Every time you adopt a pet from the Richmond SPCA, you enable us to save the life of another orphaned animal in great need, and finding a great companion has never been easier! Not only do you save a life by adopting a homeless pet, their companionship may even improve your health. Read more about the health benefits associated with pet ownership.
Specials & Discounts
When you arrive at the Richmond SPCA, you'll be asked to fill out an Adopter Survey. This one-page survey gathers information about your expectations of pet ownership and helps us determine which animals might best suit your lifestyle. Based on the results of the survey, you'll receive a color-coded Guest Pass to help guide you to cats or dogs that best meet your expectations.
- Picture ID with your current address (if current address not available, please bring current utility bill).
- Proof of age (you must be 18 or older to adopt a pet from the Richmond SPCA).
- Proper form of payment (cash, credit/debit card, money order, Richmond SPCA gift card). Checks are not an accepted form of payment.
- A carrier for your adopted kitty or a leash and collar for your adopted dog. These and many more wonderful items for your new pet may also be purchased in our gift shop.
Click here to learn more about Meet Your Match™ for Cats
Click here to learn more about Meet Your Match™ for Dogs
Take the interactive online Meet Your Match Survey.
$99 per dog or cat of any age; when you adopt two pets on the same day, the fee is $185. Adoption fee includes spay or neuter procedure, age-appropriate vaccinations, free behavior helpline support, a packet of valuable discount coupons and special offers, and more! In addition, all pets adopted from the Richmond SPCA will be microchipped prior to adoption. A microchip is inserted under your pet's skin and serves as a permanent form of identification. Registration with 24PetWatch for the first year is included. All Richmond SPCA alumni (and altered housemates) also qualify to become clients of the Clinic for Compassionate Care.
A potential adopter may place a reservation on a pet they meet at our Robins-Starr Humane Center. These reservations require a $20 deposit. We allow reservations to be placed on pets for two reasons: to allow another household member to meet the pet and/or to allow pet-to-pet introductions (typically resident dog meeting potential new dog). A 24-hour reservation may be placed on adult dogs weighing more than 25 lbs. and adult cats. A 4-hour reservation may be placed on pets under 6 months of age or any dog weighing 24 lbs. or less. If the reserve requirements are satisfied and result in an adoption, the deposit will be applied toward the adoption fee; otherwise, the deposit is non-refundable.
Our adoption center is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Click here for directions to our center. We also have cats available for adoption at two Richmond-area Petco locations (Short Pump and Carytown locations) and host mobile adoption events at locations throughout the Greater Richmond area. If you are interested in adopting one of our cats from a Petco location, please call our adoption desk at 521-1307 and an adoption counselor will schedule an appointment for you. Click here for locations.
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
Throughout the month of June, we're reducing the adoption fee for all adult cats at our Robins-Starr Humane Center. This special applies to any feline age 6 months or older. View some of our cats that are currently available for adoption at www.richmondspca.org/cats.
Seniors for Seniors Adoption Special
Adopters age 60 or older who adopt a cat or dog age 5 years or older are eligible for a $50 adoption fee. Adoption of a cat in this program will also include a cat starter kit, cardboard scratcher and a toy. Adoption of a dog in this program will also include a leash and collar, food and water bowl and a toy. Learn more at www.richmondspca.org/seniors.
Please visit our Adoption Events page to see more special events and offers.
For more information about these promotions or about adopting a pet from the Richmond SPCA, please call us at 804-521-1307 or stop by our Robins-Starr Humane Center at 2519 Hermitage Road in Richmond. Adoption specials are not combinable.