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Dr. O'Connell Donates $250,000 to the CVHS Bring Us Home Campaign!

Michael J. O’Connell, MD, MHA and CEO of Paincare, Salmon Falls Family Healthcare and R.O.A.D. to a Better Life, has generously donated $250,000 to support Cocheco Valley Humane Society’s “Bring Us Home” capital campaign to build a new 11,000 square foot animal shelter that will be located on the grounds of the Strafford County complex in Dover. His leadership gift will name the surgical suite at the new facility.


Click here to learn more about Dr. O'Connell's gift and our Bring Us Home campaign.

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


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!



Spotlight Pet: Rex

Just over one year old, Rex came to CVHS from an overcrowded southern shelter. We are not sure how he'd do with cats as he is too distracted at the shelter to meet them. He needs to be the only dog in his new home and would probably be too overwhelming for kids under 10 as he is very jumpy and mouthy. Rex is a very high energy boy who loves toys and attention. He is very food motivated and already knows some commands. His is also comfortable using a crate. He would do best in a home with someone that will work with him on his basic manners.
Age: 1 year Sex: NM
Breed: American Bulldog mix


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