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
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.