Compassion in the Community | October 2022

Fall is here and there are plenty of fun things to do that also help the animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA! Our Puttin’ for Paws Charity Golf Tournament is sold out, but there are other great events to check out. Here’s a look at how our community is giving back in October.

Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Celebration – October 15
Visit the VBSPCA Shelter on Saturday, October 15th for our Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Celebration. In addition to possibly meeting your new best friend, you can shop our sidewalk sale for discounted pet retail items and pick up a tasty treat from our bake sale. All proceeds benefit the animals of the VBSPCA. The fun starts at 1:00pm.

Howl-O-Ween Pub Crawl & Costume Contest – October 22
Join us for the second annual Howl-O-Ween Pub Crawl and Costume Contest! The fun takes place on Saturday, October 22nd. We’ll crawl to local pubs around the 31st Street corridor. This event is dog friendly, so start planning costumes for you and your furry friend! All proceeds go toward the animals of the VBSPCA. Click here to learn more and register.

Boardwalk Art Show – October 22
Stop by the VBSPCA booth at the Boardwalk Art Show to meet some of our adoptable animals! We’ll also have craft activities for kids and information on our mission. We’ll be set up at the 24th Street Pavilion from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, October 22, so come by to say hello!

All Year Long – Sustainable Support

Stephs Crafting Bits
Visit the Stephs Crafting Bits shop on Etsy for handmade jewelry and art that gives back! Mention the VBSPCA at checkout and 20% of your order will be donated to our animals. Click here to shop.

Black Dog Real Estate LLC
Looking for a new home? Try Black Dog Real Estate. A total of 5% of each sales commission will be donated to the VBSPCA. Click here to learn more.

Andy’s Paw Prints
Order a custom pet portrait from Andy’s Paw Prints, and 25% of the proceeds will be donated to the VBSPCA! This is a great way to support our animals while celebrating the special pets in your life. Andy’s Paw Prints supports various animal shelters, so click here for our referral link to order your custom pet portrait.

Kroger Plus
You can help homeless animals anytime you buy groceries at Kroger! Simply sign up, 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.

Host a Fundraiser through Bonfire
Create a t-shirt to benefit the animals of the VBSPCA! Bonfire makes it easy – upload your design, select the VBSPCA as the nonprofit, and they take it from there. This is a great way to support the animals while also putting some style out there in the community. Learn more here.

Paypal Giving Fund has partnered with Nextdoor in order to bring charities a new way to gain support from their communities. With Nextdoor’s Sell for Good, neighbors can support charities by simply buying and selling items on the For Sale & Free marketplace. Sellers will now have the option to donate proceeds to benefit nonprofits like the VBSPCA through the PayPal Giving Fund. Click here to get started today!

Become a Member
As a VBSPCA Member, every adoption we complete, every wildlife animal we rescue, every child we reach, and every pet we treat in our clinic connects back to you. YOU make our mission possible, and all it takes is $10 a month. Plus, VBSPCA members receive exclusive perks and discounts in gratitude for their dedication to sustaining our mission! Interested? Click here to become a VBSPCA Member.

In solidarity with our two legged and four-legged community, VBStrong T-shirts and tanks are available at the VBSPCA shelter, located at 3040 Holland Road. 100% of the proceeds from these VBStrong shirts will go to families of those who were lost on May 31st, 2019.

The Virginia Beach SPCA is incredibly grateful for the continued support from our local community. If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser or event supporting the VBSPCA, please contact our Outreach Department at outreach@vbspca.com.