Virginia Week for the Animals

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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. 

2nd Annual Virginia Week for the Animals
June 4-12, 2016! 
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Saturday, June 11th 10:30 am -5:00 pm
Ride For Ring Dog Rescue - RVA Poker Run
Host....13 Rebels Motorcycle Club, Charter 10 - RVA

Colonial Harley Davidson 1701 Temple Parkway Prince George VA 23875

13 Rebels Motorcycle Club, Charter 10 - RVA hosts RVA Poker Run, 13 Rebels & Pitbulls, Ride For Ring Dog Rescue. RVA Poker Run is on Saturday, June 11 starting at Colonial Harley Davidson. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with last bike out at 12:30 p.m. Poker Run has 4 stops throughout RVA with final stop at Legend Brewing Co. Giveaways and Raffles begin at 5:30 p.m. Join 13RMC for this RVA charity event in raising money for (501c non-profit) on 6-11-16 at Colonial Harley in Prince Gerge, Virginia.
Phone804-552-1326 Visit

Ring Dog Rescue is a rescue group dedicated to the “Pit Bull type dogs”, which is defined as any dog having bulldog lineage. We are a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization and are currently listing adoptable pit bulls from, not only Ring Dog Rescue, but our other rescue friends and those who have opened their door to an orphaned pit bull in private rescue.
Saturday, June 11th 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 

Please come visit us at the ! Our cat adoption stand begins at 11:00am and runs through 3:00pm. We are usually setup at the front of the store to the left just as you walk in. Our dog adoption stand begins at 11:00am . We are usually setup at the back of the store, just make a right as you come into the store and you'll meet up with us. Pls visit
Saturday June 11th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bobbie's Pit Bull Rescue & Sanctuary

Pet Valu - Tackett's Mill 2231 Old Bridge Rd Lake Ridge, VA 22192

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

Our Founder Bobbie Palombo was smart and hard working, hard headed but passionate, a soft hearted woman who’s tears touched the lives of many, humans and animals alike. Bobbie was loved by many people and has set an example of kindness and loyalty for everybody who knew her.
Rescue was her passion. Patience and never giving up no matter how bad things get were her strengths. We at BPRS have made it our mission to continue what was important to her.
Saturday, June 11th Ongoing 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
PW-SPCA Spay/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, June 11th 11:00 am til
Canine Cruises on the Potomac!

Potomac Riverboat Company
Virginia Dock Alexandria, Virginia Dock 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, June 11th Ongoing
Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA Mobile Unit Campaign
Compassionate Care-A-Van

SPCA 3355 Berkmar Dr Charlottesville, VA 22901

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 to raise $73,500 by Oct. 31, 2016!
Hours Open every day from 12 PM – 6 PM Phone 434-973-5959
Saturday, June 11th 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. Adoption Event 

Unleashed by Petco 12845 Braemar Village Plaza Bristow, VA 20136
(703) 396-6715

OPH volunteers are super excited to be back at the Unleashed by Petco in Bristow! We will be there with our adoptable dogs and wonderful volunteers! {VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the Bristow event! REVP Facebook

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 >> {DOGS} Attending dogs will be announced closer to time! {ADOPT} Looking to add a 4-legged family member? Apply to adopt at the event today! Pls visit
Saturday, June 11th 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
  Saturday, June 11th 12:00 noon- 2:00 pm
WARL’s Adoptions at La-Z-Boy Gallery

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
1328 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005

We'll be at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries with some adorable adoptable dogs, all looking for great yours! So stop by and find your new best friend. All animals have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.  
Adoptions Team Pls visit
Saturday, June 11th 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm  
Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Event

Unleashed by Petco
12845 Braemar Village Plaza Bristow, VA 20136 (703) 396-6715

Join OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes. Come by and chat with our amazing volunteers and find out how you can get involved and help save lives! Dogs attending: TBA We love our adopters, they become family! Event Photographer: Allen PearsonApply to adopt at Adopt!
  Saturday, June 11th 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fairfax County Reduced Cost Rabies Clinic

Sully District Government Center- 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly VA 20151

Rabies is a deadly virus that infects animals and can be a risk to humans as well. The most commonly reported rabid animals here in Fairfax County include foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats. But your pets are not automatically immune to this disease and must be vaccinated against it.  

What is Rabies? Rabies is a deadly virus that attacks the spinal cord and brain in warm blooded animals, including humans. Animals with rabies can survive for up to six months in an infected state and may or may not show any symptoms. How is rabies spread?
The rabies virus is spread through the infected animal’s saliva and can be transmitted through any open wound, nose or mouth. Learn more
Saturday June 11th 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, June 11th 12:00 noon- 3:00pm
Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption Meet & Greet

Wylie Wagg 5B East Washington Street Middleburg, Virginia 20117

Please come out and help us set up. Bring your hound! To volunteer, contact Katie Thompson at 703-898-1291. BRGA is a racing-neutral, non-profit greyhound rescue and adoption organization serving the entire Northern Virginia and adjacent areas east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. BRGA was founded in May, 2005 and is headquartered in Leesburg, Virginia.
BRGA is dedicated to finding responsible, loving homes for retired racing greyhounds. Pls visit
Saturday, June 11th 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Affordable Vaccination Clinics-Woodbridge

Woodbridge -Petco Unleashed
14900 Potomac Town Place Woodbridge, VA 22191 703-583-2026

Protect Your Best Friend! Our caring, state-licensed veterinarians are here to help keep your pet healthy. Services Provided: Vaccinations, Microchip, Heartworm Test & Prevention, Deworming, Flea & Tick Control. Pls visit
  Saturday, June 11th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lynchburg Humane Society Celebration Garden

Lynchburg Humane Society
Development Department 1211 Old Graves Mill Road Lynchburg, VA 24502

Celebrate that special someone in your life, whether a pet or person or a special occasion. For $250 you can name a one of a kind Glass Sculpture designed by local artist, Paul Clements. Each one is unique, like the pets we serve.

Click here
to name a glass sculpture to celebrate your special someone!
For more information contact

If you would like to volunteer for the Lynchburg Humane Society please join one of our volunteer orientations. You can contact Catrina at to get in on the date you prefer and submit your volunteer application online.

If you have questions about gifts to LHS contact our Development Department at 434-448-0088 x122 Visit
Saturday, June 11th 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
PETA float for the Capital Pride Parade 
in Washington, DC 

Meet at 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC.
Join tens of thousands of people to watch this landmark event and one of Washington, DC’s, favorite parades! The Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street and ends in the Logan Circle neighborhood. The Parade will include more than 180 contingents–floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment–consisting of local businesses, Capital Pride Heroes and Engendered Spirit awardees, politicians, community groups, drag queens, dogs, and much more.

The annual Pride Parade steps off at 4:30 pm from 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC. The Pride Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street, passes by the Logan Circle neighborhood and ends along the revitalized 14th Street corridor at S Street.
The review stand is located at 15th and P Streets, NW; another announcement stand is just east of Dupont Circle on New Hampshire Avenue. A sign language interpreter will be available at the 15th and P Streets review stand.
Saturday, June 11th 6:00 pm - til
Roanoke Valley SPCA Centennial Ball

Sheraton Roanoke 2801 Hershberger Rd NW Roanoke, VA 24017  

2016 marks the 100th Anniversary that the Roanoke Valley SPCA has been working on behalf of the animals in our community. Please join us in celebrating by supporting this truly extraordinary milestone at our Centennial Ball, Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Sheraton Roanoke. Break out your dancing shoes for this evening of fun and celebration.

Nearly 450 people are expected to attend the Centennial Ball where a wide variety of items go up for auction including diamonds and jewelry, electronics, artwork, vacations and more. Items are continuously added up until the evening of the event—there’s something for everyone! If you’d like to donate an auction item, contact Denise Hayes.

$100 per person. Event and room packages also be available. Table sponsorships available. Visit

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
Sunday, June 12th 7:00 am til 
Sprint Triathalon benefitting Fauquier SPCA

Chestnut Forks Pool
6379 Airlie Rd Warrenton, VA 20187 (540) 347-0823

DISTANCES OF RACE SWIM: 300 meter swim at Chestnut Forks Pool
BIKE: 12.8 miles of cycling through Warrentons beautiful countryside
RUN: Finishing strong with a 5k Run winding through Warrenton Lakes

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 (Std Time: Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb & Mar 12-5pm)
Friday: 12- 5pm Saturday: 12-5pm Sunday: 12-4pm
Sunday, June 12th 9:30 am - 10:30 am 

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 Niccoli 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.
For more information, or to inquire about additional dates, please call 804-521-1326 or e-mail
Adopt Cats
Adopt Dogs
thru Sunday June 12th 
'Passion for Compassion' 4 day Adoption Event!

Sixteen Virginia Animal Shelters join together June 9th-12th to celebrate adoption and the work of shelter professionals every day!

Throughout this four day event, the 16 participating shelters will use social media and the hashtag #Passion4Compassion to recognize dedicated staff and volunteers along with their “pet pick” of the week. Learn more.

Check with your local shelter for adoption specials during this event! Chesapeake Humane will discount adoption fees by $20 for pets over 6 months of age.

Participating 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
  Sunday June 12th 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  Mimi Clark's Vegan Cooking Class 

Mimi Clark 9302 Hallston Ct. Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Breakfast & Brunch, Sunday June 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fairfax Station, VA Start your day the healthy way. Past classes have included some of the following: Eggless Omelet (pictured above, featured in The Vegg cookbook), Eggless Benedict, French Toast, Whole Grain Waffles & Pancakes, Quiche, Crepes, Hash Brown Casserole, Polenta Fries, Overnight Oatmeal, Homemade Granola, Sticky Buns, Muffins, Scones, Smoothies, plus a variety of organic cereals and dairy-free milks.

No meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, or honey. $55/person; $100/two people; $50/VSDC, VRG, COK members, students and seniors with ID. Demonstration classes include recipes, organic, non-gmo food samples, manufacturers’ samples and coupons. Gift certificates available. Email, or call 703.643.2713 for space availability
Sunday, June 12th 10:00-4:00 pm
Homeward Trails Dog Adoption Event

Homeward Trails Adoption Center
11116 Fairfax Station Road 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 June 12th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue Adoption Day

PetsMart - Gainesville 
13241 Gateway Center Drive Gainesville, VA 20155 (571) 248-4300

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, June 12th 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
James River Greyhounds - Keswick Vineyards Yappy Hour

Keswick Vineyards 1575 Keswick Winery Drive Keswick, VA 22947

JRG will once again be participating in Keswick Vineyards Yappy Hour event. Bring your hound(s) out for an afternoon of fun, friendship, and of course, wine! As the featured adoption group for the day, Keswick makes a donation to our group. 

James River Greyhounds (formerly GPA Richmond) has been dedicated to finding responsible, caring homes for retired racing Greyhounds in Central Virginia since 1989. We have found "forever homes" for more than 500 Greyhounds - and counting! 

Our organization is run exclusively on donations and the efforts of dedicated volunteers to accomplish our mission of engaging and educating our communities about the need for Greyhound adopters, to facilitate the adoption of retired racing Greyhounds and, as an extended group across Central Virginia, enjoy these wonderful animals as pets. 

Consider yourself invited to our events such as our regular "meet-and-greets," where Greyhounds and their adopters can come together to socialize and educate others on the joys of greyhound adoption. We also participate in seasonal events like Easter on Parade, Pet Expo and the Grapehounds Virginia winery tour.
Sunday, June 12th 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, June 12th 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
Bully Paws---Springfield Adoption Event

Petsmart 6536 Frontier Dr. Springfield VA 22150 (703) 922-4990

Come by and meet some of our Adopt-A-Bull dogs! We will also have plenty of volunteers available to answer any questions about adopting, fostering and volunteering with Bully Paws. 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. Pls visit
Sunday, June 12th 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kitties, Cocktails, and Canvases

Paws Pose Play 5700 Salem Run Blvd Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Join us from 2-4 for Kitties and Cocktails! Bring an item ( or amazon gift card) to donate. Then play with kitties and drink wine. Cats will be up for adoption from Purrs and Whiskers. After you have your kitty time, we can sit down and paint the portrait of your pet from 4-6. We are bringing in an artist to help us paint portraits of our own pets! Price is $40 per person. All paint, supplies and one glass of wine are included.  

Please email an up close portrait of your pet prior to June 10th. You can either prepay online or bring cash on the night of. Additional tickets for wine will be $5 per glass. Admission: $40 Benefiting: Purrs and Whiskers  
For more info, please call 804-943-8553 or email
Starting JULY 1, 2016
Richmond Animal League's 2017 Calendar Contest

Richmond Animal League 11401 International Drive Richmond, VA 23236

Your pet is a star, and this is your chance to show it off! Aside from an opportunity to have your pet's face on walls all over Central Virginia and beyond, the money raised from the calendar contest supports RAL's missiong of saving lives - providing hope, help, and homes for animals in need. Starting July 1st, you can create a personal fundraising page for your pet (or pets!) and start gathering votes towards the contest. Every $1 that is donated to page will count as one vote. Last year's voting raised over $30,000 and we had some amazing and photogenic pets featured in the 2016 calendar. 

The top twelve pets will be featured on a separate month in the 2017 Calendar. This year, award winning pet photographer Becky Huddleston will be available to take the picture of each of the top 12 for use in the calendar. Winners must be within the Greater Richmond area in order to have their pet photographed by Becky. Learn more and enter!
~Low Cost Spay & Neuter Programs~

If you would like information on low or no-cost spay/neuter,
please contact one of the organizations below.

-PetFix Coalition 804-739-7868 1-888-PETFIX1
-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 Mechanicsville804 368-6232
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:
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 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:
Ongoing & Upcoming Film Festival!
~Service Dogs of Virginia~

Service Dogs of Virginia PO Box 408 Charlottesville, VA 22902

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:
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.
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
Friends of VBAC & AC say..." TRY FOSTERING!"

Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center 
341 Birdneck Road 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 .
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.
Virginia Farm Animal Rescue Group Directory
Rabbit Adoptions ---Rabbit Rescue Groups

Virginia Animal Fighting Taskforce

Sunday, June 12th 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


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