November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

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 five 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 483-6700 or visit www.rchsvt.org.


3 year old. Spayed Female. Hound Mix.

I am a happy-go-lucky dog who likes to keep busy. I love attention from people and am looking for an active family who can keep up with me. I need lots of exercise and training to make me a good family member.

Huckleberry Hound

1 year old. Spayed Female. Hound mix.

I am a bundle of energy and nerves. I do like people but I find it hard to settle down and really get to know you as I am too keyed up most of the time. If you're into exercise and are looking for a companion to keep you company, I may be the dog for you.


2 year old. Neutered Male. Domestic Short Hair Gray.

I am a sweet guy and I love to do all the things that cats do like play with toys, chase mice and find a nice warm place to take a nap. I now share a room with 12 other cats and I seem to get along fine with them.


3 year old. Neutered Male. Domestic Short Hair Buff.

I arrived at RCHS on October 15 with my brother Casey. If you are looking for two boys to go home together, we would be the ones. I love to play with toys, take naps and, of course, get a little loving when you have time.

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