Chittenden County Animal Shelter

Find Chittenden County Vermont animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


All Breed Rescue 491 Industrial Avenue Williston VT 05495 802-489-5889


Essex Junction Animal Control 81 Main Street Essex VT 05452 802-878-1333

Green Mountain Animal Defender 349 Roosevelt Highway Colchester VT 05446 802-878-2230

Greyhound Rescue of Vermont PO Box 1632 Williston VT 05495 802-878-4844

Humane Society Of Chittenden County 142 Kindness Court South Burlington VT 05403 802-862-0135

Save Our Strays Association PO Box 167 Huntington VT 05462 802-434-5076

Save The Greyhound Dogs 2 Greenfield Road Essex Junction VT 05452 802-879-3477

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.