Virginia Humane Living Center

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Shelter Share Program

"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace." - Albert Schweitzer

The PAWS Shelter Share program partners with other outreach organizations and animal control services to provide improved sheltering for outside pets and to promote responsible pet ownership. Our shelters are designed to provide insulated sheltering for cold weather as well as ventilated, shade sheltering for hot weather. We love exploring ideas for helping companion animals and the people who keep them, and we encourage others to share ideas, solutions, and questions!
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Responsible Pet Ownership:
The program emphasizes responsible pet ownership - defined as the practice of keeping an animal in a manner that:

  • is humane and responsive to the health and wellbeing of the animal,
  • follows the laws established by the society,
  • prevents the animal from being a nuisance or hazard to others including excessive barking, roaming at large onto private or public property and roadways, and carrying diseases
  • does not unduly burden others with the costs or caring for the animals nor of the offspring of the animals

To learn more about this program,
contact Alice-Leigh at or 434-989-1572.