Rutland County Humane Society

765 Stevens Road
Pittsford, VT 05763

Our Mission

We currently have a great selection of dogs and cats looking for homes.  Please visit our website at for complete information about RCHS, our adoptable animals and the process for adopting.

Founded in 1959, for over 50 years the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) has been dedicated to advocating for and working towards a responsible and humane community.  RCHS provides shelter and adoption opportunities for pets who are homeless and promotes animal welfare through community programs that benefit both animals and people.  RCHS is a private, non-profit organization serving the communities of Rutland County, VT.  RCHS receives no financial support from any national or local humane organization.  Programs are supported solely by donations, memberships and fund raising events.

Adoption Policy

Adopting an animal from the RCHS is a simple process. After you see an animal on-line or in the newspaper, we invite you to visit with them in person and learn more about them through our Adoption Books and talking to staff members. After you select an animal whom you are interested in adopting, you will be asked to fill out our Adoption Questionnaire. Please be prepared to provide the following pieces of information:

·         Your veterinarian’s name and phone number.

·         Evidence of homeownership (i.e. mortgage stub or tax bill) or your landlord’s name and phone number.

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