We serve Accomack and Northampton Counties, which are our local adoption areas. We adopt to families outside of our local area and to neighboring states.
In 2004 we ended our contract with our two local counties, giving up our duties as the county animal shelter/pound, in order to get back to our true mission of being an SPCA. This puts us in a position to have no guaranteed income; we depend solely on our generous donors to keep our doors open. We are a no-kill shelter now, meaning no adoptable pet will be euthanised here. We are a small shelter in a very rural, economically depressed area. We strive to acquire grants from different foundations that can help us in our mission of caring for unwanted pets, and that can impact our community in positive ways, such as offering low cost spay/neuter clinics.
Our Adoption Process:
To visit our kennel, proper footwear is required; due to safety concerns, we no longer allow flip flops, high heels, or bare feet. Our adoption process starts with visiting an animal. All members of the household must meet the pet, and if a dog or dogs are in the family, they must also come for a meet and greet at our shelter. If the chosen pet is a good match for the family an adoption application is filled out. If approved, the adoption fee is $120 and the new family member can go home usually the next day. We only accept cash or checks-no cards of any kind.
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.