Virginia Week for the Animals
June 17-25, 2017!

The Virginia Week for the Animals team is connecting and working with shelters and organizations across the entire state.  Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we come together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals.  Contact us!  We will be honored to work with you. 
Year Round
Saluting our Military & Working K-9's
 God Bless Our Troops!

3rd U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard
Caisson Platoon (horses)
201 Jackson Avenue    Fort Myer, VA 22211

3rd U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard
947th Military Police Detachment
Military Working Dog (K9) Detachment 
201 Jackson Avenue   Fort Myer, VA 22211

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Virginia, is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery. Say thank you to our military working K-9's and handlers. Send a card or letter to show your gratitude. God Bless Our Troops. 
Thank you for your service!  
  Throughout the Week       June 17-25, 2017
Children's Book Donations to VA Library System

Gryphon Children's award-winning Books along with other children's books will be donated to the  Richmond Library System. Variety of books that promote adoption, responsible animal stewardship and the love for animals.

Richmond Library Branch Youth Book Displays

Richmond Main Library    101 E Franklin St. (Main Branch) 
Richmond, VA 23219    (804) 646-4867

The Richmond Library System will have book displays and information on how  to adopt, become involved or volunteer for the animals. For more info, call Beth at 804-646-4768. The displays and flyers will be located in the children's department of each branch.
Saturday, June 17th        9:00 am-2:00 pm 
Goochland County Animal Protection Adoptions 
Animal Protection    1900 Hidden Rock Lane    Goochland, VA 23063

We have many friendly, adoptable animals who need forever homes. Our adoption fee is $25 cash or check only and animals leave with their age appropriate vaccinations.
The Goochland County Animal Shelter is a municiple pound serving Goochland County, Virginia. We are located in central Virginia, twenty minutes West of Richmond off of Interstate 64.

Please contact us at 804-556-5302 and check out/click  our facebook page above at Goochland County Animal Protection!
                        Saturday, June 17th                                 9:30 am- 12 noon
Green Spring Gardens Parks----Create Totem Birdhouses 

Green Spring Gardens     4601 Green Spring Rd         Alexandria, VA 22312

Workshop: Colorful Garden Totem . Visit website  to Register with Parktakes Online 
(16-Adult) At Green Spring Gardens, make a whimsical garden totem with a birdhouse topper to use as a garden feature or focal point. Horticulturist Nancy Olney has gathered balusters, paints and a lot of know-how to inspire your creativity. The workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon costs $38, plus a $20 supply fee. Please register for both. Call 703-642-5173.  Website is
                               Saturday, June 17th                                 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Homewood Trails Fairfax Station Adoption Ctr Open House

 Homeward Trails Adoption Center  11116 Fairfax Station Rd   Fairfax Station, VA     22039                    (703) 249-5066

 Some of our dogs who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you, and Homeward Trails volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption and our adoption process. If you meet a dog who’s a good potential match, you can submit an adoption questionnaire! Or you can learn how you can help homeless animals by fostering, volunteering or donating!

Potential Adopters- The dogs at our adoption center are constantly changing!  We always have a great variety!  Come out and check us out any Saturday or Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm      Cats
Small Animals
                             Saturday, June 17th                                   10:00 am - 1:00  pm
Animal Aid Society Care-a-a Lot 
Care-A-Lot,          301 Oyster Point Road         Newport News, VA 23602

Adoptions on the 3rd Sat of each month at Care A Lot. ​The Animal Aid Society is a "No-Kill" dog shelter. The mission of the Society is to provide to and/or for animals, other than Man, shelter, medical aid, care and protection, to act as a placement agency for dogs in good health, and to provide education for the humane care and treatment of dogs, and to attempt to prevent cruelty to dogs. It is a nonprofit organization which receives no funding from state or federal agencies. All of the funds required to maintain the shelter and care for the dogs come from donations and special fund-raising events. Donations to the shelter are tax deductible.

Animal Aid Society, Inc.    80 Butler Farm Road      Hampton, VA 23666         Visit our website
 Saturday, June 17th                              10:00 am-2:00 pm
Humane Society of Warren County Offsite Adoption Day

Petco Crooked Run Ctr    135 Crooked Run Plaza #10     Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 635-7606

Come out meet the loving adoptables! Adopt and save a life. The Humane Society of Warren County was incorporated April 1st, 1947 by Julia Wagner to provide food, shelter, and care to lost, stray and abandoned animals of Warren County, Virginia. Phone (540) 635-4734 See our clinic next Saturday. Email      Visit
Saturday June 17th        11:00 am – 1:00 pm
​Homeward Trails  @Columbia Pike BluesFest

 Columbia Pike    Columbia Pike and S. Walter Reed Drive,   Arlington, VA 22204

Could one of the animals attending this event be the right pet for you? Come find out! Some of our dogs who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and Homeward Trails volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption and our adoption process.
​Saturday, June 17th       11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Henrico Humane Society Cat & Dog Adoption Day

West Broad Petco, next to Trader Joe’s,    11331 W Broad St #151     Glen Allen, 23060 
 (804) 360-7446

Please come visit us at the ! Our cat adoption stand begins at 11:00 am and runs through 3:00 pm. We are usually setup at the front of the store to the left just as you walk in. Our dog adoption stand begins at 11:00 am . We are usually setup at the back of the store, just make a right as you come into the store and you'll meet up with us. Pls visit
Saturday, June 17th      11:00 am-1:00 pm
PetConnect Rescue Adoption Day 

Westwood Pet Center       5428 Westbard Ave        Bethesda, MD  20816 

As one of Long & Foster Real Estate’s top teams in the DC Metro area, we love to help people find their new house and make it their home. For us, our pets complete our homes. Lisa Levine and The Hersh Group are pleased to partner again with PetConnect and the Westwood Pet Center to sponsor this adoption event so that more of our neighbors can find the newest additions to their own families and homes and give these pets the loving homes they deserve.  
Senior Dogs
Saturday , June 17th                            11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chesapeake Animal Services Offsite Adoptions 

 Petco – Hanbury Village      237 Hanbury Rd W     Chesapeake, VA 23322  (757) 550-6225

Come find your new best friend! Adoptable cats and dogs from Chesapeake Animal Services and Chesapeake Humane Society will be on site to meet with you.

The Chesapeake Humane Society is a Chesapeake-based non-profit that works to promote the welfare of companion animals throughout Hampton Roads.  Although we are not a City Department and are not funded by the City, we do work closely with Chesapeake Animal Services to help find homes for animals in the City shelter.
 Saturday, June 17th                                       11:00 am -2:00 pm 
Rainbow Animal Rescue  Adoption Event

PetSmart Plaza Trail                          3413 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452                             (757) 486-1233

We are an all breed, canine rescue organization. We are a 501(C)(3), non-profit canine rescue group.  As we have no shelter of our own, we rely on fosters to house the animals until they can be adopted. The fosters give the animals a loving, home environment to prepare them for adoption. If you would like to foster for us, please complete the Foster Application. We pay for everything!

Mission Statement    Rainbow Animal Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, established to rescue and place unwanted animals in qualified, loving homes. Through education, we seek to create an animal-friendly community in the Tidewater area.
See our loving adoptables
   Saturday, June 17th      11:00 am - 2:00 pm
AARF Adoption Day

Petsmart Libbie Place Shopping Ctr 5515 W Broad Street Richmond, VA 23230  

There are so many dogs that would cherish a loving home. AARF tries to find fulfilling and suitable matches for all foster animals. We only adopt in the Richmond, Va and touching counties. We have an adoption application that may be picked up at our adoption stand or you may request the form be emailed to you.

 If you want to meet a particular dog, it is advisable to email us to determine if the dog will be at a particular adoption stand or another event. Pls visit AARF only adopts puppies in the Richmond, Virginia and surrounding area because of the spay/neuter certificates. Adult dogs may be adopted in the state of Virginia after all medicals have been done.
Saturday, June 17th          11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Promises Animal Rescue Adoption Day 

Petco-Manassas        10055 Wellington Road    Manassas, VA 20110

Promises Animal Rescue was founded to save German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. Our organization relies on the compassion and dedication of volunteers within surrounding communities to rescue, and find forever homes.
Promises Animal Rescue team has over 40 years of shared experience and encourages new volunteers who share the compassion for providing advice and help where needed. See loving adoptables
Saturday, June 17th            11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Humane Society of Warren County Adoptions 

Petco 135 Crooked Run Plz Front Royal, VA (540) 635-7606

Unless otherwise noted, HSWC shows adoptable pets at Petco every Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. At the Humane Society of Warren County, we make every effort to complete the adoption process and place adoptable pets in their new homes as soon as possible. 

Please fill out an adoption application. Once our Adoption Coordinator receives your application she will review the form and call any necessary references (veterinarian, landlord). Once approved, you will come in to fill out an adoption contract, schedule a spay/neuter appointment (if your new pet is unaltered) and take your newest furry family member home. Our cat adoption fee is 15.00
Our dog adoption fee is 30.00. Loving adoptables
Saturday, June 17th        11:00 am-1:00 pm
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
Petsmart Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Come out and meet our loving dogs!
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue , a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the German Shepherd Dog. We provide a safe haven for German Shepherds (and, sometimes, other breeds/mixes) who are left in shelters to await uncertain fate; are owner surrenders (moving, illness, divorce, death, etc.); or are victims of abuse or neglect.  

We adopt dogs to loving, responsible and secure homes, typically, in Virginia and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Since our inception in 2001, we have found good homes for over 3000 dogs. Our phone (703) 435-2840

We will also be at Petsmart Springfield 703-922-4990 from 11:00-2:00! And later at the Summer Soltice 1:00-8:00pm.
Saturday, June 17th     12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Bully Paws Pit Bull Patriots Adoption Day 

  The Standard Barbershop        10409 Main St.              Fairfax, VA 22030  

Bully Paws Pit Bull Patriots is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue. Working with shelters in the MD/DC/VA area, we place homeless pit bull type dogs in foster homes. There, they are cared for by dedicated volunteers until they are adopted. Click here to learn more about fostering a pit bull.

We strive to keep our expenses and overhead as low as possible, enabling us to direct our money towards the care of our foster dogs. Our organization is 100% volunteer driven. Bully Paws' volunteers support all aspects of our mission including administrative work, animal care, fundraising, outreach, and event support.
Loving adoptables
Also Pls visit
Saturday, June 17th                12:00 noon-3:00 pm
          Mutt Love Rescue Adoptions            

Webers Pet Supermarket  11021 Lee Highway         Fairfax, VA 22030    (703) 385-3766

Mutt Love Rescue, "Mutts," is a no-kill, all-volunteer group whose experienced volunteers banded together in April 2010 with the mission of spending virtually every nickel raised directly on the medical care and temporary housing of the dogs we take in pending each of his or her placement in loving, responsible homes.  With your help, we can do so much more, save so many more lives. See our avaiable loving dogs! Pls visit

We rely heavily on foster homes to care for our dogs until permanent homes can be found. Unfortunately, however, there aren't enough foster homes available for all the dogs we take in.  MUTT LOVE RESCUE   PO Box 1005 Fairfax, VA 22038   703-577-0106     Email
Saturday June 17th                     12:00 noon -2:00 pm
Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County
Kissing Booth and Adoption Day @  Silverback Distillery

 Silverback Distillery   9374 Rockfish Valley Highway (Rt. 151) Afton, VA 22920
(540) 456-7070  

The Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County (HS/SPCA) strives to improve animal welfare by providing care and adoption of "unwanted" companion animals through: our "no-kill" adoption center, foster care networks, satellite adoption venues, and Kitten & Puppy Rescue/Transport Programs; by funding veterinary services and education programs; and, by controlling over-population through low-cost Spay-Neuter-Vaccinate and Feral Cat Trap/Neuter/Release programs.See all of the animals attending this event.  Kissing Booth/Adoption Event

Saturday, June 17th                                   12:00  noon-4:00 pm
Richmond Animal League

Richmond Animal League     11401 International Drive            Richmond, VA  23236

Please feel free to take a minute to view the many wonderful dogs and cats that are currently available for adoption at our shelter and in foster care. Although our website is kept as up to date as possible, please be aware that there are some animals (including kittens and puppies) who never make it on to our web site because they get adopted so quickly. You never know who you might find (and fall in love with) at the shelter. If you are ready to adopt a new pet, please visit our shelter.
Saturday, June 17th                       12 noon-3:00 pm
Mutt Love Rescue's Adoption Day!

Webers Pet Supermarket    11021 Lee Highway     Fairfax, VA 22030      (703) 385-3766

Mutts has saved so many homeless dogs since forming in April 2010, and we're ready to keep doing it for as long as needed. We are proud to be known as a group who does not shy away from old and sick dogs.. the ones no one else wants to help. We could not do
it without our wonderful volunteers and supporters.
Saturday, June 17th                         12 noon-3:00 pm
Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) Adoptions 

Petco Chantilly  Greenbriar Town Center         13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033                            (703) 817-9444

Our adoption days provide a great opportunity to meet lots of dogs who are looking for loving forever homes! HART volunteers are always ready to answer questions and help you find a wonderful new addition to your family! Our phone is  703-691-HART Also ask how to become a volunteer. Save lifes, have fun & save lives. 

HART is a non-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill animal rescue/support group, incorporated in 1990, that takes in and rehomes abused and unwanted dogs and cats. HART works with local veterinarians, foster homes, kennels, and trainers to provide temporary housing, medical care and, where appropriate, training for our animals until s/he is placed in a loving, carefully-screened new home. HART takes in older, sick, and injured animals as well as the readily adoptable and never takes just the pups and kittens, leaving mom behind. We seek to direct our resources where they are most needed and to alleviate or prevent suffering wherever we find it.
Saturday, June 17th        12:00 noon- 3:00 pm
The Humane Society of Loudoun County Adoptions

​Humane Society of Loudoun County   PO. Box 777 Leesburg, VA, 20178

Mission: Our mission is "to partner with our community to save more animals." Vision: Our vision is to establish Loudoun County as a no kill community. See adoptables. Volunteers are needed to help care for our kitties. If you are interested please send an email to 
We rely on foster homes to rescue cats and dogs. The more fosters we have, the more animals we can save. Please consider opening your home and heart to help.  Pls visit
Saturday, June 17th                        12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
Homeward Trails Cat Adoption Event

PetMac  PetMac DC   4914 Wisconsin Ave. NW,  Washington, D.C.,20016

Could one of the cats attending this event be the right pet for you? Come find out! Some of our cats who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and Homeward Trails volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption and our adoption process. If you meet a cat who’s a good potential match, you can submit an adoption questionnaire! FYI the new phone number for Petmac Lake Anne is 571-325-2099.  Our cats for adoption

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.
Saturday, June 17th               12:00 noon– 5:00 pm
Old Dominion Humane Society Adoptions

ODHS   3602 Lafayette Blvd.  Suite 102.  Fredericksburg, Virginia 220481

Our goals are to help educate the community on the importance of spaying and neutering your pets to help keep pets from entering the shelter in the first place.  We also try to work people who want to surrender their pet(s) to help them find ways work out they issues they are having with their pet(s).   We advocate for non-discrimination of breeds, by education and breaking through the stereotypes.   ODHS founder and president Chrissy Blake, was awarded Hometown Hero by Allen Allen and Allen in 2013 for her efforts in animal rescue.
Saturday, June 17th           1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instruction by Alpha Dog Club

Richmond SPCA         Robins-Starr Humane Center
2519 Hermitage Road              Richmond, VA 23220    804-521-1300

This 3-hour class prepares guardians to stabilize an animal in a life-threatening emergency until professional care is available. Activities are hands-on for human students using vet-school petequins (dogs do not attend).

Topics covered include:   *safely restraining and transporting an aggressive, sick pet
*breathing and cardiac emergencies   *smoke inhalation       *Shock     *Drowning
*preparing for disasters  *urgent care situations  *CPR and choking   *Treating wounds and bleeding
*poisoning   *snout resuscitation           *eye, foot and ear injuries
Visit for registration information. 
Fees:Tuition $75 per student, 20% discount for five or more in one class
Saturday, June 17th            1:00 pm-11:30 pm
10th annual Summer Solstice Fest w/ Dog Parade

Downtown Blacksburg          Blacksburg, VA 24063           540 951-0454

The 10th annual Summer Solstice Fest is a community celebration featuring a beer garden, a stage of live music , dancing, and fun activities for all ages. There is a Dog Parade, Petting Zoo, Sand Beach Party, Solstice craft Market and so much more. The event will host fun games AND Water Wars! 

There is a Downtown Sundown 5K run to benefit the Blacksburg High School Track & Field Club, local non-profits are invited to operate concessions, in order to raise money for their own charitable purposes. In this way, Blacksburg's festival not only celebrates the Summer Solstice but spreads the warmth of community association!
Saturday, June 17th           2:00 pm -3:00 pm
Suffolk Humane Society "Barks" @Norfolk Library 

Norfolk Public Library Kick Off        Call (757) 538-3030       
Lake Meade Park 134 S. 6th Street   Suffolk, VA 23434 

The Mission of the Suffolk Humane Society is to promote the human-animal bond and reduce pet overpopulation through:
-Advocacy for Companion Animals  -Humane Education -Adoption and Foster Programs
-Affordable and Accessible Spay/Neuter Programs 
Suffolk Humane Society pets
Suffolk Animal Control  pets
Saturday, June 17th --- ongoing
Adopt, Foster, Donate to your Community Organizations.
Saturday, June 17th               4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Ride For Ring Dog Rescue - Jiu Jitzu Seminar 
*A 3 hour Brazilian Jiu Jitzu seminar to benefit Ring Dog Rescue.

Upstream BJJ      207 N. 3rd St.     Richmond, VA 23219 

Join 13 RMC for this RVA charity event in raising money for (501c non-profit)  Visit

Ring Dog Rescue is a rescue group dedicated to the “Pit Bull type dogs”, which is defined as any dog having bulldog lineage. We are a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization and are currently listing adoptable pit bulls from, not only Ring Dog Rescue, but our other rescue friends and those who have opened their door to an orphaned pit bull in private rescue. Visit
Saturday, June 17th          All day continuing 
Enter the AWLA Calendar Contest 2018

AWLA       4101 Eisenhower Avenue      Alexandria, VA 22304  
Every year the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria’s pet photo contest chooses an “Animal of the Year” — an ambassador to represent all of Alexandria’s Animals at AWLA and City events. It’s time to take a photograph of your favorite animal, enter it in the online contest, and encourage everyone to “Click Your Pick” to be this year’s winner!   “AWLA Click Your Pick 2017” 4101 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
Calendar dates   June 1 @ 8:00 am  End: June 30 @ 5:00 pm  Website is
Saturday evening,  June  17th                                6:00 pm - til
   30th Annual 'Bark Ball' in our Nation's Capitol 

The Washington Hilton   1919 Connecticut Avenue NW     Washington, DC 20009

Washington’s original black tie gala for people and their canine companions celebrates in an elegant manner.... benefiting thousands of DC animals in need!

Tickets are now on sale for the Annual Bark Ball benefiting the Humane Rescue Alliance ). The Bark Ball remains one of the largest fundraisers of the year with all proceeds going to support the critical programs and services that benefit thousands of homeless, lost and abused animals in the District of Columbia. 

Since 1987, the Bark Ball has continued to draw many of the area’s most celebrated residents, including leading figures from the political, media, entertainment, sports and business worlds, and their four-legged friends, to honor those who protect and serve our region’s animals. The evening will entail a reception followed by an extensive silent and live auction, dinner, program, dancing and other special surprises in honor of this year’s special event. More than 600 human attendees and 400 dogs are expected to participate. To find out more about their life-saving mission and other special events throughout the year, please visit:
Saturday, June 17th               Begins at Dusk  7:00 pm ish 
2017 Outdoor Movie Series Northern Virginia 
Cinema Del Ray, Arlington
RECenter fields in the Del Ray neighborhood       Arlington, VA 22314

Free movie series on the Mount Vernon RECenter fields in the Del Ray neighborhood. Movies are shown on the third Saturday of each month May through August; shows begin at dusk. Movies this year are Finding Dory, Sing, Zootopia, Beauty and the Beast (animated) and Moana.
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Sunday, June 18th          9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Diary of a Hammerhead

Virginia Living Museum    524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.       Newport News, VA 23601

If you thought you knew everything about sharks, think again…Experience the epic life of Harriet Hammerhead, a great hammerhead shark! Take a peek inside Harriet’s diary to explore hammerhead sharks and their importance as apex predators and keystone species of the world’s oceans. This traveling exhibit highlights shark biology and conservation. Look for the panels of the diary to surround the central staircase on the upper level of the Museum. Cost: Included with museum admission   757-595-1900  Visit
Sunday,  June 18th                      9:00 am - 3:00  pm.
Animal Aid Society Extended Hours Adoptions Today!

Animal Aid Society, Inc.          80 Butler Farm Road       Hampton, VA 23666 

Our next Extended Hours Sunday will be this Sunday.  The Animal Aid Society is a "No-Kill" dog shelter. The mission of the Society is to provide to and/or for animals, other than Man, shelter, medical aid, care and protection, to act as a placement agency for dogs in good health, and to provide education for the humane care and treatment of dogs, and to attempt to prevent cruelty to dogs. It is a nonprofit organization which receives no funding from state or federal agencies. All of the funds required to maintain the shelter and care for the dogs come from donations and special fund-raising events.  Visit our website to see small, medium and large dogs for adoption.
 Sunday, June 18th                                                                       11:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Richmond SPCA Tail Wag’n BROAD Appetit Adoption Event

Broad Appetit West Broad St.    ~Between Henry & Adams    Richmond, VA 23220

The Richmond SPCA’s mobile adoption vehicle, Tail Wag’N, is on a mission to find homes for our shelter pets.  On Sunday, visit some of our furry friends at "Broad Appetit." You may find your next best friend!  Visit

Come find our Tail Wag’N at PetSmart! Visitors are encouraged to meet our pets and may adopt them off-site. In addition, we always have adoptable kitties at Richmond's PETCO stores as well as dogs and cats at our Robins-Starr Humane Center at 2519 Hermitage Road. We hope to see you soon!   Location:100-300 blocks of Broad Street, Richmond, VA
Fees:Adoption fees apply   Contact: or 804-521-1307
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Sunday, June 18th      12:00 Noon-6:00 pm
Friends of Homeless Animals Pet Adoptions 

FOHA    P.O. Box 415,            Aldie VA 20105   (Call for directions)  703-385-0224

Meet our animals each week Friday through Monday from 12 - 5 at our facility! Our shelter, which is located on 40 beautifully wooded acres, is a great environment to meet the animals and is a very upbeat, happy place. Our cats are in communal buildings and not in cages. For the dogs, we have several acres of beautifully maintained trails. Bring your family and spend as much time as you would like playing with the cats.
 Or if you are interested in meeting various dogs, please submit an online application. At FOHA you can spend as much time as you need getting to know and then choosing your new family member. To make an appointment to visit (Friday through Sunday), contact for
 dogs or Adopt-a-Cat for cats.     Cats

*Check our Facebook page for upcoming dog adoption events around the community.
                                      Sunday, June 18th                                                      All day 
​Ongoing----Many shelters have extended hrs on some
weekdays & on weekends.

  Find A Virginia Animal Shelter!   Adopt, Donate, Volunteer, Foster
Sunday, June 18th                                          12:00 noon-6:00 pm
Almost Homes Adoptions & "Most Wanted" 

Nelson SPCA    29 Stagebridge Road       Lovingston, VA 22949

These dogs have been waiting a long time to find a family.  Some have been with us for years.  We believe there is a perfect family for each.  For more information, select their poster or even better and visit them at the shelter.      Website

The Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County (HS/SPCA) strives to improve animal welfare by providing care and adoption of "unwanted" companion animals through:  our "no-kill" adoption center, foster care networks, satellite adoption venues, and Kitten & Puppy Rescue/Transport Programs; by funding veterinary services and education programs; and, by controlling over-population through low-cost Spay-Neuter-Vaccinate and Feral Cat Trap/Neuter/Release programs . Open 7 days a week.
Sunday,  June 18th                             12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Chesapeake Animal Services Adoptions Kitten Kampus 

Chesapeake Animal Services     2100 S Military Hwy     Chesapeake, VA 23320     
(757) 382-8081

Come find your new best friend! Adoptable cats and dogs from Chesapeake Animal Services are waiting on their forever homes. Check out feline specials.

Animal Services Hours MON, THURS, FRI, SAT   10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  TUES   12 noon - 6 p.m.  SUN

The Chesapeake Humane Society is a Chesapeake-based non-profit that works to promote the welfare of companion animals throughout Hampton Roads. Although we are not a City Department and are not funded by the City, we do work closely with Chesapeake Animal Services to help find homes for animals in the City shelter.
Sunday, June 18th                                        12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Dog & Cat Adoption Event

Unleashed by Petco - Pentagon Row 1101 S Joyce St.       Arlington, VA 22202    (703) 412-2990

Could one of the animals attending this event be the right pet for you? Come find out! Some of our dogs who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and Homeward Trails volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption and our adoption process. If you meet a dog who’s a good potential match, you can submit an adoption questionnaire! Or you can learn how you can help homeless animals by fostering, volunteering or donating!

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.    Visit
Sunday, June 18th                              12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Adoption Day
​ Bailey's Crossroads Petco 5825 Leesburg Pike,    Baileys Crossroads, VA)! 

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a volunteer run animal rescue that saves homeless and abandoned dogs and cats from certain euthanasia.  With no boarding facility or shelter of their own, Lucky Dog holds events across the District, Maryland and Virginia.  Lucky Dog seeks not only to place dogs in loving homes, but also to educate dog owners about responsible pet ownership.  Pls visit

See our loving adoptables!
Sunday, June 18th                3:25 pm - 4:10 pm
Virginia Aquarium Amazon Adventure 3D

Virginia Aquarium   National Geographic 3D Theater       717 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451      Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

Amazon Adventure 3D tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850's.

As in any great detective story, audiences will experience the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive.  National Geographic 3D Theater
9:45 - 10:30 am, 12:35 - 1:20 pm, 3:25 - 4:10 pm Cost: Member $6.00; Non-member - $8.00; Under age 3 – no charge;
Monday, June 19th       9:00 am-4:00 pm 
Camp Happiness @Lynchburg Humane Society 

Lynchburg Humane Society    1211 Old Graves Mill Road     Lynchburg, VA 24502 
434- 448-0088

The Center for Pets is hosting 6 weeks of summer camps for children of all ages! All camps include guest speakers, special animal guests, crafts, activities, snacks, a Camp Happiness t-shirt & playtime with the pets. Camp is from 9 am until 4 pm. $235 for 1st child, $200 for 2nd child . Visit

*Ready, Set, Pets Camp – 5-8 year olds – June 19th thru June 23rd
*Ready, Set, Pets Camp – 5-8 year olds – July 10th thru July 14th
*Champion Kids Camp – 9-13 year olds – June 26th thru June 30th
*Champion Kids Camp – 9-13 year olds – July 17th thru July 21st
*Mega Animal Adventure Camp – 5-13 year olds – July 24th thru July 28th
*Mega Animal Adventure Camp – 5-13 year olds – July 31st thru August 4th
Monday, June 19th    Ongoing 
'Let Freedom Ring' For Chained Dogs

Table of  State Dog Tether Laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

Find your Legislator. Contact Them With Your Concerns on Chained & Tethered Dogs. Work with fence building groups in the area. Form coalition(s).

Meet and Invite City Council & Community Leaders, Judges, Attorneys, Paralegals to your Events.

Support your local and state  orgs who are building fences and unchaining 
dogs one dog at a time.

Follow this link to the Fairfax County website. See a list of various dog tethering laws nationwide on the Animal Legal and Historical Society’s website.
Monday, June 19th     Ongoing                                    Times:  Pls Contact!
Richmond Wildlife Center-
Please Help Keep Our Wildlife  Hospital Open!

 Richmond Wildlife Center               3746 Winterfield Rd, Ste 200
Midlothian, VA       23113             804.378.2000 

HELP NEEDED: Anytime we have posted a plea for help our supporters have come through for our wildlife center. We could not need your help at any greater time than now. Far more than our nonprofit has ever raised in a year, we recognize the feat we face and the reality of our situation. We hope you will recognize the importance of having a formal wildlife hospital available in our community. While we know we cannot assist every animal who needs us just yet, we work very hard to help as many as we can. Please consider saving our wildlife center. Please consider donating any amount and then sharing our need for help. Please help our wildlife hospital. The time is now. More info is available here at this link:                          Thank you for your support.
                                           Monday, June 19th  Ongoing                          see websites/times
Virginia Horse  Organizations and/or Equine Clubs
Monday, June 19th (and thru wk)                          Scheduled appts
Animal-Assisted Therapy Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital

Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital  1906 Belleview Avenue   Roanoke VA 24014

Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital offers pet therapy to patients and families. Therapy animals have been shown to improve health and lift the spirits of hospitalized children. We partner with the Delta Society for weekly hospital visits by therapy animals.

In pet therapy, animals become an integral part of the treatment process. Interacting with animals in a medical setting reduces stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that children benefit greatly from animal–assisted therapy. The results range from encouraging smiles and conversation to motivation during physical and occupational therapy sessions.

Some of the benefits of animal–assisted therapy: Lowers blood pressure,  Promotes socialization, Encourages caring touches, Distracts children from medical issues, Promotes laughter and play, Provides comfort, Creates home–like atmosphere, Relieves stress, Provides entertainment.
Monday, June 19th                                            9:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Canine Capers and Feline Fun 

Robins-Starr Humane Center   2519 Hermitage Road           Richmond, VA 23220

Why do dogs wag their tails? Do cats really have nine lives? Your child will learn the answers to these questions and many others during this camp. For kids who love cats and dogs, this week-long camp full of games, crafts and activities centered around our canine companions and feline friends will surely pique their interest. 

Available for rising 1st graders through rising 5th graders. Full day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday. 
PLEASE NOTE: If your child attends a public school they may not have yet reached the end of their school year at this time. Please be sure to check your school's calendar before registering!   Contact:   Email
                            Monday, June 19th                          See hrs daily 
    Prince William Humane Society Warrior Buddies Program                        
Prince William Humane Society     14807 Bristow Road                      Manassas, VA 20112

The Prince William Humane Society is in the process of creating a Warrior Buddies Training and Adoption Center, where the homeless canine candidates who have been pre-screened and evaluated as good candidates for the program by our trainers, would live and train prior to becoming a companion to a wounded service member. 

Our trainers and volunteers will work with these dogs to assure they are properly socialized and obedience trained so when they are ready to meet their potential new “Buddy”, they will reflect their true personalities and not the ones displayed at the Shelter out of a desire for attention and need to be saved. Once chosen as a Warrior Buddy to a Wounded Hero, the dogs would then go on to complete their GCG training and the service dog certification at this training center. The creation of such a center will enable us to form and train more Warrior Buddies Teams, saving even more lives and bringing unconditional love to our nation’s heroes.   Visit
Monday, June 19th                11:00 am-6:00 pm 
Virginia Beach C​are & Adoption Center Adoptions 

Virginia Beach C​are & Adoption Center (VBACAC)     341 S. Birdneck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451​          (757) 385-4444

Hours of Operation​    Monday, Wednesday, & Friday- 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.   Tuesday- 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Reclaims Only  Thursday- 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday- 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.​

Many animals can be viewed through our Pe​tfinder website. This information is updated weekly. To ensure you have the most current information on adoptable animals, we welcome you to visit the VBACAC in person and/or call the shelter at 385-4444 (option 2) to inquire about the specific animal you are interested in.

Loving Adoptables at this link

Friends of VBCAC  website
​                     Monday, June 19th                                         11:00 am -7:00 pm 
Already Been Chewed Pet Store for Rescue Groups 

Already Been Chewed       3845 Bonney Rd #101   Virginia Beach, VA  23452     (757) 289-5799

Have old or unwanted pet supplies ? Need a crate of kennel for your fur baby but are low on funds? Already Been Chewed is the place you need to look.  And rescue folks you are especially welcome  to see all the great deals we have! Please stop by.  Visit
                          Monday, June 19th                                     12 noon- 6 pm today 
Loudoun County Animal Services Adoptions

Loudon Animal Services     39820 Charles Town Pike      Waterford, Virginia 20197

As Loudoun County’s leading animal resource, the Department of Animal Services is dedicated to ensure the humane treatment of animals and to serve the community with compassion, integrity and professionalism. Staff are committed to fostering the human-animal connection through an innovative and creative approach to animal sheltering, law enforcement, humane education and community outreach.  Also see the Pet pantry! 540-272-1157    Pls visit
Monday, June 19th    Ongoing 
                                            Freedom for Chained Dogs

Dogs Deserve Better, Inc.  1915 Moonlight Rd.,    Smithfield, VA 23430

DOGS DESERVE BETTER is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our best friend into the home and family. Our mission is to free them through education, rescue and rehabilition, grassroots legislation, and fencing programs.

Dogs Deserve Better, a national and award-winning nonprofit organization, is a voice for chained and penned dogs. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without respect, love, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets. Learn how to help chained dogs and become involved. Pls visit

                                          Tuesday, June 20th                               8:00 am & 9:00 am
Fredericksburgh SPCA Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Fredericksburg SPCA
10819 Courthouse Road         Fredericksburg 22408 

Spay/neuter appointments are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and vaccine appointments are offered on Fridays. If you would like to make an appointment for spay/neuter services or vaccines, please call the clinic at 540-898-1500 ext. 323 or
                                     Tuesday, June 20th                                                9:00 am-5:00 pm
                             Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue

Roanoke Valley Horse   Rescue P.O. Box 13               Hardy, Va 24101      540-721-1910

To visit & schedule adoption appts, contact us .The RVHR Herd  60 Rescue Horses Are Being Cared For By RVHR At One Of Our Two Facility At this Time. They are available for placement unless otherwise noted.  For information and more photos of each horse click on a horse's name.We are in Immediate Need of: Sponsors for all of the new intakes, Monetary donations for help cover each new intakes medical bills. Alfalfa Hay (Tractor Supply)Alfalfa cubes or pellets (TS and Feed Stores), Rice Bran, Beet Pulp, Sentinel LS, Mare & Foal(Available at Doc’s Feeds 540-380-3433)

RVHR Office Hours   Tuesday Thru Saturday   9 am to 5 pm. Visits By Appointment Only  To view more photos and videos of available horses at our facility,    Join and Like us on our Facebook Page.  Pls visit
 Tuesday, June 20th                 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center 

Shenandoah  Valley Animal Services      1001 Mt Torrey Rd,         Lyndhurst, VA 22952           Phone       (540) 943-5142

See adoptables here. Dogs
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center partners with many other pet services in the area to facilitate adoptions and rescues as well as pet health services including spaying & neutering.  Please check with our Partners in Pet Services Page to find the services you may need.  We are open Mon-Saturday from 11am-4pm with extended hours on Wednesdays until 6:30 pm. We are closed on Sundays.

Animal Shelter Animals in the care of the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center that are not selected by the groups that facilitate adoptions will be offered for direct adoption at the Center. Learn how to help! Pls visit
Tuesday, June 20th          call for appt 
Central Virginia Horse Rescue Adoptions 

  CVHR           389 Boydton Plank Road         Brodnax, VA 23920

Our goal is to put every rescued horse into a safe and loving home. We pride ourselves on working with our potential adopters to make that possible. Our job is not to judge you but to insure that the horse is placed into a safe and loving environment. While we do our best to evaluate the horses available for adoption, we rarely have history past when they first came to the rescue. As you work with your adopted horse, you will sometimes find issues that need to be overcome.

  For this reason, we rarely recommend our horses for true beginners unless they are working with a trainer. We are looking for adopters who are willing to work through those issues with additional training either for your adopted horse or sometimes yourself. These horses have often been thrown away once, twice or multiple times and we want to put them in homes where there is a commitment to them, their safety and their care long term.
Tuesday, June 20th           5:00 pm-7:00 pm 
Yappy Hour on the Grand Lawn


Treat your dog and yourself to our weekly Yappy Hour! Watch as your pooch tests their skills in the obstacle course, while you indulge in a special menu from Gold Cup Wine Bar featuring Sharing Chow including our Pimento Cheese “Hush Puppies” and a refreshing Pup-tail Menu with our Spicy Pup-arita with Blanco tequila. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times.
Middleburg Humane
Ongoing   (Pls contact if you have a low cost program! Thank you)
Low Cost Spay & Neuter in Virginia

-Spay Virginia      
-Spay, Inc.              
-Pet Neuter            
-VB SPCA                 
-LionHearts, Inc.
-Porstmouth Humane
-PETA Mobile Spay Neuter Clinics
-Homeward Trails
-Roanoke SPCA   
Wednesday, June 21st                Your preferred time             
Wildlife Center of Virginia Wildlife Center Online Classroom Series

Wildlife Center        1800 South Delphine Ave                     Waynesboro, VA 22980

Whether it is information on a particular species treated at the Wildlife Center, common causes of admission of patients at the Center, or a particular rehabilitation technique or treatment, the Classroom Series is a great opportunity to learn more about wildlife and the work at the Wildlife Center! The Wildlife Center of Virginia was formed in 1982 to provide quality health care, often on an emergency basis, to native wildlife.  Visit
Ongoing                                  See schedule on website
Vegetarian Society of Richmond 
Richmond, VA 

For info,  pls visit .        Vegetarian Society of Richmond:For Health, Animals, and the Earth
VSR was founded in October, 1995 and has over 150 members.  VSR is a member of the Vegetarian Union of North America, the International Vegetarian Union, and an affiliate of the North American Vegetarian Society.
Wednesday, June 21st and  Ongoing 
Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary (TREES)

Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary PO Box 2260        Spotsylvania, VA  22553                540-972-0936

By supporting TREES you can begin to change the sad opinion that old horses are “useless”.  It is a sad fact that every year in the United States that million of horses, mules, and burros are labeled “useless”. Such a label condemns these poor equines to the terrifying end of being auctioned to slaughterhouses where their only value is as food for human consumption. Through education we can help stop the neglect and slaughter of older equines that accompanies the opinion that old equines are “useless”.

Help the horses. You can take one of these small steps by:  helping to educate owners of older horses who appear to be receiving inappropriate care.  Many times neglect is due to lack of education and the owners are very willing to learn new feeding and management techniques.  Help keep as many seniors as possible healthy, happy, and at home with their families.

-informing local animal control officers or humane investigators when owners appear to be ----deliberately and uncaringly neglecting or abusing horses of any age.
-adopting an older horse from a local equine rescue facility to be a companion for your working equine.
-continuing to enter your senior horses (if they are fit for the work) in shows, organized trail rides, or other events where spectators can see that "useless" is not attached to a particular age.
-providing support for the tender loving care that the residents of TREES deserve and receive in their twilight years.-letting your own equine elders know that they have always been, and will continue to be, very valuable parts of your life.
Wednesday, June 21st             10:00 am- 6:00 pm 
Prince William County Humane Society & Shelter

Prince William Humane Society 17983 Dumfries Shopping Plaza . Dumfries, VA 22026 Phone: 703-634-0880

We are now open in our new facility. Please follow this link to see some of the pets we have available on Pet Finders, but please remember this is only a few of the many, many more available at the Shelter. We suggest you to come in and see all these beautiful fur babies for yourselves. we are open 7 days a week.
Also visit Prince William County Animal Shelter  4807 Bristow Rd. Manassas, VA 20112
Wednesday, June 21st          10:00 am-1:30 pm 
Lavender Day at Pharsalia with Annie Baggett
Pharsalia / 2333 Pharsalia Road, Tyro, Virginia 22976 / 434-277-5231

Learn all about growing, landscaping, harvesting, cooking, crafting and eating lavender! Learn all about growing and caring for the many varieties of lavender and what is best grown in Virginia and the region. Receive hands-on lavender demonstrations with the many varieties of lavender and their versatile uses and get your lavender garden questions answered. Choose stems from the garden and learn to weave a magical lavender wand, a sweetly scented crown, or simply take a bunch home! All materials are provided, just bring yourself! 

Lavender plants and products from the farm will be available for sale. Bring a friend and your camera! Lunch included. Register in advance. 434-277-5231
Wednesday, June 21st             10:00 am-12 noon
Canoe Trip --Explore Nature 

BBEAVER CREEK RESERVOIR      From Route 240/250 junction west of the City of Charlottesville, take Route 680 to the reservoir.       Martinsville, VA 

Slow down the pace of everyday life and bring your kids out to explore nature on Wednesday, June 21st &  Friday, July 21st! Discover the beautiful Beaver Creek Reservoir by canoe and explore nature at 2 mph. Canoeing is a simple, healthy exercise that everyone in the family can enjoy. Instruction will be provided for beginners. All canoe rentals will be free during the instructional period.

For more information call Martinsville Parks & Recreation at 276.403.5140 or Henry County Parks & Recreation at 276.634.4640. PRICE Free
Wednesday, June 21st         10:00 am-12 noon
Virginia Wild Horse Rescue

VWHR      3536 Baum Road     Virginia Beach, VA 23457      Phone (757) 721-7786

Virginia Wild Horse Rescue, is a non-profit charitable 501 (c)(3) organization incorporated in May 2006, to protect and preserve the free roaming wild horses, that roam into Virginia from North Carolina and is dedicated to "Saving Our American Heritage For Future Generations", through the enhanced education and preservation of the wild horses. These wild horses are true descendants of the Colonial Spanish Mustangs (Banker Ponies) that have roamed the Outer Banks of Virginia and North Carolina since the early 1500's.
Wednesday, June 21st     12 noon- til 
Dog Party Day in Richmond 

Both Holiday Barn Locations, 614 Johnston Willis Dr. & 3800 Mountain Rd 
614 Johnston Willis Dr.  Richmond, VA 23236

Well, seems there is a day for everything! Since it’s Dog Party Day we’re going to throw a cake party in or dog day care! Sign your dog up early because dogs love cake parties!
We underscore  pet health and safety but encourage all to stage dog parties that bring out the best in dogs and their people. Party like a pup!
Thursday, June 22nd                                        11:00 am - 12:00 noon 
 VB SPCA Neuter Scooter

Location---- Suffolk Humane Society    4300 Nansemaond Parkway       Suffolk, Va. 23434
Contact: Suffolk Humane Society at 757- 538-3030

Low cost Spay/Neuter and Vaccination and                    Spay/Neuter Services:
• Dog Spay or Neuter $90      • Cat Spay or Neuter $75 
- Rabies vaccination is required by state law. If your dog or cat does not have a current Rabies vaccination, it is required to receive a Rabies vaccination on the day of surgery. Each surgery includes pain medication. If antibiotics are prescribed, there will be an extra charge.
• Feral Package (Only available on select days) $50  - (Feral package includes: surgery, rabies vaccination, ear tipping and FIV/Felv test.) • There will be extra charges if a male is cryptorchid or if a female is in heat or pregnant.
Thursday, June 22nd          Ongoing 
Semper K9 Assistance Dogs
Semper K9 Assistance Dogs    14867 Prestige Drive     Woodbridge, VA 22193

This is a remarkable organization founded by Chris Baity . Driven by a desire to give back to America’s post 9/11 veterans, Baity and his wife Amanda founded Semper K9 in 2014. The nonprofit seeks to heal the wounds of war by training service dogs to provide physical and emotional support to U.S. Armed Forces veterans and their families.  Read about this important org and become invoolved. . Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for wounded, critically-ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families by providing them assistance dogs. Using rescued and donated dogs we provide service dogs for psychiatric alert and mobility challenges free of charge to wounded service members.

You can make a difference. Whether you are a few miles away or a several states there are veterans that desperately need Service Dogs. Every donation, volunteer hour and act of support makes a difference in the life of someone in need. We welcome Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. There are a few of the ways you can help our mission on our website. 

As we raise funds to secure our property located on the western border of Marine Base Quantico, our goal for 2017 is to begin construction on the facility which will enable us to assist more veterans, rescue more dogs, and offer more services every year. Learn how to help!  Visit
Thursday,  June 22nd                            2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County Wellness Clinic 

 Wellness Clinic Location: Lynchburg Humane Society 29 Mortimer Dr  Evington, Va 24550

Monday through Thursday with an appointment from 2:00-4:00. We schedule one animal every 15 minutes and 3:45 is out last appointment of the day. There is a wellness visit with a licensed vet and the fee is $15. Every animal will get a wellness exam and every animal will be charged the $15 fee. All vaccines are charged according to what is chosen. Our fee is typically $15 per vaccine and tests are $19. Here are the list of vaccines and tests we currently do: Rabies 1 and 3 year FVRCP (distemper for cats) FeLV vaccine (for cats) DHPPC (distemper for dogs) Bordatella (for dogs) Heartworm test for dogs FIV/FeLV test for cats we also microchip ($20) We cannot use the van for wellness as these services are also available at time of surgery. These would have to be scheduled and brought to the clinic by the owner. The plan is to continue the Wellness Clinic for at least the next year.
Thursday, June 22nd, ​Ongoing
Youth Program or Adult Sewing Projects for Shelter Pets
Make 'Adopt Me' bandanas!

Contact local animal shelters and rescue groups in your community.

#ShelterPetIdeas #SewingClasses #Seamtresses #StudentProjects #ShelterPets #Teachers #Fabric 
Thursday, June 22nd                                        Ongoing Campaign
Virginia Police Canine Association 
Buy a Survival Bracelet and Help Get A Ballistic Vest for a K9

VPCA       PO Box 4955                   Manassas, VA 20108

Buy a Survival Bracelet and help a VPCA get a ballistic vest.  Due to cutbacks and budgets not all K9s have vests. Visit

Also see our link above for shelters and agencies that specialize in adoptions.  
Friday, June 23rd            All Day 
Take Your Dog to Work Day 
Across Virginia 

The 2017 event will take place on Friday, June 23. The information below and on our website answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the event. If you need additional information, please contact

• TYDTWDay® was first celebrated in 1999. This year marks the 19th annual event.

• It was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote their adoptions.  

• The event encourages employers to experience the joys of pets in the workplace for one day to support their local pet community.
​Friday, June 23rd-25th           Park hrs
Colonial Newfoundland Club (& Rescue Group)
Open Swim Dates at Codorus
Codorus Park Hanover, PA 17331

The "Open Swim Dates at Codorus" listed on our Calendar have been set up with the management of Codorus State Park to allow CNC members (and members of other regional NCA clubs) to train water work with their dogs. While these open swim dates are "official" CNC events, they are very informal and only loosely coordinated through Dwight Gorsuch. If you are interested in participating, contact Dwight by email at to get on the email list of interested persons. It is only through that email list that you can find out who (if anyone) plans to train on a particular date, whether anyone will be bringing a boat, and so on. Visit

One of the most important of the club's activities is rescuing unwanted or abandoned Newfs. When a club member is made aware of a Newfoundland in need, rescue operations immediately begin. The dog is brought into the club's fold, placed in a foster home, given any required veterinary care, and evaluated for temperament and socialization. If the dog is adoptable, the search for a new family begins. This is a great way to acquire a Newf that will be eternally grateful for his new home.
                      Friday, June 23rd        Ongoing           Schedule  appt. for Sunday  See  below.          Metro Ferals
Virginia Metro Ferals   PO Box 7138       Arlington, VA 22207

Schedule for Sunday spay. This clinic is Sunday, June 25. See details below. 

Helping Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland with their feral cat population. Metro Ferals is an all-volunteer organization that was established in 1997 to promote non-lethal alternatives to feral cat population control.    703-655-6710

Wild or feral cats are trapped, neutered and then returned (TNR) to their “home”, where we make sure there is a caretaker who can watch out for them and feed them. Young kittens are rescued, socialized and adopted through our adoption program. We also run a low cost spay/neuter clinic for feral cats and provide assistance to people wishing to TNR the cats they feed and maintain.  Visit

CURRENT SPAY SUNDAY SCHEDULE FOR 2017: January 8, January 22, January 29, February 12, February 19, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 10, September 24, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12, November 19 and December 10 2017.

A RESERVATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLINIC. For reservations, or any other questions about this clinic, please contact us or call 443-255-4489. This clinic is held in Eldersburg Maryland. The clinic location will be provided at the time the reservation is made.

Friday, June 23rd        All day 
 Find A Virginia Animal Shelter!
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer, Foster, Transport
Friday, June 23rd            9:00 am-2:00 pm
 Fauquier SPCA Rabies & Microchip Clinic

FSPCA Rabies & Microchip Clinic    9350 Rogues Rd,           Midland, VA 22728     540-788-9000

Please have dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier.Rabies $15 - Current certificate required for a 3 yr rabies vaccination. Microchips $25.

The Fauquier SPCA was founded in 1957 to offer protection and assistance to the animals of Fauquier County and surrounding areas.  Shelter Hours: (daylight savings time)
Monday: 12-7pm (Std Time: Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb & Mar 12-5pm) Tuesday: 12- 5pm   Wednesday: CLOSED  Thursday: 12-7pm   Friday: 12- 5pm Saturday: 12-5pm Sunday: 12-4pm
Friday, June 23rd        10:00 am - 11:45 am
 Chesapeake Humane Walk-in Microchip & Vaccine Clinic

The Chesapeake Humane Society     312 N. Battlefield Blvd  Chesapeake, VA 23320

Each week, Chesapeake Humane’s C.A.R.E. Clinic offers a low cost, walk-in only vaccine clinic.
At these clinics we offer numerous vaccines for dogs and cats, microchipping, deworming, and flea/tick and heartworm prevention. Please bring your pet’s medical records for faster service.
ALL dogs MUST be on a leash and ALL cats MUST be in separate carriers.  This is both for your pet’s safety and stress-level.
Please call 757- 546-5355 or visit our walk-in clinic page for more information or to confirm schedule.
          Friday,  June 23rd  & ongoing                                 See list & times 
Norfolk Dog Friendly Eateries

See link for restaurants.
Bringing Fido along on your next trip to Norfolk? The city’s pedestrian-friendly streets, beaches, parks, hotels and yes, even restaurants will make you and your furry friend feel right at home! You simply can’t beat Norfolk’s walkability, weather & wide open spaces. Listed below is some information to make both you & your pet’s visit to Norfolk more enjoyable. Pet friendly eateries. Visit
Friday, June 23rd            6:00 pm-8:00 pm      
Cocktails & Wagging Tails Yappy Hour 
 Le Meridien Hotel  1121 N 19TH St  ARLINGTON, VA 22209    (703) 351-9170
Le Meridien hotel, along with the Rosslyn BID, is hosting a Yappy Hour every Friday starting May 2nd. This event will be held on the beautiful terrace outside of Amuse. Amuse will be serving specialty cocktails and appetizers for pet owners as well as a few treats for our four legged friends.

To access the terrace please take the elevator located at the corner of 19th St. and North Lynn St.
The event is free to attend. Drinks and food can be purchased on the terrace.  Come out and enjoy the wonderful views of DC with a drink and your dog!
                                   Friday, June 23rd                                            6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lost Dog & Cat Foundation Dog & Cat Adoptions

Fair Lakes PetSmart 12971 Fair Lakes Center    Fairfax, Virginia 22033    (703) 802-1027 

The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) rescues abandoned or displaced dogs and cats from the threat of euthanasia in over-crowded shelters or other at-risk situations and places them for adoption into loving homes. All animals in the care of LDCRF are spayed or neutered and fully vaccinated prior to adoption and any special medical needs are addressed.
See our loving dogs
See our loving cats
Friday, June 23rd         6:30 pm-10:00 pm 
Four Mile Run Summer Free Outdoor Movie Series
May-August,     Arlandria Neighborhood  22305

Free series in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria on the last Friday of the Month, May through August. The grounds open at 6:30 pm and the movie begins at dusk. The line-up for 2017 is: Sing, Lego Batman, The Secret Life of Pets, and Inside Out. Visit
Friday, June 23rd                               9:00 pm -til 
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Fundraising Event

The Barking Dog, 4723 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814

Lucky Dog is committed to finding loving forever homes for each of our dogs. We are also committed to finding the right match for each of our adopters. Together we have saved over 6,700 animals since our founding. You can check out all of our current Lucky Dogs (and cats!) on our Adoptable Animal list. Don't wait, ADOPT TODAY!
See our loving adoptables
Saturday, June 24th                                    8:00 am - 10:30 am
Hoffler Creek Early Bird Walk

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation            4510 Twin Pines Rd.     
 Portsmouth, VA 23703                             (757) 686-8684

Take a walk around Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve with our volunteer birding enthusiast Clark White to identify birds by sight and sound. Gates close at 8:15 a.m. - late arrivals cannot be accommodated. The walk is FREE; donations are always appreciated. Pls visit       Email

Mission: To conserve the last parcel of wilderness in the Hoffler Creek watershed for environmental education, research, and recreation consistent with good stewardship.
                                     Saturday, June 24th                                9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Norfolk SPCA Adoption Package 

Norfolk SPCA Shelter        916 Ballentine Blvd.     Norfolk, VA 23504      557.622.3319

Adopt and *Receive $200 worth of coupons from Care-A-Lot
*Your pet’s spay or neuter surgery
*Vaccinations appropriate to age & tests (heartworm test for dogs, feline AIDS/leukemia for cats)
*Microchip and registration
*General health exam       *Behavior evaluation     **1st month’s flea & heartworm preventative
*Free 30 day offer of pet health insurance    
Care-A-Lot adoption kit valued up to $200!
A minor fee of $50-$100 required when you adopt at the SPCA  to demonstrate your commitment.For more info, please call 757-622-3319 or email      Visit

See adoptables
Established in 1892, the Norfolk SPCA is one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the country. Originally founded because of concerns about the mistreatment of workhorses, the Norfolk SPCA now shelters, treats, rehabilitates and rehomes household companion animals from throughout Hampton Roads to give them the extra time and care needed to find that forever home. We have more recently added an affordable veterinary clinic that is open to the public.
Saturday,  June 24th                             10:00 am – 12 noon 
 Fauquier SPCA Adoption Day

Petco    251 W Lee Hwy Suite 617            Warrenton, VA 20186                (540) 341-1869

Come out and meet the loving pets. The Fauquier SPCA is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a temporary refuge for stray, homeless and abandoned animals, and to placing such animals in a caring, appropriate home whenever possible. Educating the public about the benefits of spaying and neutering is also an extremely important part of our mission. Email        Pls visit

We currenty have some loving adult cats who have been at shelter for a while. Reduced fees. Learn more.
                                                   Saturday, June 24th        10:00 am.  -4:00 pm 
Homeward Trails Adoptions-Open House  

Homeward Trails Adoption Center       11116 Fairfax Station Rd,    Fairfax Station, VA  22039 

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.
Saturday, June 24th        10:00 am-11:00 am 
Fairfax Dog Obedience I Classes(14-Adult) 8 wk class

Lake Accotink Park   7500 Accotink Park Rd      Springfield, VA  22150   (703) 569-0285

DESCRIPTION:Includes home management, discipline and problem solving. Methods employed are affection and restraint. Dogs must be at least 6 months old.
Instructor :Kehoe   LOCATION:Lake Accotink Park
AGE RANGE: 14 yr old and up  PROGRAM CODE:8503751101   Classes 10 am on Saturdays 
start datee:6/24/2017   number of classes :8
CLASS LENGTH:55 minutes  FEE (in/out of county): &109.00 / 124.00
Park website
                          Saturday, June 24th                                            10:00 am -3:00 pm
Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA Shop for the Shelter 

Sam’s Club    970 Hilton Heights Rd,       Charlottesville, VA 22901

An adoptable dog will be greeting shoppers and asking for items on our Wishlist!. Learn much more!

Adoptable Dogs
Adoptable Cats


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