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Our Featured Smithfield, VA Partner:

Isle of Wight Humane Society

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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Isle of Wight County

About Our Rescue Group:

IOW Humane works with our county animal control/shelter to take adoptable animals that are due to be euthanised because "their time was up" . Once in our custody, animals are placed in foster homes. They are given whatever medical care they need, which includes having them altered. They are then made available for adoption. We have made a huge difference in the adoption rate at our shelter and Isle of Wight Animal Control has one of the lowest euthanasia rates in the state.

Come Meet our Pets:

We are at PetSmart in Newport News every Sunday from 12:00 until close. We are at different events throughout the year depending on how many volunteers we have.

Our Adoption Process:

We require adopter to meet the pet they are interested in. We have an interview to determine if the particular pet is compatible with the new family. We require a fenced yard for most dogs and proof of home ownership or a PETS ALLOWED lease.
Once approved, new owner signs a legally binding contract that states they are not allowed to sell or give away the animal.
Adoption fees can vary depending on how much we have had to invest in the animal to ready it for adoption , but are a maximum of $150.00 for dogs and $ 65.00 for cats.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.