Join us for the Sweetpea FOR Animals Benefit Golf Tournament

To register, please complete the registration form, then email it to Tom Savage (  or
or send by mail to Sweetpea For Animals (Golf Tournament), 1090 Pleasant St., Paxton, MA 01612.
For more details, contact Tom Savage at 508-793-3169 or email at

Sweetpea Grant Award!

Sweetpea is extremely pleased to announce that we have received a $5000 grant from Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Inc./Rosemary Davis Memorial Fund “to aid in the costs necessary to rebuild and open.” We are very thankful for this grant and will be using it to help complete the rebuilding. Thanks to the generosity of the Foundation, we are one step nearer to reopening the shelter!

Come Visit Us At PetCo Auburn 

We are at Petco Animal Supplies, 438 Southbridge St, Auburn, MA 01501, every weekend. Here is Dick Clark, our founder, manning the Sweetpea table, assisted by Juno of Juno’s PlaceVisit us to say Hi and the chance to meet with local canine stars!
You can hear about our progress with the shelter rebuild, and any animals that we currently have available for adoption (we only have fostered cats and animals we are helping do adopt from other rescues, until the new shelter opens).


The phoenix is rising!

The shell of our new shelter, with plumbing and wiring in place, is now complete – it is really heartening to see the phoenix rising from the ashes of our deadly fire.

It has taken a long time to get this far – past planning, organizational, and funding obstacles. We are now three-quarters of the way to reopening. But we have had to put the rest on hold until we raise sufficient funds to fit out the animal crates and facilities. We now need to raise money for up-to-code dog kennels and outside runs, plus banks of cat cages. We are dependent on the generosity of supporters. Please contribute to our GoFundMe Appeal – or you can make a donation via Paypal.

We are also looking for sponsors and corporate sponsors. If there is anyone out there who has a business or works at a business you think maybe willing to help … please email us or private message @sweetpeafriendsofrutlandanimals on Facebook, and we will send you the sponsorship information!

See the rest of the update photos and status reports on the Shelter page!