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    Prentis Park Project

    The next Free Spay/Neuter and vaccines clinic for Prentis Park is April 9th!! Call the number below for more details! ART’s Portsmouth Pet Project (PPP) will provide the Prentis Park area (inclusive area in orange on the map) in Portsmouth access to pet wellness information, basic veterinary care and spay/neuter services in 2016.    

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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

    Want to spread the love and help out some furry loved ones? What a better way show to your 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

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

    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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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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