Amazon Smile – Donate By Shopping!

You are going to be doing your holiday shopping anyway. Why not start at and designate Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animals to receive a percentage of the sale. It doesn’t cost you anything at all – and you get the same great selection of items at Amazon – and Sweetpea gets a donation!

Just start your shopping at

  • Login to your account
  • Search for Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animals in the charity search box (type Sweetpea and you’ll see two organizations – select Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animals from the list). Amazon will remember your selection in future – you only have to do this once.
  • Shop. That’s it! No fees or percentages to you or us. Just good old fashioned giving.
  • Bookmark the Amazon smile URL, so you remember to go back there in future.

Remember: Amazon will only credit your charity donation if you type instead of each time you shop.

Thanks to all who attended our Halloween Dog Walk

The weather for the dog walk was again terrible-rainy, windy, and cold (Brrr).  We had a moderate turnout, lots of good food, and a fabulous raffle! All together we raised $2174 towards the new shelter. We would like to thank our sponsors, whose support was invaluable.  And we thank our supporters and volunteers, who braved the cold and wet to give us their support – thank you! 

Halloween Dog Walk Report & Photos

The day of our 2018 Halloween Dog Walk was cold, wet and windy. Despite the weather, we had a moderate turnout, lots of good food, and a fabulous raffle. All together we raised $2174 towards the new shelter. Many thanks to those who braved the cold and wet to make the day a success. Many thanks also to our generous sponsors: JP McCarthy & Sons, Babcock Power, and Dr George Franca. Here are some photos from the event!

Sweetpea Golf Tournament Was A Great Success!

The Sweetpea Golf Tournament on August 26th was a really great day of golfing, raffles, and fun! We raised approximately $7800 which will be put toward the Shelter rebuilding costs. This is a brilliant contribution (although we still have a long way to go). We hope the golfers enjoyed the beautiful day on the course and the lunch that followed. We are especially looking forward to seeing them back next year with their friends!

Special thanks should go to the tournament committee: Tom & Gabby Savage, Jennifer & Jim Parisi, and Bonnie Courtemanche. We also thank the volunteers that helped with the tournament: Kelly, Aimee, Jordyn, Andrea — and Sarah who sang for us at lunch. With a shout out to the Dan Sobol of DSFX Graphics for doing the tournament signs.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Cole Contracting, The Brian Moore Team at Fairway Independent Mortgage, and Fidelity Bank.

Many thanks especially to Brian Moore Mortgage Corp, who provided goody bags for golfers as well as this amazing raffle basket, complete with New England Patriots golfclub, headcovers and an embroidered towel, 12 Top Flite Gamer Urethane balls and TBMT swag!

Thanks also to all the donors of raffle swag!

Thanks to all the players who turned up to play a round of golf!

And thank you to all the hole sponsors:

  • The Endurance Society
  • The Reilly Family
  • Mojo Anthony
  • 10 West Market
  • Gasparoni Plumbing
  • Billy B’s Aluminum Polishing
  • Rick’s Country Crafts
  • P.L. Gemme Exteriors
  • J&H Hardware
  • Paxton Pest Control
  • Eric’s Lawn Care
  • Mossy Rock Masonry
  • Barre Artesian Well
  • Amidio Auto Detailing
  • Mike & Irene Caruso
  • Quin Engineering
  • Stella BlueDevil’s Demolition & Wrecking, Inc.
  • New York Life
    • Ahearn Equipment
    • Rockland Trust
    • Amidio Brothers Contracting
    • Younique Hair Design
    • Wachusett Landscape & Construction
    • Lamoureux Ford
    • Zaza Ink
    • Maverick & Goose
    • Soucy Realty
    • Mantown Barbershop
    • Conte Insurance
    • Wachusett Sealcoat
    • Paxton Dental Care
    • Ladd’s Restaurant
    • Cornerstone Bank
    • Posco Creative Graphic and Web Design
    • James Hansson Lawn Maintenance

And finally, thanks to our founder, Dick Clark, who was there – as always – to keep an eye on the proceedings!


Help Sweetpea Rebuild

Our building will be delivered in less than 2 weeks. We need you!
The interior must be finished: Dog Pens, Cat Condos, Free Roam Cat Room Furnishings, Large Grooming Equipment, and more.
Rebuilding costs a lot more than anticipated. It has been a long slow process but we are rebuilding!
Please donate if you can and share with friends, families, employers! Thank you! ❤

Let’s get back to rescue! It takes a village or two and you are our village. 

New Shelter Building Preparation Started!

Shelter Building Preparation in Progress

8/14/2018. Today our guys removed the weeds that have grown in the foundation while we wait for our building to be built in the factory.
The use of this machine has been donated by Ahearn Equipment, Inc.
We are so grateful for their donation!
The rest of the week the guys will be busy installing the floor drains and the floor from Lyons Plumbing and Heating in preparation for our building, built by Morton Buildings, Inc. in Westfield, to be delivered next week.
We need your help still to finish the interior.

Please donate if you can – we have quite a way to go, yet!

Thank you all. With your help we are now in stage 3 of rebuild!
Hoping for a grand opening at the beginning of 2019!


Sweetpea For Animals Benefit Golf Tournament

Join us for a great day of golfing, raffles, and fun. Prizes for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and more!! Proceeds going towards the new Shelter, currently under construction. Bring your friends and support a great cause. Cost is $100 per player, $400 per team. Includes greens fee, cart, and meal to follow.

Limited to first 144 golfers. Sign up by Aug. 12th. To register, please complete the registration form, then email it to Tom Savage (  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

Hope to see you all there!!🐕🐈⛳

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors!