Chesapeake Animal Shelter

Find Chesapeake 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.


Adopt A Spot Dalmatian Rescue PO Box 9375 Chesapeake VA 23321 757-484-2940


Animal Assistance League of Virginia, Inc. 1149 New Mill Dr Chesapeake VA 23322 757-548-0045

Chesapeake City Animal Bureau 3807 Cook Blvd Chesapeake VA 23323 757-382-8080

Chesapeake Humane Society PO Box 15061 Chesapeake VA 23328 787-490-4357

Collie and Sheltie Rescue of Southeast Virginia 2808 Meadow Wood Dr W Chesapeake VA 23321

Meower Power Feral Cat Coalition PO Box 9696 Chesapeake VA 23321 757-399-0001

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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.