Southside SPCA

Our Pet List

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs)

Happy Whiskers (Adopted Cats)


PetSmart Hanover Square South, 7225 Bell Creek Rd., Mechanicsville (adoptions Wed 5-7, Sat 12-2 and Sun 3-5).
Meet our adoptable kitties at the Hanover Square South in Mechanicsville 7 days a week, during regular store hours. Regular adoption fee is $ 70.00 for kittens and $ 50.00 for cats 6 months or older, check for in-store specials!


Come meet our new arrivals! Lots to choose from! - Big ones, small ones, and every size in between. Visit the shelter and meet ALL the dogs! Please call (434-736-9595) or email ( first for an appointment.

Adoption Applications can be found at our website: under the "Adoptions" tab.

Stop by and meet some of our wonderful dogs at PETSMART on Carmia Way in Chesterfield (off Midlothian Tnpk) every Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. If you want to meet a particular dog at PETSMART, please fill out an application online at our website


We're on FACEBOOK...come join our group "Friends of Southside SPCA" and share stories, see photos and learn about upcoming events!!
Our shelter construction is finally complete and we need your help with donations and volunteers. Please sponsor a spay/neuter, or shots for an incoming dog or cat! Just $25 will immunize a new adoptable pet, $40 will cover necessary testing, $100 will cover spay/neuter and immunizations. Southside SPCA is funded entirely by caring individuals like yourself and receives no support from State agencies, Federal agencies, or national rescue organizations. Your donations of cash or dog/cat food are gratefully accepted. We also accept donations for our Thrift Store in Keysville, Tail Waggers. Thrift Store proceeds go to the shelter to help the animals. Our next goal to achieve is equipment for a spay/neuter clinic onsite!


Dedications may be in honor of, or in memory of, friends or loved ones. Bricks may have up to 48 characters (including spaces and punctuation, 3 lines of max 16 characters each). What better way to leave a lasting tribute! Please add a brick or two (or more!) to the facade of the shelter! Stop by our Open House October 19th and see the bricks! A $250.00 donation will add a brick to the fascade of Heidi's House, the Puppy Building or The Otter Cove Dog Building.
Please donate to our much-needed spay/neuter assistance fund! Donations can be sent to Southside SPCA, P.O. Box 66, Meherrin, VA 23954.
Donate a Bed We have chosen Kuranda dog beds for our animal shelter because they are so good for our dogs. We still don't have enough for all of our kennels. If you would like to donate a bed so another dog can sleep in proper comfort, please click here.


Southside SPCA is a no-kill, non-profit animal shelter in south central Virginia, in operation since 1975, serving 12 rural counties , and run entirely on donations. We are located 60 miles west of Richmond. We provide love, humane care and shelter for abandoned animals and strive to provide them with loving, responsible homes. We do not use any extreme temperament tests, nor do we believe in euthanasia as a means to control the pet overpopulation problem. Our dogs are carefully evaluated, if there are any behavioral problems they are addressed prior to adoption.

Matching dogs/cats and families that are compatible is our priority. We promote spay/neuter programs and do our best to educate the public about this ever-present problem. No animal leaves our shelter's system unaltered. Please spay and neuter your pets. There are many programs that provide low cost spay/neuter. This is the only way to reduce the euthanasia of adoptable pets.


We hold dog adoptions every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at PETsMART Carmia Way, Chesterfield (off Midlothian Turnpike). Adoptions at the shelter are by appointment only. Adoption fee is $140 and includes: spay/neuter, up to date shots and free vet visit. (Our dogs are tested for heartworms and kept on a monthly preventive). If you would like to visit the shelter, call (434) 736-9595, email:
Our Adoption Applications can be found on our website:
We do allow out of state adoptions to approved homes, please contact us for details.

Our cats and kittens are adopted through the Hanover Square South PetSmart, 7225 Bell Creek Rd., Mechanicsville (adoptions Wed 5-7, Sat 12-2 and Sun 3-5). The cats/kittens are housed there 7 days a week for your convenience. The adoption fee for cats $50 and kittens is $70. All cats and kittens are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, tested negative for feline leukemia/aids, flea treated and come with a free vet visit.

Sponsor a pet through our PAWS Program

You can sponsor a dog (or cat) at the shelter thru our PAWS Program. In return for your monthly donation, you will receive a letter each month from your dog (or cat). For more information, please visit our website, or contact the shelter at (434) 736-9595, email Or ask about our PAWS program at our adoption site.


From Richmond: Take U.S. Rt. 360 (Hull Street Rd.) west about 60 miles, we are on the left, directly on 360 in Meherrin, VA. Please call first, adoptions are by appointment only.
P.O. Box 66
Meherrin, VA 23954
Phone: 434-736-9595

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