Bedford County Animal Shelter

Find Bedford County 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.


Bedford County Animal Control 122 East Main Street Bedford VA 24523 540-586-7690


Bedford Humane Society Inc 829 Ole Turnpike Drive Bedford VA 24523 540-586-6100

Brook Hill Restoration Inc 7289 Bellevue Road Forest VA 24551 540-586-7432

Rescue Me Pet Rescue 1145 Cranberry Court Moneta VA 24121 804-986-3647

Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue 1725 Edwardsville Road Hardy VA 24101 540-797-1999

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.