Animal Shelter


Hello shelter supporters and community members. Thank you for checking out our page. 

Our main focus is on reducing the overall number of animals housed at the shelter through adoptions and fostering. 

Finding a Stray

We are asking for stray homing assistance in the County. If you see a healthy looking animal wandering, take its picture and post on our Facebook page along with its location, nearest address or cross streets. Please do not remove it from its neighborhood at this time. Our Facebook page is an excellent resource for finding a strays owner.

Rehoming Your Pet

Owners should do everything possible to hang on to their pets or rehome their own animals. Encourage friends/family to take the animal. We can provide re-homing options by posting on our Facebook page and Sites such as Nextdoor and Craigslist are helpful as well. 

General Information & Programs

Our Mission Statement

The Louisa County Animal Shelter operates under guidelines of the Commonwealth of Virginia providing humane sheltering, care, adoption, and redemption of stray and surrendered animals. We strive to eliminate pet overpopulation by encouraging spay/neuter of animals, increase the public awareness by educating our citizens on responsible pet ownership, and to prevent any form of animal cruelty.

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Amazon Wishlist

All help is appreciated! You can send items to us from our  Amazon Wishlist, or drop off items at our shelter during hours we're open to the public. We post on our  Facebook page when we're really in need of a particular item.

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Volunteer Information

  • Cleaning cat and dog cages
  • Scooping cat litter boxes
  • Treating all animals humanely
  • Washing food and water dishes, litter boxes, and of course puppies and dogs
  • Walking puppies and dogs
Must Be
  • Dependable, come when you say you will
  • Mature 13 to 17 years old are welcome only on Saturdays with a parent or guardian willing to supervise
  • Over 18 years old
  • Understand the Shelter phone is for business use only
  • Willing to clean as directed
  • Willing to get along well with people in charge, other volunteers, and the public
  • Willing to understand the importance of spaying and neutering and responsible animal ownership
  • Willing to work hard while at the shelter
Must Not Be
  • Afraid of either dogs or cats
  • Afraid of getting dirty from the animals
  • Afraid of seeing injured or sick animals


thanks-to-maddie-colorThe Louisa County Animal Shelter is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund®, #ThanksToMaddie.