The Chesapeake Humane Society, located in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake is a private, non-profit organization that works to promote the welfare of companion animals throughout Hampton Roads. CHS does not receive government funding and is not affiliated with any national humane organization or other Virginia-based animal welfare organizations. We are entirely dependent upon the generosity of individual and corporate supporters to fund our programs and services. Although we are not affiliated with, or funded by, the City of Chesapeake, we do work closely with Chesapeake Animal Services to help find homes for animals in the City shelter.
Chesapeake Humane Society has many adoptable pets looking for their forever homes. We have dogs, cats, and small animals at our Adoption Center located at 1149 New Mill Drive in Chesapeake.
How to Adopt a Pet...
Step 1: Determine the pet that is best for your lifestyle. Since your new pet will be with you for the rest of its life, this is an important commitment that should not be rushed! If needed, our adoption counselors are happy to guide you and help you find your perfect fit.
Step 2: Select your pet and complete the adoption application. Filling out an application does not obligate you to adopt. Submit your application online or at the Humane Society.
Step 3: Once your application is approved, we can schedule any additional meet-and-greets (if needed).
Step 4: Provide a loving new home for your new addition to the family! We encourage you to keep in touch with us – we love receiving updates and if you ever need advice, we are here to help!
Adoption fees and what they include ...
Kittens (Less than 6 months): $150, Cats: $75, Cats 9 years of age and older: $50 – includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine and FVRCP vaccine appropriate to age, FIV/FeLV combo test, senior bloodwork for cats 9+, ProBNP for cats 9+, de-worming, flea/tick treatment, microchip and registration, and veterinary exam.
Puppies (less than a year): $225, Dogs: $175, Dogs 7 years of age and older: $100 – includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, DHPP vaccine, and bordetella vaccine appropriate to age, senior bloodwork for dogs 7+, heartworm test and heartworm preventative (6 months of heartworm preventive for dogs over 10 months of age), de-worming, flea/tick treatment, microchip and registration, and veterinary exam.
Rabbits: $50 - includes spay/neuter, microchip and registration, and veterinary exam.
Small Animals/Birds: Fee varies by species.
Animals with special medical care – fees vary
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Agree not to declaw, crop ears, dock tail, or any other cosmetic procedures.
- Agree that all cats will be kept only indoors.
- Have all resident cats up to date on Rabies and all resident dogs up to date on Rabies, HW test, and HW preventative. If adopting a puppy, resident dogs must also be up to date on DHPP.