It's not too late. There is still time to stop by the NHSPCA at 104 Portsmouth Avenue in Stratham and meet the dog you've always dreamed of loving.
The shelter is open every day but Wednesday from 11:00. Closing hours differ, so check their website for all the latest information, as well as photos and comments about the available pets.
From their web site we learn 'Every year the NHSPCA takes in almost 4000 cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, geese, mice, rats, ferrets, iguanas, geese, horses, chicken, hedgehogs and other animals. All are looking for warm shelter and a loving, gentle hand to care for them.? Can you help?'
The Paws Walk is their one big fund-raising event. The main building and learning center are beehives of activity all year. The calendar of events lists something for everyone: 'Storytime with the animals' for children, a microchipping clinic, volunteer orientation, day camps for kids, and an 'Art & Animals Class: A Parent & Child Art Class' for children ages 4 to 7.
The shelter helps the owners of lost pets by posting their photos, names, where, and when they became missing. Their 'Lost Pets' page tells how to post your information.
The shelter has many volunteer opportunities: dog walking, housekeeping, reception, etc. There are jobs available for handicapped people also. Richard Maxwell is the volunteer coordinator, and can be reached at 603-772-2921 extension 104.
Don't leave without learning ALL about the Paws Walk from the Network of Best Friends Organization.