Cocheco Valley Humane Society is a community funded, 501(c) 3, tax-exempt organization. We are dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of animals in Strafford County, NH and Southern Maine. We are a safe, temporary home for more than 2,300 surrendered, lost, abused, neglected, or unwanted animals each year.
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 more than 125,000 residents of Strafford County, NH. CVHS also provides service to New Hampshire and southern Maine residents who, while living outside our general service area, need and seek our assistance. Our misson is to provide quality, compassionate care and shelter to our animals, in partnership with educating the community concerning animal treatment and welfare.