Get ready for a 'whale' of a good time with Orca

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Get ready for a 'whale' of a good time with Orca

Meet Orca!

This handsome guy came to the shelter in April as a stray. Despite his good looks, Orca has been overlooked by potential adopters for over four months.

Orca is an adorable five-year-old pup with a strong personality! Though it takes him a little while to trust new humans, he makes an awesome companion once he warms up to you. Orca loves exploring the outdoors on long walks, and almost never goes anywhere without one of his toys. Most days, you can find him sitting quietly in his kennel, holding one of his beloved toys in his mouth. He's just waiting for the right person to finally notice him!

Though Orca is friendly once you get to know him, he can be a bit hesitant. You'll often see him with a toy when meeting new people, as his toys act as a kind of security blanket for him. He's looking for an experienced, loving home that is willing to give him the time he needs to be comfortable and practice self-control. He must go to a home without any feline friends and with family members ages teens and up. Orca will need to meet any potential canine companions to determine compatibility.

Will you be the one to finally give Orca the forever home of his dreams? Come meet him at Pope Memorial Humane Society (formerly Cocheco Valley Humane Society) at 221 County Farm Road in Dover, NH. For more information on adopting a pet, visit