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
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.