Helping Local Animals Find Their Forever Home

Humane Society of Chittenden County

Burlington Subaru employees and our customers love their pets! That's why we often support the efforts of the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Whether that support is in the form of monetary contributions, like our donation to the 2012, 2013 & 2014 HSCC Walk for the Animals, volunteering for the "Pin-ups, Pups & Pussycats" 2013 Calendar or offering up our showroom up for a pet adoption day Burlington Subaru continually looks for ways to support HSCC. We believe in the good work that they do for the community and want to help them succeed in their mission of finding loving homes for the animals.

A letter from HSCC:

"Dear Steve,

Thanks to you, Suzie Q., a cat that has been with us for more than 15 months is ready for her forever home. Suzie Q. came to us after months of being abandoned, her arm caught in her collar in such a way it had embedded her armpit, requiring 5 surgeries and more than a year of healing.

Thank you so much for your generous gift of $1,300 to the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Your willingness to help animals in crisis makes all the difference to Suzie Q. and others like her. Thanks to you, the 1000 animals that have been abandoned, lost, neglected, unwanted or relinquished by a family who can no longer care for them will find safe, loving, forever homes.

We simply could not do the work we do without you. On October 1st we launched our year-end fundraising effort with a goal of $175,000. We still need $57,000 to reach that goal, and thanks to supporters like you we believe we can get there.

Thank you again,

Nancy Cathcart

Past Events and Sponsorships with HSCC

HSCC Walk for the Animals
June 15th, 2014 8am-1pm

Enjoy a day out with families, friends and dogs while helping to support the work of the Humane Society of Chittenden County! Vermont's largest dog friendly event will feature a 1.25 mile walk through scenic Burlington, a 5K Doggie Fun Run/Walk, music provided by Ronnie K., Ben and Jerry's ice cream, fun, contests and more!. 

2013 Pet Adoption Day

Burlington Subaru is excited to announce the second annual Share the Love Adoption event.

The Humane Society of Chittenden County and Burlington Subaru are hosting a pet adoption day on Saturday, December 7th from 12-4 at Burlington Subaru.

The Humane Society of Chittenden County will set up at Burlington Subaru and have lots of cute animals looking for new homes this holiday season. Every animal that is adopted, Burlington Subaru will donate $50.00 to the Humane Society.

It will be as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just go to, download an application to get pre approved and get details on how you will be able to take your new best friend home this Saturday December 7th.

Plus free of charge with every adoption.Photographer Kelly Shulze of Mountain Dog Photography will be on site to take a holiday portrait with your new pet.

Give the gift of love this holiday season, at the Share the love adoption event, this Saturday December 7th from 12 to 4 at Burlington Subaru? 351 Shelburne Road.  For more details, check out or

2013 Pin-ups, Pups & Pussycats Fundraising Calendar

In 2012 Burlington Subaru General Manager, Steve Kelson, posed with his dog Rylee for the Humane Society of Chittenden County's "Pin-ups, Pups & Pussycats" calendar fundraiser. Steve and Rylee (February) we're featured along with other local business leaders and HSCC staff for twelve months of fantastic photos!

Burlington Subaru Raises $1,400 for the Humane Society of Chittenden County with Last Week's Pet Adoption Day

Humane Society and Burlington Subaru Have Big Success with their joint efforts in hosting a Subaru Share the Love Event at Burlington SubaruBurlington, Vt. --

Burlington Subaru and the Humane Society of Chittenden County (HSCC) jointly hosted a Pet Adoption Day at Burlington Subaru last Saturday Dec. 1, 2012. The event was part of Subaru of America's "Share the Love" event, an annual program where five different charities are selected; for every new Subaru vehicle that is purchased between Nov. 21, 2012 and Jan. 2, 2013, Subaru will donate $250 to the charity of the consumer's choice.

For the fifth year in a row, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was selected, and has matched different Subaru dealers with local animal welfare agencies to host a variety of events, according to the ASPCA website.

This year, the HSCC and Burlington Subaru joined together to host an adoption event, where the HSCC brought in 18 cats and six dogs from their shelter that were in need of a home to be showcased at the dealership for the day.

Out of the animals available at the event, 13 cats and 1 dog were adopted, and those numbers are growing still.

"Thanks to this event, we found new homes for three times as many animals as we normally would on an average Saturday. Plus, we had the opportunity to meet lots of new folks who came out specifically for the event. It was a wonderful experience to join forces with Burlington Subaru in fostering new friendships between people and companion animals," said Megan Stearns, HSCC director of development & outreach.

Burlington Subaru General Manager Steve Kelson was pleased by the outcome as well.

"It's always great to see people come show their support for a good cause. Subaru owners and Subaru fans have a real love for animals and that showed. We're happy to have been able to be a part of the Adoption Day and look forward to working with HSCC again in the future," he said.

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