Portsmouth Humane Society’s Kennels Are Full and Dogs Like Onyx Need Your Help

Portsmouth Humane Society is FULL right now.  They have zero open kennels left.

I went out to visit for Furry Friday and met one of the many dogs up for adoption, Onyx.

Onyx is about 3 years old and came in as a stray.  He is super friendly, good with other dogs and people.

Stephanie Taylor with Onyx

He LOVES treats and knows commands like “sit.”  He is very food-motivated and ready to learn more!

Onyx the “land seal”

Onyx recently had a play date with some other pups at the station and completely came alive.  He was reserved in his kennel but he was so happy to run around and play with other dogs.  Shelter life is tough on our furry friends but getting to see him running around playing brought a smile to everyone’s face.

Stephanie and Onyx

He would love for someone to give him a great home filled with lots of love, playtime, and treats.

Interested in adopting Onxy?  Visit him at Portsmouth Humane Society during adoption hours:

Monday, Wednesday – Sunday:
12 pm – 5 pm
Tuesday: Closed

Can’t adopt but still want to help?  Ask about fostering!

Foster Overview:

  • We will supply you with everything you need to get started, just supply the love!

  • Portsmouth Humane provides all of the vet care!

  • There is no fee or cost for fostering.

Foster parents are an important part of our mission, and enable us to save as many lives as possible. Not only are you giving an animal a chance to become more adoptable (by recovering from illness or injury, or learning how to behave in a home), but you are enabling us to house another homeless animal in the shelter.

If you are interested in becoming a foster, fill out our foster profile. This gives us helpful information about your home and foster goals, so that we can best match you with a foster pet! We will ask you to visit the shelter so we can match you with a foster animal (or animals!).

Find the Foster Profile here!