Adopt A Pet - Make a Friend at the Rutland County Humane Society

Do you know that older dogs and cats make wonderful pets? They are more likely to be house trained and they are typically calmer than younger animals.

Additionally, their behaviors and personalities are usually already established.

If you are thinking of adopting an animal, please consider an older one.

And if you're 55 years old or older and adopt an animal 5 years old or older from the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS), there is no adoption fee. The program is RCHS's Senior-to-Senior program.

To learn more about the program or to find out what senior animals are available for adoption please call the RCHS Shelter at 483-6700 or visit www.rchsvt.org.


THUMPER - Rutland County Humane Society


1.5 year old. Neutered Male. Black Shorthaired American Shelter Dog.

I am a big beautiful dog looking for someone who is ready to make a commitment to me and make me a best friend. I was brought here on Oct. 15 because I have been passed around to different families in the past few months. While they all enjoyed me, none of them had the time to train and exercise me. If you’re into exercise and have the time and patience in your life to teach me some manners, you won’t regret it.


HUNTER - Rutland County Humane Society


1.5 year old. Neutered Male. Tri-Colored Shorthaired American Shelter Dog.

I am a big beautiful dog looking for a long walk and a good snuggle. For the past year I have been living in a home with kids of all ages and cats and I really fit in well. I did have a habit of running off (following my nose I guess) and my family had to bribe me with cat food to jump back in the car. Because of this, the shelter folks are recommending that I go to a home with a fenced in yard.

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