On Sunday, February 9th 2020, Heritage Automotive Group hosted a Pet Adoption Event in the Toyota Service Lane.
Our More Love Pet Event gives our customers and community a chance to learn more about the opportunities in our area to support our neighbors who are working on the front lines of pet rescue. Three adoption agencies will come together under one roof for you to pet, belly rub and ear scratch your way to a new best friend! Visitors have the opportunity to learn more about the adoption process and requirements from multiple agencies without having to drive to three different counties!
As always, our goal with this annual event is to help create awareness for the pet rescues and animal shelters of Chittenden County and beyond. It’s a bonus that some of the agencies will be set up to finalize on-the-spot adoptions so that our event-goers can take their new friends home that very day! We are so proud to know that our furry friends could rest easier, surrounded by a little more love that night.
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The H-Team at Heritage is committed and focused on helping others within our community - whether they are four-legged or two!
When we first asked ourselves how we could serve our community in deeper ways, we were eager to partner with our neighbors who work every day to improve the success and quality of our communities in Vermont. Every day, we witness great things going on in our community.
One of the easiest and furriest (!) ways to get involved, was to partner with the good folks working to find homes for all the homeless pets in our community. We’re not going to lie: we certainly didn’t mind doling out the pets and ear scratches, and being available for sloppy canine kisses. How can so many cuddly and cute canines be in need of homes?
This year, we were honored to work with local agencies: Passion for Paws, All Breed Rescue, and Franklin County Animal Rescue. On February 9th, the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, each agency brought their dogs who were available for adoption to our More Love Pet Event. Our Toyota Service Lane is the perfect venue for lots of furry companions to frolic, and for the greater community to stop on by, and meet some of these great dogs for adoption.
Even more promising is that the agencies not offering same day adoptions had many interested parties begin the application process for many other dogs, meaning that our Sunday event helped connect even more dogs with loving homes.
It may not seem like a very large action to host a pet adoption event, but we think it’s a great way to spend the Sunday afternoon before Valentine’s Day. When the members of the H-Team pull together to host an event like this, we see how our organization, a car dealership, can help to improve the status of homeless pets. The H-Team is lucky enough to witness how teamwork, service, and integrity can impact the lives of others.
And, to us, that’s what it means to work with the H-Team.
Whether you work with us in the community, or work with us on your next car deal, we’re honestly proud you’ve chosen us. Thanks for being a part of it.
H-Team in the Community Projects
Boys & Girls Club of Burlington
What does it mean to build a strong community? The H-Team knows it starts with healthy opportunities for kids. That’s why we are so proud to partner with The Boys and Girls Club of Burlington. Since 2008, we’ve supported the club and its educational initiatives for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club.
Heritage Night at the Ballpark
Members of the H‐Team—employees of Heritage Automotive Group—attended the game at Centennial Field and handed out 25th anniversary edition hats to 750 people, celebrating the 25 years the Vermont Lake Monsters have been a part of our community.
More Love Pet Event
As always, our goal with this annual event is to help create awareness for the pet rescues and animal shelters of Chittenden County and beyond. It’s a bonus that some of the agencies were set up to finalize on-the-spot adoptions so that our event-goers could take their new friends home the same day!
Car Wash Fundraiser
On Friday, May 18th 2018, Heritage Automotive Group hosted a fundraising car wash to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. Members of the H‐Team worked side‐by‐side with the kids and staff of the Club to raise funds for the many programs that the Club offers.
Every year, H-Team employees collect canned goods and non-perishables in our showroom to be donated to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Last year, Heritage Ford and Heritage Toyota donated 925 pounds of nonperishable food items. The company matched with a total of 925 pounds of turkey donated.
Heritage Ford partnered with JDRF to walk together to help raise money and awareness to battle type 1 diabetes. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
H-Team Summer Party
Every year, The Heritage Automotive Group hosts a party for all employees and their families. This is a celebration of all the hard work that everyone in the company does throughout the year. This event includes catering, music, and great raffle prizes.
Mt. Abe Safety Fair
In May of 2017, Mount Abraham Union High School invited Heritage Toyota to be a part of their full-day safety fair. In meeting parents, school administrators, first responder personnel, and state safety experts, we began to realize we could help foster a conversation about safety in our communities.