51,031
pets' lives saved since becoming no-kill in
January 2002

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Richmond SPCA

Robins-Starr
Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
804-521-1300

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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Paws for Health

Richmond SPCA volunteers and their carefully screened pets visit local hospitals, nursing homes and retirement communities. Participating facilities include: Lynmoore Retirement Community, St. Joseph's Little Sisters of the Poor, Spring Arbor at Salisbury, Ginter Hall West and Ronald McDonald House, among others.

Paws for Health was created by Dr. Kevin Connelly, former Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at MCV, who formed an alliance with the Richmond SPCA beginning in 1999. In developing the program he spent a year reviewing research, learning about other pet therapy programs, and creating strict guidelines for safety, health maintenance and risk reduction to exceed hospital standards.

For more information about the Paws for Health program, please click here for details!

It takes a special dog and a special handler to become a Richmond SPCA Paws for Health Volunteer. Download our self-assessment to discover if your dog is a good candidate.

Would you like to know how your dog may become a Certified Therapy Dog or do you have other questions? Please call Gail Bird Necklace at 804-521-1332.