4473 Barton Orleans Road Orleans, VT 05860 802-754-2228


Winter Safety Tips

Since most of us are spending more time at home these days, hopefully, we're also spending more time with our furry family members. This may well mean that we're going for more walks with our pups and having more outdoor playtime with both our dogs and our cats. This is beneficial for everyone - human, canine, and feline! And it's important to keep in mind a few tips about outdoor playtime during the winter.

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Shelter Update regarding COVID-19


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.


Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter

We always have a wonderful selection of fine furry friends for you to choose from, so please consider the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter when you are planning to adopt a pet in Vermont!

Here you will find all the information you need to adopt a dog, cat, puppy or kitten from our facility in Orleans, VT. 

To Adopt a pet please call us to visit the animals and fill out our pre-adoption information sheet.

Spay and neuter services are available in this area. Please click here for more information.

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