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August 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The New Hampshire SPCA is proud to once again to be participating in the national Clear The Shelters Adoption Event on Saturday, August 17 .
Special Adoption Discounts:
For this one day only you can Pick your Price on all adult cats, dogs and small animals.
Our website updates daily- and adoptable animals for this event will be posted as soon as they are cleared for adoption. Keep checking back! (TIP: sometimes you may have to clear your browsing history/photo cache to see the latest images)
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 are hoping that the national exposure will help bring awareness to some of our harder to place shelter animals, those with special diets or medical conditions, senior animals, or shy animals who get overlooked and have simply been waiting too long for a home.
Planning to come out to adopt on Clear the Shelters? Here are some tips to make it as stress free as possible for everyone involved.
1) Be prepared for a long wait. Along with many adult animals, we also have kittens and puppies available. In the past people have lined up very early. We will open promptly at 9:00am. We have extra staff and volunteers on hand to make this process as smooth and efficient possible. But we still want to make sure that the animals are going to suitable homes and questions and concerns are addressed thoroughly.
2) We do adoptions on first come, first serve basis- with an approved application. If you do not have an approved application on file, we will gladly accept applications the day of the event, but understand that while you are speaking with a counselor other families who have an approved application may get to visit/adopt the animals before you.
3) Proof of residency is required prior to adoption. Please bring a valid ID.
4) If you are looking to adopt a dog during this event, we ask that you come prepared and bring any children and dogs that will need an introduction prior to adoption. During this event we will not hold dogs for introductions. We will have tents and water stations set up for visiting dogs and volunteers on hand to help with introductions.
5) For one day only, you can choose your adoption fee on all adult cats, dogs and small animals. Our application process does not change. While this promotion encourages adoptions, owning a pet is a lifelong commitment and the costs of pet ownership should be carefully considered. * Kittens and puppies, under 12 months old do not qualify for this promotion. Find our regular fees here: https://nhspca.org/adoptable-animals/adoption-fees/
6) Stay patient and positive! You are doing a wonderful thing by adopting and our staff and volunteers are so grateful that you want to be a part of this very special day!
7) Be camera ready! Katherine Underwood from NECN and NBC Boston will be broadcasting live all morning and loves to interview families.