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.
Our shelter adheres to the following policies:
* To provide humane care and treatment for all animals in our care
* To seek suitable homes for animals in our care
* To provide euthanasia and interment services when necessary
We work with rescue groups! Documentation required includes:
1- Official Rescue Name, Phone, and Physical Address
2- Names and contact information for members of the Board of Directors
3- 501c3 Tax Exempt Status
4- Vet Reference(s)
5- Statement signed by a group representative and on the rescue's letterhead stating that to the best of your knowledge no one affiliated with your group (i.e. your foster homes, board members, operators, etc) has been convicted of animal cruelty neglect or abandonment. (This statement is now required (as of July 1, 2003) due to SB 895 and 950.)
6. Verification (if out of state) that your group will report receiving the animal to the VA State Ag. Dept.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.