Harrisonburg VA Animal Shelter

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

About Harrisonburg Animal Shelters

Animal Shelters in Harrisonburg, VA are responsible for providing temporary care, housing and adoption services for unwanted, owner-relinquished, and lost pets including cats and dogs. Shelters provide a variety of services that promote the humane treatment of animals in Harrisonburg.

Interested parties may contact Animal Shelters for questions about:
  • Lost dogs and cats in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Fostering dogs and cats
  • Harrisonburg pet adoption fees
  • Spaying and neutering pets
  • Virginia animal control and welfare
Finding Lost Cats & Dogs

If you have lost your pet cat or dog in or near Harrisonburg, Virginia then you should contact the Harrisonburg Animal Shelter. Your missing pet may have been located and taken to the shelter. Even if your dog or cat has not been recovered by the shelter, you may be able to file a report so that if the shelter finds your pet they will be able to contact you for recovery. Pets available for adoption through the Harrisonburg Animal Shelter may be held for a set period of time in order to give owners an opportunity to claim and retrieve their lost pets so it is best to contact the Harrisonburg shelter directly regarding policies.

Harrisonburg Cat & Dog Adoptions

Promoting the adoption of pet cats and dogs is a key component of the Harrisonburg Shelter operations, however, the shelter may only take in either dogs or cats, so it is best to contact the shelter prior to visiting. The local animal shelter may offer educational programs on pet ownership, spay and neuter services, and preventive health services such as vaccinations in order to support its efforts to find permanent homes for lost pets. Harrisonburg Animal Shelters may charge fees for adoption and other services so it is best to contact them directly regarding policies.

Harrisonburg Animal Control

Harrisonburg Animal Shelters may also be operated as part of the county or local government animal control agency. Harrisonburg Animal Control Departments also undertake a range of activities related to animal control enforcement, including impounding stray animals, investigating animal cruelty, enforcing licensing laws, ensuring animal welfare, and rescuing trapped animals. Animals housed by animal control agencies are usually made available for adoption unless they are determined to be too aggressive, injured, or sick.