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

Cats Need Claws

Scratching is a natural and necessary behavior for cats, keeping nails and paws healthy while also stretching the body and working off excess energy. Additionally, when cats scratch an object, scent glands on the paws help establish a… Read More

How to Make your New Cat Comfortable at Home

It is common for adopters to move a little too quickly when introducing a new cat to a new home. However, it is important to keep in mind that a change in environment, even a positive one, can… Read More

What is Catnip and Why do Cats Love it?

June 15th is World Catnip Awareness Day! If you would like to donate catnip or catnip products to our shelter cats, please drop off any donations to our main shelter on Holland Road. Your donation will offer added… Read More

Get Ready for the Dog Days of Summer

As dog friendly activities are continuing to grow in popularity across the U.S., the same trend can be seen right here  in Hampton Roads. Over the past five years, the city of Norfolk has been ranked one of… Read More

Traveling with your Four-Legged Friend

June through August is peak travel season, and while you’re brimming with excitement over your summer vacation, your pet might not be as thrilled. The good news is that more and more Americans are traveling with pets, so… Read More

Bay Beach and the VBSPCA partner to help local wildlife

The Virginia Beach SPCA is the only animal shelter in the state of Virginia licensed to rehabilitate wildlife. Our Wildlife Program is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing experienced care to orphaned and injured wildlife throughout Hampton Roads,… Read More

Endangered Species Day: May 19th

May 19th is Endangered Species Day, and what better way to celebrate than by helping endangered wildlife in our area. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, there are five different species of sea turtles that are… Read More

The Great Indoors

Cats are natural hunters. They’ve evolved from helping control pests on ships and farms to slowly becoming domesticated companions in our homes. Domesticated cats exercise their hunting instincts through play, finding food in the bowls we fill for… Read More