We require potential adopters to
Be at least 21 years of age
Fill out an application form
Submit to a home visit prior to adoption
Provide adequate written proof of permission by landlord to house a pet if renting a house or apartment
No dog will be adopted out to a home that does not have a secure area, preferably a crate (locking a dog in a room is not acceptable and is a recipe for disaster), for the dog to be in when the adopters are not at home. A newly adopted dog does not understand why he is in your home. Until he learns to trust you, and understands that your home is his, there is a strong possibility that he will try to get free and run back to the shelter which he knows as his home.
Adopters are responsible for having their dogs vaccinated against rabies as well as licensing their pet in their municipality.
Southside SPCA is a private facility and reserves the right to deny an adoption to anyone it feels does not meet adoption requirements.
The Shelter is located 60 miles west of Richmond on U.S. Route 360 in Meherrin, Virginia. We hold puppy/dog adoptions at PetSmart on Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond every Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Adoptions at the shelter are by appointment only. Adoption fee is $75.00, this includes:
Free Vet Visit
1 month free ShelterCare pet insurance
We have cats and kittens for adoption 7 days a week at the Pet Club stores: Ridge Shopping Ctr., Parham Rd., 282-0790; Huguenot Village Shopping Ctr., Huguenot Rd., 272-3540; Glen Eagles Shopping Ctr., Ridgefield Pkwy., 741-5078. And Pettails Pet Center in Genito Crossing Shopping Center at the corner of 360 and Genito Road. The adoption fee is $75.00, this includes:
Free Vet Visit
2 months free ShelterCare pet insurance
Before you adopt a dog or cat, please read our
"Before You Adopt" page in the Education section