Fun Events

VT Dog Rescue is a non profit canine rescue bringing dogs to Vermont from high kill shelters.

fun events

Come visit us at the Leroy Drive Curtis Lumber location in Williston on Saturday June 15th! We will have VT Dog Rescue mugs, frisbees, t-shirts, baseball hats, car window decals and pups available for adoption. Stop in with your VT Dog Rescue dog & get a free treat made by 4 Paws Country Treats while supplies last.

Woof!  What's the Dog Saying? Workshop at Switchback
offered by Deb Helfrich of Gold Star Dog Training

Learn all about how dogs communicate and what they say with their bodies!  PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO VERMONT DOG RESCUE!!

This popular, long-running lecture is a multi-media extravaganza of fun. We’ll demystify dog communication and explore how we can all live safely and happily together.  At the end of the presentation, the audience gets a chance to practice reading dog body language through several engaging exercises.

(Shhhh…this is for humans only…dogs must be left at home!)

  • Wednesday, April 18 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Switchback Brewing Company, 160 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT 05401

  • Suggested donation: $5-$10

  • Registration required: 802-651-4114

*Seating is limited. To help us plan, please register a week in advance--thank you!!

March Fundraiser by Artist Longina Smolinski 


Local artist Longina Smolinski will be at the beCAUSE Craft Show, 3/10 at St. Michael's College. Please visit & purchase one of her beautiful creations. She's donating 50% of the profit to VT Dog Rescue. Thank you Longina!!  

You can view her work on Instagram, Facebook, and Etsy .

Claus for Paws selected VT Dog Rescue as a 2017 Beneficiary! 

Claus for Paws is a nonprofit organization that helps shelter animals live better lives while they await their forever homes. Simply look for specially marked “Claus for Paws” donation crates at local businesses like Doggie Styles, Shelburne Market, and That’s where you can drop off your donation of new pet-related items to support the love and work of area dog shelters.

You can learn more about this non profit organization and the generous, much need work they are doing, by visiting their website. 


Join us to find your inner pup!  Yoga Fundraiser sponsored
by Nicci Micco of Yoga Roots!


It's a Painting Party Fundraiser!

One of our amazing volunteers, Deb Sharpe, came up with a great fundraising idea. She offered to host a Painting Party. We were thrilled - and so very thankful for the generous donation.  Looks like everyone had a great time!  Deb shared the following post with us. 

Many thanks to the folks at VYCC for sharing space at the West Monitor Barn for our VT Dog Rescue fundraiser in November. It was a great event and we raised over $325 to help bring some more wonderful dogs up to VT to place in foster and forever homes. Please remember in your holiday gift giving! (A donation makes a very nice gift for someone who has everything, and will be used locally to care for some furry friend who needs a new start in life) We really appreciate the support of VYCC in hosting our event.

Exciting News Twiddle Fans!
 Fundraiser at their January 1 & 2, 2016 shows at Higher Ground !

White Light Foundation is a non-profit organization built on a common bond of music and founded on the principles of community, love, generosity and passion. Inspired by the music of Vermont quartet Twiddle, the main mission of White Light Foundation is to spread the love, healing and kindness. Through fundraising and community initiatives, White Light Foundation works to assist various charitable organizations and community causes.

Puppy Love


Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 12:00-3:00 pm
Skinny Pancake, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT

SO EXCITED to share the RAD Girls Club is donating a portion of their proceeds from this event to assist in bringing a heartworm free Ducati to VT Dog Rescue!! Hooray!!!

The RAD Girls Club, a third party promotional rescue group based out of Burlington, Vermont, is having a Valentine's Day party at the Skinny Pancake on February 14th, from 12-3 (and beyond!) with Citizen Cider.

The event, called "Puppy Love" will be raising funds to cover medical costs for dogs in need including DUCATI. There will be a silent auction with gifts from Pingala Cafe, VT Juice Company, Fjall Raven, artist Brooke Simmons, Switchback Brewery, Keep Vermont Weird, Burton Snowboards, Pet Food Warehouse, and Monelle Vermont as well as live Bluegrass from "Out on a Limb", discounted Citizen Cider, and of course, crepes!

Check out the RAD Girls Club on Facebook, instagram @radgirlsclubvt, and their website, to learn more about their mission and view adoptable dogs!

Event Organizer: RAD Girls Club

Caws 4 Paws Expo 2016

HUGE thanks to the volunteers who set up the VT Dog Rescue space at the Caws 4 Paws Expo in Barre on June 4th!  This wonderful group created a beautiful display, organized everything, ran the bone toss game and two basket raffles. They answered questions, shared information, met lots of visiting dogs, and looked amazing in our just released, custom designed t-shirts!   Thank you Jane, Barbara, Annie, Kate and Keith. 

 Cabaret 4 Canines
was a HUGE success!!

Our March 19th event brought together an amazing group of people.  The performers, talented MC, sponsors, donors, and wonderful audience all working together under the guidance of our super talented Fundraising Director, Margie Dunki-Jacobs!.  

An amazing evening of entertainment!  Thank you!!

Fabulous Lyn Porter MC'ing the show
The phenomenal Professional Blues Guitarist and Piano Genius ~ Timothy James
The Awesome a cappella sounds of Root 7

The Incredible and Talented Pianist Christopher Hill
Amazing vocals of Vermont's professional singer/songwriter Stefanie Capizzi on guitar
The beautiful voice of Sadie Bolger

Electrifying sounds of David Bolger and Company
Amazing and talented Julia Grant
Our 60's rock and roll Bob Forauer and Larry Rice
English dancing by On the Border Morris
Energetic display of intricate sword patterns through dance by A Sworded Affair
Now That's Funny Comedy by Margie Dunki-Jacobs