My name is Dakota!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Bedford, Virginia - Dakota
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Bedford, Virginia - Dakota
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Bedford Humane Society

Facts about Dakota

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Meet Dakota
This shiny, sweet fellow is very handsome thanks to his beautiful haircoat & big eyes. Dakota was found in a longtime BHS supporter’s driveway &, as friendly as he was right from the start, we suspect he got left there by someone. He is a typical kitten who loves to play, especially with his special mousey. His foster mom says he is quite smart & even mimics his doggie buddy & obeys some verbal commands. Dakota’s favorite place is sitting on the arm of the armchair watching TV. No word yet on his favorite shows! He plays well with small dogs, but we don’t know yet about larger dogs or other cats. He is afraid of children, but probably would do fine with older children. He likes to be brushed, but sometimes is just too busy to sit still for long. Dakota has been very healthy. We think he was born sometime in June, 2015. He will be neutered by the middle of December & have all the usual preventive medical care---deworming, vaccines, testing for FeLV/FIV, & microchipping. To hear more about Dakota, call the BHS office at 540/586-6100 or complete an Adoption Application at

About Bedford Humane Society

About Our Rescue Group...

The Bedford Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1994 and dedicated to eliminating the overpopulation of cats and dogs in Bedford County through education, spay/neuter programs, and companion animal adoptions. We are NOT the tax-funded Bedford County shelter on Falling Creek Road, although we do try to help the animals there whenever possible. Our adoptable pets live in volunteer foster homes where they receive the care and attention they deserve while awaiting a permanent home.

Our various programs for Bedford County and City of Bedford residents include::

•A low cost spay/neuter program for area pets
•The construction of a no kill animal shelter, The Vernon D Lybolt Adoption Center, at 829 Ole Turnpike Road in Bedford.
•Find homes for abandoned and homeless animals through our adoption and transport programs.
•Help pet owners with unexpected expenses involving their pets, through our Emergency Fund program.
•Provide humane traps and spay/neuter subsidies for feral cats through our Forgotten Felines program.
•Humane Education program for area Scout troops and schools.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Until we are able to build our No-Kill Shelter, our adoptable pets live in foster homes throughout Bedford County and surrounding areas. If you are interested in meeting a pet, please submit an adoption application or contact our main office.

We also hold monthly adoption events at our Headquarters and the Bedford Tractor Supply. Visit our website or our Facebook page for dates and times. If you would like to be added to our monthly events email list, please send a request to

Our Adoption Process...

Have you discovered a pet you wish to adopt? Great!

Now, the first step is to complete an adoption application on our website at This is not a commitment to adopt. It is simply the first step in the process.

We will review your application for preliminary approval before asking the foster parent to contact you to set up a time to meet the pet. You may also have concerns about how the animal will fit your home environment. When the foster parent contacts you, you will be able to discuss your concerns with someone who has first-hand experience with the pet.

After you meet the animal, you and the foster parent can decide if this is definitely the forever pet for you.