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Portsmouth Humane Society

4022 Seaboard Court
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 397-6004

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.

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The Portsmouth Humane Society is one of the longest-serving Humane Societies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Portsmouth Humane Society (PHS) is dedicated to caring for homeless animals in the community by promoting their adoptions into loving, permanent homes. PHS provides humane education and community outreach programs so that we may begin to decrease the pet overpopulation.

About Our Shelter:

Our Mission: To provide shelter, care and treatment to homeless animals in the City of Portsmouth community through permanent adoptions, spay/neuter programs, and community education.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Hours of Operation:
12pm - 5pm (Monday, Friday, Saturday)
12pm - 7pm (Wednesday, Thursday)
12pm - 4pm (Sunday)
Closed Tuesdays
Surrenders by appointment only

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption Process:

1. Find an animal that you would like to adopt and spend time with them.
2. Fill out an adoption application.
3. If the animal you are interested in is not yet spayed or neutered, you can take them home as a Foster to Adopt and return on the scheduled surgery day. After surgery, the adoption will be finalized. Typically adoptions are same day transactions. We can place a hold on an animal for up to 24 hours.
5. A week after your adoption you will receive a follow-up email from the Adoption Manager to see how the animal has adjusted and to offer any assistance if needed.

Adoption Fees:

Large Breed Dog (over 35 Lbs): $100.00
Small Breed Dog (35 Lbs and under): $175.00
Puppy 7 mo or under: $200.00
Cats ( 7 months and up): $60.00 (Adopt one, get one free!)
Kittens (under 7 months): $75.00 (Adopt one, get one free!)
Rabbits: $50.00
Other Animal: $25.00

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.