What We Are Thankful For.....
The holiday season is a time of joyful celebration and thoughtful reflection on the blessings and bounty that we receive. At PHS we are most grateful for the amazing staff and the 113 active volunteers who provide an unsurpassed level of care for all the shelter animals! We'd like to share a few fun facts about the amazing work that they do in a year.
In one year, PHS will see..
52,000 dog walks performed
2200 loads of laundry done
1000 Kong toys stuffed with treats
21,320 pounds of dry food fed
16,500 cans of wet cat food used
15,000 pounds of cat litter poured
9000 vaccines administered
Thank you for your gifts of time, talent, and energy. PHS is indeed the "little shelter that could" and you help make it happen every day!
PHS to Host "Game of Bones"!
Portsmouth Humane Society will host our first "Game of Bones" competition to showcase the skills and basic manners of adoptable dogs at the shelter. The competition is designed to challenge both dog and handler in a skill set and test each team's knowledge of nose work, agility skills, and basic manners. The players -- members of the Making Mavericks out of Mutts volunteer team - have spent the last 16 weeks training adoptable dogs to showcase what shelter dogs can learn to do and to demonstrate the importance of volunteers for a shelter.
The competitions include two nose work courses: for Search and Rescue, each team must successfully navigate a scent trail. For Target Practice, another nose work course, each team must successfully follow a trail of targets
Jumping Jacks is an agility course that includes a series of jumps. Tug of War is a basic manners event that tests each dog's ability to drop a toy during play and then return to play when cued. Furry Scurry is a basic manners event. The team will begin a game of fetch and play for 3 minutes.
Game of Bones will be played at the shelter on Saturday, December 6 from 2-5 P.M. and again on Sunday, December 7 from 2-5 P.M. Come out to watch and cheer for your favorites!