Adopt a Pet
Find a Pet
Make an Adoption Appointment
If you see a pet you would like to meet, call 804-748-1683, option 2, to schedule an adoption appointment. The Chesterfield Animal Shelter is open for adoptions by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., or Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
When you come to the shelter for your adoption appointment, bring a current Virginia driver’s license or picture identification with your current address.
There is a $60 adoption fee. The adoption fee covers:
- Spay/neuter surgery
- Age-appropriate preventative vaccinations
- FELV/FIV testing for cats
- Heartworm testing for dogs
- Rabies vaccine for dogs and cats over four months of age
To pay adoption fees, cash, check and all major debit/credit cards are accepted.
Special Adoption Programs
Adoption Program for Seniors
People who are 62 years of age or older can adopt dogs or cats for a reduced fee of $10. Program participants must produce valid identification.
Adoption Program for Pets with Special Needs
Dogs and cats that have special needs due to age or treatable health issues can be adopted for a reduced fee of $10.
Determining an Animal's Adoption Success
The Chesterfield County Animal Shelter works diligently to place all healthy and treatable domestic animals in appropriate adoptive homes. To determine an animal's success in adoption, the shelter's staff utilizes the Asilomar Accords. The Asilomar Accords scores the physical and behavioral health of a sheltered dog or cat with a rating of healthy, treatable rehabilitatable, treatable manageable, or unhealthy and untreatable.