Virginia Week for the Animals
August 17-25, 2019!

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

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

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

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Virginia, is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery. Say thank you to our military working K-9's and handlers. Send a card or letter to show your gratitude. God Bless Our Troops. 
Thank you for your service!  
Friday, August 16th   6:00 am-9:00 pm 
Lynchburg Humane Society Parents’ Night Out

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

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

See adoptables
Saturday, August 17th (Celebrated all August- day & evening)
ISAR International Homeless Animals Day 2019!

Globally & throughout Virginia 

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

Other activities include slideshows, rallies, dog walks, open houses, award ceremonies, live music, raffles, and games. To read about previous International Homeless Animals’ Day events, please visit our Newsletters page on our website.
  Throughout the Week       August 17-25, 2018
Children's Book Donations to VA Library System

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

Richmond Library Branch Youth Book Displays

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

The Richmond Library System will have book displays and information on how  to adopt, become involved or volunteer for the animals. For more info, call Beth at 804-646-4768. The displays and flyers will be located in the children's department of each branch.
Saturday , August 17th    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chesapeake Animal Services Adoptions!

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

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

The Chesapeake Animal Services Unit operates under the umbrella of the Police Department and is staffed by 11 officers, an animal control officers supervisor and one superintendent. They enforce the State and City codes pertaining to animals and their ownership.
Saturday, August 17th        9:00 am-2:00 pm 
Goochland County Animal Protection Adoptions 
Animal Protection    1900 Hidden Rock Lane    Goochland, VA 23063

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

Please contact us at 804-556-5302 and check out/click  our facebook page above at Goochland County Animal Protection!
  Saturday, August 17th       9:45 am-12:00 noon
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, August 17th                            10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Homewood Trails Fairfax Station Adoption Clear the Shelters

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

Homeward Trails is proud to team up with NBC4 and Telemundo44 and be part of the fourth annual Clear the Shelters event! Clear the Shelters is back! Homeward Trails is excited to participate again this year. Join us for this mega adoption event with a mixture of waived adoption fees, discounted adoption fees, and regularly priced animals (depending on the location) on August 17th.

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

Potential Adopters- The dogs at our adoption center are constantly changing!  We always have a great variety!  Come out and check us out any Saturday or Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm      Cats
Small Animals
Saturday, August 17th     10:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Virginia Honey Bee Festival

Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23518

Join the Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia and Norfolk Botanical Garden again this year for a fun filled day with bee products, activities, vendors and great information. Learn how to raise bees and purchase “bee” plants to create a bee friendly yard. Taste honey samples, look inside a bee hive and participate in great activities for the entire family! Kids that come dressed as a bee get a free honey stick! Special activities also in the Children’s Garden.

This event is FREE with Garden admission.
Saturday, August 17th  10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lynchburg Humane Cat Yoga!

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

Find your zen with adoptable kitties at the Center for Pets on Saturday, August 17th at 10am. Certified instructor, Jeanne Pribble will guide you through a peaceful 1 hour yoga session full of poses with cats and kittens. $10 fee for the 1 hour class and all proceeds go to support the pets at LHS!
Adopt one of our pets.
 Saturday, August 17th   10:00 am - 5:00 pm
FAncy Cats & Dogs Clear the Shelters Cat Adoption Fair

Dulles Landing Petsmart 24570 Dulles Landing Dr Unit, Dulles, VA 20166

Fancy Cats Rescue Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit org. The Fancy Cats Rescue Team is a passionate leader in the animal rescue community with over 20 years experience. Founded in August 1997 by Cathy Awad, Fancy Cats now has three PetSmart Adoption Centers and +70 volunteers.
We rescue cats on death row in local shelters.  Our organization is known for responsiveness to our donors, adopters, volunteers, and the public.
                          Saturday, August 17th                               11:00 am-1:00 pm
Humane Society of Warren County Clear the Shelters 

Humane Society of Warren County  1245 Progress Dr, Front Royal, Virginia 22630

The Humane Society of Warren County is proud to join in on this national adoption day! We will have extended hours 10am-7pm, and FEE WAIVED adoptions all day.

Come out meet the loving adoptables! Adopt and save a life. The Humane Society of Warren County was incorporated April 1st, 1947 by Julia Wagner to provide food, shelter, and care to lost, stray and abandoned animals of Warren County, Virginia. Phone (540) 635-4734. Email  [email protected]      Visit
Saturday, August  17th       11:00 am-1:00 pm
PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Day 

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

As one of Long & Foster Real Estate’s top teams in the DC Metro area, we love to help people find their new house and make it their home. For us, our pets complete our homes. Lisa Levine and The Hersh Group are pleased to partner again with PetConnect  to sponsor this adoption event so that more of our neighbors can find the newest additions to their own families and homes and give these pets the loving homes they deserve.  
Senior Dogs
Saturday, August 17th     11:00 – 6:00 pm 
Old Town Beer, Wine and Dog Festival
Hosted by Brewski’s Barkhaus

Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St  Alexandria, VA  
World’s first dog bar, dog park, and dog shelter all in one location. Our goal is to provide an alternative to the typical adoption procedure by combining food, drinks, and dogs in a social environment.

At the Old Town Beer, Wine and Dog Festival guests will have the opportunity to enjoy locally sourced craft beer, wine and food while relaxing to live music with their favorite four-legged friends. Our goal is to provide an alternative to the typical adoption procedure by combining food, drinks, and dogs in a social environment. Whether you are adopting a dog or not, come help socialize the community’s sheltered and fostered dogs that are looking for a future home!  

The Festival is scheduled for Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Waterfront Park, Alexandria from 11 am until 6 pm. Attendees are invited to bring their canines to our featured leash-less dog park to play with volunteers and other four-legged friends, while owners can enjoy local eats and drinks. 

Proceeds from the event will support the local Animal Welfare Leagues and fostering agencies such as Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.  Festival Website:

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

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

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria  4101 Eisenhower Avenue Alexandria, 22304 

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

Even if you aren’t joining us to adopt, please consider participating by pledging funds for each animal adopted on August 18, or a fixed sum to help alleviate our expenses for the adopted animals.
Saturday, August 17th                  11:00 am-3:00 pm
   Mutt Love Rescue Adoptions   

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

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

We rely heavily on foster homes to care for our dogs until permanent homes can be found. Unfortunately, however, there aren't enough foster homes available for all the dogs we take in. MUTT LOVE RESCUE PO Box 1005 Fairfax, VA 22038 703-577-0106 Email [email protected]
 Saturday, August 17th     11:00 am til
Canine Cruises on the Potomac!

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

Come out and join us for a local favorite with or without a four legged friend for this hour long cruise of Alexandria’s Seaport. Dogs ride FREE. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended. Dogs must be on a 6ft flat leash at all times. Length of Cruise: 60-minute cruise around the Alexandria Seaport. Departure Location: Alexandria, Virginia Dock. Pls visit
Saturday, August 17th           11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Promises Animal Rescue Adoption Day 
Petco    10055 Wellington Road    Manassas, VA 20110 (703) 330-3743

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

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

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

Please fill out an adoption application. Once our Adoption Coordinator receives your application she will review the form and call any necessary references (veterinarian, landlord). Once approved, you will come in to fill out an adoption contract, schedule a spay/neuter appointment (if your new pet is unaltered) and take your newest furry family member home. Our cat adoption fee is 15.00
Our dog adoption fee is 30.00. Loving adoptables
​Saturday, August 17th       11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Bully Paws Pit Bull Patriots, Cause for Paws, A Tail to Be Told Mega Adoption Day, Cat Rescue Groups will be there too!

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 17th  11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Paws for Seniors Clear the Shelters Clear the Shelters Adoption Event
PetSmart    13241 Gateway Center Dr  Gainesville, VA 20155      (571) 248-4300

Help us clear the shelters by adopting our rescue dogs and cats! Adoption Fees will be waived to qualified applicants. Generous donations welcome. 
Mission--Paws For Seniors believes that senior pets deserve a caring home in which to make their golden years, their best years. We bring people and senior pets together through rescue, foster, addressing medical needs and adoption.
Paws for Seniors
Saturday, August 17th        11:00 am-2:00 pm
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue- 2 events 

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

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

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

We will also be at Petsmart Springfield 703-922-4990 from 11:00-2:00!
Saturday, August 17th      12:00 noon-4:00 pm
Animal Rights March in DC “UNITE FOR THE ANIMALS!

Lafeyette Sq Park & The White House enn Ave NW btw 15th & 17th by Lafayette Square and the White House 

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.
 Saturday,  August 17th  12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
BREW Beagle Rescue Adoptions 

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

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

The BREW 2020 Calendar Cover Dog Contest kicks off today!

ALL beagles and beagle mixes are eligible to participate, not just BREW beagles. BREW also recognizes that beagles waiting at the Rainbow Bridge are still...

Saturday, August 17th       10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Greyhound Welfare Meet n Greet
*We have new Greyhounds who have arrived!  
Bark! 235 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg MD, (301) 527-8833

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

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

This Pet Valu site also offers Self Service Dog Washing. There are two stations with sturdy ceramic steps leading to the wash tub. Is it time to wash the hounds? Visit our website
Saturday August 17th         10:00 am –throughout day
​Homeward Trails Adoption Events-Clear the Shelters 

Homeward Trails Adoption Center – Dogs and Cats 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 11116 Fairfax Station Rd.Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Unleashed by Petco  Address:  3902 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

Loyal Companion — Dogs 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 7505 Leesburg Pike Ste 120A
Falls Church, VA 22043

On Saturday, August 17, Homeward Trails is joining with shelters across the county to help Clear the Shelters. Clear the Shelters in a nationwide initiative to connect homeless pets in need with loving families like yours! This is a groundbreaking pet adoption campaign where NBC and Telemundo team up with more than 300 animal shelters across the United States and Puerto Rico to help find homes for homeless pets. Last year, over 80,000 pets were adopted on this one-day national event!

We’re so excited about finding our animals forever homes that we not only want to clear the shelter, but some of our foster homes too! We’re extending our Clear the Shelters adoption fee discounts to all our adoption events on Saturday so be sure to stop by our Adoption Center or one of our events to meet the dog or cat of your dreams! Many of our wonderful cats and dogs will have waived anf reduced adoption fees!

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit  organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for pets rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.
Saturday, August 17th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Richmond SPCA Clear the Shelters 

Richmond SPCA 2519 Hermitage Rd Richmond, VA 23220      804-521-1307

Help us clear the shelter by adopting a new four-legged family member! 
Fall in love today with a new feline friend or canine companion and his or her adoption fee will be waived on Saturday, August 17.

 Robins-Starr Humane Center at 2519 Hermitage Road. We hope to see you soon! Location:100-300 blocks of Broad Street, Richmond, VA
Fees:Adoption fees apply Contact: [email protected] or 804-521-1307
Visit site
Saturday, August 17th     12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes Bark n Brew 

Leinenkugel's Beer Garden Power Plant Live! 4 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at Bark n Brew.  Why not become a VOLUNTEER Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at our events! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone!
 Saturday, August 17th 12:00 am -2:00 pm 
Lucky Dog Adoptions @ Old Town Beer, Wine and Dog Fest

Waterfront Park   1A Prince St 22314   Alexandria , VA 22314​

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.​Phone Number: 703-237-5327​

Saturday, August 17th                      12 noon-3:00 pm
Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) Adoptions 

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

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

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

​Humane Society of Loudoun County   PO. Box 777 Leesburg, VA, 20178 [email protected]

Mission: Our mission is "to partner with our community to save more animals." Vision: Our vision is to establish Loudoun County as a no kill community. See adoptables. Volunteers are needed to help care for our kitties. If you are interested please send an email to [email protected] 
We rely on foster homes to rescue cats and dogs. The more fosters we have, the more animals we can save. Please consider opening your home and heart to help.  Pls visit
Saturday, August 17th                        12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Homeward Trails Cat Adoption Event & Pets Bring Joy Cat Adoptions. 

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

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

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.

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

- Sponsoring their animals for adoption through Pets Bring Joy, emphasizing often overlooked (older and/or special needs) pets;
   Saturday, August 17th    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 17th               12:00 noon– 5:00 pm
Old Dominion Humane Society Adoptions

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

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

Saturday, August 17th  --- ongoing
Adopt, Foster, Donate to your Community Organizations.
Saturday, August 17th All day 
Adopt from a Virginia Shelter and Save A Life! ​

  Virginia Animal Shelters:
– Chesapeake Animal Services

– Chesapeake Humane Society

– Danville Area Humane Society

– Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter

– Heritage Humane Society  50 % off adult pets

– Norfolk Animal Care Center

– Norfolk SPCA No-Kill Adoption Center & Veterinary Clinics

– Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

– Peninsula SPCA

– PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

– Portsmouth Humane Society

– Prince William County Animal Shelter

– Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA

– Suffolk Animal Care

– Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center

- Virginia Beach SPCA
Saturday, August 17th       1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County
Almost Home Pet Adoption Center

Humane Society 29 Stagebridge Road Lovingston VA 22958 (434) 263-7722

 The Almost Home Pet Adoption Center is located north of Lovingston, Virginia, on Route 29 north bound lane. Come visit us during our regular operating hours

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

Saturday, August 17th 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Vegetarian Society of Richmond Presentation Our Symphony With Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies
By Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H

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

Akhtar is double board-certified in both neurology and preventive medicine and has a master’s degree in public health. She is the Deputy Director of the Army’s Traumatic Brain Injury Program. Previously, she worked for the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats of the Food and Drug Administration. She is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service, in which she deploys to assist with national public health emergencies. She is also a fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and is a consultant editor for The Journal of Animal Ethics. She is the author of Animals and Public Health and lives in Maryland.

“Our Symphony with Animals is a beautiful, compassionate, and important book. Dr. Akhtar deftly weaves her personal and professional experiences into the scientific story of how humans are designed to bond with animals--and the cost, to us and to the rest of animate creation, of breaking that bond. Her wonderful book is at once intimate and global, and its message is crucial: empathy with our fellow animals is vital for the health of humans and non-humans alike.”—Sy Montgomery, author of How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

For information and reservations click here to contact us.

Please bring your own place setting, serving utensil, beverage and recipe or list of ingredients and a VEGAN dish.
For info, pls visit 
Vegetarian Society of Richmond:For Health, Animals, and the Earth
VSR was founded in October, 1995 and has over 150 members. VSR is a member of the Vegetarian Union of North America, the International Vegetarian Union, and an affiliate of the North American Vegetarian Society. [email protected]
Saturday, June 17th             Begins at Dusk 7:00 pm-ish 
2019 Outdoor Movie Series Northern Virginia 
'How to Train Your Dragon, The Hidden World'  
Cinema Del Ray, Arlington
RECenter fields in the Del Ray neighborhood Arlington, VA 22314

Free movie series on the Mount Vernon RECenter fields in the Del Ray neighborhood. Movies are shown on the third Saturday of each month May through August; shows begin at dusk. Movies this year are listed on our FB and site.​
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Sunday,  August 18th                  9:00 am - 12:00  pm.
Animal Aid Society Adoptions...Check our Senior Dog Special!

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

 The Animal Aid Society is a "No-Kill" dog shelter. The mission of the Society is to provide to and/or for animals, other than Man, shelter, medical aid, care and protection, to act as a placement agency for dogs in good health, and to provide education for the humane care and treatment of dogs, and to attempt to prevent cruelty to dogs. It is a nonprofit organization which receives no funding from state or federal agencies. All of the funds required to maintain the shelter and care for the dogs come from donations and special fund-raising events.  Visit our website to see small, medium and large dogs for adoption.

Sunday, August 18th      12:00 Noon-6:00 pm
Friends of Homeless Animals Pet Adoptions 

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

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

*Check our Facebook page for upcoming dog adoption events around the community.
                                             Sunday, August  19th                                                      All day 
​Ongoing----Many shelters have extended hrs on some
weekdays & on weekends.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Chesapeake Humane Society is a Chesapeake-based non-profit that works to promote the welfare of companion animals throughout Hampton Roads. Although we are not a City Department and are not funded by the City, we do work closely with Chesapeake Animal Services to help find homes for animals in the City shelter.
Sunday, August 19th                                        12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Dog & Cat Adoption Event

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

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

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.    Visit
Sunday, August 19th                              12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Adoption Day
Petco      5825 Leesburg Pike     Baileys Crossroads, VA       (703) 845-2780

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

See our loving adoptables!
Sunday, August 18th  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Operation Paws Adoptions 

Orvis 11800 W Broad Street, Suite 1650 Richmond, VA 23233

Join OPH Rescue for  adoptions! 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 .

Join Operation Paws for Homes for "Dog Days" at Orvis! There will be treats, specials, door prizes, ADOPTABLE Dogs and more!

Sunday, August 18th               3:25 pm - 4:10 pm
Virginia Aquarium Conservation 

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

Learn about all of our conservation projects, including information on our sea turtle hatchlings, fish egg collection, coral restoration, OspreyWatch, FrogWatch, marine debris mitigation, and water quality monitoring here.

9:45 - 10:30 am, 12:35 - 1:20 pm, 3:25 - 4:10 pm Cost: Member $6.00; Non-member - $8.00; Under age 3 – no charge;
Monday, August 18th   spotlight 
Humane Dominion for Chained Dogs

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?”

Join us.

Table of  State Dog Tether Laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

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

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

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

Follow this link to the Fairfax County website. See a list of various dog tethering laws nationwide on the Animal Legal and Historical Society’s website.

Monday, August 19th       12:00 am - 12:00midnight
Henrico Humane Society Dollars for Dogs

Henrico Humane Society P.O. Box 28014  Richmond, VA 23228

In honor of National Dog Day, Henrico Humane Society is raising money to benefit dogs in need. Our goal is to raise $10,000 between August 19 and 26, and we need YOUR help! To donate, simply select the “Dollars for Dogs” donation type on the donation form. Click the “Dollars for Dogs” image for more information about the fundraiser.

On Saturdays from 11 AM – 2 PM, we host an adoption stand at the Petco in Short Pump where you will find most of our dogs and cats. Not all of our animals come to stand each week, so email us in advance if there is a specific animal you want to meet. 

On major holidays and other special events, we do not host the adoption stand. Please see our Facebook page for the most up to date schedule.

Please come visit us on our adoption days! Pls visit
Monday, August 19th     Become Involved 
'Teaching the Constitution' at Mt. Vernon  & across USA

Mt Vernon 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, VA 22121
and across the USA

Expand your knowledge of George Washington with rich programming incorporating Common Core, best practices, and an inter-disciplinary approach to history education. Programs take place both on-site at Mount Vernon and off-site across the United States. Learn all about the program and incorporate it in your curriculum for your young ones and students.
Monday, August  18th     Ongoing                                    Times:  Pls Contact!
Richmond Wildlife Center

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

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

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

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

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

Some of the benefits of animal–assisted therapy: Lowers blood pressure,  Promotes socialization, Encourages caring touches, Distracts children from medical issues, Promotes laughter and play, Provides comfort, Creates home–like atmosphere, Relieves stress, Provides entertainment.
Monday, August 19th                                      11:00 am - 6:00 pm 
 Richmond SPCA 

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

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

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

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

Our trainers and volunteers will work with these dogs to assure they are properly socialized and obedience trained so when they are ready to meet their potential new “Buddy”, they will reflect their true personalities and not the ones displayed at the Shelter out of a desire for attention and need to be saved. Once chosen as a Warrior Buddy to a Wounded Hero, the dogs would then go on to complete their GCG training and the service dog certification at this training center. The creation of such a center will enable us to form and train more Warrior Buddies Teams, saving even more lives and bringing unconditional love to our nation’s heroes.   Visit
Monday, August 20th                11:00 am-6:00 pm 
Virginia Beach C​are & Adoption Center Adoptions 

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

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

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

Loving Adoptables at this link

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

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

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

Loudon Animal Services     39820 Charles Town Pike      Waterford, Virginia 20197

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

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

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

Dogs Deserve Better, a national and award-winning nonprofit organization, is a voice for chained and penned dogs. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without respect, love, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets. Learn how to help chained dogs and become involved. Pls visit
Monday, August 19th         5:00 pm-7:00 pm
“Dinner with Your Dog” 

Croc's 19th Street Bistro     620 19th St    Virginia Beach, VA 23451   (757) 428-5444

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro, in the Oceanfront District, offers “Dinner with Your Dog,” every Monday night, from 5 to 9 pm on their patio.

A dog-friendly menu is available, and “Yappy” Hour cocktails like Bark and Stormy, Salty Dog, and Maltese Mojito will be available from 5 to 7 pm.
                                          Tuesday, August 20th                               8:00 am & 9:00 am
Fredericksburgh SPCA Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Fredericksburg SPCA
10819 Courthouse Road         Fredericksburg 22408 

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

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

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

RVHR Office Hours   Tuesday Thru Saturday   9 am to 5 pm. Visits By Appointment Only  To view more photos and videos of available horses at our facility,    Join and Like us on our Facebook Page.  Pls visit
Tuesday, August 20th         9:00 am-5:00 pm 
Lonesome Dove 
Current openings for Veterans in our Riding Program   

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

ATTENTION TO OUR VETERANS IN THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA AREA . . . . Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center currently has openings for veterans in our riding program. This is a completely free program catering to veterans with special needs and disabilities. Focusing on Veterans in Central Virginia, the goal of this program is to improve the quality of life for the participants through activities that are positive to their cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being. If you are a veteran or know a veteran who would like to be a part of this program please contact Lonesome Dove. They can be reached through their Facebook page, Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center, or by phone 804-492-3047.
 Tuesday, August  220th                 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center 

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

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

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

  CVHR           389 Boydton Plank Road         Brodnax, VA 23920

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

For this reason, we rarely recommend our horses for true beginners unless they are working with a trainer. We are looking for adopters who are willing to work through those issues with additional training either for your adopted horse or sometimes yourself. These horses have often been thrown away once, or multiple times and we want to put them in homes where there is a commitment to them, their safety and care long term.
Wednesday, August 21st ​   Call for appt.
Ongoing   (Pls contact if you have a low cost program! Thank you)
Low Cost Spay & Neuter in Virginia

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

Wildlife Center        1800 South Delphine Ave                     Waynesboro, VA 22980

Whether it is information on a particular species treated at the Wildlife Center, common causes of admission of patients at the Center, or a particular rehabilitation technique or treatment, the Classroom Series is a great opportunity to learn more about wildlife and the work at the Wildlife Center! The Wildlife Center of Virginia was formed in 1982 to provide quality health care, often on an emergency basis, to native wildlife.  Visit
Wednesday, August 21st   Ongoing 
Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary (TREES)

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

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

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

-informing local animal control officers or humane investigators when owners appear to be ----deliberately and uncaringly neglecting or abusing horses of any age.
-adopting an older horse from a local equine rescue facility to be a companion for your working equine.
-continuing to enter your senior horses (if they are fit for the work) in shows, organized trail rides, or other events where spectators can see that "useless" is not attached to a particular age.
-providing support for the tender loving care that the residents of TREES deserve and receive in their twilight years.-letting your own equine elders know that they have always been, and will continue to be, very valuable parts of your life.
Wednesday, August 21st    12"00 noon
Compassion Over Killing Peaceful Demo & 
Petition Drive  at at Nestle Headquarters     

Nestle Headquarters 1812 N Moore St, Arlington, VA 22209     (703) 682-4600

Compassion Over Killing volunteers, along with a giant inflatable cow, just delivered more than 20,000 petition signatures to Nestlé’s doorstep in Arlington, Virginia. The petition, created after a Compassion Over Killing investigation revealed shocking cruelty at a dairy farm that supplied to Nestlé ice cream brands, urges the company to ban the cruel dehorning of young calves with a hot iron burned into their flesh.

Today COK’s 20-foot inflatable cow joined volunteers in a peaceful demonstration at Nestlé’s HQ against the hidden cruelty behind Nestlé’s ice cream: Hot irons are burned into calves’ flesh to destroy their horns and tissue in a cruel, unnecessary process known as “dehorning” or “disbudding.” Though Nestlé cut ties with Martin Farms where our investigator witnessed rampant cruelty, the company has yet to agree to meaningful welfare changes in its dairy supply lines.

Finally, volunteers delivered more than 20,000 petition signatures directly into the hands of Nestlé officials, making sure that the company hears your voices it to moo-ve in a compassionate direction.

Wednesday, August 21st            10:00 am- 6:00 pm 
Prince William County Humane Society & Shelter

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

We are now open in our new facility. Please follow this link to see some of the pets we have available on Pet Finders, but please remember this is only a few of the many, many more available at the Shelter. We suggest you to come in and see all these beautiful fur babies for yourselves. we are open 7 days a week.
Also visit Prince William County Animal Shelter  4807 Bristow Rd. Manassas, VA 20112
Wednesday, August 21st      10:00 am-12 noon
Virginia Wild Horse Rescue

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

Virginia Wild Horse Rescue, is a non-profit charitable 501 (c)(3) organization incorporated in May 2006, to protect and preserve the free roaming wild horses, that roam into Virginia from North Carolina and is dedicated to "Saving Our American Heritage For Future Generations", through the enhanced education and preservation of the wild horses. These wild horses are true descendants of the Colonial Spanish Mustangs (Banker Ponies) that have roamed the Outer Banks of Virginia and North Carolina since the early 1500's.
Wednesday, August 21st   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
OPH Rescue Yappy Hour Monocacy Crossing & Adoptions 

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

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

This Yappy Hour is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka! Specials for this Yappy Hour are: $2 off Tito’s Vodka cocktails and $2 off appetizers! Monocacy Crossing will keep these specials open until Friday! The following dogs will be attending and available for adoption!
Forever Your Girl        Jangles     Flamenco aka Coco
August                                   Call for Sept appts. 
 VB SPCA Neuter Scooter

- Suffolk Humane Society   412 Kings Fork Road,   Suffolk, Va. 23434
Contact: Suffolk Humane Society at 757- 538-3030

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

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

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

As we raise funds to secure our property located on the western border of Marine Base Quantico, our goal for 2017 is to begin construction on the facility which will enable us to assist more veterans, rescue more dogs, and offer more services every year. Learn how to help!  Visit
Thursday, August 22nd    8:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Find A Virginia State  State Park 

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

Event Search 
                                    Friday, August 23rd     ​Ongoing
Youth Program or Adult Sewing Projects for Shelter Pets
Make 'Adopt Me' bandanas!

Contact local animal shelters and rescue groups in your community.

#ShelterPetIdeas #SewingClasses #Seamtresses #StudentProjects #ShelterPets #Teachers #Fabric 
Friday,  August 23rd                                       Ongoing Campaign
Virginia Police Canine Association 
Buy a Survival Bracelet and Help Get A Ballistic Vest for a K9

VPCA       PO Box 4955                   Manassas, VA 20108

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

Also see our link above for shelters and agencies that specialize in adoptions.  
​Friday, August 23rd            Park hrs
Colonial Newfoundland Club (& Rescue Group)
Open Swim Dates at Codorus
Codorus Park Hanover, PA 17331

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

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

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

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


A RESERVATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLINIC. For reservations, or any other questions about this clinic, please contact us or call 443-255-4489. This clinic is held in Eldersburg Maryland. The clinic location will be provided at the time the reservation is made.
Friday, August 23rd        All day 
 Find A Virginia Animal Shelter!
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer, Foster, Transport
Friday, August 23rd            9:00 am-2:00 pm
 Fauquier SPCA Rabies & Microchip Clinic

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

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

The Fauquier SPCA was founded in 1957 to offer protection and assistance to the animals of Fauquier County and surrounding areas.  Shelter Hours: (daylight savings time)
Monday: 12-7pm (Std Time: Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb & Mar 12-5pm) Tuesday: 12- 5pm   Wednesday: CLOSED  Thursday: 12-7pm   Friday: 12- 5pm Saturday: 12-5pm Sunday: 12-4pm
Friday, June 24th  10:00 am - 11:45 am
 Chesapeake Humane Walk-in Microchip & Vaccine Clinic

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

Each week, Chesapeake Humane’s C.A.R.E. Clinic offers a low cost, walk-in only vaccine clinic.
At these clinics we offer numerous vaccines for dogs and cats, microchipping, deworming, and flea/tick and heartworm prevention. Please bring your pet’s medical records for faster service.
ALL dogs MUST be on a leash and ALL cats MUST be in separate carriers.  This is both for your pet’s safety and stress-level.
Please call 757- 546-5355 or visit our walk-in clinic page for more information or to confirm schedule.
          Friday,  August 24th   & ongoing                                 See list & times 
Norfolk Dog Friendly Eateries

See link for restaurants.
Bringing Fido along on your next trip to Norfolk? The city’s pedestrian-friendly streets, beaches, parks, hotels and yes, even restaurants will make you and your furry friend feel right at home! You simply can’t beat Norfolk’s walkability, weather & wide open spaces. Listed below is some information to make both you & your pet’s visit to Norfolk more enjoyable. Pet friendly eateries. Visit
Friday, August 23rd   8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pocahontas State Park Night Hike

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

Adventures don't stop just because the sun goes down, so join us to hike moon-lit portions of Powhatan Trail. The whole family can take part in sensory activities that explore the adaptations of nocturnal animals while learning a few fun facts about the moon. Please wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for all ages, but trails are not stroller friendly. Flashlight use is allowed, but discouraged.
If you think the park is busy during the day, you should check out our night life.
Extra Event Fee:No Children Allowed:Yes
                                     Saturday, August 24th                             9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Norfolk SPCA Adoptions 

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

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

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

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

Come out and meet the loving cats. Paws for Seniors  Mission 
Focused on caring for and finding homes for senior dogs and cats, age (7) seven and older where they can live out their golden years with dignity and love through rescue, foster, adoption and hospice. See our Loving adoptables.   FB
                                                   Saturday, August 24th       10:00 am.  -4:00 pm 
Homeward Trails Adoptions-Open House  

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

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.
Friday August 24th   10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virginia German Shepherd Adoptoin Event 

Tractor Supply Company Roanoke VA 1258 (540) 265-8467
8110 Gander Way Roanoke VA 24019

 We adopt dogs to loving, responsible and secure homes, typically, in Virginia and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Since our inception in 2001, we have found good homes for over 3000 dogs.

While our foster dogs are with us, they stay with our dedicated foster families, enabling our volunteers to get to know them and evaluate each dog individually. This enables us to match each dog with the best possible home. Potential adopters are carefully screened to ensure that they can not only provide a safe and loving home for a German Shepherd but also meet the unique needs of each foster dog. We believe that any dog should become a cherished member of its new family.
Loving adoptables

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