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Happy Paws is a program of the Virginia Beach SPCA and is endorsed by Chesapeake Humane Society and Norfolk SPCA.  Our collective vision is for all pets in Hampton Roads to live in loving forever homes.  

Research shows that behavior issues are among the most frequent reasons that people surrender their pets to shelters. Happy Paws serves as a proactive effort to prevent relinquishments to already-overburdened shelters.  Currently, tens of thousands of animals are surrendered every year to shelters in Hampton Roads.

Our most popular classes include puppy and basic obedience, as well as classes for reactive and shy dogs. Private training is also available. 




Happy Paws is made possible by a grant from the Alfred L. Nicholson Fund of the 
Hampton Roads Community Foundation.