Virginia Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Virginia dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Virginia pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.

Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

Virginia Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

Cats Only
Cats and Dogs
Dogs-All Breeds
Dogs By Breed
Other Animals

Virginia All All Partners Amoung Cats + Canines Yes
Dublin All All Pulaski County Humane Society
Hampton Roads Birds Parrots Flock Haven of Hampton Roads
Cats Only
East Coast Cats Maine Coon Cats Contact:  East Coast Maine Coon Rescue (ECMCR)
Alexandria Cats All King Street Cats Yes
Arlington, VA 22206 Cats All Home Alone Feline Rescue
Fredericksburg Cats All Meow Stories
Garrisonville, VA 22463 (Stafford) Cats TNR and Adoptions Shadow Cat Advocates
Herndon, VA 20172 Cats All Fancy Cats Rescue Team, Inc.
Laurel Cats Feral Companion Animal Rescue Alliance
Locust Dale Cats Siamese Siamese Cat Rescue Center
Manassas, VA 20109 Cats All Northern Virginia Animal League Inc. Yes
Merrifield, VA 22116 Cats All 4Paws Rescue Team Yes
Merrifield, VA 22116 Cats All Feline Foundation of Greater Washington Yes
Prince George County Cats Feral Prince Georges Feral Friends
Sterling, VA 20164 Cats All Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society
Cats and Dogs
Arlington, VA 22210 Cats and Dogs All SPCA of Northern Virginia
Arlington, VA 22206 Cats and Dogs All Arlington Welfare League
Arlington, VA 22204 Cats and Dogs All Rescue Angels
Arlington, VA 22210 Cats and Dogs All SPCA of Northern Virginia
Arlington VA 22210 Cats and Dogs All Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
Bealeton, VA 22712 Cats and Dogs All Paws For Seniors
Casanova, VA 20139 Cats and Dogs All Fauquier SPCA
Chantilly 20153 Cats and Dogs All A Forever Home Rescue
Chantilly 20153 Cats and Dogs All Lost Dog and Cat Rescue
Charlottevsille, VA 22901 Cats and Dogs All Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA
Chesapeake, VA 23323 Cats and Dogs All Web of Life Animal Outreach Yes
Clifton Forge, VA 24422 Cats and Dogs All Alleghany Highlands All Breed Rescue Yes
Columbia, MD 21045 Cats and Dogs All Tara’s House Animal Rescue Yes
DC Metro/Northern VA Cats and Dogs All plus Special Needs Washington Animal Rescue League
DC Metro/Northern VA Cats and Dogs All Pet Assistance League of Virginia
Dublin, Virginia 24084 (New River Valley) Cats and Dogs All Mountain Tails Animal Rescue
Fairfax Station, VA 22039 Cats and Dogs All Animal Allies
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408 Cats and Dogs All Fredericksburg Regional SPCA Yes
Fredericksburg, 22408 Cats and Dogs All Spotsylvania Animal Shelter Yes
Fredericksburg, 22408 Cats and Dogs All Richmond Animal League Yes
Front Royal, VA 22630 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Warren County, Virginia
Grafton, 23692 Cats and Dogs All Animal Aid Society-Virginia Yes
Harrisonburg, VA  22803 Cats and Dogs All Rockingham/Harrisonburg SPCA
Herndon 20170 Cats and Dogs All Caring Heart Rescue
Laurel Cats and Dogs All Companion Animal Rescue Alliance
Leesburg, VA 20178 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Loudoun County Yes
Merrifield, VA 22116 Cats and Dogs All Friends of Homeless Animals
Middleburg, VA 20118 Cats and Dogs All Middleburg Humane Foundation
Norfolk, VA Cats and Dogs All Norfolk Animal Care Center
Norfolk, VA 23518 Dogs All Rainbow Animal Rescue Yes
Norfolk, VA 23504 Cats and Dogs All Norfolk Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Yes
Norfolk, VA 23517 Cats and Dogs All Animal Rescue of Tidewater
Palmyra, VA 22963 Cats, Dogs, SmPets All Caring For Creatures Yes
Poolesville, MD 20837 Cats and Dogs All Tara’s Babies Animal Welfare Yes
Portsmouth, VA 23704 Cats, Dogs, SmPets All Portsmouth Humane Society
Reston, VA 20170 Cats and Dogs All PAWS Rescue of Northern VA
Richmond VA 23236 Cats and Dogs All Richmond Animal League Yes
Stafford, VA 22554 Cats and Dogs All The Dancing Bear Rescue, Inc.
Stafford 22555 Cats and Dogs All Pet Assistance League (PAL)
Troy, VA 22974 Cats and Dogs All Fluvanna SPCA
Troy, VA 22974 Cats and Dogs All Animal Connections
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Cats and Dogs All Hope For Life Rescue
Virginia Beach, VA 23453 Cats and Dogs All Virginia Beach SPCA
Woodbridge, VA 22195 Cats and Dogs All Prince William SPCA
Woodbridge Cats and Dogs All All 4 The Animals Rescue
Dogs All Breeds
Arlington, VA 22207 Dogs All Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
Browntown, Virginia 22610 Dogs All Facebook: Martin’s Dog Farm
Chantilly, VA 20153 Dogs All A Forever Home
Charlottesville, VA 22911 Dogs All Extra Mile Dog Rescue
Clifton Forge, VA 24422 Dogs All Alleghany Highlands All Breed Rescue Yes
Fredericksburg, VA Dogs All Second Chance Dog Rescue
Hampton, VA 23666 Dogs All Animal Aid Society Yes
Laurel, MD 20724 Dogs All Companion Animal Rescue Alliance
Norfolk, VA 23518 Dogs All Rainbow Animal Rescue
Northern VA Dogs All Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia Yes
Virginia Beach, VA  23452 Dogs All K-9 Justice League Yes
Virginia Dogs All Operation Paws for Homes
Washington, DC 20007 Dogs All Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
Dogs By Breed
Virginia Dogs Akita Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast
Virginia Dogs America Eskimo Bill Fansher, Asst Director of Operations Web site: Eskie Rescuers United
Virginia Dogs Airedale Airedale Terrier Rescue of Virginia
Woodbridge, VA  22193 Dogs Akita Akita Rescue Mid Atlantic
Suffolk Area Dogs Bichon Frise Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue
Mid-Atlantic Dogs Border Collie Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
Virginia Dogs Boston Terrier Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee Yes
Virginia Dogs Boston Terrier Old Dominion Boston Terrier Rescue
Hickory, NC 28260 also parts of VA Dogs Boxer Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue, Inc. Yes
Virginia Dogs Boxer Boxer Rescue and Adoption
Virginia Dogs Bulldog, English and French Pug Lovers Rescue Yes
Virginia Dogs Chesapeake Bay Retriever Chessie Reecue Virginia
DE,DC,NY,NJ,PA,MD,VA Dogs Chihuahua Cold Nose Warm Heart
National Dogs Cocker Spaniel Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Virginia Dogs Chinese Shar Pei SOSharpei Inc Yes
Newington, VA 22122 Dogs Cocker Spaniel and Spaniels Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue
Virginia Dogs Dalmatian Chocolate Chip Dalmatian Assistance League
Virginia Dogs Dalmatian Adopt A Spot
Southwest Virginia Dogs Dalmatian Dalmatian Rescue of Southwest Virginia
Virginia Dogs Doberman Pinscher Doberman Assistance, Rescue and Education (DARE)
Manassas, VA 20180 Dogs English Bull Terrier Bull Terrier Rescue of Virginia, Inc. Yes
Virginia Dogs English Bulldog On the Rebound English Bulldog Rescue
Western Virginia Dogs English Bulldog Smokey Mountains English Bulldog Rescue
Virginia Dogs English Cocker Spaniel English Cocker Spaniel Club of America
Virginia Dogs English Springer Spaniel Mid-Atlantic ESS Rescue
National Dogs French Bulldog French Bulldog Rescue Network (Contact Regional Rep)
Maryland and Virginia Dogs German Shorthaired Pointers Mid-Atlantic German Shorthaired Pointers Rescue
Northern Virginia Dogs German Shepherd Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue
Sterling VA 20167 Dogs German Shepherd Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
Southeastern and Central Virginia Dogs Golden Retrievers SEVA GRREAT (Southeastern Virginia Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training)
Northern Virginia Dogs Golden Retrievers GRREAT. Inc
Southwest Virginia Dogs Golden Retriever Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue
Oak Ridge, TN 37831 Dogs Great Dane Dames for Danes Great Dane Rescue
Virginia Dogs Great Dane Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Virginia Dogs Great Pyrenees Appalachian Great Pyrenees Association-Rescue
Richmond Area Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Pets of America – Richmond Chapter
Virginia Dogs Jack Russell Terrier Virginia JRT Rescue (click on Virginia Dogs
Annandale, VA 22003 Dogs Labrador Retriever Lab Rescue of the LRCP
VA, MD, DC, PA, NJ (Palmyra, PA 17078) Dogs Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Rescue
Virginia Dogs Miniature Schanuzer Schnauzer Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic
Virginia Dogs Pekingese Potomic Valley Pekingese Rescue
Arlington, VA 22206 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Arlington Welfare League
Fairfax Station, 22039 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Homeless Animal Rescue Team Yes
Fredericksburg, VA 22404 Dogs Pit Bull Bully Paws Pit Bull Patriots
Henrico, VA 23228 Dogs Pit Bull and Pittie Types Ring Dog Rescue
Stafford 22555 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Pet Assistance League (PAL)
Woodbridge 22195 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Pets Unlimited Rescue Yes
NC, SC, TN, VA Dogs Pug Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue
Virginia Dogs Schanuzer Schnauzer Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic
Virginia Dogs Shar Pei SOSharpei Inc Yes
Sterling, VA 20164 Dogs Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) Dogwood Sheltie Rescue
Virginia Dogs Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue
Virginia Dogs Welsh Corgi, Cardigan H. Pamela Allen, 703-836-1963
Bluemont, VA 20135 Dogs West Highland Terrier Westie Rescue Inc
Parts of Virginia Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Me – Yorkie Rescue
Virginia Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Save-A-Yorkie
Virginia Dogs Yorkshire Terrier – Yorkie United Yorkie Rescue – Donna Pruett
Other Animals
Virginia Farm Animals All Rikki’s Refuge Yes
Southeastern Virginia Ferrets All Ferret Haven By The Sea Yes
Washington DC Metro Ferrets All Washington Metropolitan Area Ferret Outreach Yes
Hampton, VA 23669 Guinea Pig All PENINSULA GUINEA PIG RESCUE Yes
Virginia Guinea Pig All Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue
Virginia Iguana All Iguana First
Virginia Iguana All Samantha Iguana
Alexandria, VA 22308) Rabbits All Bunny Magic Rabbit Rescue
Northern Virginia (Baltimore, MD 21211) Rabbits All House Rabbit Society-VA, MD, DC chapter
Northern Virginia Rabbits All Bunny Lu Adoptions
Northern Virginia Rabbits All Bunny Magic Yes
Orange, VA 22960 Rabbits All Rikki’s Refuge Animal Sanctuary
Virginia Rabbits Domestic Virginia Rabbit, Inc.
Virginia Reptiles All Virginia Reptile Rescue Network
Norfolk Sugar Gliders All Cindy Goodrich,, 757 587 1948. Yes