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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.

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.

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.