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

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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, June 24th    11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes Fundraising wars at Coco Couture Ice Cream & Chocolates!

Coco Couture       350 Ritchie Highway        Severna Park, MD 21146

Spend the afternoon enjoying treats from Coco Couture Ice Cream and do some shopping at various vendors. There will be five non profit organizations to do "Fundraising Wars". For each purchase made you will get a ticket to vote for the organization that you would like the funds to go to.
This is the first time for this event, but it should be tons of fun! Come meet adoptable dogs, do some shopping, and help raise money for Operation Paws for Homes!
     Saturday, June 24th            11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Henrico Humane Society Cat & Dog Adoption Day

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

Please come visit us at the ! Our cat adoption stand begins at 11:00 am and runs through 3:00 pm. We are usually setup at the front of the store to the left just as you walk in. Our dog adoption stand begins at 11:00 am . We are usually setup at the back of the store, just make a right as you come into the store and you'll meet up with us. Pls visit
Saturday, June 24th     11:00 am-til
Portsmouth Humane Society 1st Homegrown Poker Run  

Saint Andrews United Methodist Church, 5615 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, VA

Due to tropical storm Cindy, they are still calling for heavy rains this Saturday. Hodges Ferry Ruritan Club had hoped to do this event rain or shine but…Hopefully it clears ,  and the event will carry on as planned. If the forecast is still calling for heavy rain/thunderstorms there may be a rain date announced for this event. We love puppies and poker but it’s not worth risking your life. Stay tuned to the event and there will be an update posted Friday night or early Saturday morning.
Presented by Hodges Ferry Ruritan Club

Motorcycles and Cars welcome. $20 gets you a poker hand and a bike/car wash. Best hand wins a 55-inch flat screen TV! There will be a 50/50 raffle & door prizes too! Registration starts at 11:00 AM (last vehicle out at noon) at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church 5615 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  

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, June 24th     11:00 am-4:00 pm 
Franklin County Humane Society Name Your Own Price Pet Adoptions on all Dogs over 6 months, Cats & kittens any age!

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 June 24th            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, June 24th         11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fine Earth Adventure Race-Benefiting K9S FOR WARRIORS

Harrisonburg Police Department Training Grounds    1010 Greendale Road
Harrisonburg, Virginia  22801

The 2nd annual Fine Earth Adventure Race Benefiting K9s For Warriors - Presented by Premier Auto Body will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Harrisonburg Police Department Training Grounds in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Email for more info.

K9s For Warriors---- We save warriors and rescue dogs. Some are veterans, some are active duty, and all are heroes and have served in the military. Our warriors all suffer from post-traumatic stress (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can be deadly disorders.
Saturday, June 24th       11:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Pints for Paws at 
Kardinal Hall

 Kardinal  HAll 722 Preston Ave Ste 101.  Charlottesville, VA 22903  (434) 295-4255 ·

Bring your pups and join some of our adoptable dogs on the dog-friendly patio at Kardinal Hall on Saturday, June 24th for Pints for Paws. On Saturday, June 24th between 11am and 4pm, $1 of every draft beer, bloody mary or mimosa sold will go directly to our animals in need.

See our loving adoptables.
Saturday,  June 24th     11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Greyhound Welfare Meet n Greet
*We have new Greyhounds who have arrived!  

Pet Valu        18115 Town Center Dr        Olney, MD 20832

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, June 24th  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 24th        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, June 24th    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
Hours Open every day from 12 PM – 6 PM Phone 434-973-5959
Saturday, June 24th      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, June 24th           12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Richmond Vegetarian Festival 

Azalea Gardens at Bryan Park       4308 Hermitage Rd        Richmond, VA 23227

Delish Food! Music! Speakers! Local Businesses! Nonprofits! Family Fun! Free admission!  Dogs In Wagon  Festival Volunteers1, Welcome Booth, so much more!
-Delicious food
-Dynamic Speakers - HSUS's Kristie Middleton speaking on her new book, which Paul McCartney calls " a book to inspire positive change"!
-Cooking Demonstrations
-RVA's favorite veg belly dancer, KHALIMA!
-Emcee, the eminent veg meteorologist, Mike Goldberg
-Ask a Nutritionist (vegan body builder, Derek Tresize!)
-Vegetarian magician, juggler, + performer, Jonathan Austin!
-Live music + local bands!
-100+ vendors!
Saturday, June 24th, noon to 6:00 pm. Rain date: July 8

For more info or to volunteer with the festival organizers, contact us. VSR will have a booth at the festival. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer at the VSR booth.Well-behaved, leashed, vaccinated, healthy dogs are welcome. Bring bags to clean-up after dogs and plenty of water.
                                                       Saturday, June 24th          12:00 noon - 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 24th                                 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
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Lucky Dog Adoptions - 2 events (Dog & Cat) 

Petco Animal Supplies   9230 Old Keene Mill Rd b,        Burke, VA 22015

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!

Cat Adoption Event - Shirlington  When   Sat Jun 24, 2017 12pm – 2pm Eastern Time
Where Dogma Bakery, 2772 S Arlington Mill Dr, Arlington, VA 22206,
Saturday, June 24th     12:00 noon- 3:00 pm
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 24th             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 24th       12:00 noon - 7:00 pm
Lynchburg Humane Society @ 
1st Annual Lynchburg Beach Music Festival

Riverfront Park        1000 Jefferson Street,        Lynchburg, VA   24504

Come out to the 1st annual Lynchburg Beach Music Festival taking place June 24th in downtown Lynchburg. You can purchase your tickets through the Lynchburg Humane Society and a portion of your ticket price will help local pets! Follow this link to have your ticket help pets:

Music by The Embers, The Band of Oz, Legacy Motown Review, & The Castaways!
The River Walk is being turned into a Board Walk! There will be carnival games,volleyball, food trucks, craft Beer, beach drinks, Venders, and lots of family fun! Dancing, giveaways and surprises all day long!
Bring your beach blanket, and chair and see some of the adoptable pets you will be helping.
Ticket price $35  Gate: $45   VIP: $100 (for a limited time only)  kids 12 and under free
Let’s have some fun on the boardwalk the summer!!

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 24th                     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, June 24th    All day 
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
Sunday, June 25th     8:00 am - 9:00 am
Chesapeake Humane Society 'Yoga in the Greenhouse'

White’s Old Mill Garden Center  3133 Old Mill Road   Chesapeake, VA 23323

Greenhouse Yoga is a donation based class that is open to anyone that wants to come and enjoy some yoga! All you need to do is show up, bring a mat, and water (bring your friends too!). Classes are led by Ben in the Greenhouse at White’s Nursery and Garden Center. The class is free to attend but donations to the Chesapeake Humane Society are encouraged.

The Chesapeake Humane Society, located in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake is a private, non-profit organization that works to promote the welfare of companion animals throughout Hampton Roads.   Adopt
Sunday, June 25th            10:00  am-4:00 pm
Rural Dog Rescue Furry Fun Run and Bow Wow Burgers, Brats & Beer 

Howl To the Chief      733 8th Street Southeast     Washington, DC 20003

Join RDR for a jog or stroll (1 mile or 5k fun run/walk) through the beautiful streets of Capitol Hill! This fundraising event is sponsored by Howl To The Chief and Summit To Soul and The Brig DC and is open to all fitness levels. 100% of the proceeds of the run benefit the "underdogs" of Rural Dog Rescue.

Bring your dog! All dogs receive a treat bag to enjoy after the race! Check in starts at 9:45am! Please note this is a fun run only and not a timed event!

Join us for Burgers, Brats, Beer and more at The Brig where runners will receive happy hour prices starting at 11am with a portion of the day's sales to benefit RDR. The Brig allows well-behaved leashed dogs too!

This event is sponsored by Howl To The Chief & Summit to Soul & The Brig. Please visit our sponsors websites, &
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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 June 25th      11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue Adoption Day

PetsMart - 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 25th         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 25th            1:35 pm 
Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds 'Pups in the Park'

 Nationals Park      1500 South Capitol Street, SE        Washington, DC 20003.

Back by "Pup"ular demand! Enjoy the game in the company of your favorite four-legged friend. Have fun with your best friend.

Nationals Pups in the Park guidelines
Back by "Pup"ular demand! Purchase a discounted ticket for you, your family, and your favorite family pet. Proceeds from your pup's ticket will benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance. 
Sunday, June 25th           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 25th     2:00pm-4:00 pm
BarkHappy Richmond: Canine's N' Cocktails benefiting Richmond Animal League...

 Cirrus Vodka Tasting Room      1603 Ownby Lane          Richmond, VA 23220

Calling all Richmond dog lovers! Are you ready to pawty? Grab your pups and friends and join us for a Canine's N' Cocktails party to benefit Richmond Animal League!

All ticket holders will receive FREE goodies and gifts including dog food samples, bandanas, collapsible water bowls and a free wash voucher at Pet Valu. Humans will enjoy an exclusive vodka drink special and be entered into our raffle with over $350 in giveaways. Pups will have a chance to face off in our doggie treat catching contest! Tickets are advance purchase, online only. They are limited in number, so purchase yours today! See our loving adoptables

Join us.  Tickets are $10 per person and include:
- FREE Doggy Bandanas and Collapsible Water Bowls from Dogwood Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center
- FREE Dog Food Samples from Pet Value   - FREE Self-Wash Voucher from Pet Value ($10 value)
- FUN Doggy Treat Catching Contest      - EXCLUSIVE Vodka Drink Specials
- EXCITING Raffle Drawings with over $350 in Giveaways!
Note!! June is Adopt a Cat Month. Cat Adoptions only 10.00!
Saturday June 24th      2:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Chesapeake City Park    900 City Park Drive,        Chesapeake, VA 23320

The Musical Soul Food Network (America's premiere family friendly syndicated radio network) will host the second annual Musical Soul Food Festival on Saturday, June 24, 2017 on the sixty-acre Chesapeake City Park in Chesapeake, VA. Over 12,000 people showed up for last year's inaugural festival where Grammy® Award winning recording artist, Dr. Bobby Jones, was honored for hosting "Bobby Jones Gospel" on the BET cable channel for 35 years.

This year, the festival will honor legendary choirmaster and recording artist, Kurt Carr, for his thirty-plus career in music that features hits such as "For Every Mountain," "God Blocked It" and the gold-selling album, "In the Sanctuary." The festival kicks off at 2:00 PM and continues until 9:00 PM. Among the confirmed acts are current Grammy® nominee Jekalyn Carr, past Grammy ® nominee Vashawn Mitchell, with other major acts pending. Musical Soul Food on-air personalities such as Dorinda Clark Cole, Melvin Williams, Liz Black, Earl Bynum and Tracy Morgan will be on hand as well.

Aside from a full day of great inspirational music by some of today's top gospel recording artists; there will be a wide-gamut of fun activities ranging from basketball challenges, volleyball, Zumba, line-dancing, fitness aerobics in the We-Fit Zone, food vendors and more.
  June 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
June and Ongoing 
Veterinary Asst Jobs in Virginia 

Vet Asst Jobs

Vet Receptionist Jobs
June 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:
June 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!
  June 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:
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:
  June 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.
June 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
June 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.
June and Ongoing
Virginia Farm Animal Rescue Group Directory
June and Ongoing
Rabbit Adoptions ---Rabbit Rescue Groups

Virginia Animal Fighting Task Force

Sunday, June 25th           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


Click on Swimming Dolphins to hear "One Love."

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