You Can Help


There are many things we need help with, such as cleaning cages, washing litter pans, brushing cats, and doing laundry. We also need reliable people to drop off and pick up animals at the vet’s for medical appointments. We can always use extra help with our many fundraising events. Children under 18 may volunteer if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Organizations are welcome, but must schedule a time for service. All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application and Release Form.
Volunteer Application/Release Form


  • Give us your old towels, face cloths, and blankets
  • Donate your returnable bottles and cans. If you live in the Oxford Hills community you can bring your returnable bottles to Don’s Redemption Center on Cottage Street in Norway. Let the good people at Don’s know that you want the money to go to Responsible Pet Care.
  • CLYNK for RPC. Pick up special, green bags from RPC or Pawsibilities to return your Maine, redeemables to Hannafords. Simply scan the code on the label that we have attached to the bag and place it in the recycle box at any Hannafords store. They will send us a check.
  • Donate your unwanted, but still serviceable, household treasures to our thrift shop, Pawsibilities.

Shop On-Line

Amazon Smile donates .5% of each purchase made through Amazon when a shopper selects a designated charity. Sign up is easy. Please follow this link and choose Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills as your charity. Amazon Smile

We have made it easy for you to buy some of our most-needed items by using our Amazon Wish List. Give it a try.

Whenever you shop on-line at a portion of the total of your purchase is donated to Responsible Pet Care. There are more than 1,500 on-lines stores to shop at. Many of your favorite stores are listed. You will save $5 with your first purchase.

Walk Your Dog

Don’t just take your dog for a walk, take your walk for a dog. Go to, download the app, and support Responsible Pet Care animal shelter every time you walk your dog.

Other Ways to Help

We are often in need of foster homes for orphaned kittens or debilitated cats and dogs that require the extra care they can only receive in a loving, home environment. If you would like to become a foster home, please contact us at 207 743-8679. Responsible Pet Care assumes all responsibility for the cost of medical care for fostered animals. We also provide food and litter if needed.

Your biggest tax donation may be sitting in your driveway. It’s easier to donate your car than to sell it yourself. Plus, RPC can benefit from the donation when the car is sold at auction or salvaged. There is no cost to you and you get a tax deduction. For more info call 1-855-913-1200.

Talk to your lawyer about leaving a gift to Responsible Pet Care when you are planning your estate. Provisions can be made to leave money, property and/or stocks to a designated beneficiary. For more information about planned giving call the shelter and leave a message for Shirley Boyce.