Animal Services Unit

The Chesterfield Animal Shelter is now open by appointments only.

The office staff is available by phone:

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Please call (804) 748-1683

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