Animal Services Unit

The Chesterfield Animal Shelter is open by appointments only.

The office staff is available by phone:

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

Please call 804-748-1683 to set an appointment for any of our available pets or for any questions that you may have.

To view available pets at the Chesterfield Animal Shelter, please visit our page on Pet Finder.

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
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