MARCH 23, 2020

In accordance with Governor Scott's mandate for businesses & nonprofits to be closed to anything other than essential business effective at 8 p.m. this evening, HSCC will be doing the following:

  • Temporarily closing our facility to all visitors. Pet adoptions are currently on hold, but we are working on safer alternatives to continue our adoption process. Please stay tuned!
  • Limiting animal intakes to truly emergent cases only
  • Relying on foster families to give our current residents a new place to stay
  • Continuing with our outdoor free pet food shelf, provided that those at the food shelf adhere to social distancing rules of AT LEAST 6 feet of space between people. We will have a staff member around to monitor the food shelf and unfortunately will have to discontinue this service if enough space is not granted OR if people are taking more than the 2 items allowed per household.

A limited number of staff will be on-site, but you are still welcome to reach out to us at (802) 862-0135 or with any questions or concerns. We will be updating the public as soon as possible with further changes.

Thank you for your patience & understanding during these uncertain times.


All small animals (“smallies”) currently available for adoption are listed below. We update this page throughout the day whenever an animal is newly available, has an adoption pending or has been adopted. If you have any questions about these animals please visit us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

To better serve you and to provide up-to-date information, we cannot discuss these animals through email, phone, or social media.

Please feel free to stop by our Adoption Center during open hours (no appointment needed) to learn more about and meet any of these super smallies!

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Autumn and Cheerio

Female and spayed female
~2 years old
Arrived: 1/9/2020

Cookie and Crumb

Standard rats
~6 months old
Arrived: 3/11/2020


Domestic House Rabbit
~ 2 months old
Arrived: 2/6/20

Snap, Crackle and Pop!

Standard rats
~8 months old, ~1 year old & ~8 months old
Arrived: 2/21/2020


Domestic house rabbit
~6 years old
Arrived: 2/21/2020