Animal Services

The Chesterfield Animal Shelter is open by appointments only. To schedule an appointment, call 804-748-1683, option 2, during the following hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mission Statement

To serve, protect and promote safety through the education of our community regarding responsible pet ownership and the enforcement of violations of law pertaining to animal welfare. 


  • Protect public health and safety
  • Prevent animal cruelty and neglect
  • Reunite lost pets with their owner
  • Enforce animal-related laws and ordinances
  • Educate the community on responsible pet ownership
  • Provide compassion and comfort for animals in our care


  • Encourage community involvement through events and outreach
  • Build partnerships
  • Expand and develop personnel
  • Be transparent
  • Increase educational efforts
  • Increase live exit rate
  • Reduce euthanasia
  • Share our story
Group Photo of Chesterfield Animal Services Unit
  1. Frequently Asked Questions
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