We ask for customers’ patience as the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter undergoes renovations to make it a more modern facility to benefit customers and the animals housed there.
Free Ride Home - Tag your pet today!
Give your dog or cat a voice to find its way home.
The Chesterfield County Police Department's Animal Control Unit offers a free ride home to any dog or cat wearing a tag that displays its owner's information.
Personalized tags, microchips and county dog license tags are the best ways for lost pets to find their way home. These tags allow Animal control Officers to make contact with owners and get pets home, rather than take them to the Animal Shelter.
- Reunites lost dogs and cats with their owners
- No cost to the citizen - a shelter stay will cost the pet owner $30 the first day and $12 each additional day.
For more information, contact the Chesterfield County Police Department Animal Control Unit, 804-748-1683.
The Animal Control Unit provides for the safety and welfare of residents as it pertains to the control of unsupervised domestic animals. The unit is also charged with protecting animals from inhumane treatment. Animal Control officers enforce state laws and county ordinances as they apply to domestic animals. The unit operates a shelter for the complete care of animals in their custody. The Animal Control Shelter provides comprehensive medical care for homeless or unwanted cats and dogs until they are adopted or placed with an animal rescue organization.
The shelter has a large selection of puppies, kittens, dogs and cats for adoption. For the new owner's convenience, the $60 adoption fee covers the cost of adoption, spaying or neutering the animal prior to the new owner taking possession and a rabies shot. This allows for a worry-free adoption.
2010 Treasured Volunteer Award
Animal Control volunteer Nancy Brown was awarded the county’s 2010 Treasured Volunteer Award on April 21 as part of National Volunteer Week, April 18-24. Brown has volunteered at the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter for 13 years and spends an average of 28 hours per week helping homeless animals. She works tirelessly to help citizens find the right companion pet, nurses sick and injured animals back to health and is always ready to pitch in at the shelter if there is a need for extra hands. Brown is the president of the Chesterfield County Humane Society, works closely with rescue organizations and serves as a liaison between Animal Control officers and the community. The Chesterfield County Police Department named Brown a top volunteer for her commitment and dedication to the Animal Control Unit in 2008 and 2009.