Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:The Richmond SPCA's primary service area includes the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Goochland.
About Our Shelter:
The Richmond SPCA, founded in 1891, is a non-profit, no-kill humane organization dedicated to the principle that every life is precious. As a national leader in humane care and education, the Richmond SPCA is aggressively tackling the problem of pet overpopulation through education, adoption, rehabilitation and spay/neuter. The organization saves the lives of 3,000 homeless animals each year and cares for approximately 350 cats and dogs daily.
The Richmond SPCA is not affiliated with any other private animal welfare organization or SPCA but has a formal partnership with Richmond City Animal Control, Hanover County Animal Control, and Goochland County Animal Control, whereby we transfer animals from the municipal shelter to our own Robins-Starr Humane Center to be placed for adoption.
To learn more about the operation of the Richmond SPCA's Robins-Starr Humane Center, check out our
frequently asked questions page.
Come Meet our Pets:
The Robins-Starr Humane Center is conveniently located at 2519 Hermitage Road, on the corner of Hermitage and Roadmiller, just behind the Braves' Diamond.
Monday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For directions, click here, or follow the link at the top of the page to get a map to our shelter.
Our Adoption Process:
For current adoption fees, discounts and specials, click here.
A $20 deposit is required for holds placed on pets. If the hold results in an adoption, the deposit is applied to the adoption fee, otherwise, the deposit is non-refundable and treated as a donation. A 24-hour hold can be placed on adult pets to allow for pet-to-pet introductions or to allow another household member to meet the pet.
To learn more about our adoption process, click here, or call our adoption desk at (804) 643-6785 ext. 1 if you have any questions.