Adopt a pet for the holidays

As the weather starts getting colder, it's not too soon to think about your holiday gift-giving. At the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS), we believe the bond between a family and pet is unique to each situation, taking time and thoughtful selection. Because of this, RCHS does not support the practice of giving animals as surprise gifts and will not adopt an animal out as such.

Our experience has repeatedly shown that the best and most long-lasting matches between animals and their adopters occur when the adopter is fully involved in the process. However, we do want to support anyone who thinks of the shelter as the first and best place to get a pet and so we offer gift certificates. Anyone who is interested in paying the adoption fee for a friend or family member will receive a gift certificate that can be presented as a surprise (all of our regular adoption guidelines will still apply to the recipient). Please call the shelter at 483-6700 or visit Wednesday-Saturday from 1-5 for more information.


Young. Neutered Male. Lionhead Rabbit.

Can you believe it? There were three of us all brought in as strays on 9/14. I am a sweet little bunny and I love to be handled. With my longer hair I will need some daily grooming so that my coat stays nice and shiny.


6 month old. Neutered Male. Guinea Pig.

What a cutie I am. I was surrendered with my two brother Licorice and Marmalade because our owner had too many and could not care for us any longer.


1 year old. Spayed Female. Domestic Short Hair Black and White.

I arrived on November 4 as a stray and you can see I am a looking a little shy because of all the changes that have happened to me lately. Give me a little time and I will shower you with purrs and plenty of lap time.


2 year old. Spayed Female. Domestic Short Hair Calico.

Looking for office job. I can fit into any office chair quite comfortably. Of course, the softer the better and a lap would be wonderful. I'm independent, work well under pressure (I now share a room with 10 other cats) and snack breaks are a must.

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