Find Harrisonburg 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.
Cat's Cradle PO Box 2152 Harrisonburg VA 22801 540-438-5222
Harrisonburg Animal Control 181 South Liberty Street Harrisonburg VA 22801 540-434-2317
Rockingham/Harrisonburg SPCA 2170 Old Furnace Road Harrisonburg VA 22802 540-434-5270
Virginia Federation of Humane Societies 826 Oakwood Drive Harrisonburg VA 22801 540-879-9874
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.