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Rutland County Humane Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

765 Stevens Road
PO Box 558
Pittsford, VT 05763
(802) 483-6700
Email:
Website:
http://www.rchsvt.org

Pets at Our Shelter:

About Our Shelter:

The Rutland County Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare through leadership, education and action. Our various programs are focused to prevent pet overpopulation, animal abuse and neglect. The RCHS receives no financial support from any national or local humane organization, nor do we receive any United Way funding. Our programs are supported solely by donations, memberships and fundraising events.

Come Meet our Pets:

The Rutland County Humane Society is loocated just a few minutes north of Rutland, VT at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford, VT.

The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 to 5:00. The shelter is closed on Monday and Sunday.

Our Adoption Process:

The adoption process at the Rutland County Humane Society generally involves the following:
- complete a questionnaire
- talk with shelter staff to assure that the animal you have chosen to adopt is a good match for your family
- for home owners - show proof of home ownership (i.e. a utility bill or mortgage stub)
- for renters – the name and phone number of landlord to confirm that the animal you wish to adopt is allowed in your rental unit.
- shelter staff call your veterinarian to determine that any current companion animals are up-to-date with certain vaccinations

The adoption fee at the Rutland County Humane Society is:
DOGS
Puppies (0 to 12 months) $100
Adult Dogs (1 to 7 years) $90
Senior Dogs (8 to 12 years) $60
Super Seniors (12+ years) Donation

CATS
Kittens (0 to 12 months) $75 (2 for $90)
Adult Cats (1 to 7 years) $60
Senior Cats (8 to 12 years) $30
Super Seniors (12+ years) Donation
• If you adopt 2 cats aged 1+ years, the fee for the second cat is only $10.

SMALL ANIMALS
Rabbits $25 (2 for $35)
Birds $25 (2 for $35)
Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Mice, Rats $20 (2 for $30)

The adoption fee for DOGS includes:
- Spay/Neuter surgery
- Distemper and kennel cough vaccinations
- Worming
- One complimentary physical exam courtesy of the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association
- Free collar, leash, and ID tag courtesy of the RCHS
- $35 off the cost of Basic Manners Group Obedience class with Lesli Hyland
- Free trial day of daycare at Canine to Five
- Free grooming session at Canine to Five
- Discounted entry fees at RCHS special events and fundraisers (e.g. Tails & Trails, Mutts in the Mountains, etc.)
- Eligibility for the Alumni Photo Contest
- Discounted fee for future RCHS adoptions
- Free 2005 membership to the RCHS

The adoption fee for cats includes:
- Spay/Neuter surgery
- Distemper Vaccine
- FELV Test
- Worming
- Cat Carrier
- One complimentary physical exam courtesy of the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association
- Free collar and ID tag courtesy of the RCHS
- Free behavior counseling from RCHS staff for the life of your cat
- Discounted entry fees at RCHS special events and fundraisers
- Eligibility for the Alumni Photo Contest
- Discounted fee for future RCHS adoptions
- Free 2005 membership to the RCHS

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.