What is UCHHP?

Upshur County Hope House for Pets takes a multifaceted approach to improving the lives and welfare of all companion animals in the county, as well as the welfare of the county as a whole. The main functions of the adoption facility are to return lost pets to their owners, to find forever homes for homeless or mistreated animals, to spay or neuter as many pets as possible to help control the overwhelming population, and to educate the community about how to properly care for companion animals.

Our mission

The Upshur County Hope House for Pets is a volunteer-run animal adoption facility dedicated to the reduction of homeless and mistreated companion pets in the county by finding loving forever homes for those currently in need, spaying and neutering existing adoptable animals to prevent future litters, returning lost animals to their owners, and reaching out to the community and educating the public. Hope House will never use euthanasia as a means of population control.

Our objectives

Our history

In August 2012, Upshur County Hope House for Pets was founded by Dr. Cherie Nazzal, Teresa Hebebrand, and Michelle Enloe, with the help of numerous volunteers and members of the community. The adoption facility was created in response to the community's urgent need for a solution to the problems with animal cruelty and overpopulation of stray companion animals within the county.

How can I help?

We appreciate your generousity! You can give now by clicking the "Donate" button at the top of this page.


Want to pitch in? There are many ways you can make a difference in the lives of the animals in our adoption facility! We are always looking for people to volunteer their time or services. We also need people to foster animals and/or help transport them to rescue organizations and sanctuaries. To volunteer, email us at upshurcountyhopehouse@gmail.com.

Donating supplies

Donations are always appreciated. While we're very grateful for monetary contributions, we also accept donated supplies. Our wish list below gives an idea of the things we need on a daily basis. Feel free to contact us for an up-to-date list.

Items don't have to be name-brand or new. Generic brands and gently used items are welcome!

To donate items, please drop items off at Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital. You may also email us at upshurcountyhopehouse@gmail.com or call us at (903) 734-4909 to arrange for pickup. All donors will receive an itemized receipt.