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How to Reduce Leash Pulling

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

Lethal Lilies

Did you know certain flowers are lethal to your pets? Before you bring those beautiful blooms inside, be sure your four-legged family members are safe! One of the most popular flowers this time of year is also the… Read More

Bringing Your New Dog Home

Bringing a new dog home is an exciting time for a family, and you want to be sure you’re taking the right steps to welcome your new friend into an unfamiliar space. Even though going to a forever… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About FIV Positive Cats

From time to time, he Virginia Beach SPCA has FIV positive cats available for adoption. While FIV is certainly a serious disease, a little extra TLC can provide these cats with a long, happy life. Here’s what you… Read More

What Rabbits Really Eat

Rabbits have a very complex digestive system, and making sure your rabbit is eating a proper diet is very important to your rabbit’s wellbeing. In fact, improper eating habits are closely associated with the most dangerous and common… Read More

Keep your Bunny Fun(ny)

While it is easy to assume that rabbits are low maintenance pets, they are actually quite playful creatures and need to be indulged with plenty of opportunities for enrichment and activity. If you’re planning to adopt a pet… Read More

July 15th is Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15th is Pet Fire Safety Day, and we would like to share some tips to keep you and your four-legged family members safe. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately 500,000 pets are affected by… Read More

Pet Myths Debunked

Friday the 13th has long been associated with superstition, so it’s the perfect time to dispel some common pet myths. Read on to find out that you can teach an old dog new tricks, black cats are considered… Read More

Bringing Home Your New Dog

Bringing a new dog home is an exciting time for a family, and you want to be sure you’re taking the right steps to welcome your new friend into an unfamiliar space. Here are a few tips to… Read More