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

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.