My name is 1609-0514 Raven!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Virginia Beach, Virginia - 1609-0514 Raven
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Virginia Beach Bureau of Animal Control

Facts about 1609-0514 Raven

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10733210

Thank you for your interest in our adoptable animals.  If you would like more information about this pet, see the Shelter information below.   We would love to help you rescue a perfect pet!

Raven, black as midnight but sweet as pie.  Good things galore about this little girl, thought to be a young adult 1-5 years old.  Let's start with how friendly she is towards people. She seems to love being around people and she seems to love being loved by people! She is a leaner. She is a lover.  She is a cuddler.  She is also a barker when she sees or meets new dogs.  Behind that loud bark is just excitement 'LOOK AT ME! PAY ATTENTION TO ME! I REALLY WANT TO MEET YOU!'  Raven is naughty when in the kennel and surrounded by strange smells and noises from other dogs but outside she is little ball of joy!  Raven has not had been taught the skills for socialization when it comes to meeting other dogs so many people in the shelter think she might not be good w/ other dogs. Volunteers, however, are finding this to be untrue.  On the contrary, we are finding that Raven's excitement boils over when other dogs approach her so what looks like aggression is really just very bad manners!  In the short time we have been able to walk her with big dog friendly male dogs, she is showing us she might actually really like them.  It doesn't take her long to realize her barking does not help her meet other dogs but instead makes them go away.  It also doesn't take her long to realize her fast head on in your face approach to other dogs does not help her meet other dogs but instead makes them go away as well. She is a fast learner and bc she wants to meet other dogs, she has shown us she will back off and approach in a much more civilized polite doggie manner.  This will still take time and patience as she becomes settled in her new home with still more dogs she has not yet met.  Raven seems house trained and she is very good walking on the leash. She has also shown she would make a fabulous running or jogging partner as she stays at your side throughout your run; actually she sometimes stays a little too close to you which I take as her knowing you are hers and will lead the way.  For this reason, you still need to be a bit careful and watch her when you move down the street.  Raven is a friendly girl, a good size at about 45 pounds, waiting to find her forever home.  If you are willing and able to give this little girl a chance, come on in and meet her, ask if you can walk w/ her and maybe go into a yard to play.  She is waiting in a back room for a space in adoption so just ask to see her and someone will bring her out to you.  She is at the VIRGINIA BEACH ANIMAL CARE AND ADOPTION CENTER, 341 S BIRDNECK RD in Va Beach.  Her id # is 1609-0514.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center has wonderful pets available for adoption.  As of December 6, all animals are now at the new shelter at 341 Birdneck Road.  The former shelter on Leroy Drive is now closed.  If you have lost a pet, please visit the shelter in person and often as lost animals arrive everyday.

Contact Information:
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, 341 Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451        Phone 757-385-4444 (x 2)

NOTE: In order to help process your request for information faster, please refer to the animal's intake number, shown next to the photo, rather than the name. This will assist us in locating the information about the animal you are referring to.

All our animals are up-to-date on vaccinations and if unaltered, the animal will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

You do not have to be a resident of Va. Beach to adopt a pet. Please visit these wonderful animals today! 

Act quickly to adopt 1609-0514 Raven. Pets at this Shelter may be held for only a short time.

About Virginia Beach Bureau of Animal Control

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The mission of the Virginia Beach Bureau of Animal Control is to balance the health, safety and welfare needs of the people and animals in our City.

Our mission is accomplished by working with our citizens and other animal welfare organizations; by enforcing the domestic animals laws of our Commonwealth and our City, providing educational programs and humanely providing care, nourishment and a safe environment for the unwanted, stray, abused and abandoned animals in our City. We will educate the public about responsible companion animals ownership, aggressively investigate animal cruelty cases, find homes for the homeless animals and humanely euthanize the unwanted animals in our community.

Come Meet Our Pets...

You can visit our shelter during normal business hours when you are looking for a new pet, or you can attend one of the many adoption events that are hosted by the Friends of Virginia Beach Animal Control.

Our Adoption Process...

A citizen, interested in adopting an animal may have thier name placed on that animals registration record.

If an animal is adopted under contract, then the citizen must be a resident of Virginia Beach or an adjoining locality.

After a citizen places their name on the waiting list for any dog or cat, they shall be given adoption information and advised that they will be called on the available adoption date.

Upon adoption and within 10 days the animal must be taken to a licensed veterinarian of a though examination. Written proof of the veterinarian's declaration must be provided to Animal Control within 15 days of adoption.

If the animal is lost, stolen or dies before sterilization the adopter will notify animal Control within 7 days of the animal's death or disappearance. The adopter is subject to a $25.00 civil penalty if they fail to do this.

If the adopter chooses not to keep this animal prior to sterilization, then they must return the animal to Animal Control.

Adoption Fees
Unaltered dogs: $25.00*
Unaltered cats: $20.00*
Altered dogs: $25.00
Altered cats: $20.00

All other animals: $15.00
* A $50.00 surgery fee is required to adopt all unaltered animals

In compliance with the Code of Virginia, all animals adopted from our shelter must be spayed or neutered to help fight animal overpopulation.