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Lost Pets

Missing dog Portsmouth:The dog's name is Tulip (see photo), she is a one year old Jack Russell Terrier Mix, she went missing from her home on Dennet Street in Portsmouth on July 2nd, as of this posting she is still missing. Tulip is friendly but is scared or shy around new people. She was a stray that the owner picked up [...]

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Pets in Your Bed: Yes or No?

Pets in Your Bed: Yes or No?There are many different opinions on whether pets should or shouldn’t be sharing beds with their owners. While trainers and vets alike have a range of opinions, it is ultimately up to you whether your four legged friend gets to hop in bed with you at night. Here are some pros and [...]

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Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

When I began working for the New Hampshire SPCA over 15 years ago, I was thankful to see that most people really do care for their animals and consider them part of their family. Unfortunately, some are often left with very little choice when a pet dies. A lot of pet owners that have their animals humanely euthanized leave [...]

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Safe Summertime Treats

One of summertime’s most memorable pastimes is packing the family in the car and heading to get ice cream. It’s the perfect way to cool off and enjoy a sweet treat! While it may be tempting to share your vanilla cone and sprinkles with your pup, dairy is not recommended for dogs because it may cause tummy troubles. Here [...]

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Car Safety for Dogs

Buckle up! It’s time to hit the road and see all the summer sights. When you get into your car, what’s the first thing you do? Secure your child into the car seat? Buckle your seatbelt? While many may not realize it but your dog needs the same protection in a vehicle as you do.According to a 2015-2016 study done [...]

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Brush Up on Summertime Grooming Tips

Happy summer! With the heat in full swing, it’s time to brush up on grooming tips and tricks for your dog. It is a common misconception that dogs with thicker coats must be miserable in the heat and with all the trips to the beach or park, it’s impossible to keep them clean. So immediately [...]

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Violet's Training, Progress and Success

In the NHSPCA Training and Behavior Department we see many dedicated and passionate dog owners looking to do right by their dogs and their families, we wanted to take this opportunity to feature one such dog/owner team that we have seen come so far in the past months. Here is Violet's story in her owner Sharon's own words:  "We adopted Violet [...]

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​Preparing for Fun On the Water with Your Dog

We have all seen those fantastic photos of dogs out enjoying water activities with their people. If you have hopes of your dog being your stand up paddle board companion or your adorable furry first mate on your boat or canoe, you may want to teach them a few skills before they make their water debut!Life JacketsPhoto: Kurgo.comWe want your dog to [...]

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Keep Your Pets Safe this Holiday Weekend!

More pets go missing around the 4th of July holiday than any other time of year. Please read and share these summer pet safety tips.Never ignite fireworks near your pets.Leave dogs at home when traveling to a fireworks display.During firework displays, keep pets indoors in a confined area. Close blinds and turn on a TV [...]

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8 Local Dog-Friendly Places to Check Out This Summer!

The dog days of summer are here! With the weather heating up and the days getting longer, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sun.  What could make a beautiful summer day even better? Getting to spend it with your pup! We’ve put together a list of awesome parks and activities for you and Fido to enjoy together.1) Wagon [...]

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