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RADFORD WestPulaski NorthGiles SouthFloyd EastMontgomery
Pound Pals of Radford, Inc. Radford, VA 24143

RAPPAHANNOCK WestPage NorthWarren SouthCulpeper EastFauquier
Second Chance Dog Rescue Fredericksburg, Virginia
Second Chance Dog Rescue
Fredericksburg, VA
Phone: (540) 752-1741
Hours: By Appointment

Second Chance Dog Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue. We receive no government funding to run our organization, and we rely on the generosity of the public to keep our doors open. Please consider adopting or donating today. Second Chance Dog Rescue dogs are housed in foster homes until well matched and carefully screened forever homes can be found. Each dog is examined by a vet and then spayed or neutered, brought up-to-date on shots, micro-chipped and heartworm checked before being placed in their new homes. When time permits, our dogs are also housetrained and taught basic obedience.

Click here to see dogs needing homes at Second Chance Dog Rescue in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Rappahannock Animal Welfare League Rappahannock Animal Welfare League Amissville, VA 20106

Rappahannock Humane Society Fredericksburg, VA 22404

RappCats RappCats Flint Hill, VA

RappCats is a private, non-profit organization that rescues, cares for, and finds loving homes for abandoned, abused, neglected, injured, and homeless cats and kittens throughout Rappahannock County.

Open House: Sunday 1pm – 4pm.

We are also happy to show off our cats by appointment at your convenience. Please contact us by Email: or phone 540.987.6050 to arrange a visit.

Directions to Adoption Center
We are located at 714 Zachary Taylor Highway in Flint Hill, VA. There is another 714 Zachary Taylor Highway in Mineral VA; do not go there! We are at the north end of the building. Take the stairs to the loading dock and our door is at the top of the stairs straight ahead.

Click here to see Cats Needing Homes at RappCats

RICHMOND CITY WestChesterfield NorthHenrico SouthCaroline EastHanover
Richmond SPCA Richmond, VA 23220

Richmond Animal League Richmond, VA 23236

Richmond Animal Shelter Richmond, VA 23222

Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation Richmond, VA 23227


ROANOKE WestMontgomery NorthCraig SouthFranklin EastBedford
Dogs and cats collected by the Roanoke County Animal Control are taken to the:

Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection
1510 Baldwin Ave NE,
Roanoke, VA 24012

Phone: 540.344.4922

The Regional Center receives stray and owner relinquished animals from Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt County and the Town of Vinton. The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection serves the City of Roanoke, the Counties of Botetourt and Roanoke, and the Town of Vinton, and is an “open intake facility”. The Regional Center primarily handles stray animals picked up by the Animal Control Officers employed by the municipalities, but also accepts strays found, and animals owned, by citizens of the municipalities.

Pets needing homes at RCACP

Roanoke Valley SPCA Roanoke, VA 24012

Stray dogs from Craig County are taken to the
City of Salem Animal Shelter
1301 Indiana St,
Salem, VA 24153.
Phone: 540-375-3038

ROCKBRIDGE WestBotetourt NorthAugusta SouthAmherst EastNelson
Rockbridge SPCA Lexington, VA 24450

ROCKINGHAM WestHardy WV NorthPendleton WV SouthAlbemarle EastPage
Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA Harrisonburg, VA 22803.

RUSSELL WestScott NorthBuchanan SouthWashington EastTazewell
Russell County Animal Shelter

The Russell County Animal Shelter provides a comfortable, warm and safe environment for the animals we receive who are unwanted, abused or abandoned. We provide adoption services for animals with suitable dispositions in an effort to place them within a nurturing environment. We believe that shelter animals can be placed into a loving and wonderful family environment.

Russell County Animal Shelter
458 Haber Dr,
VA 24266

Phone: 276-415-9163

See Dogs Needing Homes at Russell County Animal Shelter

Opening Hours:
Monday-Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday: 10am-3pm
Thursday-Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: Viewing by appointment only
Closed Sunday and Holidays

SCOTT WestWashington NorthWise SouthHawkins TN EastLee
Scott County Animal Shelter

Scott County Animal Shelter is a small rural facility in the southwest of Virginia. While Scott County Animal Shelter is not yet a no-kill facility, this is a goal we strive to achieve each and every day. We are also fortunate enough to work with some amazing rescue groups and dedicated individuals who help us move animals to safety each and every week. For more information see the Scott County Animal Control website.

See Dogs Needing Homes at Scott County Animal Shelter

Scott County Animal Shelter
186 Single Tree Rd,
Gate City,
VA 24251

Phone: 276-452-1325

Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 8am-12 noon
Closed Sunday and Holidays

SHENANDOAH WestHardy WV NorthFrederick SouthPage EastWarren
Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue

SMYTH WestWashington NorthTazewell SouthGrayson EastWythe
Smyth County Animal Shelter

Smyth County Animal Control and Shelter provides for the humane treatment of stray, neglected and abused animals. We wish to provide our professional assistance for the health and protection of the residents of Smyth County. For more information see the Smyth County Animal Control website.

Dogs Needing Homes in Marion, VA

Smyth County Animal Shelter
287 Fox Valley Rd,
VA 24354

Phone: 276-646-2222

Opening Hours for Adoption, Viewing and Reclamation:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1pm-4:15pm

SOUTHAMPTON WestGreensville NorthSussex SouthHertford NC EastSuffolk
Franklin Animal Control Franklin, VA 23851
1024 Pretlow Street
Franklin, VA 23851.
Phone (Non-Emergency): 757-562-8605

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm
Saturday/Sunday 8:30am-11:30pm

Adopt a dog from the City of Franklin Animal Shelter

Southampton County Animal Shelter Courtland, VA 23837
25181 Public Works Loop
Courtland, VA 23837

Normal Adoption hours for Southampton Animal Control are Saturday 8am - 10am. Please email for alternate times if needed.

Potential adopters must live in Southampton County or adjacent municipalities to adopt unaltered pets unless willing to wait for the pet to be spay/neutered prior to adoption if living outside of Southampton County. All pets adopted from Southampton County receive a FREE spay/neuter voucher for the Mobile Clinic. There is no adoption fee at this time but owners are required to spay/neuter their pet within 30-days of adoption as well as vaccinate against Rabies and acquire county/city dog licensing.

SPOTSYLVANIA WestLouisa NorthOrange SouthCaroline EastFredericksburg
Spotsylvania Animal Shelter Fredericksburg, VA 22408
The Spotsylvania Animal Shelter is a county shelter operated Spotsylvania County Animal Control under the requirements of the Code of the Virginia. Animals are held in accordance with state requirements, and are redeemed by the owner, adopted, or euthanized. Our shelter has been on a NO KILL Mission since September of 2013. The shelter also houses a low cost spay/neuter clinic, which is operated by a local humane organization. All dogs and cats adopted from the shelter are sterilized within 30 days from the date of adoption, with the exception of puppies and kittens that are too young.

STAFFORD WestSpotsylvania NorthPrince William SouthCaroline EastCharles MD
Pet Assistance League of Virginia Stafford, Virginia

SUFFOLK WestSouthampton NorthIsle of Wight SouthGates NC EastChesapeake

SURRY WestSussex NorthPrince George SouthIsle of Wight EastJames City
Dogs needing homes at Surry County Animal Shelter Elberon, VA 23882

Surry County Animal Shelter is a small rural facility in the south east of Virginia. Although we have a limited budget, the staff love and care for all animal residents and are willing to do what it takes to save all of them. We have a small number of staff which is why we require you to phone us to arrange a time to visit the shelter. Foster homes and rescues are welcome.

Surry County Animal Shelter
265 Old Burrough Rd,
VA, 23846
Phone: 757-644-0647

SUSSEX WestGreensville NorthPrince George SouthSouthampton EastIsle of Wight
Dogs needing homes at Sussex County Animal Shelter Stony Creek, VA 23882

Sussex County Animal Shelter is a small rural facility in the south of Virginia. Although we have a limited budget, the staff love and care for all animal residents and are willing to do what it takes to save all of them. Fosters, adoptions and rescues are welcome.

Sussex County Animal Shelter
14493 Robinson Road
Stony Creek,
VA 23882
Phone: 804-898-5371

TAZEWELL WestRussell NorthWest Virginia SouthSmyth EastBland
Tazewell County Animal Shelter

Tazewell County Animal Shelter is a small rural facility in the southwest of Virginia. While Tazewell County Animal Shelter is not yet a no-kill facility, this is a goal we strive to achieve each and every day. We are also fortunate enough to work with some amazing rescue groups and dedicated individuals who help us move animals each and every week.

Adopting a dog

Adoption fee for a dog is $50 which includes spay/neuter and rabies vaccination. Payment is by cash or check - we cannot accept card payments at this time. For animals that have not been spayed or neutered: adoptions are open to residents of Tazewell, Buchanan, Russell, Bland and Smyth County. If an animal is already spayed or neutered then it is available to be adopted by anyone (even out of state residents). Phone to check that the dog is available and what paperwork is required from you.

Dogs Needing Homes in Bluefield


We need towels, blankets, hard and soft dog food, basic cleaning supplies and dog beds or you may mail a donation to Tazewell County Animal Shelter, 736 Camp Joy Road, Bluefield, VA 24605.

Fostering a dog or cat

We have many animals at the shelter that are available to be fostered (given a temporary home until we find it a permanent home). If you would like more information on fostering or would like to apply to be a foster mom or dad please contact us.

Tazewell County Animal Shelter
736 Camp Joy Road,
VA 24605
Phone: 276-988-5795

WARREN WestShenandoah NorthFrederick SouthRappahannock EastFauquier
Humane Society of Warren County Front Royal, VA 22630
The Humane Society of Warren County was incorporated April 1st, 1947 by Julia Wagner to provide food, shelter, and care to lost, stray and abandoned animals of Warren County, Virginia.

Humane Society of Warren County Humane Society of Warren County Front Royal, VA 22630

WASHINGTON WestScott NorthRussell SouthJohnson TN EastSmyth
Happy Tails Animal Rescue Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia

WESTMORELAND WestEssex NorthKing George SouthRichmond County EastSt. Marys MD
Westmoreland County Animal Shelter Montross, VA 22520

WISE WestLee NorthLetcher KY SouthScott EastDickenson
Wise County Animal Control Wise, VA 24293

PAWS of SWVA Coeburn, VA 24230

P.A.W.S. of SWVA, Inc. (People for Animal Wellness and Safety of Southwest Virginia) is a non-profit 501(c)3 animal rescue group located in Wise County, Virginia. We have been in operation since 2002. Our funds help support the care of foster animals and a low cost neuter & spay program for adopted animals. We are a group of volunteers working in our community with no formal facilities. We depend solely on tax deductible donations and volunteer assistance.

Dogs needing homes at PAWS of SWVA

P.O. Box 576
Coeburn, VA 24230

WYTHE WestSmyth NorthBland SouthCarroll EastPulaski
Wythe County Dog Shelter

Dogs collected by the Bland County Animal Control are taken to Wythe County Dog Shelter.

Dog Needing Homes at Wythe County Dog Shelter

We welcome enquiries from potential adopters and animal rescues. If you are not a resident of Wythe County or one of the adjacent counties, contact your local rescue to see if they will rescue the dog for you. Please phone about a specific dog rather than e-mail which may not be read in time. For information regarding the dog featured, please contact Wythe County Animal Control NOW on (276) 228-6003. We keep stray dogs 5 days so that the owner can claim them but you can express an interest before the 'available' date. The date the dog is listed as 'available' is NOT the day it will be put down but we may only keep the dog for 5 days after the 'available' date.

Wythe County Dog ShelterWythe County Dog Shelter
600 Atkins Mill Road,
Wytheville, VA, 24382
Phone: 276-228-6003

Shelter Hours:
Monday: 8am - 12pm
Tuesday: 8am - 12pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 8am - 12pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm
Saturday: 8am - 12pm
Sunday and Holidays: CLOSED

VIRGINIA BEACH CITY WestChesapeake NorthNorfolk SouthCurrituck NC EastAtlantic Ocean
K-9 New Life Center Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc. Tidewater Area

YORK WestJames City NorthGloucester SouthNewport News EastPoquoson City
Southeastern Virginia Golden Retriever Rescue Yorktown, VA 23693

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Script updated: October 9th 2023

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