Welcome to Friends of Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center

Friends of Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center Web Site at RescueGroups.
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You might see a cat or kitten for sale at a Virginia Beach pet store and assume that buying a cat is the only option. Or you might, as many people do, believe that a cat for sale from a store or a breeder in Virginia Beach is somehow “better” than one you might find for adoption in a Virginia Beach animal shelter. This is a common misconception, and it couldn’t be further from the truth. The cats and kittens available for adoption at your local shelters and rescue groups are wonderful, sweet, healthy companions who are homeless through no fault of their own. Many times, animals end up in shelters simply because their former owner encountered a financial hardship and could no longer afford to care for them, or perhaps even lost their own home. Whatever the reason, most cats and kittens in shelters are great former pets who have lived in homes, and are often already litterbox trained.
Billy the Kidden Rescue has dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens for adoption. Adopt a pet in Virginia Beach, VA.
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Hopes run high that Hampton Roads residents in PETA’s own backyard will open their hearts and homes to help. PETA has teamed up with Chesapeake Humane Society, Chesapeake Animal Services, Chowan-Gates Animal Shelter, Danville Area Humane Society, Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center, and Virginia Beach SPCA to take the animals in for adoption and foster care. Rakki-Inu Akita Rescue has dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens for adoption. Adopt a pet in Virginia Beach, VA.
Photo provided by FlickrBrownie's Low Rider Rescue has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Virgina Beach, Virginia.
Photo provided by FlickrGreat Dane Rescue Of the Commonwealth has dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens for adoption. Adopt a pet in Virginia Beach, VA.
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The Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center handles approximately 7000 animals annually. Many of the animals that arrive are strays with no health or behavior history.
For this reason, the Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, the Virginia Beach Police Department or the City of Virginia Beach cannot offer any form of guarantee as to the health or temperament of the animal being adopted. We will make every reasonable effort to ascertain the overall health and behavior of the animals we have available for adoption to the public, however the ultimate responsibility for choosing the right pet lies with the pet adopter.
If you adopt an animal from our shelter and if for any reason the pet is not suitable, simply return it to our shelter.Have you ever seen an adorable cat or kitten up for adoption and featured on your local news channel? Those great cats and kittens aren’t rare finds! They are the norm, and just about everywhere – including right here in Virginia Beach – there are too many pets and not enough homes choosing to adopt them. Unfortunately, many animals are still not spayed or neutered resulting in thousands of unwanted cats and kittens each year.