Mechanicsville Animal Shelter

Find Mechanicsville 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.


Smitty's Cat Rescue 9349 Ravensworth Court Mechanicsville VA 23116 804-852-3993


Rescuing Animals In Need PO Box 217 Highland Springs VA 23075 4.9 miles from Mechanicsville 804-747-1155

Henrico County Animal Shelter 420 Dabbs House Road Richmond VA 23223 5.5 miles from Mechanicsville 804-652-3360

Richmond City Animal Shelter 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue Richmond VA 23222 6.6 miles from Mechanicsville 840-646-5573

Richmond SPCA 2519 Hermitage Road Richmond VA 23220 7.0 miles from Mechanicsville 804-643-6785

Pet Harbor Rescue & Referral PO Box 1502 Glen Allen VA 23060 7.9 miles from Mechanicsville 703-583-4759

Save Our Shelters 2933 West Cary Street Richmond VA 23221 8.4 miles from Mechanicsville 804-358-7499

Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation PO Box 15262 Richmond VA 23227 9.2 miles from Mechanicsville 804-254-0800

Greyhound Pets of America PO Box 70811 Richmond VA 23255 9.2 miles from Mechanicsville 804-527-3584

Henrico Humane Society 10421 Woodman Rd Richmond VA 23228 9.2 miles from Mechanicsville 804-262-6634

Mid Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue PO Box 15354 Richmond VA 23227 9.2 miles from Mechanicsville 301-362-0423

Hanover County Animal Control 12471 Taylor Complex Lane Ashland VA 23005 10.1 miles from Mechanicsville 804-365-6485

Hanover Humane Society, Inc. 12190 Washington Highway Ashland VA 23005 10.3 miles from Mechanicsville 804-798-0806

Hickory Hill K-9 Rescue PO Box 1505 Ashland VA 23005 11.6 miles from Mechanicsville 804-537-5502

Ring Dog Rescue PO Box 28632 VA 23228 13.0 miles from Mechanicsville

Friends United with the Richmond Shelter 4660 Pouncey Tract Road Glen Allen VA 23059 14.7 miles from Mechanicsville 804-364-1944

Richmond Animal League 11401 International Drive Richmond VA 23236 16.2 miles from Mechanicsville 804-379-0046

Indian Rivers Humane Society PO Box 264 Aylett VA 23009 17.7 miles from Mechanicsville 804-769-2145

New Kent County Animal Control 6301 Olivet Church Road Providence Forge VA 23140 18.8 miles from Mechanicsville 804-966-9500

Chesterfield County Humane Society PO Box 2916 Chesterfield VA 23832 18.9 miles from Mechanicsville 804-717-6236

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.