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Regional Private Rescues and Shelters

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See also: Regional Organizations for Breed and Specialty Rescue

See also: Regional Services for Municipal Animal Control and Shelters

4 Paws Cat Rescue and Adoption
Statewide or Mid-Atlantic
703-715-6369
"Finding homes for over 200 cats in 2010. Working in neighborhoods around Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC to help homeless cats. Nonprofit organization exempt under 501(c)(3)."

ADRATI - Angel Dogs Rescue & Transport
Richmond area
Richmond VA

All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc
Southwest region
434-841-0411
Huddleston VA

Angels of Assisi
Roanoke and surrounding area
540-344-8707
Roanoke VA
"We provide reduced cost medical care to companion animals with special emphasis on spaying and neutering to prevent pet overpopulation. We 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."

Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation
Richmond or surrounding area
804-254-0800
Richmond VA

Animal Connections
Louisa-based, regional
Louisa VA
Specializes in rescue of smaller dogs from high-kill shelters around Virginia.

Augusta Regional SPCA
Augusta County
540-885-7722
Staunton VA

Bandit's Adoption & Rescue of K-9s (BARK)
Hanover-based, regional
804-449-2275
Glen Allen VA
"BARK's mission is to rescue orphaned or abandoned pets and other adoptable dogs from animal shelters in the Richmond area, provide spay/neuter and vaccinations, then find loving, forever homes for them. "

Blue Ridge Dog Rescue
Charlottesville, Albemarle
Charlottesville VA

Bonnie Blue Rescue
East coast

Caring For Creatures
Fluvanna-based
434-842-2404
Palmyra VA
"Caring For Creatures is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation established in 1987 dedicated to caring for homeless animals and enhancing the human-animal bond"

Cat Adoption Rescue Efforts, Inc
Richmond or surrounding area
Richmond VA

Cat's Cradle of Richmond
Richmond or surrounding area
804-282-3833
Richmond VA

Cat's Cradle of Shenandoah Valley
Rockingham County and Harrisonburg
540-433-1135
Harrisonburg VA

Cause 4 Paws
Orange County, Locust Grove
540-972-8951
Locust Grove VA

Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA
Charlottesville and Albemarle
434-973-5959 or 434-964-3333 Spay/Neuter info
Charlottesville VA
"The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that provides a safe environment for the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of Charlottesville and Albemarle County..."

Chesterfield County Humane Society
Chesterfield region
804-717-6236
Chesterfield VA
"The mission of the Chesterfield County Humane Society is to reduce the death and suffering of homeless animals by providing the supplies and services necessary for these animals, and to work in unison with the efforts of the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter to accomplish this goal."

Companion Animal Rescue Effort
Orange County area
540-832-3727
Orange VA

Cumberland SPCA
Cumberland County
804-492-4740
Cumberland VA

Extra Mile Dog Rescue
Charlottesville, Albemarle, Louisa
Charlottesville VA
"The Extra Mile Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) no-kill organization in Central Virginia. We rescue abused, abandoned, and homeless dogs who have behavior issues that can be rehabilitated. The Extra Mile Dog Rescue uses foster homes to provide sanctuary and training in a loving and caring environment. We offer resources and education to dog owners that can be used to help them rehabilitate their dogs in their own home."

Fluvanna SPCA/Shelter
Fluvanna County
434-591-0123
Troy VA
Houses the county's animal shelter.

For the Love of Animals in Goochland (FLAG)
Goochland County
804-342-6975
Manakin-Sabot VA
"For the Love of Animals in Goochland (Virginia) is an all-volunteer animal rescue group that works very hard to find good homes for abandoned, abused and/or neglected dogs and puppies."

Fredericksburg SPCA
Fredericksburg
540-898-1500
Fredericksburg VA

Friends United with the Richmond Shelter (FURS)
Richmond or surrounding area
804-364-1944
Richmond VA

Give a Dog a Chance Rescue
Goochland area
804-240-0943
Goochland VA

GUARD (Giant-breed United Advocates and Rescue Division) , Inc
Richmond-based, regional

Hair of the Dog Rescue
Fredericksburg area
540-439-1302
Bealeton VA

Hanover Humane Society
Hanover region
804-798-8248 or 804-798-0806
Ashland VA
"The Hanover Humane Society was organized in July 1986, and with the support of the public, raised $20,000 toward the construction of the new County Pound, which opened in 1990. Hanover Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizaiton. We are NOT affiliated with Animal Control or the County Pound. Animals enter our system either as strays, owner surrenders, or from the Hanover County Pound."

HAPPE - Homeless Animal Protection Placement Education
Chesterfield Region
Chesterfield VA

Happy Endings Animal Rescue Team
Colonial Heights, Prince George, surrounding areas
Colonial Heights VA

Henrico Humane Society
Henrico region
From web site: "Henrico Humane Society (HHS) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization incorporated in 1991 to address the enormous number of homeless animals in the greater Richmond area. HHS is run entirely by volunteers and has no paid staff. The organization relies upon donations, adoption fees, and fund-raising efforts to support its programs."

Hickory Hill Canine Rescue
Hanover-based, regional
804-537-5502
Ashland VA

Hopewell Humane Society Inc.
Hopewell area
804-458-7303
Hopewell VA

Houlagan's Rest
Richmond or surrounding area
Richmond VA

Humane Society of Caroline County
Caroline County
804-445-5621
Ruther Glen VA

Humane Society of Culpeper County
Culpeper County
540-727-7554
Culpeper VA
"Our core mission is to promote the spaying and neutering dogs and cats, in order to prevent unwanted animals and end pet overpopulation. We do this through affordable spay and neuter programs, fostering, adoption and community involvement."

Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County/Almost Home Pet Adoption Center
Nelson County
434-263-7722
Lovingston VA
The Almost Home Pet Adoption Center is a no-kill facility owned and operated by the Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County.

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation
703-295-3647
Arlington VA

Louisa Humane Society
Louisa County
540-967-5890
Louisa VA
"The mission of the Louisa Humane Society is to improve the quality of life for the homeless and abandoned animals of Louisa County; and to provide a clean, safe environment for these unwanted animals while making every effort to place adoptable animals into new, loving, responsible homes."

Lynchburg Humane Society
Lynchburg region
434-846 1438
Lynchburg VA

Madison-Greene Humane Society
Madison and Greene Counties
434-985-3203
Madison VA
"Promoting caring, compassion and understanding among people and pets."

Metro Richmond Pet Savers (MRPS) Pet Adoptions
Richmond or surrounding area
Collective of regional animal rescue agencies hosts large pet adoption event at regional PetSmart locations on the second Saturday of each month.

New Journey Animal Rescue
Powhatan and surrounding area
804-492-3636
Cumberland VA

Orange County Humane Society
Orange County
540-672-0069
Orange VA
Provides community assistance and pet care information; collaborates with Orange County Animal Shelter and supports low-cost spay/neuter services (March-November S/N contact: Betty Hughes 540-972-3020)

Peaceful Passings
Fluvanna-based
434-842-3287
Palmyra VA
"The mission of Peaceful Passings, Inc. is to work toward a world in which no animal has to be euthanized based on age and/or medical challenge when a quality of life remains. Peaceful Passings is currently a home-based rescue with future plans to expand the numbers of animals served."

People for Pets Fund
Culpeper and surrouding area
540-229-5594
Brandy Station VA

Rescue of Chained K-9s (ROCK)
Henrico-based, regional
Metro Richmond Area VA
This organization works to help chained dogs through community education, individual intervention, and working with keepers of chained dogs to create alternate conditions for the dog. Will receive reports of chained dogs via the web site.

Richmond Animal League
Chesterfield-based, regional
804-379-0046
Richmond VA

Rikki's Refuge
Orange County-based
540-854-0870
Orange VA
An all-species, no-kill sanctuary.

Robins-Starr Humane Center & Richmond SPCA
Richmond or surrounding area
804-643-6785
Richmond VA
Mission: "To practice and promote the principle that every life is precious. As such, we are committed to the highest principles of humane care and professional treatment of injured, ill, neglected, or abused animals."

Saint Seton's Orphaned Pets
Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania area
540-809-2625
Fredericksburg

Second Chance Dog Rescue
Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania area
540-752-1741
Fredericksburg VA

SomeBuddies Cat Rescue
Richmond or surrounding area
804-559-6170
Mechanicsville VA
Provides feline (cat) rescue and adoption in the Richmond vicinity.

Southside SPCA
Southside Virginia: Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Appomattox, and Prince Edward.
434-736-9595
Meherrin VA
Our Mission To provide humane care and shelter for abandoned animals.To provide loving and responsible homes for our residents. To educate the public about spay/neuter programs in order to reduce the over-population of unwanted dogs and cats.

West End Cat Rescue
Richmond or surrounding area
804-751-4501
Richmond VA


NOTE: The websites listed on this site are for reference. We can not and do not endorse any agencies listed or vouch for the content of any material provided. Consult a certified or licensed professional for specific needs.