Cocheco Valley Humane Society Inc

A nonprofit organization

15 donors

The Cocheco Valley Humane Society (CVHS), located in the Strafford County Complex in Dover, New Hampshire, was established in 1984 to serve the domestic animal welfare needs of the more than 125,000 residents of Strafford County, NH. We also provide service to New Hampshire and southern Maine residents who, while living outside our general service area, need and seek our assistance. We provide shelter to more than 2,300 animals per year with additional services to thousands more.

Housed in a 100-year-old piggery that was once part of the county work farm on land, CVHS does not receive funding from the State of New Hampshire or the federal government.

Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and shelter to our animals, in partnership with educating the community concerning humane animal treatment and welfare.

We Fulfill Our Mission By...

  • Placing animals into caring, forever homes.
  • Promoting the practice of spaying and neutering
  • Assisting with cruelty investigations and rescue
  • Raising awareness within the community about animal welfare
  • Encouraging volunteer involvement and support
  • Being an active voice and advocate for the safety, health, and wellbeing of animals
  • Serving as a comprehensive resource center for the community


Organization Data


Organization name

Cocheco Valley Humane Society Inc

Tax id (EIN)





DOVER, NH 03820


(603) 749-5322