Dogs Available for Adoption

If you are interested in adding any of these animals to your family, Click here to download or print an adoption application.

Although this list gives you a general idea of what animals are available, the best thing to do is to visit the Shelter in person, or call the Shelter at (603)749-5322 during our business hours. To see our adoption fees click here


Are you a veteran? Annie's Angels and Chris' Pets for Vets have generously offered to sponsor a portion of the adoption fee of pets adopted by veterans! Click here to learn more!


DOGS UPDATED 5/25/2016

We update our site regularly, but animals do come and go from the shelter very quickly. Please check our listing on for the most up-to-date information on animals currently available for adoption. 






Maria is 4 years old and came to CVHS from an overcrowded shelter. She is a friendly and gentle girl who still needs to be work on her basic manners and commands. She tends to be a little nervous in new situations, however, she has experienced a lot of change in her life recently and may be more confident once she settles into her new home. Because she can be unsure sometimes, she would do best with kids 12 and older that won't overwhelm her. She has done well with the cats she has met at the shelter and will need to meet any potential dog friends prior to going home. Maria loves people and enjoys giving kisses. She also loves spending time outdoors and will likely be very playful once she has settled into her new home.


Age: 4 years Sex: SF
Breed: Shepherd mix



Ray Ray


Ray Ray is 7 years old and was transferred to CVHS from a southern shelter. He will need to meet any potential dog friends prior to going home and cannot live with cats or small animals. Ray Ray gets nervous easily, especially if left alone too much, so he would do well with someone that has a lot of time for him. He is extremely interested in food, so his new family will need to be aware that he may be a counter surfer or a trash investigator. He will do best with someone that will take the time to work with him on his leash manners and basic commands. Because of his size and energy level, he would do best in a home with kids 8 and older who will not be overwhelmed by him.

Age: 7 years Sex: NM
Breed: Labrador Retriever mix




Boomerang is 9 years old and came to the shelter because of his separation anxiety, so he will do best in a home with someone who is home a lot. He likes to chase cats and would be happiest in a home without dogs. He is a smart boy who already knows several commands and tricks. He is very difficult when it comes to handling (vet care, nail trims, etc.) so should not go to a home with children. Despite being an older guy, Boomerang is still very playful and energetic. He loves playing with toys and enjoys long walks, fetch, and tug-o-war. He would do best with someone that has a lot of time for him and will keep him active.


Age: 9 years Sex: NM
Breed: Blue Heeler mix





Sampson is a goofy, sometimes feisty, and oftentimes independent boy. Sampson will need an owner that can take a lot of extra time to get to know him and earn his trust. Sampson is quite skeptical of strangers so he prefers to be approached slowly and quietly. Sampson is an energetic boy who loves to play! His favorite types of toys are tennis balls, squeaky toys, and rope toys. He's also treat motivated but he's picky with treats that he likes. Since Sampson is very nervous here at the shelter, we recommend that any prospective adopters visit with Sampson at the shelter and meet with an adoption counselor to discuss potentially adopting him!


Age: 1 year Sex: NM
Breed: Chihuahua mix






Tippie is 5 years old and came to CVHS from an overcrowded southern shelter. Tippie needs a calm home with older teens that will respect her space. She is a timid and nervous girl, so she will need a patient owner that will help her learn to trust and come out of her shell. Tippie is nervous around other animals but may warm up to another dog over time. She needs a quiet home with someone that will take the time to help her learn to trust. Are you the special person Tippie is looking for?

Age: 5 years Sex: SF
Breed: Terrier mix





Jilly is 8 years old and came to CVHS because her previous owner was unable to care for her. This sweet girl is looking for a medium energy home where she can be queen of the castle. She would do best as the only pet in a home with kids 8/10 or older. She is looking for a family that will help her with her leash manners and basic obedience. She has been on a hypoallergenic diet at the shelter and will need to stay on one in her new home. Jilly is ready to enjoy her golden years - do you have room for one more?


Age: 8 years Sex: SF
Breed: Boxer mix






Sassy lives up to her name! She is an energetic gal who likes to play rough. Sassy would be happiest with an owner that is as active as she is! She loves to run and walk and could make a fantastic on-leash hiking partner. Sassy is a dominant player who has not done well with dogs that has met at the shelter. Sassy also has a high prey drive. For these reasons, Sassy can only go to a home where she is the only animal. She's the queen of the castle! Sassy can only share her home with older children (13+). When Sassy wants to settle down, her favorite place to lay is in your lap. She enjoys playing with her people and loves toys. Sassy will need an experienced owner as she needs a lot of direction. She will need basic manner training, crate training, and will need help learning to become more comfortable with restraint. Again, Sassy does live up to her name! If you're looking for an active partner Sassy is it!


Age: 4 years Sex: SF
Breed: Golden Retriever / Shepherd





 Kya is an incredibly sweet yet extremely unsure and timid girl. Kya needs a guardian who will allow her a lot of extra time to adjust to her new home. Her potential owner will also have to work on confidence building and understand that it takes Kya a while to warm up to new people. Kya is not comfortable sharing her space with younger children therefore she can only go home with older kids (13+). She is an energetic girl who likes to play but she is easily distracted due to the fact that she is very vigilant of her surroundings. Kya will need to meet any dogs prior to going home with one and cannot share her home with small animals. Once Kya has bonded with her human companion she will nudge you with her nose when she wants attention or to be rubbed. She may also greet you with a hug whether you are standing or sitting! When she wants to command your attention from another room she may quietly huff or bark - this means it might be time to play! Kya is on a special diet and must stay on a special diet in her new home. Her potential owner will want to keep this in mind. Kya is a sweetheart but will need an owner that can prove to her that she is safe and that everything is OK. Could that owner be you?


Age: 3 years Sex: SF
Breed: Sharpei mix




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