Make a Donation to CVHS


Your donation helps us save lives!




General Donations

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Honor and Memorial Donations

Make a special donation in honor or in memory of a pet of loved one by clicking the donate button below!

Let us know if the description box who the donation is for and who should be notified - including an address. Please let us know if your donation is in honor/memory of an animal or a person - we can't always tell from the name!



Thank you for supporting the animals!





Other Ways to Support CVHS


Monthly Gifts

Join our Monthly Membership.  Giving monthly allows you to automatically make regular contributions.  As a monthly donor, you have the option of an automatic debit from your credit card, checking account, savings account, or you can choose to mail in a check or money order each month.
It’s simple and convenient! CLICK HERE to learn more!

Sponsor an Animal

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for the person who has it all or want to make your donation to CVHS extra special, sponsoring an animal is a great way to help our small shelter care for the more than 1,500 animals the will come through our doors this year.


Sponsorships can be made in the amount of $25, $50, $75, or $100. Sponsors will receive an acknowledgement of their donation and will have their name listed on our website. Learn more about sponsoring an animal HERE.



Pals for Paws

Pals for Paws sponsors are area corporations, businesses, individuals, families, and organizations that provide a donation to assist with our operating costs for the shelter.  Your sponsorship will assist Cocheco Valley Humane Society with shelter operations such as utilities, cleaning supplies, food, medicine, vaccines, kennel supplies, and other necessities that are an important part of our $790,000.00 operating budget.
By becoming a Pals for Paws sponsor, you will help support the “small” things that are important and essential to the shelter. Learn more about our Pals for Paws sponsorship program HERE.





Donating to one of our appeals ensures that we are able to provide the highest level of care to our shelter animals throughout the year. If you'd like to be on the mailing list to receive our three annual appeals, please contact the shelter at [email protected] or 603-749-5322 ex. 112. You can also give to our appeals online. To see our latest appeal, CLICK HERE



Remembrance Gifts

There may be times throughout the year when you wish to pay tribute to others and conventional ways of expressing good wishes, thanks, or sorrow don't seem to be enough. These gifts may be made:

  • as a gesture of sympathy or in memory of a loved one, friend, or pet;
  • to honor special occasions, such as birthdays, promotions, anniversaries, or births;
  • to wish a speedy recovery to someone who is ill;
  • as an expression of appreciation for a job well done.

An acknowledgement of each Remembrance Gift is sent to the person or family of the person in whose name the gift is made as long as a mailing address is provided. No amount is mentioned unless the donor requests it. Donors receive a separate acknowledgement stating the amount of the gift for income tax purposes. You may give as often as you wish. You may also designate your gift for a specific use or allow the shelter to use it in the area of greatest need.

Making a Remembrance Gift

Remembrance gifts can be made by clicking any of the donating buttons at the top of the page and leaving a note is the "description" box telling us why the gift is being made, who the gift is in honor/memory of, and who we should notify about the donation (with an address). Donations can also be mailed to 262 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820 or can by made over the phone by calling Janet Quintero at 603-749-5322 ext. 112.



Matching Gifts 

Many companies match charitable gifts made by employees, retirees, and directors. These gifts are counted toward the individual's total giving to the shelter. Donors need to complete the paperwork from their human resources department and send it to Cocheco Valley Humane Society at 262 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820.


Donate Reward Points

American Express gives members the option to use their member points to make a donation to a charity. Donations are made through

Donate Your Vehicle

Make a tax-deductible donation to CVHS by donating your vehicle. Part of the proceeds from the sale of your vehicle will go to CVHS. Visit

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