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

What's New Pussy Cat?


Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. we will be at the DECA Fair at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. This is a big craft fair not to be missed. We will have a table with gifts for pets and people. We'll kick off our holiday raffle. Plus, we always bring along one of our cuties. We are usually in front hallway of the school. Please stop by and say hi.


On #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018 something magical will happen when you donate to Responsible Pet Care. Your dollars will be doubled. Thanks to a generous benefactor money raised up to $2,000 on that day will be matched. You can use the PayPal button on our Home page; call the shelter with a credit card 207 743-8679; or send a check to P. O. Box 82, Norway, ME 04268.



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.