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

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Richmond SPCA

Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

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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Animals speak a language all their own, and we can help you translate!

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. The Richmond SPCA is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund®. This generous support enables us to provide our Behavior Helpline, in addition to other important programs, to the pets and people in our community at no or low cost. #ThanksToMaddie.

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
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