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

Hello! Woof! Meow!

(not required to
browse site)

search our site:

Like the Richmond SPCA on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  Read our blog on typepad
Dogs available for adoption  Follow the Richmond SPCA on tumblr  Cats available for adoption
Richmond SPCA YouTube channel  Check out our photos on flickr  instagram

Richmond SPCA

Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

Closed Sunday, Sept. 30

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.
Donate Today
Charity Navigator: Four Star Charity


We know that the role of a veterinarian often extends beyond medical care. Pet owners look to you and your staff for advice and support on a variety of topics, and there are services offered by the Richmond SPCA that can alleviate some of this burden and provide help to pet owners who may be in need of assistance. If you would like to schedule an information session about any of these topics, please call 804-521-1332 or sign up online here.

Services for pet owners include:

Free behavior assistance by phone (804-643-SPCA) or e-mail (behaviorhelpline@richmondspca.org), free online behavior resources (www.richmondspca.org/behavior) and in person behavior consults ($35 fee).

Assistance with pet rehoming, pet-friendly housing and more. (www.richmondspca.org/safetynet or 804-521-1306)

Classes for dogs using positive reinforcement in our state-of-the-art Robins-Starr Humane Center (www.richmondspca.org/training).  These classes (or shorter “a la carte” versions of them) can also be offered at offsite locations including veterinary clinics.

Services for veterinarians and veterinary clinic staff include:

Free educational sessions about dog and cat behavior and training and more, at our facility or in your office. These sessions may be attended by your staff only, or by clients that you choose to invite.

We hope that you will consider passing along information about our services, which are designed to keep pets in good, loving homes and out of shelters.

If you would like to schedule an educational session, please call 804-521-1332 or sign up online here.

Referrals to the Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital

The Clinic for Compassionate Care began providing low-cost, full-service veterinary care to the pets of low-income families on March 5, 2012 on a pilot basis; in January of 2016 the pilot clinic moved to its permanent home, becoming the Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital. Local veterinary practices may refer clients who are unable to afford regular prices for their pets' care. More information can be found on our hospital's frequently asked questions page.

For information about referring a client, contact Tori Williams, senior hospital manager, twilliams@richmondspca.org

Thank you for helping keep our community’s pets healthy!