Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire
545 Route 101
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: (603) 472-3647

 . George .
 . George .  . George .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Alright. We are just going to tell it to you straight. George needs a GSD savvy person. He needs to be the only pet, really your only child - he can't live with children. He would play fetch until he couldn't move any longer if allowed, so a fenced in yard is truly his calling. George does not like all people. George hates other animals, living with them is just not an option. George is a die hard fan of tennis balls and toys that squeak. He enjoys mulching sticks and eating ice cream and is appreciative of a fun car ride, even if it is just to get a coffee (for you) and a munchkin (for him). Some of you may remember that George was found in the woods of Merrimack, NH, emaciated and torn to shreds. He has finally fully recovered from that and is ready for a home. Potential homes just haven't quite worked out yet. George is picky about his friends and how he meets them. He is the type of dog that has bonded so hard to one person that he wants to protect them, so making new friends isn't always that easy for him. He needs people that are calm and easy going, and he'd really love someone willing to spend a lot of time tossing tennis balls for him (the squeaky tennis balls are his favorite). George's current person, an ARL staffer, is more than happy to introduce you to him if it seems like potentially a good match. He may not make the best first impression, but once you've bonded, you will have no better friend than George.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Junior .
 . Junior .  . Junior .
  • Chihuahua, Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
**MEETING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, PLEASE EMAIL** Hi there, I'm Junior! Let me tell you, I am very loved here at the shelter. And I have made so many wonderful friends! My favorite pastimes are sitting on my friends' laps, being loved on and getting treats. I am absolutely adorable, and I have a smile that will melt your heart. I love to go on walks and explore, and I am good at keeping my kennel nice and clean! Another thing I love to do is sing! If you sing, I will too. And let me tell you, I have a beautiful voice. I have a lot of positive traits, but there are some quirks that my new family will need to understand about me. Meeting strangers is hard for me. I like to protect my people, so when we encounter strangers I try to scare them away. I do better meeting strangers when I am surrounded by friends, I know that if my friends trust the stranger, maybe I can too! I would like to be an only child in my new home (no other pets or children, please!), but I promise I will make up for it. The staff here at the league can tell you about how to best introduce me to strangers, they've figured it out pretty well. Because of my fear of strangers, I will need humans who can be understanding and work with me. I am an absolute love with my friends, and I can see myself curling up on the couch to watch a good movie. If you are interested in me, please email Naomi at so we can arrange for a proper meeting!
Senior, Male, Small
 . Kitty and Leo .
 . Kitty and Leo .  . Kitty and Leo .  . Kitty and Leo .  . Kitty and Leo .  . Kitty and Leo .  . Kitty and Leo .
  • Domestic Short Hair
*Courtesy Post, Not at ARL* Introducing Kitty and Leo! Kitty and Leo are two friendly cats looking for a home together, as they are best buds! Here are a few words from Kitty and Leo's guardians. Kitty is a very laid back cat, and he is a friend to everyone really. Although he does not really like to be held, he definitely loves getting attention. He is not shy at all. He enjoys playing with toys and especially laser pointers. Kitty is estimated to be around 6 years old. He was adopted from his previous owner on Craig's list. Leo and Kitty have been friends since they meet when Leo was just a tiny kitten. Kitty also loves tuna and catnip. Unsure if he would be good around other animals since we have never made the attempt. He does not mind noise but is used to a quieter home. Leo is about 3 years old. He has been a part of our family since he was about 10 weeks old. Leo is soft and adorable, and definitely has his own personality that I absolutely love. He was not held much as a kitten, so he does not necessarily like being held. He is definitely one who likes to warm up to you and learn to trust you. He is a little skittish with sudden movements. He and Kitty have become good friends over the past few years. Leo loves tuna and cat nip. Leo will thrive in a nice, quiet environment and would definitely be more comfortable being accompanied by Kitty at his side. Leo and Kitty could live with kids, but would prefer older, respectful kids. If you are interested in Kitty and Leo, please reach out to their owner at
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Maya .
 . Maya .  . Maya .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Maya here! I think I'm perfect, but the staff at the shelter have some differing opinions to mine. That's okay though because it means I get a lot more one on one time and training. I'm incredibly motivated by food. You see, I was originally a young pup, about 3.5 months old, found running solo as a stray in North Carolina. I managed to catch myself a ride to NH where these people have found me a few homes, none of which have quite worked out. Being on my own in the beginning I learned to guard the things I found to be important to me. Now there's a lot of talk about sharing, and I'm starting to get the hang of it, but I'm gonna be honest, it definitely does not come easy to me. I don't like to be yelled at. I do better in a calm coaching environment. I do get frustrated, when I don't understand what is expected of me. I like to stay busy. I like to play with toys. I like to explore. I like to have a job. Without a job, I get into things and that does not please the people around me...... sadly. So according to the fine folks who work and volunteer at the shelter, I am a diamond... or more like a piece of coal. If me and my new people work hard enough, there's a diamond in there somewhere. Really, I need someone with some time on their hands who is willing to be consistent with me, and take me through the necessary steps to succeed in a home. Ideally, I could just find my partner, perhaps they have an interest in dog training, and are active. I could get on board with having 2 adults in my life so long as they talked to me in the same manner and had the same expectations. I would like for my next home to be my last home! I've tried living with other animals before but it hasn't gone well, so unfortunately, I'm not the biggest fan of all other dogs. Again, I'm working on it, but in my next home, I want to be someone's pride and joy, and that's just easier if I'm the only one. I feel like maybe I focused a bit too much on what makes me a difficult pup, but on a positive note, I don't mind being in my crate. I play fetch and will trade toys. I'm very good about going to the bathroom outside. I already know several commands. I'm as cute as a button, and I can't pass up a good belly rub. Alright, I'll stop talking now, but if you want to know more about me before coming in to the shelter feel free to reach out to my friends at
Young, Female, Medium
 . Socks .
 . Socks .  . Socks .
  • Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Hi there, my name is Socks! Do you like to play fetch? I LOVE TO FETCH!!! I am a VERY busy doggy. As a typical hound, when I go outside I just have to investigate EVERYTHING! Can't leave any stone unturned, right? I am a very energetic dog who would love to be in a home where my adopters can give me a job, did I mention that I love to fetch?!? Sometimes I tend to be a little loud, but the world is just too interesting not to bark sometimes! The staff here thinks that I would be best as an only pet. I think someone who has experience with hounds would just love me. If you are looking for someone like me, please come and meet with me!
Adult, Female, Large
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