Fur Fest tickets still available!

Fur Fest will be October 13, 2023, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, and we still have tickets available! The event will be in the historic College Hall building at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.  Join us for an evening of inspiring stories, hearty hors d’oeuvres, and a silent & live auction with many exciting items. We are working hard to make this a very special event and cannot wait to see everyone again, and hope our little party brings smiles to people’s faces!

Purchase your Tickets here.

Can’t come and would like to help Fur Fest be a success? Click here to make a donation.

Can you donate an item or an exciting experience? Our auction makes up 80% of our fundraising dollars. Please consider donating to help raise funds for vulnerable animals! Contact Sara at Development@centralvermonthumane.org


Huge thanks to our first-time Fur Fest sponsors!

Pet Chow Sponsor:


Thirsty Paws Sponsor:


Animal Friend Sponsors:

Community Bank, NA

Pet Food Warehouse

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom


Subaru has two ways to help animals in October!

October is Subaru Loves Pets month, and we are doubly grateful to our partners at 802 Subaru and Subaru of New England who are both working to save pets in two very special ways.

First, 802 Subaru has chosen CVHS to be their partner for their Subaru Loves Pets program, a month-long celebration of pet adoptions. During October, 802 Subaru will donate $100 to CVHS for every pet adopted, up to $3100.

We have so many wonderful pets waiting for new homes. Our adoption pages are updated in real time. Check out our wonderful adoptable pets, please adopt, and please spread the word!

Cat adoption pages

Dog adoption pages

This program is also generously supported by the ASPCA and Subaru of America. We thank them as well!

Second, Subaru of New England (of which 802 Subaru is a part) has chosen CVHS to be part of their #SNELovesPets campaign. All October long, post a picture or video of your pet using #SNELovesPets, and Subaru of New England will donate $5 to CVHS.

All those adorable photos of your pet that we know you have can help CVHS “win” a $6500 grant for the animals.

It is easy- we just need you to post as many photos of your pets on our Facebook or Instagram page and be sure to tag #SNElovesPets (must be different photos). Follow our pages, and whenever we post that we need photos (about three times a week), post a photo of your pet in the comments section and tag #SNElovesPets. That’s it!

We will choose our favorites and post them on our website for all to see.

Start looking through your photos now, we need about 1400 photos to make our goal!

Vote now to help choose who will be in our 2024 calendar!

It’s time vote for your favorites! Our Annual Photo Contest voting started September 23, and goes until October 8. Our Pet Photo Contest is a fundraiser that not only raises money for animals at CVHS, is also gives you a chance to vote for who makes it into our very popular full-color 2024 calendar!
1. Voting is September 23 – October 8 – https://www.gogophotocontest.com/cvhs2023
2. Anyone is welcome to vote, and you can vote for your own photo! Each vote is only $1.
The top 13 photos with the most votes will be featured in the 2024 CVHS full color calendar. You can help choose!
The cover of the calendar will be chosen from a group of impartial judges from all of the photos, not just the top vote-getters. Your pet could be a cover girl or boy!
There are so many adorable entries this year. Vote for feline Ambyr-zeii Nutmeg, who is enjoying her cat TV shows. Or doggo Dash, carrying his beloved giant stick. Or adorably-named cat Tony Baloney. There are even rabbits Paislee & Fynnley.
The funds raised by voting will directly benefit the animals at CVHS! Participate in this unique fundraiser, have a chance to choose who will be featured in our 2024 calendar and help animals. Why wouldn’t you?!

Pre-order your 2024 CVHS Pet Photo Calendar now!

Dog Day at the Pool

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Dog Day at the Pool on Wednesday! The saying “A little rain never hurt anyone” was definitely correct! Despite the on and off rain showers, so many dogs had fun making new friends, running around, catching balls, and splashing around in the pool. A beautiful rainbow even appeared in the middle of the event just to prove rain isn’t going to stop us having a good time!
A very special thank you to The Montpelier Town Pool for partnering with us and allowing us to use their space for this event. We all look forward to Dog Day at the Pool, and are happy to offer this much loved event every year for the community!
Thanks to all who donated and bought baked goodies, we raised over $1,300 for the animals at CVHS! As the need for our services continue to rise, it’s important to raise as much funds as possible, and we are so grateful that this event not only was successful, but we got to spend the time with all of our friends.

New Pet Memorial Page

We see the love people have for their pets every day.  Pets fill our lives with joy, laughter, and unconditional love.  And when we lose them, the loss can be unbearable.  One of our favorite quotes is from Agnes Sligh Turnbull: “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”  This applies to all pets — our time with them is much too short.

Here at CVHS, we know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet, and we wanted to create a way for you to memorialize your pet.  So, we have created a new page on our website that will include photos and stories, honoring the memory of our furry friends.

Please send in your stories of your cherished pets, and we will honor their memory on our new memorial page. Submit your story here: https://centralvermonthumane.org/submit-your-petmemorial/

See our page here. We hope to fill this page soon!

Sponsor a Pet

Need a perfect gift for someone this holiday season?  Sponsor a homeless pet!  A meaningful and heartwarming gift that will save animals at CVHS.  Sponsoring a pet is easy- go to our our adoption pages (which are updated in real time), choose a pet you would like to sponsor, and click on “Sponsor Me” under their description. To give as a gift, you will receive an email confirmation that includes a note you can send to your gift recipient telling them you sponsored a pet in their name.  Gift or not, sponsoring a pet is a great way to help animals who are in CVHS care while we help them find loving homes.

The animals at CVHS thank you so much!

Choose a pet on one of our Adoption pages below, or donate now

Adoptable Dogs page

Adoptable Cats page

Adoptable Critters page

Become a Faithful Friend Monthly Donor


Every day, homeless animals rely on Central Vermont Humane Society – for food, shelter and medical care – and to find new loving homes (like this puppy, adopted!). A core group of very loyal  friends to the animals at CVHS make the commitment to be a monthly donor, providing an important, steady stream of income that CVHS can rely on to save animals – every day.

Please join this group of important supporters. By becoming a monthly donor, you will provide steadiness and reliability that is so important for us to be able to go the extra mile for animals. In these times of inflation, our expenses are going up unpredictably.  Help us by pledging to donate every month, providing some predictability to help offset unpredictable expenses.

Benefits of being a Faithful Friend:

  • You will receive one thank you letter at the end of the year that details all your gifts for that year including amounts, date of gift, and whether it was a check, cash or an online donation.
  • Four times a year, we will send you a set of heartwarming stories of pets you have helped.
  • We will send you a CVHS euro sticker to put on your car, laptop, coffee mug, anywhere to let people know you support the animals!
  • It is convenient and easy to set up an automatic monthly donation using your credit card – either online via our website or by calling our office. Or set up direct payment from your bank account and avoid credit card fees so that 100% of your gift goes to CVHS.
  • Spreading out your giving throughout the year is budget-friendly and many people find this enables them to give more than when they make a single gift once a year.
  • It is flexible, you can make changes at any time. If your monthly gift is by credit card, just contact our office to update your gift amount or credit card information (including new expiration dates or card numbers).
  • Greater impact through steady support – Know that you are providing continuous and steady support to help animals every day.

We’re happy to answer questions and help you get started. Contact Terri at [email protected].

Thank you for being a Faithful Friend!

“Monthly giving is easier for us and provides money that CVHS can depend on to keep saving animals.”  – Mike and Lisa, Faithful Friend Monthly Donors

**If you prefer to mail a check each month, please write Faithful Friend in the memo line so we know you are a regular monthly donor. Then you will be included in receiving all quarterly newsletters about the animals you are helping. Mail to Central Vermont Humane Society, 1589 VT Rte 14S, East Montpelier, VT 05651. Thank you!

Sign up for Dog Training

Did you know CVHS offers a range of dog training?  At CVHS, dog training is a positive, fun experience for both humans and dogs. Our trainers – Kasandra Fleury, Bill Grant, and Eva Lauderback – are knowledgeable, kind, and just plain fun to be around!  You and your dog(s) will have a dog-gone good time!

Our training classes are usually held outside weather permitting, or in our training room in the basement. If you need handicap access, please call.

More information about our dog training programs:

Upcoming Class Schedules

Classes Currently in Session

Class Descriptions

Trainer Bios

Walk for Animals was so much fun!

It was an absolutely beautiful day for our Walk on Saturday, June 11. Perfect weather, and we had so much fun! And, we raised an astonishing $76,170, our second highest total ever. Thank you everyone!

If you registered and reserved a T-shirt before April 24 and did not pick yours up at the Walk, we will be in touch to get your T-shirt to you.


Congratulations to our Top Fundraisers, thank you for raising vital funds to help the animals at CVHS!

1st Place Child Fundraiser: Evelyn T raised $655!
2nd Place Child Fundraiser: Ariana C raised $364!

1st Place Adult Fundraiser: Pam P raised $3868!
2nd Place Adult Fundraiser: Kevin S raised $2280!
3rd Place Adult Fundraiser: Cathy P raised $420!

Top Team: 802 Cars who raised $3712!

Best Costume: Sarah M and Murphy, dressed in blue and yellow in support of Ukraine!

Best Trick: Amanda F and Canyon (a CVHS alumn!) who happy gave paw (and a kiss)


Take a look at our photos- huge thanks go to our volunteer photographers Jess and Kate!


We send heartfelt thanks to all our sponsors, to everyone who raised funds, to everyone who donated, to our staff, volunteers and Board of Directors for making this event a huge success!


Thank you to our 2022 Walk for Animals Sponsors





Would you like to volunteer?

We are currently getting our volunteer program back up and running after the shutdown of the pandemic. Please send us an email to [email protected] so we can send you our volunteer application and agreement to fill out. From there we will work with you to see if we have a volunteer opportunity that would benefit you and CVHS. Due to limited staffing at this time, we cannot accommodate any mandated community service hours or school required volunteer hours due to the oversight needed for those volunteers.

If you are interested in fostering, and have a quiet space in your home that could house baby kittens or an adult animal in need of medical care, learn more about our foster program by clicking here.


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