Jefferson County Animal Shelter

Find Jefferson County West 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 Welfare Society 23 Poor Farm Road Kearneysville WV 25430 304-725-0589


Briggs Animal Adoption Center 3731 Berryville Pike Charles Town WV 25414 304-724-6558

Cause for PAWS 1328 Washington Street Harpers Ferry WV 25425 304-535-2810

Equine Rescue and Education PO Box 1504 Shepherdstown WV 25443 304-876-3843

Give A Dog A Home 79 Harry Shirley Road Kearneysville WV 25430 304-724-7352

K9 Furbabies Rescue 52 Wrangler Lane Kearneysville WV 25430 304-263-2717

Pigs Animal Sanctuary 1112 Persimmon Lane Shepherdstown WV 25443 304-262-0080

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.