If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude,
then animals are better off than a lot of humans.

...James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small

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Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Oxford Casino Hotel from 5:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Donate at least $5 cash to benefit Responsible Pet Care and Animal Rescue League in Portland and receive $10 in free slot play. Visit a promotional kiosk to receive your special voucher. Bring your donation of at least $5 cash to Guest Services with your voucher and you will receive $10 free slot play. The free slot play expires at midnight and gets loaded directly onto the donor's rewards card. One hundred percent of donations received will be split between RPC and Animal Refuge Leage of Greater Portland. Future dates are Sunday, October 28 and Sunday November 18, 2018. For more info take a look at Oxford Casino's website.
All guests of Oxford Casino and its venues (including restaurants) must be 21 years of age or older. Gambling problem? Call 2-1-1.


Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, 2018 from Noon to 5 p.m. at the shelter. Visit with our kittens and bring them a gift to help us give them a great start in life. Suggestions: Money to buy most needed items, Purina Kitten Chow, canned pate food, paper towels, bleach, liquid laundry soap. Use our Amazon Wish List to send a shower gift.


Saturday, June 16, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Pulpit Rock Trail Blazah's ATV Club will host a poker run for RPC at Pumpkin Patch Park on Mountain Rd in Waterford, Maine. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Poker hands are $5.00 each. You can purchase as many as you want. There will also be food, entertainment and a Ticket Auction.


Our Fun Dog Day will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Oxford Hills Fair Grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Suggested admission is $3 or $10 per car load. Join our first ever Poker Run for $10 per hand. (Must be 18 years old to play.) There will be contests and games for dogs and their people. Also, a dog show that honors the family dog. We will have demonstrations throughout the day and experts on-hand to answer questions. There will be vendors and food. This is a fun day for the whole family and the family dog. Follow us on Facebook for more information as the events are planned.

Read more about Fun Dog Day. Get pledge sheets and instructions for the walk.



We always need volunteers to work in many area of the shelter. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application and Release Form; and attend required training before volunteering at the shelter. Please download the application and return it to RPC. Volunteer Application/Release Form


Our dogs love their Kuranda beds, but we don't have enough for all of our dogs. With a $50 donation you can become a member of the Kuranda Pet Bed Club. We will purchase a bed and include your name in our annual report as a club member. Send your check to the address on our home page (write "Kuranda" on your check) or use the PayPal button in the column on the right side of this page.


Responsible Pet Care is pleased to be working with Defensa Animal de Rincon in Puerto Rico. When space is available at our shelter we will be taking cats and dogs that have been displaced due to Hurricane Marie. We are currently the only shelter on the mainland that is working with Defensa. To learn more about the work being done by this agency look at this link. Defensa.


Responsible Pet Care has recently partnered with Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) in New Orleans. VRC is the famous animal rescue known for the TV show "Pitbulls and Parolees." We will be helping them save dogs by taking them into our shelter when space is available and finding their forever homes. To learn more about Villalobos look at this link. Villalobos.