How many dogs can one person legally have in New Hampshire?

Similar to hoarding old artifacts or clothing, some people hoard pets as a source of comfort. But the difference between collecting old coats and collecting dogs is that dogs are living, breathing creatures that require care! If you have too many of them, their welfare will likely be compromised, and you’ll have an animal cruelty charge on your hands.

Remember the Wolfeboro, New Hampshire woman who was convicted of animal cruelty for owning 84 Great Danes?

The fact that these poor animals lived in misery and fear and without enough food makes my heart break into a million little pieces.

This made me wonder how many dogs someone is allowed to legally own in Granite State. I know the number is much lower than 84.

I did some research and really couldn’t find a fixed number or simple limit. Now, that does not mean that the limit does not exist!

This seems to depend on the ordinances put in place by the authorities in your city, as well as your particular situation. For example, if you own more than three or four dogs, some cities may require you to obtain a kennel license while others do not. Most, if not all, cases of animal abuse or neglect are reported by neighbors or bystanders. It’s not like animal control goes door to door asking how many animals you own.

THE MORAL OF THE STORY: According to Doglaw.comEven if a city hasn’t set a limit on the number of animals, neighbors who are bothered by too many animals can sue. If a court decides that the animals are indeed a nuisance – that is, they prevent neighbors from enjoying their property – the owner can be ordered by the court to get rid of certain animals.

What do you think should be the limit? That might be a hot take, but I think more than three dogs under one roof is too much! Unless you have an in-home dog helper to make sure all your dogs are well fed, groomed and given enough exercise, OR animal care is your full time job.

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