Petersburg VA Animal Shelter

Find Petersburg, 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.


Petersburg Animal Control 1600 Johnson Rd Petersburg VA 23805 804-732-3654


Petersburg Animal Shelter PO Box 2109 Petersburg VA 23804 804-732-4222

SPCA of Petersburg PO Box 1174 Petersburg VA 23804

About Petersburg Animal Shelters

Animal Shelters in Petersburg, 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 Petersburg.

Interested parties may contact Animal Shelters for questions about:
  • Lost dogs and cats in Petersburg, Virginia
  • Fostering dogs and cats
  • Petersburg 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 Petersburg, Virginia then you should contact the Petersburg 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 Petersburg 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 Petersburg shelter directly regarding policies.

Petersburg Cat & Dog Adoptions

Promoting the adoption of pet cats and dogs is a key component of the Petersburg 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. Petersburg Animal Shelters may charge fees for adoption and other services so it is best to contact them directly regarding policies.

Petersburg Animal Control

Petersburg Animal Shelters may also be operated as part of the county or local government animal control agency. Petersburg 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.