A "surrendered pet" is a pet whose owner can no longer care for them due to financial, behavioral or other unforeseen barriers. When an owner surrenders a pet, they sign over ownership of the pet to the ARLNH so we can legally begin the process of finding the pet another home.

The ARLNH understands that surrendering a pet is a very difficult decision for an owner. We want to do everything possible to help each owner determine what the best course of action is for them and their pet.

We are a Limited Admissions Shelter which means we do not euthanize based on time or space. Some animals may stay with us for weeks or months waiting patiently for their new home.

As a Limited Admissions Shelter, we must admit animals by appointment to ensure that we have a safe and appropriate place to put your pet. In some cases, especially during the summer, we may have a waiting list.

If you have a cat, dog, or small animal (bunny, ferret, guinea pig, hamster, mouse, chinchilla and so on) that you can no longer care for, we are here to help. Please call us at 603-472-3647 to set up an appointment to surrender that animal to our care.  

As a part of this community's safety net for homeless animals, we depend on YOU, our community members, not only for our financial support, but also to partner with us in planning for our admissions so that we can find homes for as many animals as possible.

Thank you for considering entrusting your pet into our care. We will do our very best to assist you in your current life circumstances, and give your pet the best chance possible for a bright future.

Surrender Process

Animal Rescue League of NH

545 Route 101

Bedford, NH 03110


Contact Us

Adoption Hours:  By appointment only

Surrender a Pet :  By appointment only

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