50,136
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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PROGRAMS OF PET COMPANIONSHIP

In addition to all the services the Richmond SPCA provides to pets, a variety of human services are offered to the greater Richmond community. To make a gift to benefit these companionship services, click here. If you would like to give your time, click here. Read more about the health benefits animal companionship brings to humans. To learn how you or your community or organization's residents or clients may benefit from these programs, please call 804-521-1324.

Paws for Health
Richmond SPCA volunteers and their carefully screened pets visit local hospitals, nursing homes and retirement communities. Participating facilities include the Ronald McDonald House, ManorCare, Ginter Hall South, Imperial Plaza, Sitter and Barfoot Veterans' Nursing Home, HartFields, Dogwood Terrace and the Little Sisters of the Poor, among others.

Paws for Health was created by Dr. Kevin Connelly, former Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at MCV, who formed an alliance with the Richmond SPCA beginning in 1999. In developing the program he spent a year reviewing research, learning about other pet therapy programs, and creating strict guidelines for safety, health maintenance and risk reduction to exceed hospital standards. Click here to learn more about this program.

SAAF
Often a fear of leaving a pet behind in an abusive situation keeps abused women and families from seeking help. In collaboration with the Richmond YWCA, Hanover Safe Place and Safe Harbor, the Richmond SPCA shelters pets of women and families who leave situations of domestic abuse. The acronym stands for “Sheltering Animals for Abused Families.”

Currently there are three domestic violence shelters enrolled in the program. An average of one pet each month is sheltered at an undisclosed location, arranged by the Richmond SPCA. Click here to learn more about this program.

Seniors for Seniors
Seniors for Seniors is an adoption program that unites senior citizens with senior cats and dogs who will provide them with years of wonderful companionship. Studies show, and we have seen first-hand, that animal companionship can increase overall physical and psychological well-being, reduce instances of illness in older patients, improve recovery from ailments, lower stress, and contribute to healthier lifestyles. For more information, please visit our adoption center or contact our adoption staff at 804-521-1307. Click here to learn more.