Find Bristol 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.
Bristol City Animal Control 415 Cumberland Street Bristol VA 24201 276-645-7400
Bristol Humane Society 16222 Lee Highway Bristol VA 24202 423-968-9136
Rocky Road Small Animal Rescue 320 Buchanan Street Bristol VA 24201 276-494-0236
Siberian Husky Assist Rescue 106 Bristol View Drive Bristol VA 24201 276-494-3153
Siberian Husky Rescue 8822 Rich Valley Road Bristol VA 24202 276-696-2477
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.
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.
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.