Positive Reinforcement Training for Pets

Positive reinforcement training has become a popular concept in recent years as the animal care community moves away from more traditional, punishment and dominance-based training methods. But what exactly is positive reinforcement training? In this post, we’ll cover...

Benefits of Cat Pheromone Diffusers

Did you know that you can help keep your cat at ease with the help of a colorless, odorless substance? Thanks to pheromone diffusers, you can! In this post, we’ll cover the benefits of using a pheromone diffuser in your home for your feline friend! What are pheromone...

Signs of Seasonal Allergies in Pets

As spring blossoms, so does allergy season. We know we’re suffering from allergies when we’re coughing, sneezing, or have puffy, red eyes. Our furry friends can also be affected by the uncomfortable symptoms of seasonal allergies, but they don’t necessarily show it in...

How to Approach a Dog

As the weather continues to get nicer, more and more dog owners will be out and about with their four-legged companions. With so many opportunities to interact with adorable pups, it’s important to remember that an unfamiliar dog must always be approached carefully....

What Does “No-Kill” Mean?

Since the no-kill movement began in the mid 1980s, the term has become more and more prevalent in the animal rescue community. The movement began as an initiative to reform shelter practices and reduce the number of animals being euthanized in shelters every year. The...

Spring Health Tips for Pets

The days are getting longer, the snowbanks are melting, and it seems that the coldest days are behind us. That can only mean one thing– spring is on its way! In addition to sunnier weather, spring also brings new health concerns for your furry friends! Here are...

New Building Update!

If you’ve taken a drive down County Farm Road recently, you’ve probably noticed the significant progress that has been made on the future home of Pope Memorial Humane Society of Cocheco Valley (PMHS). The walls are up, the roof is on, and the floors are being laid. We...

Introducing a New Pet to Your Home

Welcoming a new pet to your home is an exciting experience, but it can also be stressful and chaotic. It takes time for a new pet to adapt to their forever home, and that adjustment period is different for each individual animal. Preparation and patience are key for...

#HappinessForHemi

Meet CVHS’s Longest-Term Resident Hemingway has been anxiously waiting for his forever home for nearly 250 days. He is the currently the longest-term resident at CVHS. This lovable guy, affectionately known as “Hemi” around the shelter, came to us under...

Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Though spaying and neutering pets may seem like common practice in our society, it’s still not as comprehensive as it could be. Many people still choose not to spay or neuter their pets, despite the proven benefits. In honor of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and World...

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