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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.
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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 Training Classes

We invite you to enroll yourself and your pet in one of the many classes and workshops offered by our expert instructors. Registration fees are per dog and multiple handlers can attend per dog.

Please use the drop-down to change the calendar to view the next month's classes. Click on the class title to see class details and to register onlinePlease note: The classes listed on the calendar only represent the start date and most class sessions are 7 weeks long. If you would like to register by phone or would prefer to pay by check, please call 804-521-1332. 

Winter Classes and Workshops now enrolling (December – January)

  • Agility B – January 8
  • Agility - Short Sessions - January 6; Agility Performance, Agility B and B/C
  • Flyball – Intro to Flyball class on January 17               
                   Flyball Run Throughs – Thursdays in December (RSVP required)  
  • Good Start Puppy 1 & 2 – January 7
  • Manners and Behavior classes – Canine Manners, House Manners, Surviving Adolesence, Managing a Reactive Dog, Tricky Manners 
  • Workshops –  Problem Barking – December 15
                            How Dogs Communicate – December 17
                            Jumping – December 29

If the class you are interested in is full or you'd like to see an additional topic offered, please contact us and we may be able to add additional sessions or can put you to our waitlist.

For these and other questions, please call 804-521-1332 or email

Richmond SPCA Pet Training Class Calendar
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Flyball Run Throughs Recurring event
Instructor/Host: Emily Neal

Thursday, December 27, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyball Run Throughs are a great way to continue practicing skills learned in class or an opportunity to try out the sport with your dog. You are not required to have previous flyball experience, however keep in mind that this is not a regular class with full instruction. 

If you are looking for a flyball class, please register for our next session of "Intro to Flyball". If there are no classes currently open then email us  to be added to the interest list.   

Dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and at least 1 year old. Dogs must be tolerant of other dogs and people in a high-energy environment. Dogs should have basic obedience training and be able to safely work off leash with their handler. Your dog needs to be in good physical condition to run, jump, and make quick turns, and mentally developed to understand the obedience skills noted. 

Please RSVP for each date you plan to attend no later than 24 hours in advance. Keep in mind that the instructor will not come to the facility unless there are people who have RSVP'd by 6:30pm on the previous day. 

You will be emailed within 2 hours of start time if the run through is cancelled. Cost is $10 per dog and is due when you arrive. We can only accept check or cash (checks should be made out to: Richmond SPCA).  

If you are not a current class student who has already submitted your dog's vaccine records, please read requirements and instructions below.
Location: Richmond SPCA
Robins-Starr Humane Center
Track & Training Center
2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
Fees: $10 (cash or check) paid to instructor
Contact: Gail Bird Necklace (804) 521-1332 or gbirdnecklace@richmondspca.org
Calendar: Richmond SPCA Pet Training Class Calendar
Category: Public Training Classes


Weekly on Thursday until 12/27/2018
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Important vaccine requirements: Please read!

All dogs are required to be up-to-date on the following vaccinations at least seven days prior to the start of class (protective titers also accepted):

  • Rabies — for all dogs ages 16 weeks and older, updated annually or every 3 years (per your veterinarian’s recommendation)
  • Distemper/Parvo — updated annually or every 3 years (per your veterinarian’s recommendation), puppies must have had at least two sets prior to class and by 16 weeks of age
  • Bordetella — updated annually

You or your veterinarian must send us proof of current vaccinations or protective titers at least seven days prior to the start of class*.

You may email records to: classes@richmondspca.org or fax to: (804) 823-7788. You may also drop off a printed copy of records at our front desk, attention Gail Bird Necklace.

*If you are registering fewer than 7 days prior to class, please call: (804) 521-1332. Please do not plan to attend the first class unless you get a confirmation from us.

If you would like to provide a vaccination waiver from your veterinarian, please send it to: Kyla Finck or fax to: (804) 823-7788 attn: Kyla

All waivers must be approved by our veterinarian and management team.