Our Mission


Based in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire, Above the Notch Humane Society is a non-profit humane society that provides protection for unwanted or abused dogs in Littleton and the surrounding areas of northern New Hampshire and Vermont.

The Adoption Process


Dogs come to ATNHS from many of the surrounding towns. Each dog visits the vet and is brought up to date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered if necessary and receives any other required medical attention. During the first week, the dogs adapt to their new environment. Available dogs are promoted on Petfinder, our website, Facebook

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The Gift of Volunteering


The Above the Notch Humane Society’s mission is to provide protection and care for unwanted, abused and stray dogs as well as educate the public in proper animal care and welfare, but we cannot do it alone. We need the help of volunteers; good people like you who are willing to volunteer their time and

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Fall is Back to School Time

Now that the Summer is almost over and the kids are going back to school, we turn our attention to getting back to routine. Summer was a lazy, unstructured kind of atmosphere in most homes especially those with children. The kids were around the household more and it would give them more time to play

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Summer Care for you Dog!

Now that the nicer weather has arrived and Summer is right around the corner, it is important to remember that your dog needs to have adequate shelter and water especially during the heat of the day. It is imperative that they are given the option to seek out and rest in a cool shade and

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On October 4th, 2011 Michele Millette, from New England Wire Technologies of Lisbon, NH made a donation to Brittany DeWitt and Richard Larcom from Above the Notch Humane Society. New England Wire Technologies allows its employees have quarterly fund raising activities where they donate the proceeds to local charities.

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