Partnership with Chris' Hero Pets

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In 2021, ARLNH became the flagship shelter partnering with Chris' Hero Pets to help adopt shelter pets into loving homes with veterans. Many know the healing power of the companionship of an animal so this partnership helps both the veteran and the pet. Adoption fees for cats, dogs, and small animals will be covered by Chris' Hero Pets, a program of the NH-based nonprofit Hero Pups. 

If you are a veteran who is interested in taking part in the Chris' Hero Pet program:

  1. Visit our dog adoption page to see bios for dogs currently available for adoption.

  2. If you see a dog you'd like more information on, please call our Animal Care & Adoption Team at (603) 472-3647.  A team member will contact you to discuss that dog and your needs.

  3. If it is a successful match, you'll be asked to show your military ID and given some paperwork to complete--we’ll take it from there!

About Chris' Hero Pets: When gold star mom Jo-Ann Clark lost her son Chris Journeau, due to undiagnosed post-traumatic stress, she wanted to show our veterans that they were appreciated no matter how they were impacted by their time in service, and hopefully prevent another veteran from facing their challenges alone. Learn more at

This program is made possible thanks to public donations. Learn more at