45,015
pets' lives saved since becoming no-kill in
January 2002

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Richmond SPCA

Robins-Starr
Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
804-521-1300

 Adoption Hours
Mon. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Lora Robins Gift Shop Hours
Mon. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Donation Drop Off Hours
Mon. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Susan M. Markel
Veterinary Hospital

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admissions Hours
Mon. - Fri. by appointment.
Administrative Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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PET BEHAVIOR

Animals speak a language all their own, and we can help you translate, thanks to our generous behavior helpline sponsor, Chem-Dry of Richmond!

Free Pet Behavior Help
We’ve got all the information you need to make life with your pets happy and fulfilling. We offer training classes, behavior consults ($35 fee), a behavior handout library (see below), and more! To get started, please send your behavior related questions or concerns to behaviorhelpline@richmondspca.org. You may also call 804-643-SPCA (7722). Please note: your question may be used anonymously to educate other pet owners. If you would prefer that we not use your case as an educational tool, please indicate that in your message to us. Our behavior support and training is a component of the Richmond SPCA's lifesaving Project Safety Net program.

Chem-Dry of Richmond's Pet Urine Removal Treatment
When Chem-Dry of Richmond heard the Richmond SPCA had a FREE pet behavior helpline, they knew they could help. Together, we can create healthy homes for our kids and pets.

Chem-Dry of Richmond understands the great importance of loving your pets all the time. When pets repeatedly have accidents on your carpet it’s hard not to get upset. We offer whole home solutions to pet accidents like urine, vomit and feces. Chem-Dry’s patented Pet Urine Removal Treatment is tested and proven to remove 99.9% of pet urine odor from your carpet. Click here to learn more or call 804-368-6745.

Continuing Education and Pet Training
Click here to visit our training calendar and view upcoming educational opportunities. 

Dog Behavior Information
The Benefits of an Educated Dog
Keeping Your Dog at Home
Crate Training Your Dog
Preventing Destructive Dog Behavior
Housetraining Your Puppy
Housetraining Your Adult Dog
Inappropriate Humping
Introducing Your New Dog to Other Pets
Equipment for Your New Dog 
Mouthy Behavior in Adult Dogs
Puppy Mouthing and Biting
Puppy Socialization - The Rule of 12
Puppy Development and Training
How to be the Leader of Your Pack
Fear of Strangers
Fear of Children
Resource Guarding
Separation Anxiety
Dog Handling

Cat Behavior Information
Solving Litterbox Problems
Inappropriate Scratching
Introducing Your New Cat to Other Pets
Facts About Declawing