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    Lives saved in 2015

     Help us continue this awesome success rate in the year of 2016!! We couldn’t have done it without all of our supporters in the community! Thank you for helping us be great.

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    Heart to Heart Program

    Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches—and what a better way show love than by helping animals in need? We invite you to be a part of PHS’s Heart to Heart campaign, aimed at raising funds to treat heartworms in Portsmouth’s stray, abandoned, and neglected dogs. Often, animals are surrendered or abandoned due

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    Register for the Cause for Paws 1-mile dog walk!

    Our 1-mile dog walk is one of our favorite traditions! Join in on the fun by bringing your well-mannered canine companion on a friendly stroll through Olde Towne Portsmouth. Don’t be fooled, though — fierce competition rages behind the scenes as our walkers vie to earn the honorable title of “Top Fundraiser”! Get your friends,

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    Volunteer for Cause for Paws

    Interested in volunteering? Great! We couldn’t do it without you. Please fill out the brief form below and our volunteer manager will contact you with Cause for Paws volunteer opportunities! Volunteers are needed in two shifts, 8 am – 11 am and 11 am – 2 pm. Note, volunteers must be 10 or older. Volunteers

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About Us

The Portsmouth Humane Society is a non-profit Virginia corporation. We depend upon charitable contributions to accomplish our work and on volunteer support to augment a very small paid staff. We were founded in 1889 and believe that we are the oldest continuously operating animal welfare organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

PHS is dedicated to caring for homeless animals in the community by promoting their adoptions into loving, permanent homes. We also provide education and community outreach programs to help decrease the pet overpopulation problem.


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