Adopt a Dog – CVHS – Central Vermont Humane Society

A: No – though we share great relationships with a variety of other animal welfare organizations in Vermont and beyond, and often work to place animals from other organizations into homes, CVHS is an independent not-for-profit organization. We are not affiliated with, nor do we receive any funding from, other shelters, animal welfare organizations, or the federal or state government. Our organization is operated by a dedicated staff, overseen by a volunteer board of directors, and funded completely by the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and foundations in Central Vermont and beyond. From time to time we work in partnership with neighboring shelters and animal welfare organizations in both informal and somewhat formal ways. CVHS is a member of the Vermont Humane Federation, the New England Federation of Humane Societies, and the American Humane Association.

Central Vermont Humane Society shelters and adopts domestic dogs, cats, and small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs.

Enjoy a day out with families, friends and dogs while helping to support the work of the Humane Society of Chittenden County! Vermont's largest dog friendly event will feature a 1.25 mile walk through scenic Burlington, a 5K Doggie Fun Run/Walk, music provided by Ronnie K., Ben and Jerry's ice cream, fun, contests and more!.

Humane Society of Chittenden County

The Central Vermont Humane Society in Montpelier, Vt. has kittens available for adoption, including sweet Sunshine and Spring. Kasandra is Central Vermont Humane Society’s Dog Training Program Coordinator. She is the one responsible for planning our class schedules and for getting students signed up for the appropriate class. Kasandra is also one of our dog trainers and offers classes for dogs of all ages and skill levels, from puppy kindergarten to tricks and games. She also teaches a very popular class in downtown Montpelier called Rovers About Town where dogs and handlers are able to practice their skills in a real life environment.

765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763

Q: Is Central Vermont Humane Society affiliated with other shelters in the state or with the Humane Society of the United States? Is CVHS a government agency?

Addison County's Humane Society: Homeward Bound


We are a small shelter located in the rural area of Springfield, Vermont. Our critter friends stay here where we love them, feed them, exercise them, play with them and do our best to spoil them until they find their Forever Home. We do not have any animals euthanized unless they are very ill and our vets cannot help them, or they remain unsafe with the public following behavioral assessments and implementation of a treatment plan. We have three Community Cat Rooms where the cats are free to roam all the time. On rare occasions we have someone who repeatedly acts aggressively towards the other cats. They stay in the room and we move them into a segregated space. Except for those cats, all cats are free to be wherever they wish to go in their kitty room. We welcome volunteers of all ages and encourage people to pay us a visit whenever we’re open. Best friends meet at Springfield Humane Society!We serve many communities in Windsor County, Vermont, and also communities in the nearby Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. Tucked on a hillside of woods and fields in West Windsor, Vermont, the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society provides care and housing to homeless cats and dogs. LMHS takes in and seeks homes for animals. Some animals stay at the facility for weeks or even months until they are adopted. The shelter does not euthanize animals unless there is a strong medical or behavioral reason to do so. Healthy animals that are good candidates for successful placement stay at the shelter until they find a home.