Programs at RCHS!

The shelter has a variety of programs to benefit the people and animals of Rutland County.  If you would like more information on any of the programs listed below, please call 802-483-6700.

Surrendering An Animal

The Rutland County Humane Society accepts all owned domestic animals who are surrendered to us by residents of Rutland County without fee or discrimination based on potential adoptability. We also accept stray domestic animals that are brought to us by... Read More

Spay the Mom

There's nothing cuter than kittens or puppies... until it's time to find homes for them. The RCHS's newest overpopulation prevention program is simple and free: If you're a Rutland County resident, you can bring your mom cat or dog and her kittens or puppies to us at no charge. In exchange, the Humane Society will "Spay the Mom" and give her a rabies vaccination and return her to you at no cost. The kittens and puppies will be adopted into loving new homes after being spayed and neutered. For those residents who are able, we will ask for a donation to cover the cost of the rabies vaccine. Read More

Spay Neuter Assistance Program

Our Spay Neuter Assistance Program assists people who are caring for stray, feral and other loosely owned cats in Rutland County.  We will be holding spay/neuter clinics in targeted areas of the county for these cats.  We will also be... Read More

Senior-to-Senior Adoptions

The RCHS promotes the adoption of senior animals by senior citizens so that both may benefit from the rewards of the human-animal bond. Any animal at the RCHS who is 5years or older may be adopted by any senior citizen 55 years or older (yes, we will card you!) free-of-charge. Read More

Brandon FCAP

Brandon FCAP is a partnership of the Rutland County Humane Society and the community of Brandon. FCAP is an all-volunteer group that practices Trap-Neuter-Return in Brandon to humanely reduce the number of stray and feral cats. For more information on FCAP, please call 483-6700. Read More

Animal Adoptions

The RCHS operates an Adoption Center that is open Tuesday through Saturday 12 – 5.  At any given time, animals for adoption include dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds.  Our adoption process is simple and many adoptions can be completed... Read More

Information and Referral

The RCHS is a source of information for many questions regarding animal care, welfare, and behavior.  If we can’t help you, we should be able to refer you to an appropriate source of information.  Please call 483-6700 with your question... Read More

Gift Adoptions

Here at RCHS, we recognize that the holidays, birthdays and other celebrations are a favorite time to bring furry friends into the home. . .to surprise children, elderly relatives, partners, friends, and others with whom we share our lives. Because... Read More

Adoption Matchmaking Service

To facilitate adoptions for people looking for specific breeds of dogs, small animals of any kind, or cats who are Feline Leukemia (FELV) Positive, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Positive: declawed; or to live in a barn, we will take names... Read More