CVHS is pleased to announce that longtime philanthropist Lyman Pope, Jr. has pledged $1 million over the next 4 years for the construction of CVHS’s new 11,000 sq./ft. facility in Dover, NH.   With his gift, 80% percent of the funding for the facility is now secured and in his honor, the organization will now be known as The Pope Memorial Cocheco Valley Humane Society (PMCVHS). CVHS is very excited to move forward with the new shelter with the construction to start in the Spring of 2018. On behalf of the animals, staff and volunteers at CVHS thank you Mr. Pope for your generous gift to our new shelter! Click here to read the full press release. 


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Join us on Sunday, April 29th for our annual Tails to Trails Dog Walk & 5K Run. This year’s event will take place in downtown Dover through Henry Law Park. There will be a shorter loop for the dog walkers through the park. For more information click here.

Meet Joe Somers our featured volunteer. Joe started volunteering at CVHS in December of 2014. He is a dedicated volunteer who never misses an opportunity to spend time with “his dogs.” Joe considers all of the dogs at the shelter his friends. He shows up every day rain or shine to walk the dogs. In fact, he still buys Christmas presents for some of his favorite alumni. He truly has a heart of gold and we are so lucky to have him as part of our volunteer family! Thank you Joe!