Harrisonburg Animal Shelter

Find Harrisonburg Virginia animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Cat's Cradle PO Box 2152 Harrisonburg VA 22801 540-438-5222


Harrisonburg Animal Control 181 South Liberty Street Harrisonburg VA 22801 540-434-2317

Rockingham/Harrisonburg SPCA 2170 Old Furnace Road Harrisonburg VA 22802 540-434-5270

Virginia Federation of Humane Societies 826 Oakwood Drive Harrisonburg VA 22801 540-879-9874

Madison County Animal Control 107 Church Street Timberville VA 22853 15.1 miles from Harrisonburg 540-948-5161

Augusta County Animal Control PO Box 590 Verona VA 24482 18.3 miles from Harrisonburg 540-245-5635

Standardsville Animal Control 1005 Spotswood Trail Stanardsville VA 22973 18.7 miles from Harrisonburg 434-985-2222

Staunton Animal Control 113 Olive Street Staunton VA 24401 22.7 miles from Harrisonburg 540-887-3337

Page County Animal Shelter 1261 Goodrich Road Stanley VA 22851 23.1 miles from Harrisonburg 540-778-2101

Augusta Regional SPCA 33 Archery Lane Staunton VA 24401 23.6 miles from Harrisonburg 540-885-7722

Greene County SPCA PO Box 358 Stanardsville VA 22973 25.5 miles from Harrisonburg 804-985-5210

Waynesboro Animal Control 250 S Wayne Ave Waynesboro VA 22980 25.6 miles from Harrisonburg 540-942-6675

Madison-Greene Humane Society 375 Mays Road Ruckersville VA 22968 26.8 miles from Harrisonburg 434-985-3203

Page County Animal Control 108 South Court Street Luray VA 22835 27.1 miles from Harrisonburg 540-743-4398

Pendleton County Humane Society PO Box 999 Franklin WV 26807 28.8 miles from Harrisonburg

Shenandoah Small Dog Rescue 871 South Fort Valley Road Fort Valley VA 22652 29.3 miles from Harrisonburg 540-933-6257

Shenandoah Valley Animal Control 1001 Mount Torrey Road Lyndhurst VA 22952 29.6 miles from Harrisonburg 540-943-5142

Spay and Neuter, Inc. PO Box 769 Stuarts Draft VA 24477 29.7 miles from Harrisonburg 540-480-7582

Basset Rescue of Old Dominion 3445 Seminole Trail Charlottesville VA 22911 31.8 miles from Harrisonburg 866-710-9476

Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA 3355 Berkmar Drive Charlottesville VA 22901 32.1 miles from Harrisonburg 434-973-5959

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.