During the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be open for adoptions by appointment only.

Feline Apppointment Request

Email Tiffany at tmartin@sarlnh.org

Canine Appointment Request

Email Fiona at frichert@sarlnh.org 

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Salem, NH 03079

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Salem Animal Rescue League is a tax exempt, 501(c)3 corporation registered with the New Hampshire Attorney General, Charitable Trust Bureau. Federal ID #020454791

© 2019 Salem Animal Rescue League


As of March 2019, SARL now offers surrender and adoption services for small animals as well as cats and dogs. We are pleased to offer this program in conjunction with our adoption partner, PetSmart.

For all inquiries about surrendering or adopting a small animal, please call or visit PetSmart.


290 S. Broadway, Salem

Small Animals

A program of Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund, Chris' Pets for Vets honors the memory of Christopher Journeau, a young veteran of the US Army whose silent struggle with PTSD resulted in his suicide. As a way to offer companionship and comfort to veterans and active duty service members, this program offers to cover the adoption costs for veterans and active duty service members.

Service members looking to participate in this program must show proof of service with a DD214 upon approval for adoption.

Chris' Pets for Vets

The Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender program (otherwise known as PASS) aims to keep the animal in a home environment as much as possible. This program is ideal for people looking to re-home their pet without having to house them at a shelter. To be accepted into this program, animals must be be spayed or neutered and without any significant medical or behavioral concerns. SARL will provide basic vetting before advertising the animal as available for adoption. We then go through the same adoption process we use for our animals which involves potential adopters filling out an application and scheduling a meet and greet with the animal. We will find the best new home for your pet.

To apply, contact SARL:


PASS PRogram

This limited intake program is aimed to assist pet owners who are facing extreme personal situations such as domestic violence, tragedy (i.e. home burning down), rehab, temporary homelessness, etc. Applications are accepted on a month-to-month basis according to our current capacity at the shelter. During this time, SARL will provide medical attention, care, and nourishment for the animal. 


To learn more about this program, contact our K9 Coordinator, Fiona Richert:

frichert@sarlnh.org • 603-893-3210 x200

Safe Home, Safe PEt