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 rehome.adoptapet.com. 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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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.
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
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
The Louisa County Animal Shelter is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund®, #ThanksToMaddie.