proudly powered by the passionate pet lovers at
purina and north shore animal league america
Support Adoption and Rescue. Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?

Search and see photos of adoptable pets in the Tappahannock, Virginia area is the easiest way for you to search for a new pet in Tappahannock, Virginia

Our Featured Tappahannock, VA Partner:

Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter

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.

540 Airport Rd
Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-0726

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We adopt to Essex County , King George , Caroline , King and Queen , Lancaster , Middlesex , Westmoreland , and Richmond County. If you do not live in one of these Counties we still can helpt you adopt one of our pets.

About Our Shelter:

We are a small rural Shelter with a variety of dogs.
We are ran by 2 employees and 1 volunteer.
We're sorry to say we are a kill Shelter , but we do our best to get homes for the pets we have.We will work with State recognized 501 rescues.At no time do we want to put a healthy adoptable pet down , and hope this site can help prevent that.

Come Meet our Pets:

540 Airport Rd. Tappahannock , Va. 22560. Adoption days are Mon. , Wed. , Fri. 10am to 2 pm , Sat. 10am to 1pm , and Tues. and Thurs. evenings from 6pm to 8pm. You can also call or leave a message at 804-443-0726.We will work with rescue groups after hours if needed.

Our Adoption Process:

To adopt there is a $25 adoption fee with an adoption contract and police background check included.If you live in Essex County or a bordering County you have 30 days to spay/neuture.If you do not live in Essex or a bordering County the pet must be spayed/neutured before you can take the pet home. Puppies under 5 months can NOT be adopted to non bordering Counties.

.WE DO NOT HAVE A STAFF VET.THE COUNTY PAYS FULL VET PRICES FOR ANY SERVICES WE RECIEVE.IF AN ANIMAL CAN BE SPAYED/NEUTURED IT'S BECAUSE A RESCUE GROUP SUPPLIED CERTIFICATES.IF AN ANIMALS BIO SAYS IT HAS SHOTS THAT MEANS THEY HAVE A PARVO COMBO SHOT. THE COUNTY DOES NOT PAY FOR A RABIE SHOT.We have the right to refuse an adoption if we do not feel the adoption would not be in the best interest of the pet.This seldom happens , but does once in awhile.We do adopt out all guard dog breeds to the right homes and the right homes only.

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.