Compassion in the Community | February 2019

Has the cold weather given you cabin fever? Warm your heart by supporting the Virginia Beach SPCA’s mission of compassion! Come have some fun at our Puppy Bowl Tail-Gate party, learn your dog’s love language, or meet some adoptable dogs while out in the community. We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, February 3rd – Puppy Bowl Tail-Gate Party
Are you Team Ruff or Team Fluff? Join the VBSPCA for beers, games, and prizes at Smartmouth Pilot House and cheer on the VBSPCA’s puppy superstars, Ace and Scooter, along with the rest of the 93 adoptable puppies from 51 shelters and rescues across the country go paw to paw and nose to nose for the ultimate match up: Team Ruff vs Team Fluff. This is a free event. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds help shelter animals at the VBSPCA. You can also play our Puppy Bowl Squares game (back by popular demand!) for a minimum donation of $5. For more information, visit our website or check out this event on Facebook.

Sunday, February 10th – For the Love of Pets
This Valentine’s themed workshop takes place at the Virginia Beach SPCA’s Holland Road location and is purr-fect for kids who love pets! We’ll make crafts, play games, cuddle with the animals, and deliver our handmade Valentines to our shelter residents. This workshop is for children ages 6 – 12 and tickets are only $20! All proceeds go back to helping shelter animals at the VBSPCA. Register today!.

February 10th-16th – Homeless Animals Awareness Week
Stop by one of our locations to get your orange ribbon for Homeless Animals Awareness Week. Help us spread the word on why it’s so important to adopt and not shop!

Saturday, February 16th – PetValu National Adoption Weekend
Stop by Pet Valu on 737 First Colonial Road and meet some adorable adoptable dogs! The Virginia Beach SPCA will be there with a few special canine companions from 12pm to 3pm. See you there!

Sunday, February 17th – Learn Love Language at VBSPCA’s Pet Academy
Being successful with dogs is actually quite simple: communicate in THEIR language rather than yours. This workshop is designed to help you better communicate with your dog and improve your relationship as a team. All proceeds go back to helping shelter animals at the VBSPCA. Click here for more information and to register for Love Language today!

Tuesday, February 26th – World Spay Day
February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month with World Spay Day on February 26th. The VBSPCA’s Neuter Scooter will be out in the community helping more pets get spayed and neutered. If you are unsure about spaying or neutering your pet, here are 10 Reasons Why. To view Neuter Scooter locations and appointment information, click here.

February 22nd-24th – PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend
Both the PetSmart Luv-A-Pet Centers on Virginia Beach Boulevard and on Dam Neck house adoptable VBSPCA cats and some small animals. During their adoption weekend, some of our adoptable dogs will be there as well! Strop by Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 2pm and meet your new best friend!

Let your dollar make a difference every time you purchase your pet supplies. Get your pet supplies at the VBSPCA’s Pet Supplies and Adoption Center in Kempsville. Carrying a full line of cruelty-free toys, treats, supplies, and nutrition, the VBSPCA Pet Supplies and Adoption center has everything you need to keep your pet healthy and happy. Plus, 100% of the proceeds help animals find loving homes. Stop by Providence Square Shopping Center and see all the goodness we have to offer!

Making an order on Amazon? Amazon Smile will donate a portion of every purchase every time you shop to the Virginia Beach SPCA at no extra cost to you! Just visit smile.amazon.com and select the Virginia Beach SPCA as your charity of choice.

You can also support the Virginia Beach SPCA by shopping at Second Chance Thrift on Shore Drive, voted the best thrift store in the state of Virginia in InsideBusiness.com. A portion of all proceeds are donated to help the animals at the VBSPCA find their forever homes!

You can also help homeless animals while buying groceries all year long at Kroger! All you have to do is sign up to participate, swipe your Plus Card when you shop, and a portion of the sale will be donated back to the VBSPCA! Sign up to participate here.

The Virginia Beach SPCA is incredibly grateful for the continued support from our local community. If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser or donation drive in support of the VBSPCA, please contact Jessica Traynor at jessica.traynor@vbspca.com.