Our mission is accomplished by working with our citizens and other animal welfare organizations; by enforcing the domestic animals laws of our Commonwealth and our City, providing educational programs and humanely providing care, nourishment and a safe environment for the unwanted, stray, abused and abandoned animals in our City. We will educate the public about responsible companion animal ownership, aggressively investigate animal cruelty cases, find homes for the homeless animals and humanely euthanize the unwanted animals in our community. Officers answer calls for service from 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily, including holidays. After 11:00 p.m., an Animal Control Officer is on stand-by to assist injured animals or handle emergency situations after hours. To report an animal related violation, please contact the Animal Control Dispatcher at: (757) 385-4444. As always: Emergency 911 Shelter Hours of Operation Admissions & Adoptions Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday- 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Reclaims Only Thursday - 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Contact Information Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center 341 S. Birdneck Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 Telephone (757) 385-4444 Facsimile (757) 427-0199 E-Mail [email protected] VBAC Operates Satellite Adoption Centers: Volunteers are available to answer questions and assist with visits during adoption hours which are Monday-Friday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Residents can also purchase Virginia Beach City Animal Licenses during the adoption hours. The adoption center is open for visitation during normal store hours but adoptions are conducted only during the above adoption hours. Participating Petsmart locations are listed below. Plaza Petsmart Location 3413 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 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. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day Officers are on duty from 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. An emergency duty officer is available from 11 p.m.-7 a.m.
Yes, animals are available for adoption! Animals that are impounded at the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center are held for a minimum of 5 days commencing on the first day after impoundment. Animals without a collar are held for 5 days, animals with a collar are held for 10 days. These animals are available for adoption if not first claimed by their rightful owner. Sterilization of a dog or cat adopted from the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center is required under Virginia State Code §3.2-6546 Adoption Procedures: Citizens interested in adopting an animal are encouraged to visit the shelter. Some animals can go home right away, where others must be held for a few days first. All animals available for adoption are accessible to the public for viewing. In many cases the animal can go home with you the same day. A representative selection of animals in the kennel can be viewed at Petfinder . All dogs and cats adopted from the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center will be sterilized prior to the adopter taking the animal home. Upon adoption and within 10 days the animal must be taken to a licensed veterinarian for a thorough examination. If an animal is found to be ill and the new owner wishes to return it they may, with written proof of illness from the veterinarian. Please keep in mind that as a municipal animal shelter, we have very few indications as to which kinds of pets will arrive at any given time and the best selections go home the fastest. Please visit our shelter early and often to find the pet you are looking for. PLEASE, never adopt a companion animal on an impulse-having a pet is a full-time responsibility as well as a financial commimtment. Make sure that you as well as every member of your family is ready, willing and able to take on the obligations associated with pet ownership, give careful thought to the kind of pet that would be best-suited for your home and then come and visit our shelter.