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Adoptable Pets in the Upper Valley

  • Read more about these adoptable pets below. —Maggie Cassidy

  • Read more about these adoptable pets below. —Maggie Cassidy

  • Read more about these adoptable pets below. —Maggie Cassidy

Published: 5/12/2017 12:32:55 PM
Modified: 5/12/2017 12:33:06 PM

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

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Archie, adoptable from Upper Valley Humane Society

“Hi, my name is Archie! I’m just under a year old. I’m very high energy and would do best in an active home with someone who is willing to teach me basic skills, such as loose leash walking.

“I enjoy car rides and I’m house and crate trained. I need to be in a home with older children. If you have other dogs, we will need to have a meet and greet.

“Am I the pup for you? Please come in and meet with me today!”

Archie is 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.

Pippa, adoptable from Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society

“Hi! My name’s Pippa and I’m a 5-year-old spayed female. I came to Lucy Mackenzie when my owner passed away. I’ve had a difficult time transitioning, but things are getting better every day. I live in the cat condos here at the shelter, which allows me to have a space of my own when needed.

“I really do miss my human — she was all I ever knew. I had lived with her my entire life. I look forward to finding my new home and family.

“I’d like to be the only cat in my new home, and wouldn’t mind a more quiet household. If you have room in your home and heart and could help to give me a second chance, please stop in and meet me today!”

Pippa 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.

Pinto, adoptable from River Valley Animal Protection League

Take a deep breath, hold it for a moment, let it out. That calm serenity you’re feeling is the essence of Pinto. He is an exceptionally easy going cat, who can disarm his more confrontational fellows as if by magic. Other cats can’t pick a fight with Pinto because he ignores their poor manners and rubs on them in greeting — or withdraws.

It’s clear that Pinto enjoys the company of other cats, and is comforted by their presence. Currently he shares a room with his friend, Mooney, and can be found sharing a kitty bed together on occasion, too.

Pinto can be shy, but he comes around quickly and consistently with a few good chin scratchings, even after being given medicine or enduring other necessary discomforts.

This guy is very child friendly, not because he goes out of his way to socialize with children, but because he is so tolerant. If kids are making him uncomfortable, he withdraws, but shows no inclination of lashing out. Ever.

So, what could be wrong with this perfect angel cat? Not much, actually. He isn’t a big fan of being picked up and doesn’t seem to want to sit in laps. But he loves being petted while he’s got four on the floor — loves it! And … that’s it. Not so bad, is it?

Pinto will make an excellent addition to any household. Homes with other cats, children, elderly folks, people with disabilities, people who like brussels sprouts, you name it. If you want a cat, come meet him, and you will want to take him home.

Pinto 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.

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