Petco photos with Santa 12/7, 14, 15

Petco’s Santa is helping out SweetPea this year, donating the proceeds of his photo-taking to SweetPea Friends of Rutland Animals! You can see the Petco Santa at their store at 438 Southbridge Street, Auburn MA 01501 from 1:00-4:00pm.

For $9.95 you’ll receive an email and/or text message photo. You can share the photos on Instagram using #SantaPawsforaCause and tag @petcofoundation for a chance to win BOBS from Skechers shoes and pet accessories!

Big Y Donates $295.00 to Sweetpea for Community Bag Sales

Karen Sultan presents the Big Y donation to Dick & Mary Clark, for Sweetpea

Sweetpea was presented with a donation of $295.00 from Holden Big Y Store Director, Karen Sultan, for the Big Y Community Bags purchased during the month of May.

All donations for May were designated to go to Sweetpea, but the purchaser can designate their own charity within 7 days of purchase by going online. So you can still purchase one of these bags at any time and designate $1.00 of the $2.50 price to go to Sweetpea.

The Holden Big Y store is located at 160 Reservoir Street (Rt 31), Holden, MA 01520 – phone (508) 829-9614.

We want to give a huge THANK YOU to Big Y for choosing Sweetpea as their recipient for the month of May — and thank you to all who purchased bags!

Sweetpea FOR Animals Benefit Golf Tournament

Join us for a great day of golfing, raffles, food and fun at Quail Hollow Golf Club!
To register, please complete the registration form, then email it to Tom Savage (  or
or 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 shelter rebuild. Thanks to the generosity of the Foundation, we are now a lot nearer reopening!

Amazon Smile – Donate By Shopping!

You are going to be shopping at Amazon 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.