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ABOUT US

The MHS Adoption and Learning Center, built in 2000, is a 23,000 square foot facility located in a secluded setting that redefines the concept of "animal shelter". From the comfortable "Almost Home Rooms" for dogs and spacious, naturally lit feline "catillions" - to the state-of-the-art training center and boarding facility, MHS truly does provide a caring and safe haven for thousands of animals waiting to find their forever home. MHS also offers a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and the community.

Just one mile south of Keene on Route 10, the Adoption & Learning Center totals 90 acres providing plenty of space for the Center itself, ample parking, and lots of outdoor space for training classes, agility, walking trails, and wide open spaces for people and their dogs (or shelter dogs) to enjoy!


NEWS

Join the MHS Retail Loyalty Program!

Spend $100 and get $10 off your next retail purchase. For every $10 you spend on retail products your card will be punched. Collect 10 punches (or spend $100) and turn in your card for $10 off your next puchase.

Valid on all store product, including pet food.

Not valid on boarding, daycare, training services or adoptions.


Support Those Who Support Us

The Monadnock Humane Society would like to recognize the businesses who have donated their precious time, money and goods to support our mission. We know that there are plenty of places to shop, but please give these businesses your business and Support Those Who Support Us. Want to participate? Learn more about this program.

Click to See a List of Current Participants.


ADOPTING A FRIEND


We are so glad you are interested in adopting your next pet from the Monadnock Humane Society (MHS). We want to help you find the best pet possible to fit your lifestyle! The first step to adopt your next family member is to complete an adoption survey. MHS uses the Meet Your Match program to help you find the best pet possible!

Adoption Fees are:

Puppies & Dogs

The Monadnock Humane Society transports adoptable dogs from overpopulated shelters outside New England. Dogs are transported into our community due to a decrease in the number of local dogs relinquished or found stray. Although we transport dogs, the dogs in our community remain our priority.

Kittens & Cats

Small Animals

*Rabbits are spayed or neutered and ferrets receive a rabies vaccination.

Senior citizen discount: Adoption fee reduced by $20

Animals adopted from MHS receive the following: Spay or neuter to help end the cycle of homelessness.

  • Microchip pet identification for dogs and cats.
  • Up-to-date vaccinations based on age and length of stay at MHS.
  • Pre-adoption behavioral assessment and post-adoption follow-up.

  • DIRECTIONS

    From SouthEast (Boston): Take Route 128 North to 2 West. In Gardener, Mass, pick up Route140 North to 12 North. Follow 12 North to the traffic light in Keene, NH (Gas station on Left/TireWarehouse on right). Turn Left onto 9 West to the traffic circle in Keene. Take 3rd exit off of circle to Route 10 South. MHS is about a mile down Route 10S on the right.

    From the SouthWest (Springfield): Take Route 91 North to Exit 28A (Northfield). Turn right off the exit. At the "T" turn left onto Route10 North. MHS is approximately 30 minutes on the left- in West Swanzey, NH

    From the East: Follow Route 101 West, through the Route 12 instersection, to the traffic circle in Keene. Take 3rd exit off of circle to Route 10 South. MHS is about a mile down Route 10S on the right.

    From the West: Take Route 9E to the traffic circle in Keene. Take 1st exit off of circle to Route 10 South. MHS is about a mile down Route 10S on the right.

    From the North: Take Route 12S or 10S or 9SW (whichever you're closest to (they intersect in Keene), to the traffic circle in Keene. Take exit off of circle to Route 10 South. MHS is about a mile down Route 10S on the right.

    From the North East: Take Route 89 South to 91 South. Get off 91 at exit 3 in Brattleboro. Take 9 West to the traffic circle in Keene. Take 1st exit off of circle to Route 10 South. MHS is about a mile down Route 10S on the right.

    MHS is approximately 70 minutes from Concord, Lebanon, Manchester or Nashua; approximately 2 hours from Statham; 2 hours, 15 minutes from Burlington; and 30 minutes from Brattleboro

    Lost? Call 603-352-9011 ext. 101


    Monadnock Humane Society
    101 West Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH 03446
    603-352-9011