VBSPCA celebrated the grand opening of our Satellite Pet Supply and Adoption Center in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach on Friday, February 20th. At 11 am Dia DuVernet, CEO of the Virginia Beach SPCA, Trish Blue, VBSPCA Chairperson, Dr. Linda Rice of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, and Barry Tomlin of the Breeden Company cut the ribbon and ushered onlookers into the new shop.
The Satellite Pet Supply and Adoption Center will allow the VBSPCA to expand our geographical footprint, increase marketing exposure, and enhance our ability to further serve the community. Our goal is to link over 750 additional dogs and cats with loving homes through this new center each year.
Occupying 1600 square feet of prime retail shopping space at Providence Square Shopping Center in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach and housing up to 10 dogs and 14 cats at any one time, the center offers a conveniently located “pet boutique” designed to eliminate the stigma of shelter pets. Adoptable cats and dogs are available seven days a week, with pet-related products for sale to benefit the VBSPCA.
The center is the first of its kind in Virginia and is modeled after successful adoption and retail centers operated by nonprofit animal welfare organizations in California and Arizona.
With a “soft opening” on January 24th that saw lines outside before the doors opened and the adoption of nearly every available animal on the first day, a Grand Opening and ribbon cutting is planned for February 20th at 11am.
The new Pet Supply and Adoption Center is located at 941 Providence Square Center, Suite 983 Virginia Beach, 23464. For more information, please click here.