Adopt a Pet From Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center
We have MANY animals for adoption on any given day! We accept Virginia Beach resident surrenders as well as stray animals found in Virginia Beach. Stray animals that are impounded at the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center (VBACAC) are held for a minimum of 5 days commencing on the first day after impoundment. Animals with a collar, microchip, or a known owner are held for 10 days. These animals become property of VBACAC after this holding period expires and become eligible for adoption once they are medically and behaviorally cleared. Not all animals that enter the shelter will be adoption candidates, so following the below guide will assist you with your adoption desires.
Something to remember – Adopting a pet is a full-time responsibility as well as a financial commitment. 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.
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Before You Adopt, You Should Know...
The Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center handles approximately 6000 animals annually. Many of the animals that arrive are strays with no health or behavior history. For this reason, the Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, the Virginia Beach Police Department or the City of Virginia Beach cannot offer any form of guarantee as to the health or temperament of the animal being adopted. We will make every reasonable effort to ascertain the overall health and behavior of the animals we have available for adoption to the public, however the ultimate responsibility for choosing the right pet lies with the pet adopter.
If you adopt an animal from our shelter and if for any reason the pet is not suitable, contact us during operating hours to schedule a surrender appointment.
Due to the high volume of animals that arrive at the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, we do our best to keep our listings updated with pets currently available in our shelter. In some cases a pet listed might have been adopted or reclaimed by its owner earlier in the day or they might not be listed yet. Please stop by to visit us and work with our staff and volunteers to assist you finding a new best friend.
VBACAC Adoption Forms: