Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animals

Sweetpea, Friends of Rutland Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals in the Wachusett area and beyond. Founded in September 2000, Sweetpea provides rehabilitative care, boarding, and training to our animals until they are adopted into good homes, however long that may take. We are committed to promoting responsible care, educating on the need to spay and neuter, and influencing a beneficial change in the treatment of all animals.

Visit us at our website: http://www.sweetpeafora.org

Rutland MA
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Cats for Adoption
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Dogs for Adoption
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Adopting a pet

Our requested adoption donations are $200 for cats, $300 for dogs. On the rare occasion that one of our animals is not yet spayed or neutered on the day of adoption, we will also request a $40 deposit, refundable upon proof of spay/neuter. To request a copy of our adoption application, you may email us at the address listed above, or obtain our adoption form online.

Click here for a complete list of pets at this shelter

Helping out ...

Volunteers: We need foster care families for our dogs and cats, as we are still trying to raise enough money to build our shelter. We really appreciate caring people like you, to help take care of the many animals that are left in our care on a daily basis. For more info and a foster care aplication please call 508-886-6191.

Shelter fund: We are trying to raise enough money to fund the building of a local animal shelter. We have been working very hard over the past few years with fundraisers and adoption days, and we are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. But we can't do it alone: we still have a ways to go to have enough money to start breaking ground. It is through donations and support from people like you who will help make this dream come true. If you'd can help in any way, please contact us.

Donations: You may make donations to Sweetpea at any time through the Donations link on the Sweetpea website (via Paypal) or directly through Paypal using our member-ID d20havedogs@aol.com. Thank you!


We have a new shelter and boarding kennels for Sweetpea. To see any of our available pets, look for the individual contact information on their profile page and make an appointment with Melanie - or just call at our shelter (address details below). Visit our website at http://www.sweetpeafora.org/, for more details and information.

Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animals

Sweetpea Animal Shelter & Kennels
1090 Pleasant Street (Route 122)
Paxton, MA 01612
Phone: 508-757-7959
  Email: sweetpeafora@verizon.net

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Open 10am - 3pm, 7 days a week
See Shelter page for driving directions


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