The Lights of Love tree at Homeward Bound is not your average holiday memory tree! This tree honors the PETS we have loved and lost, and the ones that are still here to brighten our days. Homeward Bound is believed to be the only organization in Vermont to offer the opportunity to honor pets during the holiday season! 

You are invited to sponsor white lights for pets who are gone and colored lights for pets who play on.  The Lights of Love tree will be lit all day and night through the month of December and you are encouraged to stop by the shelter at 236 Boardman Street in Middlebury to see it. When you are there, take a moment to honor your beloved companions by personalizing a wooden ornament provided by the shelter. Take it with you or hang it on the tree!  In the New Year, Homeward Bound will make the slide show of pets’ names available on their website.  To purchase Lights of Love, visit