Descriptions and photos of the pets are submitted by the organizations and sent to the Valley News. If you’re interested in meeting or adopting one of the featured pets, please contact the organizations via the links in the pets’ descriptions.
And if you’re involved with a pet adoption organization in the Upper Valley and want to contribute to this feature, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Meow Meow, adoptable from Sullivan County Humane Society
“I am 2-year-old Meow Meow. I am a very sweet girl! My mom and dad broke up and were unable to keep me. I went to live with family but the resident cat did not like me so here I am.
“I am vet checked, spayed, treated for fleas and worms, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, tested negative for FIV/FeLV and microchipped.”
Meow Meow is up for adoption from Sullivan County Humane Society, located at 145 Broad St. in Claremont. Please see hours on the humane society website at www.sullivancountyhumanesociety.org and Facebook. Call 603-542-3277 or email email@example.com.
Egg and Nelson, adoptable from the Upper Valley Humane Society
Egg and Nelson are sister and brother. They love being petted and getting endless amounts of attention.
These two friendly, well-socialized balls of fluff are very bonded and need to find a home together. They’ve been at UVHS since July 2016. Come in to meet this adorable pair today!
Egg and Nelson are up for adoption from the Upper Valley Humane Society, located at 300 Old Route 10 in Enfield and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Upper Valley Humane Society is also on Facebook and Instagram and can be reached at 603-448-6888.
Nikita, adoptable from Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society
“Hi, my name’s Nikita and I’m a 1-year-old spayed female Siberian husky. I’m looking for a home and family that loves life just as much as I do!
“I came to Lucy Mackenzie because my former family fell on hard times and could no longer afford to care for me. Since I’ve been here, I’ve dedicated myself to perfecting the game of fetch. It’s a blast! I’m sure it will come as no surprise to you that I love going on long walks and runs in the snow, too.
“The people here have been helping me learn basic obedience behaviors, like how to heel, sit, wait and lots more. I’m doing a great job with it all, if I do say so myself.
“My ideal home would have a safely fenced-in yard for me to play and run around in. There’s a really good chance I could live with a dog companion in my new home, as long as we got along, of course. I'm sorry to say, I can’t live with cats, though.
“If you’ve been looking for a fun-loving adorable canine companion to add lots of love to your life, stop in and meet me today!”
Nikita is up for adoption from Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society, located at 4832 Route 44 in West Windsor and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Lucy Mackenzie is also on Facebook and Twitter and can be reached at 802-484-5829.
Bubba, adoptable from River Valley Animal Protection League
River Valley Animal Protection League’s kitty of the week is Bubba. Contrary to what one may think upon learning his name, he is not fat. He is not a backwoods, uncouth cat who wears overalls with only one strap. We have never seen him chewing a piece of straw, wearing a dirty hat, or driving old rusty farm equipment. I guess we don’t know if he is anyone’s uncle … but anyway.
Bubba is a young, trim orange and white tabby, with pumpkin-colored eyes, and a fabulous purr-sonality. He is pretty shy at first, but never gets angry with people who reach past his shyness to give him affection. Once that happens, get ready for quite the show of pleasure at spending time with people. He kneads while standing up, shakes his tail with excitement and purrs just because of proximity to someone he likes. Bub loves to get pets and scratches all over, and is generally a really cool, super sweet guy.
That is, until you put him in a new place. Then, he doesn’t know you anymore. In fact, he doesn’t know much, but he pursues the question of how small a space he can cram himself into. He still doesn’t get mad when someone reaches into his hidey places to retrieve him, though. We haven’t had much time to work on this, but we know that he has been part of a community room before, so we expect that he will become more comfortable in new spaces over time. Chances are he will have this reaction upon being introduced to a home, too, but again, we expect that he would adjust fully.
Please contact us if you’d like to get comfortable with Bubba!
Bubba is up for adoption from the River Valley Animal Protection League, located at 60 Cummings Ave. in Charlestown and open to the public Mondays, 4-7 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., or by appointment by calling 603-826-3061. The River Valley Animal Protection League is also on Facebook.