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Parties

Do you have an animal lover at home? The VBSPCA offers a variety of animal-themed parties that are sure to make your celebration absolutely purrrfect. Our Humane Education team is currently offering the below packages. For a printable party menu, click here.

Critter Cuddle Party (available for ALL AGES!)
Minimum Donation $200*
This party includes hands-on critter time with a variety of our shelter animals. While cuddling, learn about the animals and the importance of the VBSPCA mission.


PAW-sitively Perfect Party
Minimum Donation $250*
In addition to meeting a variety of our shelter animals, your guests will enjoy cat and/or dog-themed crafts and activities! This package includes themed paper goods (table covers and cups, cake plates, napkins, utensils for child guests).


Kit-TEA Party
Minimum Donation $275*
This party is the cat’s meow—purrfect for kitty lovers! In addition to meeting a variety of our shelter animals, your guests will enjoy a tea party including tea cups and iced tea or punch. Your guests are welcome to bring a stuffed animal along as a Kit-TEA party guest. Your guest of honor will also have an opportunity to name one of our shelter kittens! This package includes themed paper goods (table covers and cups, cake plates, napkins, utensils for child guests).


VET-acular Party
Minimum Donation $300*
Experience the role of a veterinarian team member during this VET-acular party! Activities may include checking animal heartbeats, practicing dental work, learning about heartworm, etc.! We will see what it’s like behind-the-scenes at our VBSPCA clinic and meet a member of our veterinary team. Guests are welcome to bring a stuffed animal along as a “patient.” This package also includes paper goods (table covers and cups, cake plates, napkins, utensils for child guests).


*Proceeds from VBSPCA Parties support our Humane Education Department.  The Virginia Beach SPCA educates close to 10,000 children each year through our many humane education programs, including school programming, week-long camps, and one-day workshops.  We appreciate your support!

All parties include:

  • Private, Indoor Room
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Guided Tour of the VBSPCA
  • Hands-on Critter Time with VBSPCA Shelter Animals
  • VBSPCA Humane Education Department Attendants
  • Educational, Fun Programming
  • Party Set Up and Clean Up Assistance
  • Party Invitations for up to 20 guests
  • Token Gift for the Guest of Honor

Party add on’s:

  • Paper Goods (table covers, napkins, cups, cake plates, utensils) $20
  • Basic Party Decorations (including “Happy Birthday” hanging sign, streamers, and other decor) $20
  • Cupcakes (Harris Teeter) and Juice Pouches/Boxes (for 12) $20
  • Wildlife Presentation by Second Chance Wildlife, including video, question and answer time, and wildlife critter visitor. (Based on availability) $25

*There is very limited space to accommodate party requests, so all parties require full payment at the time of booking. If you have to cancel your party for any reason, you will be refunded your party payment minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. 

Note: The VBSPCA does not provide birthday candles, matches/lighters, ice, tape (for decorations), or refrigeration/freezer/cooking facilities. 


Party Availability:
Parties are available to be schedule on weekends depending on staff and facility availability. Please contact humaneeducation@vbspca.com to coordinate a date and time for your party.

Due to limited availability and popularity of our parties, we recommend scheduling at least two months in advance.

Children’s parties are available for children ages 5-12. Any children age 4 and under in attendance must each must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Pricing covers a maximum of 20 children for the party (children ages 5-12). The maximum capacity of the space is 50 persons, including children and adults. At least one adult (21 years of age and above) must be present and assist for the duration of the party.

Hands-on critter time depends on animal availability and may include: kitten/cat, dog/puppy, rabbit, guinea pig, rat, bird. We cannot and do not guarantee specific animal visitors.

No smoking in our facility or on our grounds.

Pet animals may not attend parties at the VBSPCA


Please Note:

*We do not encourage animals as a form of entertainment. Our role is to provide an educational experience. We expect your cooperation and assistance maintaining a respectful and safe environment. If at any time our VBSPCA staff determines there is a lack of a respectful and safe environment, animals will be removed.

*For the health and safety of animals, we do not provide any balloons and strongly prefer that guests not bring balloons to the VBSPCA. Also, we ask that guest not bring any glitter, confetti, silly string, party poppers, or other small items that fall on the ground and cannot be easily picked up following the event.

*Food and non-alcoholic drink items may be brought into the VBSPCA for parties, as well as decorations (no tape, nails, pushpins, etc. may be used to hang items, but items may be placed around room and fastened to tables and chairs).