We continue to work under the guidance and protocols established by state and local health authorities. With this in mind, out of state adoptions are temporarily suspended and the shelter remains closed to the public. We hope you all understand that these measures are in place temporarily to protect everyone’s health and safety. Of course, we still welcome any inquiries regarding adoptions. If you are interested in adopting one of our many fine furry residents, please fill out an application and send it by mail to the shelter at 4473 Barton Orleans Road, Orleans, VT 05860. (Online applications are not currently available.)
Please call for an appointment to discuss adoptions and meet your potential new family member – 802-754-2228. If we are busy taking care of our animals and do not answer the phone right away, please leave a detailed message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. As has been the case for several months, please be prepared to wear a face-covering while meeting with a staff member in the shelter. Currently, surrenders are also by appointment only.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we all strive to successfully get through these challenges.
Everyone at Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter wants the holidays to be a happy time for you and your pet, and not a time for an emergency visit to your veterinarian. The food and decorations that make the holidays so much fun for us can sometimes be hazardous for our pets. We want you to be aware of some of these hazards so that you can plan accordingly and prevent any potential problems. When in doubt, common sense is always a good strategy! Let’s keep your pets healthy and safe this holiday season.
We wish you a Happy, Healthy and Safe Christmas Season and New Year!
We thank all those who supported us in so many different ways throughout 2020.
It is only through your generosity, kindness and loyalty
that we are able to find homes for over 300 animals each year.
Thank you also to all who adopted their new family member from us.
Despite all the challenges 2020 has brought us, November remains National Gratitude Month. Gratitude is more than simply saying “thank you.” Gratitude’s amazing powers have the ability to shift us from focusing on the negative to appreciating what is positive in our lives.
Here at PMFAS, we know we have much for which to be grateful. We also have a lot that is very “pawsitive” in our lives and in the lives of all the furry creatures that enter our care throughout the year.
We acknowledge all our friends and supporters, from our Keepers of the Kennels and Kitties, individual volunteers and families to local businesses, schools and the towns we serve. Whether your support comes in the form of time, work, kind words or donations of many kinds, we definitely appreciate it all!
A big Thank You goes to the talented and generous folks at Northeast Kingdom Online (www.northeastkingdomonline.com) for their timely and detailed attention to our website. They work quietly and graciously behind the scenes making prompt and creative changes to the site, all of which help to promote our animal adoptions.
October celebrates Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. With two consecutive fall months promoting adoption from your local animal shelter, we can easily say that Autumn is the season for spreading the word about all the great animals that are in local shelters searching for forever homes.
Each year in the US, many people find a devoted furry friend or new family member at their local shelter. Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter encourages everyone to "Make Adoption Your First Option." The goal is to encourage people to give first consideration to their local shelter when planning to add a pet to the household.