Frequently Asked Questions About the ARL NH's Hours
Why is the League closed in the mornings?
Every day the staff at the League cleans each and every animal cage and kennel as well as all the non-office rooms at the shelter. With a 15,000 square-foot building and animals ranging from a low of about 125 in the winter to often well over 300 in the summer, it is not possible to get the building cleaned much before noon, even with the seasonal cleaning help we employ in the summer and the wonderful volunteers who come to assist. While we'd love to be able to open earlier, we need to ensure a clean and welcoming environment once we do open our doors, and appreciate our visitors' understanding!
Why is the League closed Monday, Wednesday, Friday?
The League uses our closed days for intense and focused work on all the things that are needed to get animals ready for adoption, such as spay/neuter surgery (which is performed in house), medical treatment and vet appointments, behavior testing, pet profile write-ups for the website and more. Also, when we have staff-wide training sessions of any length, we try to schedule them on a closed day so that we do not leave our adoption staff under-resourced when we are open to our visitors.