About Us

Who We Are

Cocheco Valley Humane Society, founded in 1984, is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the care of stray, abandoned, surrendered, and unwanted animals in Strafford County. CVHS, located in the county complex at 262 County Farm Road, cares for approximately 2,300 animals per year. The shelter receives no funds from the state or federal government and, instead, relies on fundrasiers and donations from the public.

CVHS is not only devoted to caring for unwanted animals, but also educates the public on the proper care of companion animals, as well. In addition to adopting animals into new homes, the shelter also provides outreach programs to the public.

The mission of Cocheco Valley Humane Society is to provide quality, compassionate care and shelter to our animals in partnership with educating the community with respect to animal treatment and welfare.

Come Visit Us


- Take Exit 9 off of Spaulding Turnpike (Route 16).
- Take a left at the set of lights at the end of the exit ramp (this is High St.).
- At the next set of lights, turn right onto Sixth St.
- After driving a bit, you will come to Country Farm Road which is marked with a green sign at the entrance to the road (CVHS is listed on the sign).
- At the end of this road, take a left.
- Drive to the end of the parking lot, turn left, and go down the small hill. Welcome to the CVHS!

Phone: 749-5322


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am to 5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11am to 6pm
Friday: 11am to 5pm
Saturday: 11am to 5pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Check out our new website at www.cvhsonline.org



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