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Placing your pet with Pope Memorial SPCA

We are a limited-admission facility, meaning that we take surrendered pets by appointment only. Please review the information below before contacting us.

Before You Surrender Your Pet

Consider additional training. If you are giving up your pet due to behavior problems, consider contacting a local trainer or the SPCA for help. Many problems can be reduced or eliminated with professional help.


Talk to your veterinarian about allergies or other health issues. Most pet allergies are caused by pet dander, not fur. You can keep dander to a minimum by routinely brushing and bathing your pet. Nutritional supplements and/or certain brands of pet foods may also help with skin and coat problems. Consult with your veterinarian or local pet food store.

Find a new "familiar" home. Ask friends, family, co-workers, neighbors or your veterinarian if they may be able to provide a new home for your pet or know of someone who can. If you own a purebred consider contacting a Breed Rescue Organization. 

Please do not abandon your pet outside; it is unlawful to abandon animals under RSA 644:8.  Not only is it illegal and dangerous, but your pet’s successful transition to a new home is much easier when we have information about their behavior and medical history.


Initiating the Surrender Process


The decision to surrender a pet to a shelter is a difficult one. Please be assured that we are here to help animals in need.  Complete the above "Surrender Form" to start this process. We will reply to let you know if your pet is a surrender candidate. Due to the large volume of inquiries we receive, it may take up to 48 hours during our hours of operation for a reply. We thank you for your patience.


We are a LIMITED ADMISSION shelter. This means we do not euthanize an animal due to limited space or time. To keep with this policy we must admit animals by appointment only.  At times we do have a waiting list and we will schedule your appointment if you are eligible at the earliest date possible.

To inquire about the surrendering process, please fill out this  online form or you may email us at: or call us at: 603-856-8756.  We will need to obtain the following documents:

After review of all documents, we will contact you about surrender eligibility or alternate resources.​


If your pet is eligible for a surrender appointment, please ensure that he or she is current on all vaccinations. A pet that is current on vaccinations and has been spayed/neutered will have a shorter stay at the shelter.

Admission Fee

Fees cover only a small percentage of the costs it requires to care for your pet during their stay at the shelter. Fees for surrendering pets are as follows:

  • Dog $100

  • Cat $40

  • Mother Cat & Her Kittens $60

  • Ferret $20

  • Rabbit $40

  • Small Bird $20

  • Guinea Pig $20

  • Small Rodent $20

  • Stray Cat/Dog $40 (suggested donation)

All fees are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.

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