking for an owner who is familiar with pugs and will help him enjoy retirement.
Age: 10 years Sex: NM
Breed: Pug mix


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