About Us


Meet the love of your life at Richmond Animal Care& Control! We have kittens and puppies as well as friendly, beautiful, healthy adult dogs and cats! Stop in Wednesday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, noon until 5:00 p.m. or Sunday, noon until 4:00 p.m.

Please visit www.richmondgov.com/AnimalControl/index.aspx for complete details, programs, events and more!

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We need volunteers to help with dog and cat adoptions throughout the city on Saturdays and at community events. Complete training is provided. Please contact Paula.ritter@richmondgov.com for details and a volunteer application.

Donations are always needed and very much appreciated!

Towels, blankets, cat and dog toys and treats, washable pet beds, baby food, kitten food, peanut butter, pet carriers and stuffed animals of every size. We also need newspapers and shredded paper. Donations may be dropped off anytime at our shelter at 1600 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, VA  23222.

Adopting A Friend

A compassionate, professional staff is eager  to help you adopt a new friend!

The fee to adopt a cat, dog, puppy or kitten is $100. This fee includes the following services: your new friend comes home to you spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heart-worm tested (dogs), FiV, FElV tested (cats) and micro-chipped.

Visit all pets available for adoption at ras.petfinder.com. Call the adoption line at 804-646-5575. Adoption hours: Wednesday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, noon until 5:00 p.m. or Sunday, noon until 4:00 p.m.

Who We Are

Please visit the pets available for adoption at Richmond Animal Care & Control!

if you have never visited the public animal shelter in your community, you are missing out on a bounty of healthy, social, friendly cats and dogs waiting to join your family!

Richmond Animal Care & Control conducts pet adoptions and provides humane care for stray, injured, lost, found,  abused and relinquished pets. All cats and dogs available for adoption are vaccinated, spayed and neutered.

A professional staff investigates animal cruelty, enforces rabies laws and issues pet licenses. Assistance is provided to city residents in need of pet lost and found services, low-cost spay/neuter resources and other humane services designed to help pet owners care for their beloved family members!


Come Visit Us

Richmond Animal Care & Control is located at 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222. Conveniently located near downtown Richmond, RAC&C is neighbor to Virginia Commonwealth University and the neighborhood communities of Jackson Ward, the Fan district, Ginter Park, Churchill and Carytown.

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Available Animals

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