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Our Mission

To create a more humane and responsible community by eliminating animal suffering while increasing human compassion.


Meet our current animal residents looking for forever homes.

Neuter Scooter

Learn about our mobile Neuter Scooter services and vaccine clinics.

Pet Training

Enroll in the VBSPCA Pet Academy and improve the relationship between you and your pet.


Join the mission and become part of the VBSPCA family.


Learn how you can help our local wildlife community.

Upcoming Events

Tales & Tails

Join the VBSPCA for tea time, story time, and cuddling some adorable VBSPCA animals. This is a “mom and me” style event, inviting parents (dads are welcome!) and children ages 3 and under to enjoy some quality time together while also benefiting the animals of the VBSPCA. This event will include an animal story, an animal-themed craft, cuddle time, and light refreshments.

Dancing for Paws

Dancing for Paws is returning to Chrysler Hall on June 15th, 2019! This celebratory event brings together animal lovers and local celebrities to put on a “Dancing with the Stars” style competition, all to benefit the animals of the VBSPCA. There will be professional exhibitions, exciting competitions, and even some numbers that feature our very own adoptable animals.

Animal Adventure Camp

The Virginia Beach SPCA offers Summer day camps for children ages 6-12. These week long camps offer a behind-the-scenes look at an animal shelter, guest speakers, animal inspired arts and crafts, field trips, critter time, and more. Click to view all camp dates.

Jr. Trainer Workshop

This one-day workshop provides an interactive dog-training experience for children ages 6-12. In collaboration with the VBSPCA Pet Academy, junior trainers will get a head start on learning how to humanely train a dog. Workshop dates are August 1st and August 22nd.

Pets of the Week



Georgia Peach




How to Reduce Leash Pulling

Leash pulling is one of the most common frustrations expressed by pet owners. Dogs pull, which makes them difficult to manage, leaving many pet owners unable to provide their dogs with the exercise, stimulation, and enrichment they need…. Read More

Derby Brackett, CEO

“There’s a saying I seem to remember more than most over the years…’The only constant is change.’ Throughout the years, the VBSPCA has been recognized as a constant in our community despite the multitude of external changes. This… Read More

Compassion in the Community | May 2019

Our community is blooming with compassion this May! We have painting workshops, kitten showers, the VBSPCA’s first ever Paw Crawl, and – of course – the Pungo Strawberry Festival, plus a variety of other events where you can… Read More


  • Visit our satellite Pet Supplies and Adoption Center in Kempsville, where you will find adoptable animals and VBSPCA approved pet products.