Virginia Week for the Animals
August 18-26, 2018!

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!  
Friday, August 17th   6:00 am-9:00 pm 
Lynchburg Humane Society Parents’ Night Out

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

You deserve a nice evening out to end your week. We’ll take care of the kiddos for a bit! Parents, just register and drop off your little ones ages 5-12 from 6-9pm. We’ll entertain them with crafts, adoptable pets, movie and popcorn! All of this for just $15 for one child & $10 for each additional sibling.

See adoptables
Saturday, August 18th (Celebrated all August- day & evening)
ISAR International Homeless Animals Day 2018!

Globally & throughout Virginia 

Organizations around the world come together on the third Saturday of every August to raise awareness about pet overpopulation. International Homeless Animals’ Day activities include candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, spay/neuter clinics, microchip clinics, adoptathons blessings of the animals, and heartfelt speeches given by council members, local veterinarians, humane officers and shelter personnel. Please find a way to help homeless animals who need us =especially on this day.

Other activities include slideshows, rallies, dog walks, open houses, award ceremonies, live music, raffles, and games. To read about previous International Homeless Animals’ Day events, please visit our Newsletters page on our website.
  Throughout the Week       August 18-26, 2018
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 , August 18th    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chesapeake Animal Services Adoptions!

Shelter 2100 S Military Hwy Chesapeake, VA 23320​ Call 757-382-8080 (press 1)

Come find your new best friend! Adoptable cats and dogs from Chesapeake Animal Services.

The Chesapeake Animal Services Unit operates under the umbrella of the Police Department and is staffed by 11 officers, an animal control officers supervisor and one superintendent. They enforce the State and City codes pertaining to animals and their ownership.
Saturday, August 18th        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, August 18th                            10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Homewood Trails Fairfax Station Adoption Clear the Shelters

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

Homeward Trails is proud to team up with NBC4 and Telemundo44 and be part of the fourth annual Clear the Shelters event! This August 18, adoption fees for all animals will be reduced or waived as part of a nationwide initiative that seeks to help families find and adopt pets. Please note that all standard Homeward Trails adoptions policies and procedures will apply during Clear the Shelters.

Last year, we found homes for so many pets as part of Clear the Shelters, and this year, we hope to once again connect dozens of animals in need with brand new families.

VCA and Brown’s Manassas Subaru will be on-site for this event!

We are excited for the opportunity to reach new adopters through Clear the Shelters, but we also recognized that the care and treatment of our adoptable animals has real costs, such as medical exams and vaccinations, food, microchipping and more. Please consider pledging to “Clear It Forward” to help us defray some of these expenses, so we can continue to support of all of our adoptable animals.

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, August 18th                               11:00 am-1:00 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, August 18th        11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Henrico Humane Society Cat & Dog Adoption Day

West Broad Petco, next to Trader Joe’s  11331 W Broad St #151    Glen Allen, VA 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, August  18th       11:00 am-1:00 pm
PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Day 

Rockville BARK! 1643 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD   Congressional Plaza 20852 (301) 770-1077

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  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, August 18th                                        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, August 18th         11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Richmond SPCA Clear the Shelters
Richmond SPCA Robins-Starr Humane Center
2519 Hermitage Road Richmond, VA 23220        804-521-1300

Clear the Shelters is a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Last year, we set a single-day adoption record, placing 79 pets in loving homes, and our generous sponsor wants to help the Richmond SPCA top that record. Richmond Orthodontics is paying 100% of the adoption fee for each qualified adopter at our humane center on the day of Clear the Shelters.
Saturday, August 18th    11:00 am – 5: 00 PM 
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Clear the Shelters 

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria  4101 Eisenhower Avenue Alexandria, 22304 

The Animal Welfare League is proud to team up with NBC4 and Telemundo44 and be part of the live coverage for the fourth annual Clear the Shelters event on August 18! This is an exciting opportunity to find amazing homes for many of our adoptable animals.

Even if you aren’t joining us to adopt, please consider participating by pledging funds for each animal adopted on August 18, or a fixed sum to help alleviate our expenses for the adopted animals.
Saturday, August 18th                  11:00 am-3:00 pm
   Mutt Love Rescue Adoptions   

Webers Pet Supermarket 2599 John Milton Dr. Herndon VA 22030 (703) 476-3536

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, August 18th     11:00 am til
Canine Cruises on the Potomac!

Potomac Riverboat Company Virginia Dock Alexandria, VA 22314 (877) 511-2628 

Come out and join us for a local favorite with or without a four legged friend for this hour long cruise of Alexandria’s Seaport. Dogs ride FREE. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended. Dogs must be on a 6ft flat leash at all times. Length of Cruise: 60-minute cruise around the Alexandria Seaport. Departure Location: Alexandria, Virginia Dock. Pls visit
Saturday, August 18th           11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Promises Animal Rescue Adoption Day 
Petco    10055 Wellington Road    Manassas, VA 20110 (703) 330-3743

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, August 18th            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, August 18th  11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Paws for Seniors Clear the Shelters Adoption Event

PetSmart, 13241 Gateway Center Dr, Gainesville, VA 20155 (571) 248-4300

Help us clear the shelters by adopting our rescue dogs and cats! Adoption Fees will be waived to qualified applicants. Generous donations welcome. Mission
Paws For Seniors believes that senior pets deserve a caring home in which to make their golden years, their best years. We bring people and senior pets together through rescue, foster, addressing medical needs and adoption.
Paws for Seniors
Saturday, August 18th 11:00 am -6:00 pm
Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County
'Whiskers & Whiskey' @ Silverback Distillery

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

Music, food vendors, adoptions, so much more!

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, August 18th        11:00 am-2:00 pm
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue

 Springfield PetSmart   6535 Frontier Drive   Springfield VA 22150  703-922-4990 

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!
​Saturday, August 18th    11:00 am-1:30 pm
Brunch with Mrs. Washington at Mt. Vernon 

Mt Vernon  3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway     Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Enjoy a brunch buffet and conversation with young Martha Washington while learning about her daily life and how food was prepared and served at Mount Vernon.

Receive a warm greeting from young Mrs. Washington as you sit in the Mount Vernon Inn's Verandah Room before enjoying brunch favorites from the buffet. Throughout the meal, listen as Mrs. Washington shares stories about her life with George Washington at their Mount Vernon home and answers questions from her guests. Guests are invited to take photos with Mrs. Washington after the meal.
 Saturday,  August 18th  12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
BREW Beagle Rescue Adoptions 

Pet Valu     10079 Market Circle    Manassas, VA 20110  (571) 208-1726

BREW will be at Pet Valu in Manassas, VA for our August 2018 adoption event. Come on out if you're in the area to say hi, meet some of BREW's adoptable beagles, and learn about adopting or volunteering! Beagles who will be at this event will be marked as such at the top of their website profiles several days prior to the event.

See beautiful  adoptablebeagles!

The BREW 2019 Calendar Cover Dog Contest kicks off today!

ALL beagles and beagle mixes are eligible to participate, not just BREW beagles. BREW also recognizes that beagles waiting at the Rainbow Bridge are still...
Saturday, August 18th    12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes Adoptions 

Pet Valu   7875 Heneska Loop     Alexandria, VA 22315     (703) 341-6831

Join OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at the Pet Valu in Alexandria, VA.
{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone!
Saturday, August 18th       11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Greyhound Welfare Meet n Greet
*We have new Greyhounds who have arrived!  
Bark! 235 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg MD, (301) 527-8833

Greyhound Welfare is a greyhound placement group. We place ex-racing greyhounds throughout the metropolitan Washington DC area, to include DC, Northern Virginia, and Central/Southern Maryland. Our goal is to make excellent placements, even if that means fewer placements.

Greyhound Welfare is staffed entirely of unpaid volunteers dedicated to the welfare of greyhounds.
Want to meet some great dogs? Come visit us at Pet Valu, a premium natural pet food & supplies store. Greyhound foster dogs and ambassadogs would love to meet you! And their Greyhound Welfare volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions. So come out and meet the dogs and their people! Our phone is 301-949-0615

This Pet Valu site also offers Self Service Dog Washing. There are two stations with sturdy ceramic steps leading to the wash tub. Is it time to wash the hounds? Visit our website
Saturday August 18th         12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
​Homeward Trails Adoption Event
Unleashed by Petco  Address:  3902 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

Come meet some of our adoptable cats & kittens every Saturday at Unleashed by Petco in Ballston, Arlington VA from 12 pm-2 pm!

Volunteers will be available to talk to you about Homeward Trails and our adoption process. If you find a cat you are interested in adopting you can complete a cat adoption questionnaire to start the process. Or you can find out other ways to help homeless cats and kittens by volunteering, fostering or donating.

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit  organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for pets rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.
Saturday, August 18th                      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,August 18th         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, August 18th                        12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Homeward Trails Cat Adoption Event & Pets Bring Joy Cat Adoptions. 

PetMac  PetMac DC   4914 Wisconsin Ave. NW,  Washington, DC 20016 (202) 966-7387

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.

Pets Bring Joy's mission is to provide help and hope to small "grass-roots" rescuers in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. Metro area by finding loving permanent homes for previously at-risk homeless animals in their care ... we do so by:

- Sponsoring their animals for adoption through Pets Bring Joy, emphasizing often overlooked (older and/or special needs) pets;
   Saturday, August 18th  12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Homeless Animals Rescue Team HART Dog Adoption Day

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! Would you like to help out at our adoption days? Find out how! Visit

You may stop by and visit(and adopt) our cats anytime at---- Petsmart - Sterling
46220 Potomac Run Plaza Sterling, VA 20164 Phone (703) 444-6500
Saturday, August 18th               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, August 18th  --- ongoing
Adopt, Foster, Donate to your Community Organizations.
Saturday, August 18th All day 
Adopt from a Virginia Shelter and Save A Life! ​

  Virginia Animal Shelters:
– Chesapeake Animal Services

– Chesapeake Humane Society

– Danville Area Humane Society

– Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter

– Heritage Humane Society
50 % off adult pets

– Norfolk Animal Care Center

– Norfolk SPCA No-Kill Adoption Center & Veterinary Clinics

– Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

– Peninsula SPCA

– PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

– Portsmouth Humane Society

– Prince William County Animal Shelter

– Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA

– Suffolk Animal Care

– Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center

- Virginia Beach SPCA
Saturday, June 18th Begins at Dusk 7:00 pm-ish 
2018 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 listed on our FB and site.​
FB page
Sunday, June 18th 8:30 am - 9:30 pm 

Richmond SPCA  2519 Hermitage Rd    Richmond, VA  23220 

The pace for this session is a run/walk combo. Each volunteer will be paired with a dog from the Richmond SPCA for a pre-set 5K course that will start and end at the Robins-Starr Humane Center.

Participation is limited to current, active volunteers who have completed our dog handling class. For more information about becoming a Richmond SPCA Volunteer, please click here or contact Michelle Russell by e-mail at or by phone at 804-521-1329.

All dogs and runners MUST be back by 11:00 am. No dogs should go out after 10:30 am.

 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
Visit site
Sunday,  August 19th                  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,August 19th      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.
                                 Saturday, August 18th         6:00 pm -9:00 pm
Vegetarian Society of Richmond Presentation by Anonymous for the Voiceless and a potluck

Friends Meeting House 4500 Kensington Ave. (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.) Richmond, VA

Members with expired memberships and all others, $3.00; children under 16 free.: 700 p.m. program; 6:00 p.m. potluck.

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.
               Sunday, August  19th                                                      All day 
​Ongoing----Many shelters have extended hrs on some
weekdays & on weekends.

  Find A Virginia Animal Shelter!   Adopt, Donate, Volunteer, Foster
Sunday, August  19th                                          12:00 noon-6:00 pm
Almost Homes Adoptions & "Most Wanted" 

Nelson SPCA    29 Stagebridge Road       Lovingston, VA 22949 (434) 263-7722

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 19th                             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, August 19th                                        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, August 19th                              12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Adoption Day
Petco      5825 Leesburg Pike     Baileys Crossroads, VA       (703) 845-2780

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, August 19th  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Operation Paws Free Training Seminar

Wholistic Hound Academy 18 Roth St., Alexandria, VA 22314 P: (571) 238-9145

Join OPH Rescue for a FREE Training Seminar at Wholistic Hound Academy!
The class will be led by Sandy Modell, CPDT-KA. For over 20 years, Sandy has been training dogs using rewards-based, positive reinforcement methods. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), a licensed certified Family Paws Parent Educator (FPPE), a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), and on the list of national Truly Dog-Friendly Trainers. Sandy and her team at Wholistic Hound Academy believe that sharing your life with a dog should be fun and rewarding.

Good manners and basic life skills make living with our dogs easier, safer, and much more fun. Whether your dog is new to training, needs some refreshing, or you have a new dog, this class teaches you how to train the basics that all dogs need, like sit, down, stay, come when called, leash manners, impulse control, and more. By teaching you how to integrate training into your everyday life, busy schedules won't keep you from training your dog.

Please RSVP for this FREE event via the link below:
Sunday, August 19th               3:25 pm - 4:10 pm
Virginia Aquarium 

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, August 20th   spotlight 
'Let Freedom Ring' For Chained Dogs
Please attend!

"Off The Chain Rally"
 Hosted by Humane Dominion
Saturday, September 15 at 10 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Fredericksburg Town Hall and Market Square
907 Princess Anne St.   Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

Every year, one or more bills are introduced in the Virginia General Assembly to protect dogs from being tethered (chained). And every year those bills are killed in the House Agriculture Subcommittee. 

As a result, every year dogs throughout the Commonwealth suffer and die unnecessary and excrutiating deaths, often from exposure to extreme heat and cold. Alone, vulnerable, and chained. 

It's time to take a stand for Virginia's dogs. Virginia has one of the strongest animal cruelty codes in the country because we believe in protecting the vulnerable among us. Compassion is a value all Virginians embrace. 

During one House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing Del. Bobby Orrock of Caroline County, who has consistently opposed every bill to limit chaining, asked: “Would somebody tell me what is inherently inhumane about putting a dog on a chain?”

We are gathering together on the front steps of Del. Orrock's district to answer that question and explain to Del. Orrock that the chain is inhumane. 

Join us. Bring your dog and your voice. #OfftheChainVA

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, August 20th   Ongoing                          see websites/times
Virginia Horse  Organizations and/or Equine Clubs
Monday, August 20th  (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, August 20th                                      11:00 am - 6:00 pm 
 Richmond SPCA 

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, August 20th                          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, August 20th                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, August 20th                                       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, August 20th                                   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, August 20th     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, August 21st                               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, August 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, August 21st         9:00 am-5:00 pm 
Lonesome Dove 
Current openings for Veterans in our Riding Program   

Lonesome Dove  6137 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139  804-492-3047.

ATTENTION TO OUR VETERANS IN THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA AREA . . . . Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center currently has openings for veterans in our riding program. This is a completely free program catering to veterans with special needs and disabilities. Focusing on Veterans in Central Virginia, the goal of this program is to improve the quality of life for the participants through activities that are positive to their cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being. If you are a veteran or know a veteran who would like to be a part of this program please contact Lonesome Dove. They can be reached through their Facebook page, Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center, or by phone 804-492-3047.
 Tuesday, August  21st                 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, August 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, or multiple times and we want to put them in homes where there is a commitment to them, their safety and care long term.
Wednesday, August 22nd ​   Call for appt.
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, August 22nd                 Your preferred time             
Wildlife Ctr of Virginia Wildlife Center 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
Wednesday, August 22nd   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, August 22nd            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, August 22nd  5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ring Dog Rescue Benefit at Mean Bird

​ Mean Bird  2227 W Main St        Richmond, VA 23220

 Charity event in raising money for (501c non-profit) 

Mean Bird is hosting a Benefit Night for Ring Dog Rescue! Come out to the shop at 2227 W Main St from 5-9 pm on Wednesday August 22nd and 10% of your Mean Bird sale will go straight to the organization! (Benefit applies to phone-in and walk-in carry out orders).

"Ring Dog Rescue is a rescue group dedicated to “Pit Bull type dogs”, which are 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."

Find more info about Ring Dog Rescue and resources on Pit Bull type pups at

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
Wednesday, August 22nd      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, August 22nd   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
OPH Rescue Yappy Hour Monocacy Crossing & Adoptions 

Monocacy Crossing   4424A Urbana Pike  Frederick, MD 21704  (301) 846-4204

Join us for a Yappy Hour at Monocacy Crossing in Frederick. Monocacy Crossing has a great outdoor patio for you and your dog to sit outside and relax.

This Yappy Hour is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka! Specials for this Yappy Hour are: $2 off Tito’s Vodka cocktails and $2 off appetizers! Monocacy Crossing will keep these specials open until Friday! The following dogs will be attending and available for adoption!
Forever Your Girl        Jangles     Flamenco aka Coco
Thursday,  August 23rd      11:00 am -6:00 pm
Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County
at the Lockn' Festival

Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm  1500 Diggs Mountain Road Arrington VA 22922

Music, food vendors, adoptions, so much more!
Thursday August 23rd, 2018 10:00 AM until Sunday August 26th, 2018 6:00 PM

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
August is booked up.                                    Call for Sept appts. 
 VB SPCA Neuter Scooter

- Suffolk Humane Society   412 Kings Fork Road,   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, August 23rd         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,  August 23rd                             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, August 23rd    8:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Owl Prowl at Grayson Highlands State Park 

Grayson Highlands State Park 829 Grayson Highland Ln., Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
Phone: 276-579-7092 .    Location:Campground Amphitheater

Who are these stealthy hunters of the night? We will explore the different kinds of owls that can be found at the park. Join us for a short walk in the fading daylight in hopes of catching a barred owl's call. We will be walking less than a mile on relatively even terrain on the Stampers Branch trail.
Extra Event Fee:No Children Allowed:Yes
                 Friday, August 24th     ​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 
Friday, , August 24th                                       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, August 24th            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, August 24th        Ongoing           Schedule  appt. for Sunday  See  below.          Metro Ferals
Virginia Metro Ferals   PO Box 7138       Arlington, VA 22207

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, August 24th        All day 
 Find A Virginia Animal Shelter!
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer, Foster, Transport
Friday, August 24th            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 24th  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,  August 24th   & 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 August 24th     3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virginia German Shepherd Pet Supplies Plus Yappy Hour

 Pet Supplies Plus  11054 Lee Hwy Fairfax VA 22030

Pet Supplies Plus in Fairfax is holding a Yappy Hour the fourth Friday of every month. If you purchase and donate any Redford Naturals or PS+ product, you will receive 20% off any toy or a free self serve dog wash during the same purchase. They are graciously giving all donations to VGSR.
Loving adoptables

Friday, August 24th   8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pocahontas State Park Night Hike

Pocahontas State Park  10301 State Park Rd., Chesterfield, VA 23832
Phone: 804-796-4255   Email Address:
Location:Camp Store

Adventures don't stop just because the sun goes down, so join us to hike moon-lit portions of Powhatan Trail. The whole family can take part in sensory activities that explore the adaptations of nocturnal animals while learning a few fun facts about the moon. Please wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for all ages, but trails are not stroller friendly. Flashlight use is allowed, but discouraged.
If you think the park is busy during the day, you should check out our night life.
Extra Event Fee:No Children Allowed:Yes
Saturday, August 25th                                    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, August 25th                             9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Norfolk SPCA Adoptions 

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

*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 loving 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, August 25th          8:00 am - 11:00 am
1st Annual 4PAWS & 5k Fun Run
 Hosted by UCHS Foundation & Suffolk Humane Society

Lake Prince Woods - Retirement Community in Suffolk, Virginia
100 Anna Goode Way, Suffolk, Virginia 23434

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Suffolk Humane Society--for the 1st Annual 4PAWS & 5k Fun Run at Lake Prince Woods, in Suffolk, VA. This years event will bring fun for the entire family.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Lake Prince Woods Grant a Dream program--which grants basic dreams to our residents. The most recent dream was granted at the Abernethy Laurels 5k. Our participant once enjoyed running, but due to his declining health, has been unable to do so. He arrived in marathon garb from head to toe and his entire physical therapy team. They rolled him across the finish line and the crowd cheered him on. His smile and fulfillment is what makes this program so special. 
If you wish to voluteer, donate, or participate please contact Judy Raymond at
Saturday,  August 25th                             10:00 am – 12 noon 
Paws for Seniors &  Fauquier SPCA Adoption Day

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

Come out and meet the loving cats. 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.

Paws for Seniors  Mission 
Focused on caring for and finding homes for senior dogs and cats, age (7) seven and older where they can live out their golden years with dignity and love through rescue, foster, adoption and hospice. See our Loving adoptables.

                                                   Saturday, August 25th       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.

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