Online HeART Auction 2020

Join us on Facebook for our Online HeART Auction 2020, starting February 14th and running through February 29!

Bids on art items in the bidding album need to be placed in the comment section of the picture of the piece of art you wish to bid on. The highest bidder at 12:59 pm February 29 wins the bid. Highest bidder will be notified they are the highest bidder by being tagged in the comment section. Highest bidder then pays for the item(s) (plus shipping) through our paypal link. Local bidders may make arrangements for pick up and not pay shipping. Item will then be shipped.

Some items may be too costly to ship so please consider that when bidding.  Those items will be listed as local bids only and must be picked up. Shipping costs are estimated to Continental US locations only! Shipping costs outside Continental US will cost more.

All proceeds will go to help finish the new facility so we can reopen and return to rescue of animals.

Bidding Album will be posted in the discussion section at 12:00 am February 14th. Sneak peeks will be posted as items are donated. Please bid only in the bidding album.

Shop AmazonSmile!

When you use the free AmazonSmile service, Amazon donates a percentage of every purchase you make to Sweetpea Friends Of Rutland Animals. Inc.
Just go to our AmazonSmile affiliate link to sign up and a portion of your purchases will support Sweetpea – throughout the holidays and year-round!
If you’re already registered, don’t forget to type “” into your browser to make a donation for every purchase!

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.

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. But we are now three-quarters of the way to reopening.

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

We still have a long way to go until we can proceed further with construction – 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!