Adopt a Pet

Come to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter to visit our pets, or use PetFinder to view some of the pets available for adoption at the shelter.

For a smooth adoption experience, bring:

  • Current Virginia driver’s license or picture identification with current address.
  • There is an adoption fee of $60 for dogs and cats
  • Check or cash. The Animal Shelter does not accept debit or credit cards at this time.

Each dog or cat will have undergone the following procedures prior to the adoption

  • Spay / neuter surgery
  • Age-appropriate preventative vaccinations
  • FELV / FIV testing for cats
  • Heartworm testing for dogs
  • Microchips for dogs
  • Rabies vaccine for dogs and cats over 4 months of age


  • At the time of adoption, dog owners will be required to purchase a dog license.

For more information visit the Chesterfield County Animal Services Unit

This information is provided by Chesterfield County, Virginia, a FIRST CHOICE community

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