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Understanding Norman: Loving the Mouse I Never Knew I Wanted

I don’t want a mouse. I never have. My sister had a mouse growing up: Mufasa. I remember him crawling across a yardstick we’d set up between two beanbag chairs, and nothing else. I guess he was a decent pet, but still. I don’t want a mouse. I love my cat; I love my dog. But they’re different. [...]

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Common Factors for Litter Box Troubles

It’s always heartbreaking to see “wouldn’t use the litterbox” as a reason for a cat to be surrendered to the shelter. Often times there are medical reasons or perhaps a competition with another pet in the house that causes a cat to not want to use a litter box. It is only in rare cases a cat would choose [...]

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Help us Clear the Shelter

The New Hampshire SPCA is proud to once again be a part of Clear The Shelters this Saturday, August 19.   This important day, which takes place in shelters across the country, is critical in helping thousands of animals find their forever home. This year we hope that our Clear the Shelter event helps bring awareness to [...]

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A Forever Flock

We are proud to be a safe haven for more than just cats and dogs, recently we rescued a large bird from a lifetime of sadness and neglect.  Meisha the Cockatoo came to us in such distress, nearly bald from plucking her own feathers. Meisha was quiet and reserved at the shelter, tending to perch in [...]

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Sidecar Stanley Rides Again for the Animals

There is a new name rising to the top in motorcycle circles and that name is Sidecar Stanley. Who better to debunk the myth of motorcycle riding being only for hard core, ‘bad to the bone’ types, than a Golden Retriever with his own biker jacket, furry bomber hat and goggles.  For more than eight years, Sidecar [...]

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Summer Safety Infographic

Here's a great shareable infographic on the dangers of leaving your pet in a hot car courtesy of BMW of Stratham.Check out more Summer Safety Tips here. 

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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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