Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center

A 341 S Birdneck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and/or fish, farm-type animals.

Pets at Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Small Animals
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

2010-1540 Samoas

Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair

2010-0409 (Petsmart)

Female,
Domestic Shorthair

2010-1534 Conor (petsmart)

Male,
Domestic Shorthair

2008-0804 Cool Hand Luke

Female,
Domestic Shorthair

2010-0293 Scarecrow

Male, Young
Domestic Shorthair

2009-1512 Henry

Male, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair

2010-0400 Obsidian

Male, Young
Domestic Shorthair

2010-1564 James

Male,
Domestic Shorthair

2010-1580 Maeve

Female, Young
Domestic Shorthair

2010-1573 Ash

Female,
Domestic Shorthair

2010-1520 Yams

Female,
Domestic Shorthair

2010-1572 Ruby

Female,
Domestic Shorthair

2010-0065 Dexter

Male,
Labrador Retriever

2010-1543 Magoo

Male,
American Pit Bull Terrier

2010-0128 Lexie

Female,
Pit Bull Terrier

2010-1560 Tramp

Female,
Hound (Unknown Type)

2010-0407Cassie

Female,
Pit Bull Terrier

2010-1574&20101576 Coco and Brownie

Male,
Guinea Pig

2010-1575&2010-1577 Butterfinger and Twix

Male,
Guinea Pig

2010-0067 Met Life

Male, Senior
Poodle (Miniature)

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Areas Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center Serves

The Virginia Beach Bureau of Animal Control serves the citizens and animals of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center's Adoption Process

1. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

2. Submit Application

3. Approve Application

4. Sign Adoption Contract

5. Pay Fee

6. Take the Pet Home

All dogs and cats are spayed/neutered before leaving the shelter

Adoption Procedures:

Citizens interested in adopting an animal are encouraged to visit the shelter. Some animals can go home right away, where others must be held for a few days first. All animals available for adoption are accessible to the public for viewing. In many cases the animal can go home with you the same day. A representative selection of animals in the kennel can be viewed at Petfinder .
All dogs and cats adopted from the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center will be sterilized prior to the adopter taking the animal home.
Upon adoption and within 10 days the animal must be taken to a licensed veterinarian for a thorough examination.
If an animal is found to be ill and the new owner wishes to return it they may, with written proof of illness from the veterinarian.
Please keep in mind that as a municipal animal shelter, we have very few indications as to which kinds of pets will arrive at any given time and the best selections go home the fastest. Please visit our shelter early and often to find the pet you are looking for.
PLEASE, never adopt a companion animal on an impulse-having a pet is a full-time responsibility as well as a financial commitment. Make sure that you as well as every member of your family is ready, willing and able to take on the obligations associated with pet ownership, give careful thought to the kind of pet that would be best-suited for your home and then come and visit our shelter.

Adoption Fees:
Dogs that have not been spayed or neutered Total: $135.00

$25.00 Adoption Fee
$100.00 Refundable Spay/Neuter Deposit
$10.00 License Fee

Dogs spayed/neutered at City expense

$25.00 Adoption Fee
$100.00 Non-Refundable Sterilization Fee
$7.00 License Fee Total: $132.00


Dogs spayed/neutered not at the expense of the City

$25.00 Adoption Fee
$7.00 License Fee Total: $32.00

Cats that have not been spayed or neutered Total: $70.00

$20.00 Adoption Fee
$40.00 Refundable Spay/Neuter Deposit
$10.00 License Fee

Cats spayed or neutered at City expense Total: $65.00

$20.00 Adoption Fee
$40.00 Non-Refundable Sterilization Fee
$5.00 License Fee

Cats spayed or neutered not at City expense Total: $25.00

$20.00 Adoption Fee
$5.00 License Fee

Before You Adopt, You Should Know...

The Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center handles approximately 7000 animals annually. Many of the animals that arrive are strays with no health or behavior history. For this reason, the Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, the Virginia Beach Police Department or the City of Virginia Beach cannot offer any form of guarantee as to the health or temperament of the animal being adopted. We will make every reasonable effort to ascertain the overall health and behavior of the animals we have available for adoption to the public, however the ultimate responsibility for choosing the right pet lies with the pet adopter.


If you adopt an animal from our shelter and if for any reason the pet is not suitable, simply return it to our shelter. Due to the high volume of animals that arrive at the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center shelter from strays found by Officers, animals that have been surrendered to our care by their owners and those that are turned is as strays by citizens, we do our best to keep our listings updated with pets currently available in our shelter. In some cases a pet listed might have been adopted or reclaimed by it's owner. That being said we ALWAYS have more animals available for adoption that what is listed. Animals can be adopted quickly and we don't always get to them before that happens so the best way to see our available animals is to come visit the shelter.

For more information please go to our website at www.vbacac.com.

About Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center

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 animal ownership, aggressively investigate animal cruelty cases, find homes for the homeless animals and humanely euthanize the unwanted animals in our community.

Officers answer calls for service from 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily, including holidays. After 11:00 p.m., an Animal Control Officer is on stand-by to assist injured animals or handle emergency situations after hours. To report an animal related violation, please contact the Animal Control Dispatcher at: (757) 385-4444. As always: Emergency 911

Shelter Hours of Operation
Admissions & Adoptions
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday- 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Reclaims Only
Thursday - 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Contact Information
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center
341 S. Birdneck Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Telephone (757) 385-4444
Facsimile (757) 427-0199
E-Mail VBPDAC@VBGov.com

​VBAC Operates Satellite Adoption Centers:
Volunteers are available to answer questions and assist with visits during adoption hours which are Monday-Friday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Residents can also purchase Virginia Beach City Animal Licenses during the adoption hours. The adoption center is open for visitation during normal store hours but adoptions are conducted only during the above adoption hours. Participating Petsmart locations are listed below.

Plaza Petsmart Location
3413 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Reclaims Only
Thursday - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Officers are on duty from 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
An emergency duty officer is available from 11 p.m.-7 a.m.

Come Meet Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center's Pets

Please stop by our shelter during normal business hours to visit the animals that are ready to make their new home with you.
341 S. Birdneck Road :: Virginia Beach, VA 23451​
Adoptions Hours
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday- 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.