(540) 657-7387 [shelter open by appointment only] [email protected]

Local Rescues

**For a list of breed specific cat and dog rescues, please visit the Rescued Is My Favorite Breed website.

Other Organizations:

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Fauquier County SPCA

Area:  Midland
Phone:  (540)788-9000
Website:  www.fauquierspca.com
Email:  [email protected]

Fredericksburg SPCA

Area:  Fredericksburg
Phone:  (540)898-1500
Website:  www.fburgspca.org
Email: [email protected]

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Humane Society of Culpeper

Area:  Culpeper
Phone:  540-727-7554
Website:  www.adoptculpeperpets.org
Email:  [email protected]

King George Animal Rescue League

Area:  KG
Phone:  (888) kgarlva
Website:  www.kgarl.org
Email:  [email protected]

Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast

Area:  MD/DC
Phone: (703) 730-0844
Website: www.akitarescue.org
Email: [email protected]

Atlantic Region Central Border Collie Rescue

Area:  Richmond
Phone:  (804) 556-4330
Website: www.arcbcr.org
Email: [email protected]

Dachshund Rescue of North America

Area:  ALL
Phone:
Website:  www.drna.org
Email:  [email protected]

DC Area Weimaraner Rescue

Area:  MD/DC
Phone:
Website:  www.dcweimclub.org/rescue
Email:  [email protected]

Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

Area:  MD/DC
Phone:  (410)945-5454
Website:  www.magdrl.org
Email:  [email protected]

Northern VA Animal League

Area:  NOVA
Phone:
Website:  www.nval.net
Email:  [email protected]

Pet Assistance League of VA

Area:  Stafford
Phone:  (540)659-5018
Website:  www.pal-va.org
Email:  [email protected]
OR
[email protected]

Prince William SPCA

Area:  PW
Phone:  (571)222-0033
Website:  www.pwspca.org
Email: [email protected]

Second Chance Dog Rescue

Area:  F’burg
Phone:  (540)752-1741
Website:  www.secondchancedog.com
Email:  [email protected]

St. Setons Orphaned Animals

Area:  NOVA
Phone:  (703)209-4555
Website:  www.saintseton.com
Email:  [email protected]

Spotsylvania Animal Control

Area:  Spotsy
Phone:  (540)507-7450
Website:  spotsylvania.va.us/departments/animal
Email:  [email protected]

Shadow Cat Advocates

Area:  Stafford
Phone:  (540)226-0050
Website:  http://shadowcatsadvocates.org
Email:  [email protected]

**For a list of breed specific cat and dog rescues, please visit the Rescued Is My Favorite Breed website.

Have you lost a pet?
Did you find an animal you think might belong to someone else?

If so, please click the button above to go to our Lost & Found Services page, where we explain in detail the process and what actions you can take to get your pet home safely as soon as possible.

Please click on the button above to help us take some items off of our “Wishlist” by donating the items to the Staford SPCA.

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Friends, this is about to be a bit of a rant. You have been warned.

This is our newest resident, Lola. Poor Lola can't catch a break. She was born as part of an unwanted litter that was surrendered to an animal shelter. That shelter transferred her to another shelter, where she was adopted at 7 weeks old. Unfortunately, the family that adopted her intended her to be a present for a young teenage child, who lost interest in her and left her virtually neglected. Lola became unwanted merely because she was seeking attention, which led her to being surrendered to our care.

If there is a lesson to be learned from this, it is for people to STOP getting animals for children that they are not willing to make part of a family commitment. Especially in the fall, we get many calls to take in animals because a teenager is going to college and the parents don't want their animal. Then there are the situations like Lola's. Pets are not toys to be disregarded when a child loses interest or grows out of them. Make a lifelong commitment as a family or don't get a pet.

Ok, stepping off of the soapbox. Let's find Lola a home.

At 11 month old, Lola is confused and sad because she doesn't understand her predicament. She is sweet and playful. Lola has lived with small children and with another dog. She needs a bit of training but she is smart and eager to please.

Please give this girl another chance at a happy life. She has had too much disappointment already for her young age.
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Oh, Acorn.
We’d love to take better pictures of this sweet boy, but he’s much more interested in sitting on our laps and getting pet instead. Based on his habit of running up to us every time we walk in the room, we’re fairly sure he’s part dog.

If you’re looking for a companion who makes you feel loved and important, we can’t think of a better friend than Acorn. Don’t let his age fool you, this 10-year-old goober clearly has the heart of a kitten. Don’t like his name? Other appropriate choices could be Snuggles, Purrs, PetMePlease, Lap Warmer, or even Sir Licks A Lot.

Acorn isn’t picky, he likes other cats almost as much as he likes people. We’re guessing he probably likes dogs as well, since he tends to act like one. Acorn deserves a person to call his own because this boy has entirely too much love to spend his life without a best friend.

Not ready to commit to this sweet boy but still want to show him a little love? Please visit his amazon wishlist to send him a treat!

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HUGE thanks to our volunteer Kelly Hale for her amazing donation today!
She's been volunteering with us for about 8 months now, and she made the generous decision to ask for presents for our shelter animals, instead of herself, for her birthday last month. Even more, she matched each donation that she received from her friends and family with gifts of her own for our shelter pets.
Our critters definitely scored today with all kinds of awesome toys and supplies.
We wouldn't be able to do what we do without volunteers like you, Kelly. Trucker gave Kelly many of his wonderful hugs to say thank you for her generosity and service!
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Serious talk time, folks. We need help for Billie Jane. Our longest shelter resident, Billie has been with us for nearly three years. Billie is an amazing little dog, super affectionate, very playful and smart as a whip. Billie is well-loved by our staff, is walked six times a day and is treated to outside playtime in a kiddie pool, which might be her absolute favorite treat. She has a large room of her own where she spends time lounging on her couch or playing with her collection of balls. Sounds like a pretty good life, we know. But Billie needs more. She’s a mixed-breed working dog and is bored out of her mind. She needs a job, she needs more activity and a way to burn off her energy. We have the land to build an agility course, but lack the equipment. We’ve included a link to her Amazon wish list, and any donations would be potentially life changing for this girl. Although we’re a no-kill shelter and have committed to caring for Billie for as long as she needs us, what we really want is to find a home for her.

Billie is a people dog for sure. What she is not is an animal dog. Our greatest challenge in rehoming her has been her need to be the only pet in a home. If given a home of her own we know that Billie would be an exceptionally loyal, loving and entertaining companion. Especially for someone who is active and understanding of her issues with other animals. We have no doubt there is a perfect home out there, and we’re asking for help in finding it for her. Please share this post with your friends, spread the word and be part of helping this sweet, crazy little dog find the best friend she deserves.

Billie is spayed, utd on all shots and preventatives, has recently recovered from acl surgery, will not ever run out of kisses, is housebroken, crate trained, and is 100% lovable.

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It’s a busy month for animal awareness. In addition to Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, October is also National Animal Safety and Prevention Month; a month dedicated to promoting the safe practices of handling and caring for both domestic and wild animals.

Halloween is creeping up on us, and it’s never too soon to start thinking about how to keep your pets safe during the holiday season!
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