Richmond Animal Shelter

Find Richmond 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.


Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation PO Box 15262 Richmond VA 23227 804-254-0800


Greyhound Pets of America PO Box 70811 Richmond VA 23255 804-527-3584

Henrico County Animal Shelter 420 Dabbs House Road Richmond VA 23223 804-652-3360

Henrico Humane Society 10421 Woodman Rd Richmond VA 23228 804-262-6634

Mid Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue PO Box 15354 Richmond VA 23227 301-362-0423

Richmond Animal League 11401 International Drive Richmond VA 23236 804-379-0046

Richmond City Animal Shelter 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue Richmond VA 23222 840-646-5573

Richmond SPCA 2519 Hermitage Road Richmond VA 23220 804-643-6785

Save Our Shelters 2933 West Cary Street Richmond VA 23221 804-358-7499

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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.