Central Virginia Regional Rescue - Forest Pet Shelter

Central Virginia Regional Rescue

Central Virginia Regional Rescue is a volunteer based non-profit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of regional animals into permanent and loving homes. Through education and community outreach, we aspire to eliminate the need for euthanasia as a means of pet population control.

  • Shelter Address
  • P.O. Box 2172
    Forest, VA 24551
  • Phone
  • (434) 856-2676
  • Contact Name
  • Contact eMail
  • info@cvrrescue.org
  • Website
  • https://www.cvrrescue.org/
  • Pet types
  • Dogs/Cats
  • Location served

Adoption Process

Fill out an Application - Once you find an animal you’re interested in adopting, the first step is to fill out an application. Please fill out the application thoroughly. Answer all applicable questions and tell us why your home would be the best place for this pet to go. Remember, the more information we have, the better we will be able to assess if your family is the best match. If you do not have a specific animal in mind and would like our guidance in choosing who might be the best fit for your household, activity level, and personality, please fill out an application and select “**Undecided on Specific Animal**“. Application Review - Once your application has been submitted, please be patient. Remember we are all volunteers with jobs, families, and other obligations. It may take up to 10 days to review your application and check all references. We always try to answer every application regardless if you have been chosen to adopt, but human error does occasionally occur, so if you haven’t heard from an adoption counselor or foster family within the allotted time, we encourage you to email us. Please be sure you have provided us with an accurate number for your veterinarian. You may even choose to call them so they are expecting us. Some vets require a waiver signed to release records. After reviewing your application, we will contact you by email or phone. Once You're Approved - After your application is processed and approved, the foster home will contact you with any questions and to get to know your family better to assess if that particular animal seems to “fit” in your home. This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions about the process and voice inquiries specific to the animal’s background, personality, or any concerns you may have. Based on what we know about the animal, if you seem to be a good match, we will schedule a meet-and-greet with the animal. Once an applicant has been chosen, but before the adoption is finalized, we will mark the animal as “pending” on our website. We encourage interested applicants to review our adoption contract; you can view the cat contract here and the dog contract here. Meet and Greet - We encourage you to bring your current dogs to a meet and greet when adopting a canine. We generally don’t ship or transport our dogs without observing an introduction. Adopters from out of town are absolutely encouraged to adopt from us but will need to make the road trip to Virginia to meet the dog, and if all goes well, take it back home with you that same day. Trial - We do offer a trial period of one week for adult dogs and cats and kittens/puppies over four months old, but to discourage animals from being shuffled from home to home without careful thought and consideration, we have a non-refundable deposit. If the animal becomes your family, the deposit is applied toward the adoption fee. Adoption and Post-Adoption - You will need to sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee. We accept cash, check, PayPal, or Venmo. If an animal does not work out for any reason, our contract requires that the animal be returned to our care. Once that animal has joined your family, don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us. Training questions, medical questions, behavioral quandaries….we are here for the life of your pet.

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