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Gifts That Give Back

Tis the season to support the animals! If you have pet lovers in your circle of family and friends, consider giving gifts that give back to the animals of the VBSPCA. 

  • Include some extra love in your holiday cards by making a donation in someone’s honor.  Stop by the shelter, make a donation, and receive a holiday gift acknowledgment. This is a great way to share compassion while celebrating the joy of the season. There is no fee for the card.
  • Purchase pet toys or VBSPCA apparel as gifts for friends and family. The VBSPCA has a great retail store that carries a variety of different gifts for both your favorite animals and humans! Plus, all retail revenue goes directly back to the animals of the VBSPCA. 
  • Purchase a VBSPCA gift card that can be used for adoption fees or retail items. Give the gift of compassion with a VBSPCA gift card! Gift cards can be used for retail purchases and adoption fees, however all adoption policies and procedures still apply.
  • Sponsor a kennel, condo, or cabin in someone’s name. These very important sponsorships contribute to the cost of shelter and care for shelter animals providing a unique opportunity to directly support animals in need. A personalized plaque will be placed on your chosen kennel, condo, or cabin for an entire year, and sponsors receive quarterly updates on the animals who have benefitted from your kindness. Gifting a sponsorship to a loved one is a great way to show you care. To learn more, click here.

Finished shopping but still want to find a festive way to help the animals this holiday season? Beginning December 1st, when you make a donation of $5, you can purchase a personalized ornament and place it on our holiday tree in honor or in memory of a pet or loved one. Ornaments can be purchased at the VBSPCA front desk.

 

Happy Tails | Buck

Every single animal that comes through our shelter has a story. Some are complex, many are sad, but all of them get better the minute they arrive at the Virginia Beach SPCA. When Buck arrived at our shelter this June, he had already been through a lot. The two year old Boxer mix was shot in his front right leg and had to have it amputated. When he first came to our kennel, he was understandably nervous and shy.

Right away, Buck got a lot of attention from potential adopters thanks to a widely shared Facebook post. However, he ran into more bad luck. He was briefly adopted into two different homes, but neither one was the right fit. However, Buck’s luck finally changed when he met Kim and her family. We recently caught up with Kim to get the rest of Buck’s story.

How did you find Buck?

I saw Buck on the VBSPCA Facebook page initially in July. Our dog Crosby had just passed away in April, and I was sort of teasing my husband, Danny, about how sad this little three-legged dog looked. We weren’t quite ready for a second dog, and I was about to have major surgery.

Then our dog Charlie passed the day after my surgery. I think Buck came across my Facebook feed again, and I told my husband. We didn’t think we would get another dog so soon, but Danny came home one day and said, “All I can think about is that sad little three-legged dog.” Unfortunately, the day we visited he had the maximum amount of applications. We still watched him through the kennel grate and I was in love. He went home with a family, but they brought him back for having too much energy. I was there the very next day to meet him officially.

When we met Buck, it definitely felt right! He instantly took to my son Mick. We filled out the paperwork right then and anxiously waited to bring him home. We adopted Buck on September 4, 2022.

How is Buck doing in the home?

Buck is doing well. He isn’t perfect by any means, but we expected that! He has a LOT of energy. His backyard zoomies crack me up, especially since he only has three legs! He is FAST and kind of uses his shoulder to turn. He has also learned very quickly where we keep the treats!

What sort of activities do you do together?

Buck’s favorite thing to do is snuggle. He lays on my son, Mick, while he does his homework; lays across my lap while I drink my coffee; and if you are on the couch, he wants to be as close to you as possible.

Buck loves to give kisses and will cover you with his big tongue all over. He loves to run, and watching his ears and jowls flop is probably my favorite thing. He also loves to go places and ride in the car. We have taken him to a couple breweries and restaurants and he is so well behaved! He gets all sorts of love. His foster family came to visit and it was a really special time. There were some happy tears, and he was so excited to see them!

How has Buck enriched your lives so far?

We weren’t really looking for another dog when we adopted Buck. We had lost two dogs, one to old age and one to cancer very abruptly, in the course of three months. I had also just undergone surgery for breast cancer and was about to start radiation. The last thing on my mind was looking for a dog. When my husband came home talking about Buck, it all sort of fell into place. He was exactly what we needed. I feel like we needed each other.

Why do you think people should consider adopting pets with special needs?

I think people can underestimate dogs with special needs. Just because Buck is missing a leg doesn’t mean he is just going to lay around. He can still be active and run and play. Special needs dogs have just as much love to give as fully able dogs. Sometimes they just need the right family to give that love back.

Happy Tails | Mama & Blondie

Every single animal that comes through our shelter has a story. Some are complex, many are sad, but all of them get better the minute they arrive at the Virginia Beach SPCA. Mama and Blondie are a mother-daughter duo who have spent their entire lives together. They have been surrendered to the VBSPCA twice after their previous owners could no longer care for them, most recently in December 2021. At 15 years and 12 years of age, the senior Turkish Angora cats needed a place where they could live out their retirement years together.

Mama and Blondie became favorites of our shelter staff, receiving lots of love and attention while they waited to be adopted. They made themselves at home in one of our cat colonies and ended up spending four months there. Then in April 2022, Morgan spotted them on the VBSPCA website and adopted them on Easter Sunday. We recently caught up with Morgan to get an update on this special pair.

How are Mama and Blondie doing in the home?

Mama and Blondie have adjusted to living in our home. At first they were not thrilled as we have another cat (Clover) and a dog (Ylvis), but after a few months they fit right in. Mama still likes to hide, but she has a hiding spot where we can pet her and she can nap. Blondie likes to act like she owns the place, and she has become top cat.

What sort of activities do you do together?

They don’t like doing activities. Just food and naps.

They are low maintenance cats, and this wouldn’t be our home without them. We also never forget feeding time with three cats in the house (Hey it’s like 5am and you haven’t fed me yet, are you going to get up and do that?).

Do Mama and Blondie have any funny quirks?

Mama likes getting her head scratched and she will rub her head all over our upstairs hallway. Blondie likes to paw at Clover if he starts getting annoying.

How have Mama and Blondie enriched your lives so far?

They have vibrant personalities that are entertaining. They are not cuddly (they hate being held) but they let us pet them every time they walk by.

Why do you think people should consider adopting senior pets like Mama and Blondie?

Senior cats are different: they don’t play like kittens do, and they like to nap and get loves. I have raised several kittens and older cats, especially from the SPCA/Humane Society, and they have never disappointed. People seem to avoid the older animals because of their age, but it isn’t the animals’ choice to go to the shelter. They don’t deserve to live the rest of their lives in the shelter and deserve the same amount of love that the younger ones do.

Compassion in the Community | November 2022

November is a big month for the animals of the VBSPCA! Mark your calendars for the biggest fundraising day of the year, and take a look at some of the creative ways our community is giving back.

Pints for Pups with Commonwealth Brewing Company – November 5th
Cheers to finding your new best friend! Commonwealth Brewing Company is hosting its seventh annual Pints for Pups on Saturday, November 5th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Your $25 donation at the door includes two drink tickets and benefits our shelter. Plus, you’ll get to meet some VBSPCA adoptable dogs and shop for pet products from local vendors.

Giving Tuesday – November 29th
Support the animals of the VBSPCA on Giving Tuesday, the global day of charitable giving. Our goal is to raise $20,000, and we can’t do it without you! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 29th and donate through our website or Facebook page. Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of animals in need.

Caroline’s BARKery – Taking Pre-Orders Now
For the third year in a row, young animal lover Caroline is selling homemade peanut butter dog treats this holiday season and will donate all proceeds to our animals. Her goal this year is to raise at least $1,000. Caroline is accepting pre-orders now. Visit the Caroline’s BARKery Facebook page to place your order.

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.

Nextdoor
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.

#VBStrong
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.

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.

Nextdoor
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.

#VBStrong
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.

Happy Tails | Stevie

Every single animal that comes through our shelter has a story. Some are complex, many are sad, but all of them get better the minute they arrive at the Virginia Beach SPCA. Stevie and her littermate were transferred to the VBSPCA shelter all the way from Texas in June 2021. Both young puppies were terrified. Since Stevie was extremely shy and had a lot to learn about the human world, she was placed with Mallory, one of our experienced fosters. Mallory put in a lot of time and effort during Stevie’s foster period but when it was time for Stevie to be made available for adoption, Mallory couldn’t bear to part with her. Mallory and her husband, Chris, formally adopted her that September. We recently caught up with Mallory for the full story and an update on Stevie now.

Can you tell us about what Stevie was like as a foster?

Stevie wanted absolutely nothing to do with me but was enamored with Blue [a dog Mallory and Chris adopted from the VBSPCA] straight away! I think Blue was her savior. For a long time she tried to avoid us and had a little hoard of toys and a bed under the dining room table where she would run to if anyone moved at all. Slowly she started to hang around us more and take treats from us. She really just wanted to be around Blue and Darwin [their other pup], so sometimes that meant being close to Chris and me.

It took about a month for Stevie to allow us to really touch her, but she would still run and hide afterwards. I was determined not to foster fail with her because I really wanted to know that I could help a dog like her become adoptable; so even though everyone was telling me to keep her, I kept saying, “no, no, no, I don’t want three dogs right now!” When it was time for her to be put up for adoption, I was hopeful but my heart sank.

What ultimately made you decide to adopt Stevie?

There was someone interested in Stevie right away, but then they changed their minds. I was feeling really sad and anxious about giving her up, plus Blue was quite attached to her – they are still almost inseparable. My husband knew I was really upset so he emailed me from work and told me just to adopt her… he was supposed to be the one who kept me in check! On September 28, 2021, we officially adopted her!

How is Stevie doing in the home?

Stevie has become a happy life-loving puppy! It has been such a joy watching her blossom and become the dog she was meant to be. She is so hilarious and makes me laugh every day. She LOVES meeting new dogs and loves going on play dates with her BFF dogs.

She absolutely adores all of the fosters we have had since adopting her. She has very good mama dog instincts and loves playing with and taking care of puppies. She is still very unsure of new humans. When someone comes over, we always tell them that Stevie will bark at them for a couple of minutes and then ignore them completely.

What sort of activities do you and Stevie do together?

Stevie likes to play fetch and tug with me! She also enjoys sharing my pillow on the couch and watching TV (she is a huge Buffy the Vampire fan).

Stevie will never be a snuggly, attention-seeking dog but that’s ok. She likes to snuggle in the mornings and she sometimes snuggles at night when everyone is relaxing, but she mostly likes to snuggle Blue or hang out by herself.

Does Stevie have any funny quirks?

Stevie loves to be dirty; we call her our dirtball princess! She is a treasure and I will never regret our decision to adopt her.

Why do you think people should consider adopting a shelter pet?

Easy, they are the best!! I think we kind of have a responsibility to help them if we have the ability. Shelter dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities, so there is truly a dog for everyone somewhere within the rescue community. It is also very satisfying to watch them blossom and become the dog they might not have been able to become without you. The love of a shelter dog is just so immense and beautiful, there is nothing else like it! I have also made very good human friends within the rescue/foster community because it’s a great way to bond with people who have the same moral interests. I promise you won’t regret giving a shelter pet a second chance at life! If you are not ready for the full time commitment, I highly recommend fostering.

Fresh Start Fall

Summer is coming to an end, and the people and animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA are looking forward to the change in season! We’re hoping our long term residents will get a fresh start this fall. Below we’ll introduce you to the seven animals whose adoption fees have been sponsored in hopes of finding them the loving homes they have been patiently waiting for here at the shelter.


Bolow

Age: 8 years
Likes: Comfortable beds, snacks
Dislikes: Youngsters (children under 16)
Perfect Home: One where he can be an only pet

 

Roxie – ADOPTED! 

Age: 1 year
Likes: Belly rubs, playing with toys
Dislikes: Waiting for her second chance
Perfect Home: One where she’ll get plenty of walks

 

Deuce – ADOPTED! 

Age: 4 years
Likes: A good meal, leaning against his human friends
Dislikes: Itchy skin allergies
Perfect Home: One with large breed experience

 

Sparkle- ADOPTED!

Age: 9 years
Likes: Having lots of attention
Dislikes: Cats, birds, and small animals
Perfect Home: One where her people are as excited about life as she is


Pinky

Age: 5 years
Likes: Squeaky toys
Dislikes: Sharing attention with other animals
Perfect Home: One where her people will be patient as she learns how to be a pet

Karma

Age: 1 year
Likes: Snacks, time in the sun
Dislikes: New situations
Perfect Home: One where her people will help her learn to trust

 

Brooks-ADOPTED!

Age: 2 years
Likes: Other cats, if properly introduced
Dislikes: Waiting for a forever home
Perfect Home: One where she’ll be brushed to keep her beautiful fur tangle-free


To learn more about our Fresh Start Fall animals, click here and read their complete bios! A special thanks to Chris Kubik from Canines of Cork for doing a photo shoot with some of our long term residents!

Compassion in the Community | September 2022

Giving back to the homeless animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA is as easy as getting a cool treat for your pup or attending a fun fall event! Here’s a look at how our community is giving back in September.

Dairy Queen Pup Cups – All Month Long
Treat your pup and shelter animals at the same time! During the month of September, Mid Atlantic Dairy Queen owned locations will be donating all proceeds from Pup Cup sales to local animal shelters including the VBSPCA. The funds will be split evenly between four local shelters. Click here to learn more and see the list of the 14 participating Dairy Queen locations.

Equi-Kids Fall Festival – September 17th
Stop by the VBSPCA booth at the Equi-Kids Fall Festival on Saturday, September 17th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Meet adoptable animals, learn more about our mission, and shop for the pets and animal lovers in your life. Proceeds from all merchandise purchased at our booth will go directly to our animals.

Puttin’ for Paws Charity Golf Tournament – Spots Filling Fast!
Join us for the 21st Annual Puttin’ for Paws Charity Golf Tournament! The event will be held Friday, October 7th at Red Wing Lake Golf Course. Participants will enjoy a day of golf as well as lunch, unlimited beverages, and an awards dinner. Proceeds go directly to the animals of the VBSPCA! This event sold out last year and spots are filling fast for the 2022 edition. Click here to learn more and to register.

Howl-O-Ween Pub Crawl & Costume Contest – Tickets Available Now
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.

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.

Nextdoor
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.

#VBStrong
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.

Happy Tails | Midge

Every single animal that comes through our shelter has a story. Some are complex, many are sad, but all of them get better the minute they arrive at the Virginia Beach SPCA. In May 2021, Midge was transferred to the VBSPCA by another animal shelter as a tiny kitten. She was placed in a foster home until she was healthy and strong enough for the adoption process. It was right around that time that Jon and Diana decided to visit the shelter. We recently caught up with Diana to get Midge’s full adoption story.

When did you adopt Midge?

July 22, 2021

How did you find Midge?

Jon wanted a kitten and searched and searched. He would find one but POOF! it would get snapped up very quickly (as so many kittens do.) So he decided to just pop in to the VBSPCA for a visit and check things out in person. And there was Midge.

How is Midge doing in the home?

Wonderfully!!!! She made herself right at home immediately (despite the fact that there were already 2 adult, female cats in our home) and she’s ruled the roost ever since.

What sort of activities do you and Midge do together?

Everything! She loves to “supervise” our cooking and cleaning and doing the laundry. She helps Jon feed our birds every morning. And she always helps scoop poop.

How has Midge enriched your lives so far?

Jon was diagnosed with cancer in March 2021 and Midge helped keep his spirits up through chemotherapy. [A happy update: Jon is now cancer free!] She’s funny and sweet and fearless and fun and makes us laugh throughout each and every day. Midge has even managed to bring our other two cats out of their shells – we’ve seen a dramatic change in their activity levels. They actually play now! Midge makes friends with everyone who walks through our door and we’ve even taken her on play dates with friends’ and family’s cats!

Does Midge have any funny quirks?

Known as “Midge The Mighty Kibble Hunter”, Midge “hunts” her kibble. She won’t just stand at the bowl and eat it straight from it. Nope…she stalks the bowl and digs out one piece at a time sending it skittering across the kitchen floor. Then she chases it down and pounces on it. Sometimes she sends it under the rug and then stalks it and chases it. As soon as she eats her “kill” she starts the hunting process all over again with another, single piece of kibble.

She also hunts bugs like no other – no matter how small or fast, if there’s a bug of any sort within a mile of Midge it’s a goner.

And any bag, no matter the size or shape – and this includes ladies’ purses – will get investigated by her. During Jon’s treatment, nurses would come to the house for post-surgery visits, and Midge would crawl in their purses and backpacks.

Why do you think people should consider adopting a shelter pet?

By taking home your new pet, you also make room at the shelter for another animal with nowhere else to go.

VBSPCA Clinic Policy Update

Beginning August 15, 2022, the Virginia Beach SPCA will reinstate its income cap for all veterinary clinic services except spay/neuter services. The income requirement was modified in March 2020 in an effort to ensure veterinary care was accessible to those who were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the overwhelming need for veterinary services in Hampton Roads, we have made the decision to reinstate our policy to ensure that we are serving those most in need of our services.

The income cap will not impact existing clients of the VBSPCA Clinic. Please feel free to schedule appointments and continue your pet’s care at the clinic, regardless of income.

For new clients of the VBSPCA Clinic and Walk-In Vaccine Clinics:

  • Low cost veterinary services and walk-in vaccine clinics are offered for households with an annual income of $65,000 or less. You will be asked to provide proof of income by presenting your most recent tax return form before services are provided. If you are unable to present a tax return form or your income has significantly changed since your most recent filing, please bring in an alternative form of documentation. The income cap is waived for military members and first responders.
  • The income cap does not apply to spay/neuter services. This includes services both at the VBSPCA Clinic and on the VBSPCA Neuter Scooter. We offer these services without restriction in an effort to reduce the homeless animal population in our community.

    To learn more about our clinic services and pricing or to request an appointment, click here.