Essex County Animal Shelter

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The Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter is a new Shelter that just opened in July , 2008.

Adopting a friend

To adopt you must live in Essex County or a physically boardering County such as Caroline,King&Queen,Middlesex,King George ,Richmond County(not City of Richmond),Westmoreland,and Lancaster.If you do NOT live in one of these Counties you can still adopt ,but you must have the animal spayed/neutured before taking possesion.If the animal is too young to spay/neuture and you do not live in one of the listed Counties you may not adopt due to State law.There is a $25 adoption fee per animal.Guard dog breeds require a criminal background check and the right to do future wellness checks.We have the right to refuse an adoption if we do not feel the home is right for the pet.

Come Visit Us!

The shelter is open for adoption Mon.,Wed.,Fri., from 10am to 2pm , Tues. and Thurs. evenings from 6pm to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm.PLEASE do NOT email about pets, calling the shelter direct is best since pets can be adopted out before we can update the page. The Shelter is located at 540 Airport Rd. Tappahannock,Va. 22560 across from the Essex vet Clinic.
Essex County Animal Shelter
540 Airport Road
P.O. Box 955
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: 8044430726
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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