upcoming events



The 29th Annual Walk for Animals Saturday, June 17--10 a.m.-1 p.m.

This year's Walk for Animals will once again be held at the Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Swanzey on Saturday, June 17th from 10am-1pm, rain or shine. Walk with or without a dog - everyone is welcome, and humans of all ages are encouraged to participate!

In the weeks leading up to The Walk, animal lovers in the community ask family, friends, coworkers, colleagues – everyone they know – to sponsor them. Visit our online fundraising page at www.mhswalkforanimals.com for more details and to get started fundraising today!  All money raised from this event goes directly to the care of the homeless animals at MHS.


HAPPINESS IS SHARING YOUR DOG WITH OTHERS: Intro to Therapy Dogs Talk Tuesday, June 13 -- 5:30 p.m.

Join us at our Peterborough Office in Depot Square to learn about Therapy Dog work and how you and your people-loving pet can get started volunteering together.

Monadnock Humane Society's Therapy Dog Volunteers regularly visit at local elementary schools, colleges, senior residences, rehabs, and hospitals. The need for more volunteers is growing. Learn more about how you and your dog can make a difference. The talk is free.  We will meet in the conference room of the Offices at Depot Square in Peterborough, NH. 20 Grove Street #30--right next to the Sharon Arts Center. Questions? Email Amee Abel at ameea@humanecommunity.org or call (603) 352-9011 ext 135

Stunt Dog Experience Friday, May 12 -- 7:30 p.m.

Monadnock  Humane Society is proud to co-sponsor an event for all animal lovers at The Colonial Theatre in Keene, NH. The Stunt Dog Experience features fabulous performing dogs. Trainers Chris and Suhey Perondi select high-energy shelter dogs and turn them into award-winning entertainers using dog-friendly training methods. Tickets $25-$29 on sale now

Saturday, May 6 2:30-4 p.m.

Have you ever wondered about how your pet dog differs from a Wolf? Do you know which wild dogs live in New Hampshire? Find out the answers to this and more when Naturalist Susie Spikol Faber from the Harris Center brings skeletons, pelts and more to Monadnock Humane Society. We’ll compare them with the friendly, domestic dogs in our backyard, and search MHS’ property for signs of wild canids.   This family-friendly program is aimed at dog-lovers ages 5-100. Free of Charge but Registration requested: Email to AmeeA@humanecommunity.org or (603) 352-9011 ext 135.

Dine Out and Help the Animals! --Thursdays 5-7:30 p.m.

Go vegan/vegetarian at Country Life Restaurant in Keene: Every Thursday between 5 and 7:30 pm, CLR will donate 10% of pre-tax bills to MHS. This is an ongoing event so be sure to get a Thursday night dinner planned now! Also – CLR holds a “share a book” fundraiser and has a cash box for donations! Thanks so much to Peggy and everyone at CLR for helping the animals.


SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS FOR CATS - Neutering not only enhances your cat’s health and contentment, it reduces the cost of pet ownership. Cats brought to the clinic are given a basic exam, after which they are spayed (females) or neutered (males) and given distemper complex and rabies vaccines as appropriate. Cats will also have their ears cleaned, nails trimmed, and coats checked for fleas. It’s like going to a spa! For more information, and a list of clinic dates, click here.


FURRY FRIENDS ACTIVITY TIME at the CHESHIRE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - From April to December, every second Thursday of the month from 10:30 - 11:00, MHS hosts an interactive monthly program. Parents and children will gather in a circle to hear a story, make a craft, or sing a song to learn more about being kind and caring to animals. You will also visit with one of our adoptable animals and learn about responsible pet ownership. Open to the public, no admission fee. The Cheshire Children's Museum is located at the Colony Mill Marketplace in Keene, NH. For more information, contact Kerri Cuevas, MHS Volunteer Coordinator at kerric@humanecommunity.org or by phone at (603) 352-9011 ext 147

PAWS TO READ@MHS  --Read to a Dog! - Read to a Dog on the 2nd Saturday of each month! The dogs are waiting from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Read aloud practice is free, furry, and fun at Monadnock Humane Society in Swanzey, NH. No appointment necessary; first come-first served. All dogs participating in this program are registered, tested, and insured therapy dogs.  For more information, contact Amee Abel, MHS Community Outreach Coordinator via email or by phone (603) 352-9011 ext 135  Learn more about the program here.

MONADNOCK THERAPY PETS MEETINGS - Open to anyone interested in Therapy Dog work! Monadnock Therapy Pets meets monthly at the Training Center on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Meetings are open and free to the public. We ask that you attend your first meeting without your dog. For more information, please contact Amee Abel via email or by phone (603) 352-9011 ext 135. Learn more about Monadnock Therapy Pets here.


MHS OFFERS A COMPLETE ARRAY OF DOG TRAINING CLASSES  If you need to train a new dog or puppy, strengthen your relationship with your dog, explore dog sports, or if you need help with an unruly dog or with behavioral problems, MHS offers solutions with dog training.  Please click here for more details, and for a current schedule of classes.


Planet Aid Collection Box – While you’re cleaning out your closets, bring any unwanted clothing to MHS and put them in our Planet Aid box. MHS receives $$$ for these clothes!  The big yellow box is on the MHS campus year-round (of course, if you have new or gently-used shoes - save them for the Shoes for Our Shelter fundraiser.

WOOFTRAX -  Don't just take your dog for a walk - take your walk for a dog! Download this app today and help raise money for the animals every time you walk!  This online fundraiser is for Dog Walking (and walking in general). Easy to do – download the app on your smartphone, fire it up when you walk and we get a check every 3 months. Click here for more info.