Lakes Region Humane Society Animal shelter in Ossipee, NH

Why adopt from LRHS? Adopting from a shelter gives owners the opportunity to meet and bond with their future pet prior to making the commitment to adopt. If you have an existing dog, our professional dog trainers and kennel techs will ensure all dogs meet and get along before sending a new dog into your home. If you run into any unforeseen behavioral or medical issues, educated LRHS staff are here to help field your questions and concerns.

LRHS ensures all dogs placed for adoption are to date on Rabies, Distemper and Bordatella vaccinations and are spayed/neutered, microchipped and administered flea/tick and heartworm treatments monthly. If a dog has a medical condition or behavioral issue, LRHS will make certain you are aware of the issue(s) before you adopt.

LRHS ensures all cats placed for adoption are to date on Rabies and Distemper vaccinations, are spayed/neutered, microchipped, test negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV, and receive their monthly flea treatments. If a cat has a medical or behavioral issue, LRHS will make certain you are aware of the issue(s) before you adopt.

Upon adoption, owners receive a certificate for a free veterinary exam by Winter Harbor or Kindness Animal Hospital and a free starter bag of food!

11 Old Rt. 28
PO Box 655
Ossipee, NH 03864
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11 Old Rt. 28

PO Box 655

Ossipee, NH 03864

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Canine Adoption Fees:

You must be 21+ to adopt a pet from LRHS

Puppies (0-1y/o)…$350


Dogs over 7 y/o…$125

Cat Adoption Fees You must be 21+ to adopt a pet from LRHS

Kittens (to 1 year): $160

Adults: $85

7+ Years: $70

Spay/Neuter Deposit
A refundable $40 deposit is required for all puppies who are adopted out before LRHS can spay/neuter them. Once you, the new owner, get them spayed/neutered, your $40 will be refunded to you.

NEW -- Senior to Senior Discount
This discount is offered to adults 65-75 years old. If you qualify for the Sr. to Sr. discount we will match you up with an animal over the age of 7 for a discounted rate.
Cats over the age 7 = $20 off the original adoption fee.
Dogs over the age of 7 =$40 off the original adoption fee.

LRHS Adoption Process: 1. Complete adoption application & contract and fax, scan, mail or drop it by the shelter.
2. LRHS will call your vets to ensure current pets are to date on shots and tests.
a. If you do not own your home, LRHS will call your landlord to verify that you live in a pet friendly environment. b. If you have never owned a pet, LRHS will check your references.
3. LRHS staff will call you to let you know if your application was approved or not.
4. LRHS will schedule a “Meet and Greet” appointment. This appointment is for everyone who resides in the household to come and meet the potential pet at the Shelter.
5. If the Meet and Greet goes smoothly, we will schedule the official Adoption Appointment. During this appointment you will be asked to sign off on our adoption contract, it is 3 pages so we suggest pre-reading before your adoption appointment.

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