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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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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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Probelm Barking- Barking is one form of verbal communication in dogs, along with whining and howling. Barking serves a variety of functions and it is normal for a dog to bark from time to time. It's no fairer to expect a dog to never bark than it is to expect a person to never speak! However, when dogs bark incessantly this can be problematic for both the pet guardian and surrounding neighbors. This workshop will cover how to manage different types of barking in your home- such as demand barking, excitement barking, and alarm barking. It will not discuss barking through fences or reactivity towards people or other animals outdoors while on walks. There will be time at the end of the session for questions about your individual dog and his or her behaviors.

Please leave your dog at home for this workshop, humans only!
Single class scheduled on 8/6/2018 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 vaccinations and at least 6 months old.
Single class scheduled on 8/20/2018 at 6:30PM
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