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 6/20/2016

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. 



Brumby & Brisbane



Brumby (first picture) and Brisbane (second picture) are bonded dog siblings! Brumby is 2 years old and Brisbane is 7 years old. They are looking for a home where they can stay together. Both are very active dogs who would do well in a medium to high energy home with kids 8 and older. They would be great hiking or walking partners. Brumby looks up to his older sister, Brisbane, and follows her everywhere. Both love to play and love attention from anyone! Both have previously lived with cats, but would prefer a dog-savvy cat as they are very playful with them. They must meet any potential dog siblings. If you're looking for two active go-getters, these two are for you!


Ages: 2 years & 7 years Gender: NM & SF 

Breed: Cattle Dog mix






Meet Benny! This handsome guy just wants to love and be loved! Benny may be an older guy, but he still loves to play with his humans and his toys. He would do best in a home with kids 8 and older and must meet any potential canine friends. He lived with cats in his previous home and should be fine with them in his next home. Benny loves his long walks with volunteers and even loves his down time with a treat-filled kong! Could Benny be the dog for you?!


Age: 10 years Sex: NM
Breed: Mastiff mix





Meet Bella! She came to the shelter because her previous owner could no longer have her where they lived. She is a shy girl and will take sometime to warm up to new people and places. Bella would do best in a quiet home with older children (13+). Bella has a high prey drive so she cannot live with cats or other small animals. She is easily startled by sudden movements or loud noises, so go slow with this shy girl. Bella is nervous with dogs so she must meet any canine friends before going home with them. Once she is comfortable, she will love to cuddle or play with her squeaky toys! Bella knows basic commands and would love a new owner to work on more training with her. Bella needs positive reinforcement always. If your home seems like the right fit for Bella, come meet her!

Age: 2 years Sex: SF
Breed: Labrador mix






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




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 Gender: SF

Breed: Retreiver 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






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



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