Directory of Animal Shelters in Virginia

Looking for a new pet? Please consider adopting a new dog or puppy from an animal shelter in Virginia. You’ll find information on all of the animal shelters, humane societies, and rescue groups we’ve partnered with in Virginia below. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Virginia.

Pet Friendly BROOD (Basset Rescue Of Old Dominion)
BROOD (Basset Rescue Of Old Dominion) BROOD is a limited admission breed rescue organization licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and rescues basset hounds in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and portions of Delaware and Pennsylvania. Efforts are focused on rescuing adoptable basset hounds in danger of euthanasia. BROOD works collaboratively with animal shelters, animal control facilities and animal rescue organizations in a six-state area to identify, rescue and place basset hounds. See Details
Pet Friendly Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education (DAR&E)
Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education (DAR&E) Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education (DAR&E) is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization of Volunteers dedicated to serving the growing needs of unwanted and homeless Dobermans in Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and eastern West Virginia areas.

DAR&E’s primary directives are to educate the public about Dobermans, assist owners in rehoming unwanted Dobermans, provide foster homes and veterinary care for rescued and relinquished Dobermans, and place Dobermans into loving homes through our adoption program. DAR&E provides support, consultation, and camaraderie to the adoptive families – not only through the adoption process but also throughout the lives of our Dobermans.

DAR&E’s expenses associated with these directives are funded primary through our own fundraising efforts and adoption fees. These funds are critical to DAR&E’s ability to remain financially self-reliant. We are always looking for relationships which allows DAR&E to continually reach their goals of being both financially independent and maintaining our adoption program.
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Rakki-Inu Akita Rescue We are a non-profit corporation, with 501(c)(3) designation, dedicated to helping Akitas in need. We generally serve Virginia, North Carolina, and parts of South Carolina, but we work where the Akitas need us to! We offer adoptable dogs, rescue, education, and support to Akita owners and adopters nation wide. We are recognized by the Akita Club of America (ACA) and abide by their Code of Ethics. See Details
Louisa County Animal Shelter The Louisa County Animal Shelter operates under guidelines from the Commonwealth of Virginia to temporarily house stray or injured animals and provide for adoption as many animals as possible. Adopters are responsible for the cost of all necessary shots plus spaying or neutering. See Details
Angels of Assisi Angels of Assisi and Harmony Farm Sanctuary is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and care of all living creatures. They provide reduced cost medical care to companion animals with special emphasis on spaying and neutering to prevent pet overpopulation. They also provide shelter, care and sustenance to companion and domesticated farm animals in need, including an adoption center for homeless dogs and cats and a farm animal sanctuary. Their goal is to educate the public that companion and farm animals are not objects for human use but are living, sentient creatures deserving respect and kindness.... See Details
The Jessica Beath Clinic The Jessica Beath Clinic is a low-cost spay/neuter clinic serving the Richmond metro area. They provide a welcoming atmosphere for animals and the people who love them by performing sterilization procedures to prevent animal overpopulation and to create a more balanced and happy pet. See Details
Loudoun County Animal Services Loudoun County Animal Services provides animal shelter and animal control service to the residents of Loudoun County. See Details
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Homeward Trails is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland for dogs and cats from high-kill shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them. They also support proactive spay/neuter practices; promote positive and ongoing behavioral training; and educate the public about how to care for their animals in a humane way. See Details
Almost Home: Nelson County SPCA Almost Home strives to improve animal welfare by providing care and adoption of "unwanted" companion animals through: their "no-kill" adoption center, foster care networks, satellite adoption venues, and Kitten & Puppy Rescue/Transport Programs; by funding veterinary services and education programs; and, by controlling over-population through low-cost Spay-Neuter-Vaccinate and Feral Cat Trap/Neuter/Release programs. See Details
Richmond SPCA The Richmond SPCA is a nonprofit, no-kill humane society. They provide for animal's safety and comfort, strive to alleviate their suffering and work to place them in homes that provide a responsible lifetime commitment to them. They promote spaying and neutering to achieve and retain a no-kill community. Their humane center houses the Adoptions Center, Track & Training Center, Exploratorium for children, Wilma’s Admissions Wing, Lora Robins Retail Shop, our sheltering operations and administrative offices. See Details
Animal Welfare League of Arlington Founded in 1944, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington provides animal adoption and community programs to the Northern Virginia and D.C. metropolitan area, as well as animal rescue and control services within Arlington County.

Their Vision: A humane community in which animals and people live together harmoniously.

Their Mission: Improving the lives of animals and people by providing resources, care, and protection.
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Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Traveling to Charlottesville? Visit the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA to learn about Fido Field Trips, a program that allows you to "borrow" a shelter dog, or if you're missing your kitty, hang out in our free-roaming cat rooms. Live in the area? Visit to learn all about fostering, volunteering and supporting your local lifesaving animal shelter! See Details
Henrico Humane Society Henrico Humane Society is an all-volunteer, foster-based, non-profit organization that rescues dogs and cats from across Central Virginia and places them in loving, forever homes. See Details
Richmond Animal League The Richmond Animal League (RAL) is the area’s oldest non-profit “no-kill” organization committed to reducing the homeless pet population in the Richmond area. Founded in 1979, RAL provides temporary housing, medical treatment, sterilization, and quality care to over 1,700 companion animals each year until they are adopted into permanent and loving homes. See Details
Roanoke Valley SPCA Roanoke Valley SPCA is a community resource that provides pet adoption, retention, and education services in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Since 1916, the Roanoke Valley SPCA has made the welfare of homeless and unwanted animals a priority and in 1958 became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See Details