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2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

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We love to know what our precious adoptees are up to, so please keep us posted! To share news of your adopted pet, please send us an e-mail. If you would like to see your pet featured on our social media sites, please tell us in your message that we may share your update. You can also submit adoption tales and alumni photos directly to our tumblr. Thank you for adopting from the Richmond SPCA!

Looking for more alumni updates? We also share stories on our blog and other social media sites including Facebook. Please check them out to hear happy tales and see happy tails!

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Stymie and Alfalfa

My wife and I came to the Richmond SPCA looking for a kitty after losing our older cat. We took home Alfalfa, who mixed in well with the two resident adults, except they had no interest in playing with him. Two weeks later we came back for a companion his own age and came home with Stymie. They get along just great, as you can see from this picture. Real buddies!   - Jimmy


It's been a number of years since we adopted Cobi, Huckleberry and Linus, but we wanted to send you these pictures of them lovin' life! They've been such a treat to have and a wonderful addition to our lives. Thanks so much for doing what you guys do and I'm sure we'll be back someday!


Rob Bush and Casey


We adopted Maxwell (we renamed him Bachelor) on November 8, 2008 and thought you would enjoy seeing pictures of him in his new home. Thank you!    - Sara



I just wanted to send on a few pictures of a dog Mark and I got from the Richmond SPCA back in August of 2008. He was named Sergeant Reynolds, but we renamed him Winston. He is doing great, and we have fallen in love with him. He listens to commands, walks beside me on the leash or off the leash, and is wonderful with children and other dogs. Winston (center) is pictured here with a few playmates (my sister's dogs) visiting for Christmas. He also gets along great with our other dog Abe. I wanted to thank you for what you do and for matching us with a perfect dog.   - Summer


I am writing about Astrid, who is about to celebrate her first Thanksgiving with our family. She is doing very well. Her health condition, called Megaesophagus, has made a tremendous improvement. When Astrid first arrived at the SPCA she weighed only 26 pounds. She now weighs a healthy 41 pounds, has a beautiful coat of fur, and a proud prance through our neighborhood that would make any person stop and smile at her!

Astrid is what you have to call a Richmond SPCA success story. It was fate for me to meet Astrid, a pet with extraordinary needs. Sure it takes me a lot of extra time to take care of her. But you know, I do not mind the time required at all. I am rewarded tenfold. My spirits are lifted every time she jumps up using the wooden stand you made for her, using her hind legs to support her weight while she eats standing upright. Her big brown eyes looking at me are breathtaking. I have to help her. Yes, it makes me feel good as well. I look forward to many happy holidays shared with Astrid. I hope Richmonders continue to support the Richmond SPCA and adopt these homeless pets. They help us as much as we help them!!   - Bill


I just wanted to thank the Richmond SPCA for helping me to find the sweetest cat. I came to the SPCA on November 20, 2008, looking to adopt a cat. The first cat that I looked at was a huge 14 pound tuxedo cat named Pumpkin, and he came home with me that day. I decided to rename him Tobias, but call him Toby for short. He is so loving and sweet, and enjoys being wherever I am. His favorite activities are sleeping and looking at the birds on the patio. He often goes into a deep sleep, and I will catch him snoring just like a person (although not as loud). Everyone who meets Toby falls in love with him and tells him how handsome and sweet he is, and I couldn't agree more.     - Emily


In May of 2008 I lost my beloved 14 year-old Lhasa Apso, Mitzi.  She had been adopted from your wonderful organization in 1997 and we had many happy years together. I thought that I would be emotionally unable to bring another dog into my home for quite a long time. Teeny had other ideas. A co-worker had adopted from the Richmond SPCA but unfortunately was having cat-dog issues.  Teeny came to stay with me in August and that was it! She is a bundle of joy and love and I'd say we really rescued each other.   - Sharon


Just wanted to let you know that we've had Mr. Rocco for a little more than 2 months and he is absolutely awesome! He continues to amaze us with his sweet manners and is the talk of the town wherever he goes (we take him everywhere). Rocco loves to go for walks and runs...in fact, he has a distinct wide smile and but wiggle (tiny little tail) that just go crazy when he realizes it is time for a walk. We're proud of him and let everyone know that amazing dogs like ours can be found at a shelter. We love him to death - thanks again for helping us find him.       - The Lawsons


Since we adopted Morris at Christmas 2007 he has spent his free time swimming, playing in his huge yard, hanging out by the campfire, and dressing up as a pirate on special occassions (how fitting). Morris has brought lots of joy and laughter although he is just like a little boy who just can't help but get into trouble. He has learned a lot of new tricks (all on how own without training) like opening the refrigerator and freezer - he can even pull out the drawers and open the oven! Morris is a great and loyal companion and is doing GREAT! He is loved dearly.       - Lee and Ann

Hunter and Phoebe

My name is Ashley and my family and I recently adopted two kittens from the Richmond SPCA. Puss N Boots and Fatima, now better known as Hunter and Phoebe, are doing great. They have become great buddies and have a wonderful time running around their new home. It has been a long time since we had a kitten and I forgot how much fun they could be. We love them both and are so grateful to all of you at the SPCA who took such good care of them. Thank you so much!    


My name is Danielle and about 1 1/2 years ago my boyfriend I adopted a puppy from the Richmond SPCA. Abby was originally named "Erka" and was 8 weeks old when we adopted her. In the beginnind she was so afraid of absolutely everything but is incredibly intelligent and picked up going outside to "potty" very quickly. Abby won our hearts before we even left the SPCA that day and we have found a new reason to love her every day that she is with us. We simply can't imagine life with Abby now and want to thank the Richmond SPCA for facilitating an event that changed our lives- being able to have Abby in our lives.


I thought you might enjoy seeing some pictures of Taylor. Taylor was a very shy girl when I adopted her on November 2, 2008. However, just one week later we now are enjoying the more outgoing yet still so sweet Taylor.



Our Tucker (formerly Owen at the Richmond SPCA) lives with us on a 12-acre farm which is all fully fenced. He has 4 acres around the house, and the other land is fenced for horses. He got to go to the pond yesterday to meet our goose - they were very scared of each other, but I'm sure they will warm up in time. I look forward to Tucker joining me when we go out for rides on our horses in the pastures.  He will have fun tagging along. Thanks to all of you for taking in these beautiful animals and finding them new homes. We just couldn't be happier with our boy. My two children adore him...he completed our family.     - Christy


After losing my beloved lab after 13 years, I couldn't stand the idea of not having a dog around. Our family visited the Richmond SPCA for a little "dog therapy" and that is where I met Sadie, formerly called Madonna. She was not in the greatest shape. She had been a stray before she was surrendered to the Richmond SPCA and was in need of some serious TLC. Today Sadie is happy and healthy. She has an acre of fenced in yard to run with her sister (a rescue lab from Oklahoma) but mostly she stays inside with the family who shower her with love 24/7. When people ask if we rescued her.....I say, no, she rescued us.

The Thompson family


My husband and I adopted Diva (then Anastasia)about four years ago. Diva very shy at first but is now very happy and a total goofball and loves to play at the dog park. She weighs about 55 pounds and is so in love with my husband. She is great and so attentive to the children in our family. She is also a True Diva - she only likes when mommy washes her and is picky about her food. Cheese puffs are her favorite snacks. She is awesome!    - The Frazier Family