Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire
545 Route 101
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: (603) 472-3647
Hello, I'm Bertie! I'm a sweet lady with a big dog body on small dog legs. I admit, I might be a little chunky but you know what, there's just more of me to love. I love dogs--just not at my house. I love dogs at the dog park, but as soon as they come to my house, I can get territorial. I mean, it's MY house, why are THEY there? I am a very sweet lady, and I am content to just hang out around people I like. I love to go on walks in the woods and sniff everything out. I was crate-trained with my previous owner, for good reason. I was getting destructive in the house (toys, pillows, etc) and got really nervous when my people left. I think I'd do best with someone whose home a majority of the time (if not a work-from-home type), where there are no kids or other animals for me to worry about. I'm a busy gal, and would benefit from lots of enrichment and stimulation, like puzzle toys or long walks. If you think I am too sweet to miss, please come meet me!
Adult, Female, Medium
Well, hello there, my name is Bruno! I am a lot of dog for some people because I just donât know my own strength. I am quite a large boy who has a TON of energy. I have some knowledge of basic commands like, sit, paw, roll over, and down. I love to learn and I have been told I can pick up new commands pretty quickly. I can promise that I try really hard to please my person. I have been told that I still have some bad puppy habits that I am just too big for. When I get really excited I just donât know what to do with myself so I become mouthy and very jumpy. I can jump right up to your face! I have been working on this behavior here. I have also been working on my leash manners. Some days there are squirrels in the woods and I just really want to go after them and I have a hard time focusing on the person walking me. Other days I can focus really well on my person and I get all kinds of treats for being so good. I would highly benefit from long walks to get all this crazy energy out of me! Once I am on a calm note, I LOVE belly rubs and snuggles from my people. I am a big, hefty dude with a big, hefty heart. I would love a home without any cats since I might find them fun to chase. I also would not do well with small children since I donât realize how big I am, I may accidentally plow them over. I like other dogs but I have never lived with one. It could be a possibility for me to live with another dog as long as the dog meeting goes well. If you are looking for a hunka-chunka love, ask about Bruno!
Young, Male, Large
Hey... you over there... you must have room for two adorable pups like my mom and me. Let me introduce myself. I'm Daisy. My mom is Izzy. Mom is 9 years old but don't let that fool you, she has plenty of spunk to keep up with me when we run and play in the yard. We've been through a lot, but dealing with that has been easier with mom by my side. So the nice shelter folk said we could stay together, and that they would try and find a home for the pair of us. Most recently we lived in a hotel room with our owners and a cat. That was no place for us though so now we are looking for a home with hopefully a yard! I do love to run! My mom, Izzy, is a whippet lab mix... I don't know about my dad. But I have a face that makes me look like a boxer. We are a pretty awesome pair, if I do say so myself. I mean sometimes we are wary of strangers so will bark a lot initially, but that's just because we aren't sure. We do warm up pretty quickly and have been around older kids though, so that may be an option for us. Mom is really good at flushing out the squirrels and chipmunks and I just follow her lead. Chasing small animals up trees is so much fun! Though we may seem like busy girls, we also love to snuggle, and are all for lounging around. We love petting! I know taking on two of us may seem overwhelming, but we promise to make you laugh day in and day out! We could probably live with a dog-savvy cat, and older children. Seriously come meet me and mom!
Adult, Female, Medium
Hello, I am sweet Elsie Bella. As you can see from my pictures, I am a happy, loving girl. Hit the "play" link and you can see a little video that shows how happy and wiggly I become when I get to go for a walk with my foster mom!! What you canât tell from my pictures is that in new situations and when meeting new people, Iâm incredibly shy at first. I was surrendered to an overcrowded shelter in South Carolina from a home with way too many dogs. I was pregnant and I got to hitch a ride up here to New Hampshire to have my puppies, and now itâs my turn to find a forever family of my own. I found the whole journey a bit overwhelming - itâs a lot of new things to see and new people to meet. The magic trick for me is to have a friendly dog buddy along. I have a bunch of these in my foster home and they give me confidence and make me incredibly happy. I am goofy and playful with them and I am good at listening to them. Itâs like a switch goes off when Iâm with another dog. Everyone here agrees that another friendly dog is a must in my new home, a dog buddy to show me the ropes. I make a great dog buddy, too so it is a win-win! I also need a home that understands that itâs going to take me a while to get used to new situations. It will take lots of patience and love to slowly introduce me to this big huge world!! A home without small children would be best. Iâm a friendly girl, but all the activity and chaos of small kids would be too much for me. I am thriving in foster care at night, and hang out with my fans at the shelter during the days to try and get myself accustomed to the hustle-and-bustle of everday life. If I sound like a great match for you, email email@example.com and she will set up a meet-and-greet for us! I can't wait to meet you (and your dogs)!
Adult, Female, Medium
*COURTESY POST, NOT AT ARL* Hi, I'm Finn! Nice to meet you. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I am looking for a new, loving home. I know you've noticed my handsome face, but there is a lot more to me than that! I am a very, very smart guy. I know over 20 commands, including "Side" to come to your side, "Load up" to get into the car, "Give kisses" and countless more. I am totally housetrained, and I am good at letting my people know when I need to go. I love to play fetch, and I am a fantastic retriever! I know mastiffs are known for their drooly nature, but I will have you know I am NOT a drooler! I love to chew, but I know better than to chew on your things. A nice nylabone will do just fine for me! I am not used to being crated, but I have been assigned to an area with baby gates to stay when necessary, and I do just fine with that. Although I am a handsome, intelligent guy, we can't all be perfect, right? I have my flaws, just like everyone else. Although I am very loving and loyal to my people, I am not so good with strangers. I am very protective, which makes introducing me to new people or taking me out on the town quite difficult. Because I am a big boy, I will need someone who is able to handle me when I feel like something is a threat. Delicate folks would not be a great match for me. I love my people, and I want to protect them, I'm just not always great at discerning what might be a real threat. I can be reactive to new dogs at first, but once I get to know them I get much more comfortable around them. Overall, my dream home would be somewhere with maybe a fenced in yard, and loving sturdy humans who can appreciate my loving, intelligent nature, and help others respect my boundaries. If you are interested in me, my owner would be more than happy to give you more information. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young, Male, Large
Jack and Jill, here! Jack and Jill are two very sweet senior cats looking for a home together. Jack is a big guy, with lots of fluff to love. He is quite the cuddler and lap cat extraordinaire, and will even flop over for a belly rub session. He is a very social guy and can often be found following his humans around. At 11, he is still a fantastic hunter, you'd be amazed by his skill. Jack does have diabetes, which is well managed by two shots a day. Jack is very good about taking the shots, and it's really quite easy once you get the hang of it. Jill is a real beauty, she is shiny and black and everything about her screams feminine. Sheâll meow occasionally for attention but typically likes to watch from across the room. She loves her back rubbed and is addicted to her scratching board. Sheâs gentle and sweet to all she meets. When the weather is warm, they have been known to spend some time outside, where there were dogs and other cats which they didn't seem to mind. They have been around kids and did okay, but it was a while ago so it might be good for them to meet any future roommates of smaller stature beforehand. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in Jack and Jill!
Senior, Male, Medium
Hi! I'm Juno! It's nice to meet you, let me tell you about myself! I came to New Hampshire as a stray in South Carolina to find a future for myself. No one knows how long I may have been fending for myself, but I can tell you it wasn't fun. The folks here at the shelter have gotten to know me pretty well, and they know me to be an energetic pup with a serious love for toys! I am really smart, which is great because training is fun! I am very food motivated, and I am willing to learn for treats! You see, being on my own isn't always conducive to having the best dog-to-human manners. I learned some habits that worked well for me then- but don't work well for me now. I don't always know how to get out my energy, and being cooped up in a kennel doesn't help. When I meet new people I tend to get a little too excited, and sometimes I jump and mouth. I don't mean anything by it, but my friends here tell me it's not a good behavior. I have been having some sleepovers recently at my human friend's house, and I have been loving it. I am quite good at entertaining myself at her house, even when I can hear people elsewhere. I am making serious headway in the potty training department, I try my very best. I was really nervous at first, and it took a little while for me to warm up, but after I got over my fear, I have really started to love my sleepovers! I am working on being a dream dog, but I am still learning. Exercise and training will help me a lot, and the right dog friend might help teach me the ins and outs of this whole house pet thing. We would have to meet first to make sure we like each other! I don't think cats would love sharing a home with me, and small children would probably be a bit overwhelmed by me and I them. All I need is consistency, love, and dedication, and I know I can be a great dog.
Young, Female, Medium
Alrighty folks, the name is Blue. It matches my color. Unfortunately, I ended up at this shelter due to strange circumstances. I was a stray, I wasn't a stray, I don't know. I just know that I ended up here. The down and dirty of it all is that I don't like other animals, so I am looking for a home as the only pet. I have a couple of quirks in the fact that I don't like to share my food or my favorite bones. With all that fun being said, I am a great dog! How awesome is it to take a home a new dog that is already housetrained?! I AM!!!! How awesome would it be to take home a new dog that won't chew a hole in your couch?! THAT'S ME!!!! I also walk well on leash, I pull initially but that's just because I'm so excited to be outside! Did I mention, I'm also pretty quiet? I'm not a singer like some of my hound neighbors, and I don't bark just for the heck of it, but I will let you know if something exciting is happening or someone is coming to the house who doesn't belong there. My friends at the shelter often refer to me as an overgrown Boston Terrier because of my pointy ears and my little weird tail. I think I'm handsome, I know you agree! I would really excel at being your one and only! Any single ladies willing to give this distinguished gentleman a partner for life? Think of me fondly!
Adult, Male, Medium
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Young, Female, Medium
Hey people, I'm Spartacus! Nice to meet you. I'm a big, goofy dog looking for a home of my very own. Let me tell you, I am a PROFESSIONAL at playing fetch. I catch it- every dang time- and I will even hand deliver it right to your lap, and back up when I'm ready for you to throw it for me. I am a very happy dog, and you will often see me with a big doggy smile on. I do have a cuddle side, and I love to be pet and given back scratches. I would definitely benefit from some long walks and fetch-sessions to get my energy out. I have not always been treated the best, and because of my past I have a hard time with any sort of restraint, and I have a very hard time at the vet. I might be able to live with another dog, but we'd have to meet first to make sure we get along. The dog would have to have an energy level similar to mine, as I might bother a low energy or older dog. Cats probably wouldn't want to live with me, and I am a bit too much for kids. I am a quite muscly guy, so I will need sturdy folks, as I can be a bit of a bull in a china shop. Please ask about me!
Adult, Male, Large
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