SPCA of Northern Virginia

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Who We Are

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Northern Virginia is a non-profit, volunteer-based, private organization established by local concerned citizens to rescue domestic animals from cruelty, neglect and abandonment. We are not affiliated with any national organization. We receive no state or county government funding. Our support comes from membership dues, donations, and fund-raising events. We are always striving to enlarge our animal rescue operations and expand our services to the community. Our voluntary Board of Directors, committee members, and volunteers are responsible for all SPCA activities. We do not have a shelter facility, and depend on foster parents to care for domestic animals until adoption.

What We Do

We respond to citizen requests for help and investigate reports of animal cruelty or neglect with experienced volunteers and a court-appointed humane investigator. We specialize in:
-- Rescuing and rehabilitating cats and dogs that have the greatest need for our help especially those who are victims of cruelty, neglect or abandonment.
-- Taking cats and dogs into our care from local shelters when space is available.
-- Providing a special environment for our animals in our foster homes where they can receive love and attention and the reassuring contact crucial for animals that have been exposed to cruelty or neglect.
-- Providing veterinary care, rehabilitation and professional dog training to animals in our care.

We seek safe, loving, life-long homes for our cats and dogs. Our services include:
-- Hosting adoption fairs for dogs.
-- Arranging in-home adoption visits and periodic adoption events for cats.
-- Finding the right life-long match between our cats and dogs and their adoptive families.

We address various spay/neuter issues through our Spay, Inc. program and other initiatives. We focus on:
-- Providing discounted spay/neuter referrals to animal hospitals and spay/neuter clinics for anyone who needs assistance no income or residency requirements!
-- Providing low-cost or free spay/neuter assistance to low-income residents.
-- Educating government and community officials, pet owners, and others about the benefits of spaying/neutering.
-- Partnering with local and regional spay/neuter programs to provide access to affordable spay/ neuter services.

We educate the public about animal and human welfare issues. Our activities include:
-- Providing information through our Website, newsletter, on-line communication, and community and adoption events about animal health and behavior and the positive impact companion animals have on our quality of life.
-- Participating in or sponsoring community events such as safety fairs, pet fiestas and dog washes.
-- Offering humane education at local schools to teach children how to be safe around animals as well as responsible pet owners.

Adopting A Friend

PLEASE NOTE---We adopt to residents of Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and Washington, D.C. only.

To ensure the best possible match between adopter and pet, we ask that you read and understand the information regarding our adoption policies and procedures. You will be asked to sign a legal contract when adopting your pet and you must pay an adoption fee/donation (tax deductible). The fees go directly to the rescue group to help pay for medical expenses, spaying/neutering, obedience training and boarding. To view our policies, please see our website at www.spcanova.org

Come Visit Us At One Of Our Adoption Days!


The SPCA of Northern Virginia does not have a shelter. All of our animals are boarded or fostered. To meet your next friend for life, please come to one of our Adoption Days or meet our cats in their foster home.

To meet our cats, click here.

To see our Dog Adoption schedule, click here.


SPCA of Northern Virginia

P.O. Box 100220
Arlington, VA 22210
Phone: 703-799-9390
Email: spcanova@aol.com
Website: www.spcanova.org



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