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All Virginia Beach SPCA locations will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

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

June Yappy Hour | June 5

Join the VBSPCA for our June Yappy Hour! On June 5th we will meet at Warrior's Taphouse for a mission centered drink and other specials. Gather with your fellow animal lovers as we kick back, relax, and wrap up the day. There is no cost to get in, and VBSPCA Members can look forward to extra discounts and drink specials.

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.