About Our Shelter...
For over fifty years, the LHS has operated as a private, non-profit organization, caring for lost and homeless pets. Last year, we cared for 3,981 pets and 96% of the pets went to new or existing homes. We are a No Kill Humane Society and a 501c3. By operating the public shelter for the City of Lynchburg and Appomattox County, we accept the stray or unwanted pets surrendered to us from those communities. We also have developed a more regional/state level focus. In 2016 we helped 602 pets from other public shelters that otherwise may have had a negative outcome. We accept those that are easily adoptable as pets, as well as those that need special nurturing from abusive or neglectful experiences. We firmly believe that no healthy or treatable pet should be euthanized. Along with our Center for Pets we also have a regional spay/neuter clinic located in Evington, VA. The spay/neuter clinic serves Lynchburg, Campbell, Nelson, Rockbridge, Appomattox, Bedford and Amherst Counties. It is the help of the community that makes our life-saving programs possible.
Mission: Help pets in need thru sheltering, adoption, education, spay/neuter and community outreach.
Vision: A community free of homeless and neglected pets.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Center for Pets
Adoption Center Hours:
Monday-Friday 11:00 - 6:30
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 5:00
1211 Old Graves Mill Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Hours: Monday: Closed
Tuesday- Friday 1pm - 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
3074 Morningstar Road
Our Adoption Process...
Saturday & Sunday 11-5
Adult Dogs: $29-$99*
Adult Cats: $49-$69
Elder pets: free
We accept credit, debit, cash, checks
All prices include spay/neuter, initial set of shots, microchip, dewormer and 10% off at our retail shop on the day of adoption.
*Certain dogs and puppies may have a higher adoption fee due to size and breed.
The process is simple; you come and visit with the pet you are interested in, we review your adoption form and you can take them home that day. If the pet is not spayed or neutered then we will set you up with an appointment for our transport to our clinic. Please bring with you a photo ID and you are welcome to bring in your dog to do an introduction with your new pet.
We have dedicated volunteers and staff who can help you choose the right match for your family just ask for assistance and let us know what your needs are and we can help you find your next friend.
Placing an animal on ‘hold’: The Lynchburg Humane Society wants your adoption experience to be as pleasant and as stress-free as possible which is why we allow potential adopters to place holds on animals so that they can take their time making adoption decisions, introducing family members and other pets, and researching breed traits. Holds may be placed over the phone or in person, and in the case of a “tie”, the individual physically visiting the shelter and the animal will be awarded the first hold on the pet. Adoption holds may only be placed during business hours by speaking with a team member and paying the hold fee.
1st hold: $20
2nd hold: $15