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Surrender Your Pet

The VBSPCA has temporarily postponed all intakes until after November 15th. We are preparing for structural renovations that begin on November 1st, and the renovations cannot take place when we are at capacity with our population. Please check back on November 15th for an update on when this temporary freeze will be released.


We know that surrendering a pet is never an easy decision, and we’ll do everything we can to find a new loving family for your pet. We accept owner relinquishments every day of the week except for Wednesdays, pending available space in the shelter. Space is limited, so it is always best to call ahead before surrendering your pet. We are not able to provide short-term sheltering, and we do not accept stray animals. If you have a stray, please contact Virginia Beach Animal Control at 757-385-4444.

Receiving Hours
Monday: No animals received
Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

VBSPCA Shelter Phone Number: (757) 427-0070

If you’re dealing with challenging pet behavior and considering relinquishment, please contact our Behavior Support Line for guidance and support. We want to ensure that you have access to any and all resources you need before deciding to surrender your beloved animal.  Please email your contact information to behaviorsupport@vbspca.com and a certified companion pet trainer will be in touch.