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Richmond SPCA

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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.
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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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Please note: You may register for more than one class at a time using this registration form.

  • If you would like to learn more about these classes before signing up, please visit www.richmondspca.org/classes and search for classes and descriptions on our calendar.
  • If you have questions about the registration process, please call 804-521-1318 or e-mail info@richmondspca.org and we will do our absolute best to assist you within one business day (Monday through Friday).
  • If you have questions relating to class content, requirements, schedules, etc. please call 804-521-1324 or e-mail classes@richmondspca.org.
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This presentation will discuss how to help dogs who are uncomfortable and untrusting when in proximity to unknown humans. The behavior these dogs display may range from avoidance of people all the way to barking, growling, lunging, etc. when in the presence of a stranger. We will discuss how to help these dogs when being introduced to a stranger both inside and outside the home, and how to manage their behavior when guests come into your home. This workshop is for people only, please leave pets at home.
Single class scheduled on 10/6/2018 at 2:15PM
This workshop is designed to help identify and discuss basic solutions for dogs who display signs of anxiety when separated from their human family. This may be when they are completely alone, or separated from a specific person. We will discuss the symptoms of separation anxiety in dogs and the various resources available for treating the problem. Extra time is scheduled to review and answer questions about each attendee's individual animal and situation. This workshop is for humans only, please leave pets at home!
Single class scheduled on 10/15/2018 at 6:00PM
Bringing Home Baby - How to make this a happy event for Fido and Fluffy too! This workshop is designed to help parents and their canine and feline family members prepare for a new baby in the home. We will offer education and helpful hints about making this transition as seamless and stress-free as possible. While this not a dog or cat training class per se, we will offer behavioral insights and recommendations regarding specific training needs and concerns. Topics will include tips on making sure you and your pet work through any changes in your pet's routine and lifestyle prior to the birth of the baby, manners, socialization, the big day the baby comes home and more. Please leave pets at home, this workshop is for humans only!
Single class scheduled on 11/7/2018 at 6:30PM
This workshop will cover non-aversive techniques for training dogs to remain on the ground when greeting their human family and guests. We will discuss the differences between greeting or eliciting attention when humans are standing, sitting, or in motion. We will also go over how to help with jumping due to excitement at times such as meals and while being leashed. Enrolled dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines and at least 4 months old.
Single class scheduled on 11/11/2018 at 2:45PM

This workshop will address how to train dogs who put their mouth on you in a friendly manner, meaning they are not biting but displaying behavior that is inappropriate and may be uncomfortable for the human. Topics will range from how to handle basic mouthing to get attention or during play, up to what to do when the dog becomes so worked up they are difficult to calm. We will go back and forth between training with the dogs and discussing what to do at home, so please bring several items for your dog to chew on during down times to help keep them calm (such as Bully Sticks or stuffed Kongs). Enrolled dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and at least 4 months old.
Single class scheduled on 11/11/2018 at 4:30PM
Leash Pulling - 2-part workshop is held on consecutive days, both days are WITH dogs. This workshop will discuss the reasons why dogs pull and how humans unintentionally teach their dogs to pull harder. We will cover training and management techniques to make walks more enjoyable for both dogs and their human families. All dogs should come with well-fitted collars or harnesses and a standard 4 or 6 foot leash. Absolutely no retractable leashes. The humans should bring lots of soft treats your dog really enjoys as well as a way to carry them, such as a treat pouch. Both humans and dogs will be moving a lot during these workshops. Enrolled dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and at least 4 months old. This workshop is not appropriate for dogs who are reactive to people or other dogs (barking, lunging, etc). Additional handlers are welcome.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 11/24/2018 and ending 11/25/2018 at 10:00AM