Animal Shelters in Roanoke, Virginia

Find Roanoke, 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.

There are 4 Animal Shelters in Roanoke, Virginia, serving a population of 99,572 people in an area of 43 square miles. There is 1 Animal Shelter per 24,893 people, and 1 Animal Shelter per 10 square miles.

In Virginia, Roanoke is ranked 89th of 133 counties in Animal Shelters per capita, and 27th in Animal Shelters per square mile.


Angels of Assisi 415 Campbell Avenue Southwest Roanoke, VA

Roanoke County Animal Control 5925 Cove Road Roanoke, VA

Roanoke County Animal Shelter PO Box 29800 Roanoke, VA

Roanoke Valley SPCA 1340 Baldwin Ave NE Roanoke, VA

About Roanoke Animal Shelters

Animal Shelters in Roanoke, 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 Roanoke.

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

Roanoke Cat & Dog Adoptions

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

Roanoke Animal Control

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