Duck Derby for you and your dog

The Rutland County Humane Society shelter is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. and is closed Monday and Tuesday. Learn more about RCHS by visiting www.rchsvt.org.

Join the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) for a day of canine fun, along with a Duck Derby. On Sunday, June 13, RCHS will host Fido Fest from noon-4 p.m. at the Pittsford Recreation Center in Pittsford. You and your dog can watch canine freestyle (doggie dancing) demonstrations, play doggie games (including fastest dresser, 50 paw dash, musical carpets, timed barrel race, best bark, longest dog kiss, best costume (dog), best costume (dog and owner) and best catch), meet with breed rescue organizations and learn about different dog breeds, hike on the trails in and around the Recreation Center, meet RCHS adoptable dogs, visit with pet vendors, visit with pet non-profit organizations, win raffle prizes, visit the concession stand and more.

The Duck Derby will be held at 3 p.m. and you can adopt ducks at the event. So bring your dog along for a fun day

Admission is free but donations will gladly be accepted. All proceeds support the animals and programs at RCHS. For more information please visit www.rchsvt.org or call RCHS. We look forward to seeing you and your favorite canine on Sunday, June 13.


A 5-year-old neutered male domestic short hair black weighing 13.5 lbs. My owner had to surrender me to the shelter because of their health. I am very sad and miss my previous owner but I am ready to move on with my life. If you are looking for a mellow kitty who is very affectionate please stop by for a visit. I am sure you will want to take me home.


A 4-year-old neutered male Siberian Husky mix weighing 33 lbs. I am a beautiful dog who is very nervous and in need of an adult only home where I can be given time to relax and learn to trust. I was surrendered by my family because there was illness and homelessness. I was living in a car with my owner before I was brought here on May 13. I may be ok with other animals but have not lived with them before so proper introductions are necessary. I have not had to obey too many rules in my life and I am not very tolerant of handling-I get unnerved quickly. This is why I need an adult only home and cannot go to a home with kids.

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