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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Information about adopting puppy mill dogs

Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet from the Richmond SPCAJenna with Bruce, poodle from North Carolina puppy mill

As the adult dogs rescued from the North Carolina puppy mill come available, we will first be contacting individuals who have previously visited our center and placed their names on our wish list looking for small dogs

Our aim is always to make the best possible match between pet and new family, so we would like to share more information about puppy mill dogs in particular.  These dogs come from horrible conditions, and have likely never known the love and compassion that caring pet owners will provide. In their lives, they have not been handled, groomed or housebroken. They have never been inside of a home with stairs or carpet; they have never felt grass under their feet. Due to their past, it takes them longer to assimilate into a home and to accept love. They require even more patience and encouragement than most new pets.

At the Richmond SPCA, we believe that every life is precious, purebred or not. We have hundreds of deserving pets looking for homes every day, so please come by and visit with the many others also awaiting adoption. If you do not find a love match on your visit, we welcome you to sign our wish book. The wish book is kept at the adoption desk and is refreshed every three weeks. We do not take requests for animals via phone or e-mail.

To learn more about our adoption process and how to Meet Your Match at the Richmond SPCA, click here.