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Spotsylvania Animal Shelter

450 Tv Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Adoption Policy


Adoption Requirements and Application

We are pleased you have decided to give a homeless animal a second chance. The purpose of our adoption program is to find responsible lifelong homes for the animals.

• Must be 18 years of age to adopt.

• If the animal is under 16 weeks of age, you must live in Spotsylvania to adopt.

• All animals must be Spayed/neutered if older than 16 weeks before leaving the shelter. (There are some exemptions to the requirement).

• In households where there are small children under six (6) years, application for adoption of puppies and kittens less than five (5) months of age shall be judged by the following guidelines.

A.) Age of Child.
B.) Compatibility between the child and the animal, which will be evaluated by the Animal Shelter Assistants before adoption.
C.) The child’s previous experience with other animals.

• If you rent your home or land, you must have written permission with a telephone number to contact your landlord before the adoption takes place.

• Adopters must agree to comply with all state and local ordinances/laws governing animals.

• Animals are placed as household pets, not as guard dogs and mousers.

• NO animals adopted to persons having a history of losing, giving away, selling, turning in animals to shelter/s, or having animals injured or killed by moving vehicles/accidents.

  • day hours
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 12pm-4pm
    Wednesday 12pm-4pm
    Thursday 12pm-4pm
    Friday 12pm-4pm
    Saturday 12pm-4pm
    Sunday Closed
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