NACC is the city’s animal sheltering facility. Our shelter is open-admission, providing a safe haven for animals from the City of Norfolk. On average, the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center cares for 400 to 600 animals each month, and over 5,000 animals each year.
NACC is now offering scheduled appointments through WaitWhile, an online waitlist app that allows adopters to choose a time for a visit or to drop in and join the waitlist to enter dependent on occupancy. Can’t get to the app? Send us an email at [email protected] or a call at 757-441-5505. We will help you to book an appointment. We strive to assist in making the best possible match for adopters and animals. Adopters must be at least 18 years of age. Adopters with dogs at home may bring their dog for a meet-and-greet with their chosen NACC dog. This step is recommended for potential adopters. Staff may require a meet and greet depending on the NACC animal selected for adoption. Adopted dogs, cats, and rabbits are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. To receive dog breed specific alerts, we encourage the use of PetHarbor. NACC accepts adoption applications on lost animals while they are waiting to be found by their family.