THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED US FOR GIVING TUESDAY!

Can You Be a Great Rabbit Parent?

Rabbits can make wonderful pets, but don’t mistake them for “low-maintenance” or “starter” pets. Rabbits need a safe “rabbit-proofed” living space, a daily diet of clean hay and fresh veggies,...

Take a Homeless Pet Home for the Holidays!

MHS is pleased to announce it will once again hold the holiday adoption event – “Home for the Holidays” which will be held at the Adoption Center in Swanzey. This...

Time to get out your bike and ride for the animals!

It’s time for the second annual Wheels 4 Paws Charity Motorcycle Ride to benefit the animals of MHS! For more information, click here. Rider sponsor forms can be dowloaded, and...

MHS Adoption Center will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 2nd

Please note that the MHS Adoption Center will be closed on Sunday, August 2nd so that members of the Shelter staff can attend training.  We will be open all day...

Summer Bunny Love Adoption Event!

If you are thinking about adopting a bunny, now is the time! From August 15 – 31, MHS is offering a special reduced adoption fee of $25 (normally $40) for...

Pet Supplies at MHS

Pet Supplies to Get You Started MHS offers a small selection of supplies aimed at helping you bring your newly adopted pet home.  We stock only basic tools and supplies. Proceeds from...

Animal Welfare Work: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Animal welfare work has evolved since MHS was founded 140 years ago. Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6 when Sharon Wirant, MHS Board Member and the Anti-Cruelty...

October 2015 Update from the MHS Board of Directors

Please click here to read the October 2015 Board Update....

There’s still time to help us meet the 140th Birthday Gift Match Challenge!

Rex wants you to know we’re so close to meeting the match, and that there’s still time to double your gift to the animals! As of today, December 30, 2015,...

MHS Honored With Several Awards

MHS was voted Best Non-profit and Best Event for Charity – the Hair Ball by the readers of Monadnock Shopper News. The Boarding/Daycare Center received an award from the Keene...

An Update from the MHS Board of Directors – January 2016

The MHS Board of Directors is pleased to provide you with an update as we begin the new year 2016.  Please click here for a downloadable pdf. If you would...

Harley found his new family!

It is with great joy and excitement that we announce  that Harley has finally gone home to be with his new family! Harley was adopted on Sunday, February 14th (Valentine’s...

Foster a Bunny (or two)!

Want to help, but you are unable to adopt a bunny at this time? Fostering a bunny or pair of bunnies, might be a good idea for you and would...

Shoes for Our Shelter

We’re collecting 2500 pairs of gently used shoes, boot, sandals, high heels, or galoshes to raise $1,000. Bring your shoes to Monadnock Humane Society, and place them in the Shoe Collection box...

Giving Tuesdays at Waterhouse in Peterborough: Two 2016 dates-March 22 & 29!

Monadnock Humane Society (MHS) in Swanzey has been chosen as the beneficiary of “ Giving Tuesdays” at Waterhouse Restaurant in Depot Square, Peterborough once again. This year’s dates are Tuesday, March 22nd  and...

Dog Daycare at MHS!

Daycare is great for friendly dogs who really like being with other dogs.  Daycare promotes good manners with other dogs and people – taught and reinforced from the moment the...

MHS Walk raises almost $40,000 for the Animals!

It was a great day for MHS and for the animals! Thank you to everyone who helped us raise nearly $40,000!!! Thank you to our Walkers, Business Sponsors, Lucky and...

An Open Letter to the Community from Our Transition Leader, Joseph Olsen

Dear Community: At five months into my time as Transition Leader of Monadnock Humane Society I feel it is important to offer a report to the community. After all, you...

Koda is waiting for his forever family

Talk about carefree and happy-go-lucky! Koda is the man. He loves kids, is very bouncy and friendly, and has a wiggle in his walk to show just how much he...

MHS Adoption Center Closed on 4/12/15 – Staff attending a national conference

Please note that the Boarding Center will be open as usual, and all classes in the Guinane Training Center will continue as scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may...

Heart Vote – Continued!

Cookie the dog wants you to know that she’s so grateful you voted for her! She won the Heart Vote this Valentine’s Day at Monadnock Humane Society. She’ll be this...

Tucker’s life story

Here’s a wonderful story told in pictures of one of our puppies, adopted by Rebeccah and her fiance. This is one happy dog! (and very much loved).  Click here to...

MHS Foster Care Orientation

Monadnock Humane Society will host a Foster Care Orientation on Sunday, March 15th from 9:30 – 11:00 am at the Therrien Community Room at MHS in Swanzey. Please join both...

2015 Spring edition of Paw Prints

To view/download the current edition of our newsletter, Paw Prints, click here. Enjoy the Happy Tails, read about all that’s going on in our Boarding/Daycare division, learn about new staff...

Call for Nominations – MHS Board of Directors

Monadnock Humane Society welcomes members of the community to apply for service on the Board of Directors. You can self-nominate or nominate someone else at any time during the year....

Call for Nominations: MHS Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

MHS will present its Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award at our Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 2, 2015. We are seeking nominations from volunteers and staff for this award....

Giving Tuesdays @ Waterhouse Restaurant

Monadnock Humane Society (MHS) in Swanzey is pleased to be chosen as the beneficiary of “ Giving Tuesdays” at Waterhouse Restaurant in Depot Square, Peterborough, on Tuesday, April 14th and...

Join the Walk for Animals!

It’s time for the 27th Walk for Animals! Click here for all the details....

Noche Mexicana Fundraiser!

Come on down to Margarita’s on Thursday, April 16th and celebrate spring! They’re hosting a fundraiser for the animals of MHS – 15% of your pre-tax bill will be donated...

Take our Survey – we need your opinion!

We need your help as we begin our journey to make Monadnock Humane Society sustainable for the future generations of the Monadnock region.  We are reviewing all the programs, operations,...

Spring Celebration and Annual Meeting!

Monadnock Humane Society will be holding a Spring Celebration and its Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 2nd from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in the Guinane Training Center. The first half...

May 2015 Update From Our Board of Directors

Please click here to view a pdf of the May 2015 Update from our Board of Directors. Thank you!...

2015 Award Winners

Please join us in recognizing these individuals for their service and devotion to MHS! Compassionate Citizen of the Year – Debra Rivest (Owner of Elm City Brewery) Outstanding Volunteers of...

Heather Samparisi, Val Starbuck, and John Starbuck Named Outstanding Volunteers of the Year

Award Winner Heather Samperisi      MHS Director of Development Carol Laughner presented the Outstanding Volunteer Award to Heather Samperisi and told us the following information about why Heather was...

Dog Training @MHS – fun for you and your dog!

Need to train a new dog or puppy? Want to strengthen your relationship with  your dog? Interested in dog sports? Is your dog unruly, and do you need help with...

Come and Watch Them Learn!

A well-trained dog is a well-behaved dog that is more likely to be adopted. Teaching the shelter dogs to sit, lie down, walk nicely on leash, greet properly, stay, settle...

Vote with your Heart this Valentine’s Day

Monadnock Humane Society invites the community to come to the Adoption & Learning Center in Swanzey and join in Valentine FUNdraising! The Valentine fundraiser – Heart Vote – was created...

Preparing a Plan for Our Pets during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus is at the forefront of our lives, changing how we think about preparedness in a time of emergency. Our community is not only worried about themselves and family...
dog wearing surgical face mask.

Pet Parent Appreciation BBQ 2017

Eating hotdogs and meeting new friends were certainly part of Pet Parent Appreciation day, but B&D Manager Linda Thompson and her crew had much more in store for the clients who...
Photo collage of pets and their owners at a pet parent appreciation bbq.

Well School 5K Donates to MHS

Sunday, June 4 was a great day to run the Well School 5K and Peterborough turned out for the occasion. The Well School 5K is more than just a run—families...
A group of young students running outside.

Compassionate Citizen Award 2017

Nominate someone you know for the Compassionate Citizen of the Year! The MHS Compassionate Citizen Award will be presented at a special ceremony during our Annual Meeting held on Tuesday, September 26th. ...
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MHS Offers Puppy Play School

Monadnock Humane Society, located in Swanzey NH, is happy to announce their new Puppy Play School program.  Puppy Play School could be the solution to your puppy socialization worries. Puppies...
Three puppies looking up.

MHS Graceful Giving – Happy Birthday Grace!

We are so excited that Grace has chosen MHS as one of the non-profits for her birthday gift! We hope you will choose to donate towards the machine that can...
A dog in front of cake with candles.

Cost of Care for Animals Seized in Abuse Cases

Cost of Care for Animals Seized in Abuse Cases When animals are seized in cruelty cases, who should pay the cost of their care while the case is prosecuted As...
Surrender A Pet

Monadnock Humane Society seeks quantum jump in its Ten Thousand Eyes Volunteer Membership – 400 to 5000

Written by Gary Lee, TTE creator TenThousandEyes.org is a lost pet reuniting strategy which combines, equally, the power of technology and the power of The (pet loving) People of the...

Big Dog Draws Big Crowd to Reading Nook

Big Dog Draws Big Crowd: MHS Therapy Dog Volunteers Collaborate With Monadnock United Way’s Reading Nook Program Monadnock United Way’s Reading Nook program and MHS’ Read to a Dog share...
Reading Nook & Read to a Dog Collaborate

A new model for animal welfare – Socially Conscious Sheltering

For over 145 years, Monadnock Humane Society has served the Monadnock region by providing compassionate care and aid to animals and people. The citizens who joined together in 1875 to...
A veterinarian examining a dog.

A Pet Food Partnership for Our Community

The idea of starting a food pantry for the pets of families experiencing difficult life/financial circumstances began sometime in the mid-2000’s. Monadnock Humane Society’s (MHS) Pet Food Pantry was set...
The first delivery pickup! Left to right – Dorothea Hasselmann and Emily Kerylow of MHS, Sierra.

All Dogs Go to Heaven…Some Go to Hospice First.

Bruce Cameron, American author, columnist, and humorist famous for writing the best-selling novel, “A Dog’s Purpose,” said it well when he said, “When we adopt a dog or any pet,...
Maggie with her new mom, Cindy.

The Rewards and Challenges of Becoming a Pet Foster Home

Just shy of a year old, Alice takes her first steps. Is she walking to her mother? Her father? Maybe the family dog? No, Alice’s first steps are towards the...