For the safety of our community, PHS has made some temporary adjustments to our procedures in consideration of current public health concerns:

Commonly touched surfaces are being sanitized more frequently. All staff and volunteers who exhibit symptoms of illness are required to remain at home.

We are not currently accepting used items such as linens. Donations that we can use include bleach, dawn dish soap, hand soap, and paper towels.

All community events, group visits, and volunteer orientations have been postponed. This includes Cause for Paws 2020. We will update you all as soon as new dates are in place.

Interested adopters may make an appointment to visit the pets in our care by calling 757-397-6004 or e-mailing info@portsmouthhumanesociety.org. While we love to see all our supporters and friends, we ask that casual visitors refrain from coming to the shelter at this time.

Those looking for a lost pet should reference the lost and found page of our website under the resources tab. If you see your pet, please contact us by calling 757-397-6004 or e-mailing info@portsmouthhumanesociety.org.

Emergency surrenders will continue to be accepted by appointment. Please call 757-397-6004. Stray pets will also still be accepted.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate this complex situation. Now more than ever, financial support is so appreciated. Please consider a gift to our animals.