Looking for a meaningful and lasting gift for a Pet Lover? Donate a Kuranda dog bed to one of our dogs in the name of a friend or family member. A personalized Gift Card will be mailed to them to inform them of the wonderful gift you have selected for them. Donate Now
Alleviate the financial stress associated with your petís unexpected medical expenses and generate funds for our shelter at the same time! Simply apply for a ShelterCare Pet Insurance Program by using the ShelterCare banner-link.
Hereís how it works: ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs cover you when your pet needs essential veterinary care from an illness or injury. Also, every time a completed application for a ShelterCare program is generated through our shelterís website, we automatically receive a $25 donation to help cover common needs like blankets, litter and food. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds. Make the right move and enroll today!
Our Featured Pet
In an effort to control the number of unwanted and stray animals being brought to this shelter and others, Petersburg Animal Care and Control has instituted a Spay/Neuter adoption process. Any and all animals adopted from this facility will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption.
Who We Are
Petersburg Animal Care & Control is a city governed open intake facility located in Petersburg Virginia. We make every possible effort to successfully adopt the dogs and cats as we can into safe, loving homes but, unfortunately, our facility does euthanize.
Adopting a friend
If you see a pet you are interested in on the website, please feel free to call, email or visit us.
We will adopt animals outside of the city and state as long as the family is willing to make at least two trips to Petersburg. One trip will be to meet the pet and complete the adoption paperwork. If you have a pet already, you may want to bring him/her to the shelter to make sure they are compatible. If the application is approved, the next trip will be to pick up the pet up from it's sterilization appointment and take it home. If the animal is already spayed/neutered, than only one trip will be necessary. The Shelter is unable to ship animals to new homes.
Adoption Applications are available online by emailing email@example.com
Please note that we are unable to "hold" a pet that you may be interested in; the only way to "claim" a pet you may want to adopt is to submit an application through this website, via email or in person at the shelter. Applications are accepted and screened on a first come, first serve basis; the Shelter will accept up to three applications per pet.
Your application will be carefully screened and, if it is approved, you will pay an adoption fee. The adoption fee is $70-85 depending on: which veterinary office is available for the surgery; the age and sex of the dog; and is slightly less for cats. This adoption fee covers the new owner's portion of the spay or neuter. You will be required to pay for a pain injection fee, and a current rabies vaccine (pending the pet is old enough) when you pick your animal up at the vets office. We do not have a fee for the animal itself. Currently we are unable to accept debit/credit cards.
When you complete the final paperwork, a staff member will schedule the spay/neuter surgery at a vet in Petersburg or the surrounding area. The pet will stay at our facility until the surgery date,. Staff will transport the pet to the vet, and you will pick your pet up and take him/her home! Therefore, unless the pet is already spayed/neutered, adoptions do not take place immediately. Depending upon availability of vet appointments it can take 5-10 days from your application being approved to taking your new pet home. Please understand that it is our policy that all animals are sterilized and given a rabies shot before they may go to a new home. Unless, they are too young or do not weigh enough for the surgery. We seek the vets opinion on both. If you have further questions on the adoption process, please call (804) 732-3654.
The Petersburg Animal Care and Control facility is always in need of the following items: flea medications (Frontline, Advantage or Advantix), new or gently used toys, leashes, collars, dog and cat food, puppy and kitten food, cat litter, towels, blankets, and cleaning supplies (especially bleach).
Come Visit Us!
Petersburg Animal Care & Control 1600 Johnson Road
Petersburg, VA 23805
804-732-3654 (please ask for Pat, Betty,Kelly, or Sade)
Directions to our facility: from Northern VA take I95 South to I85 South. Take the Squirrel Level Road Exit. At the stop sign, make a Left onto Wells Road. (If you are traveling from I85 North, make a right onto Wells Road). At the first traffic light, make a left onto Defense Road. Follow the winding road and at the traffic light make a left onto Johnson Road. The facility is past the apartments on the left side of the road, look for the blue sign (on the right side of the road) that says Petersburg Animal Care & Control.
Click here for a list of pets at this facility