Virginia Week for the Animals
August 18-26, 2018!
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The Virginia  Week for the Animals team is connecting and working with shelters and organizations daily across the entire state.  Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals and join together on their behalf. Contact us !  We will be honored to work with you. 
Saturday, August 25th   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes ​WAGS N’ WHISKERS 2018

The Village at Shirlington  2700 S Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22206
 Event Photographer: Michael Garth

OPH Rescue will have a booth at Wags n’ Whiskers. This is a community-oriented event for animal-loving shoppers of all ages to spend an afternoon at The Village at Shirlington with their pets.

The 11th Annual Wags n' Whiskers event will feature 65+ onsite exhibitors ranging from pet services and accessories to onsite adoptions. In addition to the onsite exhibitors, Wags n’ Whiskers hosts pet photos ($5), live music, and children’s activities such as face painting, balloon art, strolling entertainment and more!

We are also excited to be there with one of our Fosters/Volunteers who is an author and wrote a book about her experience with rescue. There will be an opportunity to purchase a copy of, Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs and have it signed by the author (and possibly some of the dogs featured in the book) at every event. A portion of all book sales are donated to Operation Paws for Homes!

We hope to see you there!   Come meet adoptable dogs, do  and help raise money for Operation Paws for Homes!
Saturday, August 25th   10:00 am- 4:00 pm
~Operation Paws for Homes_
Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC and South Central PA~
Dog Days In The Park & Mutt Strutt 

Marge Goodfellow Park  New Freedom, PA 17349

Join Operation Paws for Homes for this fun event. Admission is free! Dog Days In The Park features a Flea Market, Silent Auction,Raffles, Cruelty-free foods and 125+ Vendors.

OPH Adoptables     
There will also be fun activities for the dogs including Games, Demonstrations, Contest and More!
Please do not use a retractable leash - regular leashes only. Please ensure your dog is socialized and not in heat. Pls be prepared to clean up after your pet. Adoptable dogs attending: Dune  Tiki.
  Saturday, August 25th          10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lucky Dog Adoptions -Wags & Whiskers Mega Dog and Cat Adoption Event

Dogma Bakery 2772 South Arlington Mill Drive 22206 Arlington , VA 22206

See our adoptable list on website below which provides an individual profile and pictures of each of our Lucky Dogs! You’ll find the name and email address for each Lucky Dog’s Adoption Coordinator in his or her profile by clicking on the photo or pet's name. Our volunteer Adoption Coordinators can’t wait to hear from you! They’ll be able to tell you more about the Lucky Dogs and walk you through the adoption process.

Getting started is easy! Just email a completed adoption questionnaire to the Lucky Dog Adoption Coordinator listed with the dog's profile, and we will try to get back to you within 24 hours!
   Saturday, August 25th   10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fairfax County Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Fairfax Animal Shelter 4500 West Ox Road  Fairfax, VA 22030  703-324-7329

he Fairfax County Animal Shelter is Fairfax County’s only open-access municipal shelter. We take in stray animals in need, owner surrendered companion animals when the owner is no longer willing or able to care for them, and animals who have been seized or taken into custody by Animal Protection Police. We accept all companion animals from Fairfax County who are in need of care, regardless of health, age, temperament, or history. 

We do not euthanize for space or length of time, and all adoptable animals are given every opportunity for a new home and family. We have an incredibly compassionate staff, and we also have vibrant and active volunteer and foster programs.
Saturday, August 25th       10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Homeward Trails Dog Adoptions & Special Event 

The Village at Shirlington Campbell Ave. & S. Randolph St.,  Arlington, VA 22206

Join Homeward Trails as we once again participate in The Village at Shirlington’s annual Wags N Whiskers event! There will be multiple street vendors and rescues here so come out, bring your dog, or possibly meet your newest family member! We can’t wait to see you!

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!
     Saturday, August 25th             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, August 25th     11:00 am-4:00 pm 
Franklin County Humane Society 

Franklin County 18401 Virgil H. Goode Highway (Route 220)  Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Our mission is to find a loving home for pets in need. Our Adoption Center provides a second chance for many animals every year.All pets are spayed/neutered and are up to date on vaccinations, testing, deworming, and flea/tick treatment. All puppies and dogs are microchipped and are on heartworm preventative. Noon - 6 PM Tuesday - Friday Open 11 AM - 4 PM Saturday Closed Sunday & Monday.
Saturday, August 25th            11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bobbie's Pit Bull Rescue & Sanctuary

PetSmart  9751 Jefferson Davis Hwy     Fredericksburg, VA

Bobbie’s Pit Bull Rescue & Sanctuary needs volunteers for many activities. Some of the areas we need help in include fostering, home checks, evaluation, training, grooming, booth support, educational seminars, fundraising, and transportation. If you have a skill that isn't listed and you think would help our efforts, please let us know! If you want to help, and live within our coverage area, please fill out a volunteer application on our website.
See loving adoptables
Saturday, August 25th       11:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA | 3355 Berkmar Dr. | Charlottesville, VA 22901 | 434-973-5959 

Mission Advance the compassionate treatment of animals by providing sheltering, medical care, and behavioral services for dogs and cats; promoting permanent, caring homes; and furthering education and outreach Vision Healthy animals in caring homes

See our loving adoptables.
Saturday, August 25th      11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bully Paws Pit Bull Patriots Adoption Day 

PetSmart Adoption Event-Cosner’s Corner 9751 Jefferson Davis Highway Fredericksburg VA 22407 (540) 834-4336

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, August 25th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
AARF Adoption Day

Petsmart Libbie Place Shopping Ctr 5515 W Broad Street Richmond, VA 23230  
(804) 282-6455

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.

 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, August 25th    12:00 noon-7:00 pm
The 5th Annual Vegan Soulfest 
The Washington DC Area Vegan Meetup Group

Clifton Park 2801 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD 21218   (410) 396-9330

Vendors, speakers, entertainment, free to the public. Engage with other vegans (and those aspiring) in the DC metropolitan area. Share ideas/thoughts on being or going vegan including recipes, vegan products, activities, restaurants, related topics, its philosophy, or simply make friends who share your interests.

Look for VSDC table & members with GREEN Veg Society T-shirts. Bring your phone. We will post to Meetup to keep you updated .

The group is sponsored by the Veg Society of DC (VSDC, ), who provides the enabling structure and pays the regular Meetup fee so that individual members of the group do not have to pay anything.
Saturday, August 25th        Ongoing 
Prince William SPCASpay/Neuter Assistance Coupon Program

PWSPCA     PO Box 6631          Woodbridge, VA 22195 

How the program works: The PWSPCA offers a limited number of coupons each month for discounts on spay/neuter surgeries at the Anicira Veterinary Clinic (formerly the Potomac Spay Neuter Clinic). Coupons are sent via e-mail once the form is received. Coupons are valued at $40 (male cats) and $75 (female cats and all dogs). The fee for a $40 coupon is $15; the fee for a $75 coupon is $25. Learn more

The Prince William SPCA was established in 2004 to benefit the animals of the greater Prince William County, Virginia, area. This all-volunteer organization is dedicated to protecting domestic animals from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment, and stopping the unnecessary overpopulation of companion animals. Our goal is to end the euthanasia of adoptable cats and dogs in Prince William County by promoting and supporting programs involving mutually beneficial relations between people and companion animals. Pls visit
Saturday August 25th     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue 
Best Bully Stick's Happy Hempies Launch Party

Strangeways Brewing - Richmond  2277 Dabney Road Richmond VA 23230

Best Bully Sticks is having a launch party and invited VGSR to help celebrate! Strangeways Brewing is hosting the launch of Best Bully Stick's Happy Hempies dietary supplements for dogs. Come on out for a family and pet friendly day with live music, a photo both, and tasty treats for people and dogs!

Saturday, August 25th        12:00 noon- 3:00 pm
Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation Adoptions 

Petsmart - Seven Corners  6100 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church, VA       703-536-2708

We are a non-profit animal rescue organization saving the lives of thousands of homeless and abandoned pets each year. We rescue dogs and cats facing euthanasia in overcrowded shelters, and place them for adoption in loving homes. ALL of our animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Email Phone 571-278-0061
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Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Event

Pet Valu    5750 Union Road    Colonnade at Union Mill    Clifton, VA 20124 
Phone: 703-266-3696

Stop by and meet some adoptable dogs and chat with our amazing volunteers! awesome volunteers! Operation Paws for Homes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of dogs who have overcome great odds and deserve wonderful, caring forever homes. 

These dogs are rescued from overcrowded high kill shelters in the southern region of the United States, primarily shelters in South and North Carolina, as well as Virginia. We partner with local shelters as needed. We also rescue a few international dogs partnering with shelters and rescues in India and Turks & Caicos who rescue dogs from dangerous and deplorable conditions . {DOGS attending }WONTON   TIMMIE   NECIA    JILLIAN  SNAP
Saturday, August 25th    12:00 noon-4:00 pm
Animal Rights March in DC  “UNITE FOR THE ANIMALS!

PETA   1536 16th St NW     Washington, DC 20036 : 202- 483-7382  or 757-622-7382

The Official Animal Rights March is an annual vegan march founded by UK animal rights organization Surge. The march began in London in 2016 with 2,500 vegans and in 2017 the march doubled to 5,000 vegans marching for animal liberation through London. In 2018 we’re bringing The Official Animal Rights March to Washington to spread the message of animal liberation across the globe.

In order to make this march succeed, we need your help. Invite your friends, tell every vegan you meet, this is the day where we unite, where we stand up, rise up and say no more, not in our name.
The future is vegan, but we must continue to speak out on behalf of the animals until the day that their suffering ends.
United Poultry Concerns founder Karen Davis will be a featured speaker!
                                           Saturday, August 25th                                 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 25th             12:00 am-2:00 pm
Rural Dog Rescue Adoption Day 

Howl To the Chief 733 8th Street Southeast Washington, DC 20003 : (202) 544-8710

Rural Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of dogs in high-kill shelters in hopes of finding them their forever home.​

Rural Dog Rescue was founded in 2011 by Kim Hawkins, the owner of Howl To The Chief. We are based in Washington, D.C., and serve communities in D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia.

We work with several high-kill shelters (who either euthanize dogs in 72 hours or whose kill rate is 70% or higher) in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. We also help dogs in need in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. 
  Saturday, June 25th       Schedule time best for you and your dog
Lynchburg Humane Society Training Classes

Lynchburg Humane Society | 1211 Old Graves Mill Road | Lynchburg, VA 24502 | (434) 448-0088 
Check out what we will be offering in the future!​

If you have questions about gifts to LHS contact our Development Department at 434-448-0088 x122 Visit
Saturday, August 25th 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lost Dog & Cat Foundation Dog & Cat Adoptions

 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
Saturday, August 25th                   Daily 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Roanoke Valley SPCA Adoption Ambassador Program

Adoption & Education Program     1340 Baldwin Ave NE,      Roanoke, VA 24012  

Are you well connected? Do you want to help hard-to-place pets in need? Do you enjoy opening your home and heart to animals in need? Is your business willing to open its doors to a cat? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Adoption Ambassador Program may be just for you. 

Adoption Ambassadors are dedicated fosters who open their heart to adult cats, hard to place dogs, and pets with medical conditions that are challenging to manage in the shelter environment. Roanoke Valley SPCA Mission---To create a community where there are no homeless cats or dogs. To learn how to help or become involved, pls visit
Saturday, August 25th     All day til 6:00 pm 
Adopt from a Virginia Shelter/Org 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
– 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, August 25th        4:30-7:30 pm 
The Washington D.C. Rabbit Meetup Group
Potluck Picnic for Rabbit Lovers

Quincy Park    1021 North Quincy Street   Arlington, VA  22201 (703) 228-6525

Vegetarian/Vegan potluck picnic. This is a waste-free/plastic-free event, so please plan to bring your own water bottle, plate and fork/spoon (I will bring some extras for those who need them). Thanks in advance! Please do not bring bunnies to this event, as there will be dogs at the park. But plan on talking about bunnies! And we'll have some give-aways and door prizes from bunny food/hay manufacturers!*

Follow link to sign up for the potluck!
Sunday, August 26th    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
 VSDC Singles Group paddle on the tranquil Anacostia River

Ballpark Boathouse Diamond Teague Park Potomac Ave SE and First Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Join the VSDC Singles Group Sunday, August 26th for a paddle on the tranquil Anacostia River before summer is over! We'll meet at Ballpark Boathouse at 11:00 am. When you arrive, please fill out a waiver form. Everyone will arrange for a boat on their own (kayaks and canoes available). You pay when you return depending on how long you were out. If you'd like to pair up with someone, please indicate that in the comments below and we'll do our best to pair folks up. We'll paddle for an hour or so and then have lunch at Takorean nearby.

Don't kayak? Just meet us for lunch at Takorean. We should end up there around 12:30-1:00.
VSDC is a clear and consistent voice for improving the lives of all beings through education on the benefits of vegan and vegetarian diets.
Saturday, August 25th        2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Creature Feature - Summer Programming

Trail Center at First Landing State Park  2500 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: 757-412-2300   

 Ever wonder what wild animals live at First Landing State Park? Want to take a closer look at one of those wild animals? Meet one of our animal ambassadors. This live animal will show you why its so important to care for and respect our wild spaces and creatures. Extra Event Fee:No Children Allowed:Yes

To learn about park offerings and overnight accommodations, email or call 800-933-(7275).
​                                                       Sunday, August 26th     10:00 am -4:00 pm
Homeward Trails Adoption Event

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

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!

Potential Adopters- More dogs and cats will likely get signed up so check back as it gets closer to the event. If you are interested in meeting a specific dog or cat at this event, please contact the email address listed on his or her Petfinder page to express your interest and confirm that s/he will be attending.         

Note: We are looking for fosters! Could you please help animals by being a foster? See our site for more info and/or to call us. Website above and Phone 703-249-5066.
  Sunday, August 26th      11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue Adoption Day

 Pet Supplies Plus -   11054 Lee Hwy    Fairfax, VA 22030 (703) 359-2659

Virginia German Shepherd Rescue , a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the German Shepherd Dog. They provide a safe haven for German Shepherds (and, sometimes, other breeds/mixes) who are left in shelters to await uncertain fate; a re owner surrenders or are the victims of abuse or neglect.  

They adopt dogs to loving, responsible and secure homes, typically, in Virginia and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. If you would like to contact, please write, call, email or drop by an event. Pls visit to see their amazing life saving work for the German Shepherds.
Sunday, August 26th    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA Mobile Unit Campaign
Compassionate Care-A-Van

SPCA 3355 Berkmar Dr Charlottesville, VA 22901 (434) 973-5959

The CASPCA has launched a campaign to purchase a state-of-the-art mobile unit!
By keeping animals with their families, the Compassionate Care-A-Van will make a difference in our community.

The Perry Foundation has awarded us a challenge grant to purchase the Compassionate Care-A-Van, but there’s just one catch—for the foundation to give the shelter the $73,500 that would cover half the cost of the mobile unit, the CASPCA needs to raise the other half. Help us meet our goal
Hours Open every day from 12 PM – 6 PM Phone 434-973-5959
Sunday, August 26th    12:00 noon- 2:00 pm
Lucky Dog Adoption Event 

Petco  1507 Rockville Pike   20852 Rockville  MD  20852     (301) 984-9733

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a volunteer-powered nonprofit dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals from certain euthanasia and finding them loving forever homes. We educate the community and all pet parents on responsible pet parenting, including the importance of spay/neuter, obedience training, and good nutrition.

Lucky Dog 5159 Lee Hwy  Arlington, VA 22207 Phone Number: 703-237-5327
Sunday, August  26th         12:00 noon-5:00 pm
Rikki's Animal Sanctuary Retail Store

Rikki's Refuge         PO Box 1357         Orange, VA 22960        (540) 854-0870

Shop at RE-TAIL, our wonderful resale store in Fredericksburg, VA.

Rikki's Refuge believes that everyone deserves life, regardless of physical, mental or emotional challenges! Rikki's Refuge Animal Sanctuary----- Virginia's All Species, No-Kill Sanctuary Also check out our wishlist for the loving animals in our care.
Sunday, August 26th    1:00 pm-3:30 pm 
The Great Vegan Food Crawl

Metro-Mt Vernon Sq  7th St-Convention Center  700 M NW St · Washington DC 20001

Come on a vegan food crawl with me through a small section of DC. Whether you are vegan, toying with eating more plant-based options, or completely new to it but curious, all are welcome!

We'll make 4 stops (maybe 5, if you want 2 desserts) but not everyone has to eat at each stop. So, pace yourself! Members will pay for their own purchases.  - Please arrive on time to the start point.
Sunday, August 26th   1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Meet The Author Cara Sue Achterberg, Another Good Dog

Barnes & Noble Booksellers  5501 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 282-0781

Join OPH Rescue at Barnes & Noble, in Richmond, VA, for a book tour with one of our Fosters/Volunteers who is an author and wrote a book about her experience with rescue.

We are excited to be there with ​Cara Sue Achterberg, author of Another Good Dog. There will be an opportunity to purchase a copy of, Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs and have it signed by the author (and possibly some of the dogs featured in the book) at every event.

A portion of all book sales are donated to Operation Paws for Homes! Adoptable Dogs Attending:
Scrooge Negril Mama Mercedes .
                                                                   August and Ongoing
~Low Cost Spay & Neuter Programs~
If you would like info on low or no-cost spay/neuter, please contact one of the organizations below.

-PetFix Coalition 804-739-7868 1-888-PETFIX   1-Prevent A Litter (PAL) 804-359-MEOW
-Richmond Hero 804-788-HERO      -Friends of Animals 1-800-321-PETS
-Spay USA 1-800-248-SPAY        -Spay, Inc. 703-521-2677
-SNAPS of Chase City 434-372-5087 (leave message)
-Dr. Will, Love Shop Road Animal Clinic (Halifax) 434-575-0029
-APAW (Amelia Patrons for Animal Welfare, Amelia & Nottoway Counties)
-South Central Spay/Neuter Clinic 29 Mortimer Drive, Evington, VA 24550 (1 mile off 29 south on Route 24 ) 434-821-4922
-Richmond SPCA 804-521-1300    -Jessica Beath S/N Clinic Ashland 804-352-6369
-Barron Surgery Mechanicsville 804 368-6232
August and Ongoing 
Veterinary Asst Jobs in Virginia 

Vet Asst Jobs

Vet Receptionist Jobs
August and Ongoing
Virginia Beach Animal Licenses

VB Animal Care & Adoption Ctr. 341 S Birdneck Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

City law requires that owners of dogs and cats four months or older obtain a license for the animal. Virginia Beach residents may purchase a one- two- or three-year license by applying (in writing or in person) with the City Treasurer or an appointed agent by paying the license tax and providing evidence of vaccination.  

Apply for an Animal License 
PetData Inc. operates the animal licensing program for the Virginia Beach Treasurer's Office. Licenses may be obtained through their website, at any one of four Treasurer’s locations, and at participating veterinary offices or private agents citywide. Click here for the full list.

For additional information, call PetData toll-free at 1 (866) 923-1796 or email 
City of Virginia Beach Animal Control
Citizens interested in adopting an animal are encouraged to visit the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center located at 341 S. Birdneck Road.
Direct: (757) 385-4444 Email:
August and Ongoing
Pets in Virginia State Parks

One of the great things about Virginia State Parks is that you can bring your four-legged loved ones along, as well. Yes, Fido can come too but, of course, there are limits.

Pets are allowed in all Virginia State Parks. State regulations prohibit pets on public swim beaches and require pets to be confined or kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and kept under supervision while in the park. Pets are also not allowed in public facilities (bathhouses, visitor centers, park offices, restaurants, etc.) While pets are allowed at False Cape State Park, they generally are not permitted access through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, so be sure to call False Cape SP, 757-426-7128, to verify access. Learn much more!
Virginia State Park careers 
Virginia State Park careers are more than jobs; they're a way of life. This is particularly true for career field employees - park managers, assistant park managers and chief rangers - who work and live in the parks.

Park positions are more than you might expect. Running a park is like running a small city. The staff performs various duties, including natural resource management, visitor services, law enforcement, water and waste water treatment, facility management and repairs, occupational safety, human resources, financial management and more. This variety of duties makes the work interesting and challenging.
August and Ongoing
Virginia Beach Dog Friendly Beaches

Bayville Farms Park - NEW! 4132 First Court Road      Red Wing Metro Park 1398 General Booth Boulevard           Woodstock Community Park 5709 Providence Road
Please visit:
August and Ongoing 
~Service Dogs of Virginia~

Service Dogs of Virginia     PO Box 408     Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-295-9503

Service Dogs of Virginia is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that raises, trains, and places dogs to assist people with disabilities. Highly trained dogs perform a multitude of tasks that allow greater personal freedom and independence. We serve clients residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and are based in Charlottesville, Virginia and are accredited by Assistance Dogs International. Pls visit

We have an annual film festival, Ruff Cuts, Celebrating Man’s Best Friend. We are accepting short film submissions now and hope you can attend the festival on October 17th in Charlottesville at the Dickinson Fine and Performing Art Center at Piedmont Virginia Community College. We offer RCFF as a festival in a box to other dog related organizations. If you are interested, email us at Submission information and more is on the Ruff Cuts website:
August and Ongoing
Louisa County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Division

Louisa County Sheriff's Office    1 Woolfolk Ave,          Louisa, VA 23093

Louisa County Sheriff's Office - Animal Control Officers(ACOs) are employed by the Sheriff's Office to enforce all state laws and county ordinances for the protection of domestic and agricultural animals. An ACO receives training governed by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services(VDACS) and the State Veterinarian Office. 540-967-0401 

The primary function of a Louisa County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Officer is to help protect county residents and their pets, and doing this while dealing with pets and animals as humanely as possible.
August and Ongoing 
Pet Pantry for Loudoun Residents!
The Many Donation Drop-off Locations include:

Loudoun County Animal Services    39820 Charles Town Pike Waterford, VA 20197
Phone: 703-777-0406

Loudoun Interfaith Relief     750 Miller Dr., SE    Leesburg VA 20175
Phone: 703-777-5911

The Loudoun Pet Pantry is a partnership between The Humane Society of Loudoun County, Loudoun County Animal Services and Loudoun Interfaith Relief. Its mission is to help keep pets in loving homes by providing food supplies for families in need.

Individuals who want to help the Loudoun Pet Pantry can drop off cat and dog food donations to one of several locations in Loudoun County. Cat and dog food is distributed to families in need at Loudoun Interfaith Relief. Those wishing to receive this service should contact Loudoun Interfaith Relief at 703-777-5911. Learn much more at
August and Ongoing
Friends of VBAC & AC say..." TRY FOSTERING!"

Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center  341 Birdneck Rd  Virginia Beach, VA 23451  

Become a volunteer! That will allow you to foster and help save lives. Are you afraid of a long-term pet commitment but miss having a furry friend in your life? Are you in the military and worried about short notice deployments that would keep you from owning a pet? Try fostering! 

The Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center needs volunteers to provide short-term in-home care for friendly dogs, cats, or other animals in need until they are adopted. The length of fostering can vary from a few days to several months. The Animal Care and Adoption Center will help you get started and ALL veterinary care is provided by our staff veterinarian! 

If fostering sounds like it might be a perfect solution to your commitment worries, please contact Pat Wise and request a foster application. Military Members are strongly encouraged to apply .
June and Ongoing
White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue
"…so that they may live the remainder of their lives in safety and dignity"

White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue
1688 Burke’s Tavern Road         Burkeville, VA 23922

The White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue is a Virginia 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected and at-risk Appaloosa and other horses, especially those in urgent need and in danger of slaughter. We provide shelter, care, medical and rehabilitation services to horses in need, and whenever possible, we place them in loving and permanent homes. Horses that cannot or should not be adopted are given permanent sanctuary so that they may live the remainder of their lives in safety and dignity. Horses in the care of White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue are housed in Burkeville, VA, as well as at affiliate foster farms. Here, they are loved and cared for by unpaid volunteers who generously donate their time and talent. Learn how to help.
 August and Ongoing
Virginia Farm Animal Rescue Group Directory
August 26th  and Ongoing
Rabbit Adoptions ---Rabbit Rescue Groups

Virginia Animal Fighting Task Force

Sunday, August 26th          6:00 pm-7:00 pm Local time 
A Prayer for the Animals
~An official Virginia Week for the Animals event~

Join others who would like to observe a moment of prayer or meditation for the precious animals. This is a multi-faith observance. You can also light a candle.

Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. For ideas & inspiration, visit

Thursday , August  30th     11:30 am 
 Portsmouth Humane Society 
Register below for the 5th Annual Arthur G. Meginley, Jr. Golf Tournament

Hosted by Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club
1 Ace Parker Drive • Portsmouth VA
Thursday, August 30th 2018
11:30 – Registration, lunch, driving range open
12:30 – Shotgun Start
5:00 – Awards dinner
The Portsmouth Humane Society is a non-profit Virginia corporation. We depend upon charitable contributions to accomplish our work and on volunteer support to augment a very small paid staff. We were founded in 1889 and believe that we are the oldest continuously operating animal welfare organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia. PHS is dedicated to caring for homeless animals in the community by promoting their adoptions into loving, permanent homes.
Saturday, September 15th     10:00 am - 11:30 am
Humane Dominion 
"Off the Chain Rally" for Chained Dogs

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.

Click on Swimming Dolphins to hear "One Love."

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