Hanover Humane Society - Ashland Pet Shelter

Hanover Humane Society

The Hanover Humane Society was organized in July 1986, and with the support of the public, raised $20,000 toward the construction of the new County Pound, which opened in 1990. Hanover Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizaiton. We are NOT affiliated with Hanover Animal Control or the Hanover County Pound. Animals enter our system either as owner surrenders, transfers from other recognized Rescue Groups, or from a local pound. Animals are given medical care, sterilized, and then are placed in foster homes. Hanover Humane will market the animals and provide for them until they find a forever home. We strive to educate the public on many topics including spay / neuter and proper treatment of animals. This is done through brochures, public speaking, and participating in many events each year that provide us with visibility. The organization is funded through donations from the public and by holding fund raisers.

  • Shelter Address
  • 12190 Washington Hwy
    Ashland, VA 23005
  • Phone
  • (804) 798-0806
  • Contact Name
  • Website
  • https://www.hanoverhumanesociety.org/
  • Pet types
  • Dogs/Cats
  • Location served

Adoption Process

To be considered a valid submission, the name of the animal which interests you must be included on the application. Our adoption applications are animal-specific; applications with “any dog” or “any cat” will not be considered valid and will not be reviewed. All all other required data elements appearing on the adoption application must also be completed for the application to be considered valid. The applicant must agree to the terms and conditions of Hanover Humane’s adoption process, and the application must be signed and dated. Applications which are not signed and/or are missing information will be considered an invalid submission. Applicants must be 18 years of age, and the applicant may be required to provide proof of identification, such as a driver’s license. Frequently, we receive multiple applications for the same animal. PLEASE NOTE that we will review ALL applications to determine which home will best fit the animal’s needs, as applicable. Since each animal is unique and has its own personality, needs, likes, dislikes, etc., our goal is to find the home best-suited for that particular animal. During the review process, our volunteers will work to find the best fit between the animal and all prospective homes. This will extend to reviewing the veterinary care/vaccines, etc. for animals living in the home that are not the property of the applicant but may belong to a family member, roommate, etc. Once submitted, adoption applications become the documentation of Hanover Humane. Our Adoptions Committee is comprised of volunteers, many of whom work. While we know you’re eager about an adoption request, please be aware that many of all our volunteers have full-time jobs, families, and other commitments. Because of these obligations, they’ll do their best to review your adoption application within ten (10) calendar days. PLEASE NOTE that our kennel staff members, Petsmart volunteers, and Petsmart’s employees are not part of the Adoptions Committee and, as such, are unable to respond to adoption related inquiries by phone or in person. Should you be selected as the new home for one of our animals, our volunteers will telephone you within the ten (10) day period. Should you not receive a telephone call from our volunteers regarding an adoption placement within 10 days, please assume that we’ve found an alternate placement for the animal and that the animal won’t be placed in your home. Please be aware that the review of an adoption application involves, contacting past or current veterinarian(s), leasing agents, employers, personal references, as applicable, and may also involve a home visit. In addition, the applicant must be employed/be able to demonstrate sufficient resources to financially provide for the animal under consideration. Our goal is to place the animals from our program in a home which is appropriate based on the animal’s needs, temperament, where it will reside, etc. as well as the applicant’s history, experience, family, lifestyle, yard, housing situation, employment, other animals (owned by the applicant, family members, and/or roommates), etc. which affect the long-term health and safety of the animal under consideration. In addition, there may be other considerations which are animal-specific that will impact the animal’s placement such as the animal’s energy level and need for fencing, whether the animal has been socialized with small children and/or other animals, etc. For a variety of reasons, Hanover Humane Society seeks forever homes for its adoptable animals in Hanover County, Virginia and counties which are considered part of the Richmond, Virginia Metropolitan Area.

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