765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763
Shelter: (802) 483.6700 Office: (802) 483.9171

Adoption Center Hours
Tuesday through Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm
Sunday and Monday - Closed

News

RCHS Dinner Card Available Now!

November 26, 2019

The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) is excited about our new Dinner Card!  With it, cardholders can visit 13 participating Rutland County restaurants and purchase an entrée and their guest will receive an entree of the same or lesser value free.  It’s a win for the cardholder, a win for the restaurant and a win for the animals at the Rutland County Humane Society who need care while they wait to find their forever homes. Dinner Cards are $100 each and can be used January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, with some blackout dates and exclusions.  Dining cards can only be used one time at each restaurant.  The RCHS Dinner Card will make a great gift for everyone, so buy a few!  The Dinner Cards are available for purchase here or at the Rutland County Humane Society on Stevens Road in Pittsford.  If you have any questions please contact Beth at shelterbeth@rchsvt.org or 802.483.9171 option 6.

Our thanks to our participating restaurants!

  • Brix Bistro
  • Café Provence
  • Casey’s Caboose
  • Domenics
  • Flannel’s
  • Liquid Art
  • Moguls
  • Nightspot Pizza
  • Peppinos Restorante
  • Ramuntos
  • The Lookout Tavern
  • The Wheel Inn
  • Vermont Tap House
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Critter Community Holiday Card

November 25, 2019

It’s the 40th year of our annual Critter Community Holiday Card!  Include the homeless animals of our community on your gift list this year – participate in the 40th Annual Critter Community Holiday Card They’ll be ever so grateful.

You can participate by making a donation to RCHS and providing us with the exact name you want on the card. It can be your name or your pet’s name or in memory of a loved one, person or pet. On December 24, look for the Critter Community Holiday Card in the Rutland Herald, wishing Happy Holidays to the Community! Submissions are due to RCHS before Friday, December 13, 2019. Click here to donate online or if you have any questions please contact the RCHS Business Office at 483.9171.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Wonderful New Year from the Staff, Board of Directors and Animals of the Rutland County Humane Society.

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Join the RCHS Team

November 22, 2019

RCHS is hiring for two positions.

The first is an Animal Care/Adoption Counselor position, caring for the animals and working in the Adoption Center. Click here to learn more.

The second is the Volunteer Coordinator position, working with our current volunteers, recruiting new volunteers and managing the program.  Click here to learn more.  If you’re interested in the Volunteer Coordinator position please send your resume and cover letter to Beth at shelterbeth@rchsvt.org.

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Empty Ink and Toner Cartridges Help the Animals!

November 14, 2019

If you have empty ink and toner cartridges that you don’t know what to do with please consider donating them to the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS).  RCHS is participating in a program where we earn $2 in Staples Rewards points for every empty cartridge we collect.  All of those dollars add up to help the homeless animals in our care!  Please drop the cartridges off at the shelter on Stevens Road in Pittsford or contact the RCHS business office at 483.9171 with any questions.  The animals say thanks for your continued support!

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$11,000 Matching Challenge

November 6, 2019

Help RCHS Exceed Our $11,000 Matching Challenge!

Generous Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) supporters have offered to donate $11,000 to RCHS if the community will match it by December 31, 2019!  What a great opportunity to help the homeless animals in Rutland County. Every dollar helps and before you know it, we will have reached $11,000, and then it will be matched dollar for dollar.  Please click here to donate towards this worthy challenge.  If you have any questions please contact Beth at shelterbeth@rchsvt.org or 802.483.9171. Thank you for being part of this wonderful opportunity to help the animals!

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2020 Membership Drive is Underway!

October 31, 2019

Would you like to support the work of the Rutland County Humane Society? Become a member!  Are you already a member?  Renew it here!

Becoming a member of the Rutland County Humane Society helps us to care for 1300 animals a year. In addition your membership card will entitle you to discounts at specific local businesses. Our membership cycle runs from November 1 through October 31.

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RCHS Dinner Card Restaurants Needed

October 23, 2019

The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) is excited about our new and upcoming Dinner Card.  With it, cardholders can visit a variety of participating Rutland County restaurants and purchase an entrée and their guest will receive an entree of the same or lesser value free.  It’s a win for the restaurant, a win for the cardholder and a win for the animals at the Rutland County Humane Society who need care while they wait to find their forever homes.  If your restaurant would like to participate in the RCHS Dinner Card please click here to learn more or click here to register.  The RCHS Dinner Card will make a great gift for the holidays and your restaurant’s participation will make it a great success!  If you have any questions please contact Beth at shelterbeth@rchsvt.org or 802.483.9171 option 6.

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Annual Duck Derby Results

October 9, 2019

After a quick race at the Pittsford Recreation Area, and after all 1,300 ducks were collected and accounted for, we have the race results!

1st place) lucky duck number: 254 adopted by Diana Peterson

2nd place) lucky duck number: 1076 adopted by Riverside Veterinary Clinic

3rd place) lucky duck number: 909 adopted by Marna Grove

4th place) lucky duck number: 915 adopted by Ron Parry

Last place) lucky duck number: 754 adopted by Donna Kelly

Thank  you to everyone who generously donated their winnings back to the shelter, and for everyone who participated in this fundraising effort!

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The Animals at RCHS Need Supplies!

October 3, 2019

As you can imagine, the staff at the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) goes through a lot of supplies feeding and caring for the animals in the shelter.  We are currently in need of certain items so if you’d like to make a donation for the animals they’d really appreciate it!  The shelter needs paper towels, liquid laundry detergent, canned pate kitten food, canned pate cat food, dry kitten food (any brand), jarred baby food (turkey and chicken), small paper plates, 33 gallon trash bags and 15 gallon trash bags.  The animals and staff would be very appreciative of donations of any of these items!  If you have any questions please contact the shelter at 483.6700.  Thank you for your continued support!

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Dock Diving Results!

September 30, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to spectate and to those who participated our 12th Annual Dock diving event!  Thank you to The Palms at Prospect Bay, who served food and drinks just for this event, The Fly Dogs for their supper and help, and our wonderful volunteers!

Great job to all the jumpers today, and congrats to the top three in each division!

Novice: 1) Storm 2) Big Papi 3) Axel
Sport: 1) Bronco 2) Kylo 3) Trooper and Hemi
Expert: 1) Koda 2) Oakie 3) Odie
Elite: 1) Kendra 2) Mainer 3) Hozzy
Super-Elite: Miss Molly

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