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Our Featured Saint Albans, VT Partner:

Franklin County Animal Rescue

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve the strays and homeless pets of Franklin County Vermont, but adopt out to all!

About Our Shelter:

Franklin County Animal Rescue (f.k.a. Franklin County Humane Society) promotes the health, welfare and humane treatment of animals in Northwestern Vermont by providing temporary shelter for them with the ultimate goal of finding them good, permanent homes within the community.

Come Meet our Pets:

Franklin County Animal Rescue is located at 30 Sunset Meadow in Saint Albans Vermont. We are open Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 4pm.

Our Adoption Process:

All potential adopters must fill out an adoption application. These can be found at
We also need either a copy of a tax bill (if you own your home)or lease agreement (if you rent to show you are allowed to have animals). Once we have these papers in hand we do a Veterinarian reference on currently owned pets or a personal reference if you have not owned a pet in the last 5 years. Once the application is approved and everyone in the home has met the pet, cats are finalized and dogs get to go on a 5-7 day home visit as a trial period. Cats are $100.00 and that covers spay/neuter, deworming, rabies, distemper and a 3 way test. Dogs are $195.00 and that covers spay/neuter, rabies, distemper, bordatella, deworming, testing and a microchip.

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.