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Who We Are

The Pet Assistance League of Virginia (PAL) created in 1986, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. Our mission is to recover; foster; and, when necessary, socially and medically rehabilitate as many homeless and abandoned animals as possible throughout Prince William, Stafford, and Spotsylvania Counties in Virginia for ultimate relocation into permanent, responsible, and loving homes. What we really are is a group of softhearted animal lovers - exactly like you!

Adopting a Friend

Persons interested in adopting fill out an application and undergo a personal interview to discuss qualifications, attitudes concerning pet care, and ability to maintain the pet and comply with the adoption requirements for the life of the animal. Upon approval, an adoption contract is then completed to document understanding of and agreement to all responsibilities with regard to your newest family member.

All animals are current with required shots and immunizations as well as being either spayed or neutered. Dogs have tested negative for heartworm disease and are on preventative. Cats have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. To help defray a small portion of the costs for food, supplies, and medical care while in our foster program, the current adoption fees are $200 and up for a dog (depending on the dog),and $125 for a cat.

Meeting the Animals

Our adoption events are held every Saturday, from 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m., in the Dale City Petsmart located at 13337 Worth Avenue, between Prince William Parkway and Potomac Mills Mall. Click for map.

The first step in the adoption process is filling out an application. You can fill out an application at Petsmart during the adoption event.

Once your application is approved, a home visit will be scheduled. The purpose of this home visit is just to ensure that there is a good match between the potential adopter and the pet. Because of the home visit requirement, PAL is not able to adopt outside of the immediate area.

Help PAL Help Homeless Animals!

PAL graciously accepts donations of dog and cat food, supplies, medications (not expired) during our adoption events on Saturday. Currently, PAL is in dire need of both food and monetary donations. If you'd like to contribute please see the information further down about the items were are in need of and ways you can donate. If you'd like to donate items instead of cash, you can bring the items to the Dale City PetsMart during our adoption events (Saturdays from noon to 6pm). Otherwise, please contact a PAL volunteer at for more information on when and where non-cash donations will be accepted. Several veterinary hospitals work with PAL to get us the most discounted rates possible; however, the costs still add up. Another way you can help PAL immensely is to make a donation of a payment on PAL's account at one of these veterinary hospitals.
Occoquan Animal Hospital
Woodbridge Animal Hospital
Princess Anne Animal Hospital
White Oak Animal Hospital

You can also make cash contributions via our PayPal link below.

PAL is TOTALLY staffed by volunteers, so ALL contributions go directly to help the animals. Rescue expenses include food, supplies,
and ever mounting veterinary bills for routine care and treatment for handicapped or other special needs animals in PAL's care.

PAL's Wish List

If you are able to come visit in person, here are a few of the items on PAL's wish that our rescue is in need of on a regular basis:

Dog & Cat food (canned & dry) Pet Store Gift cards Towels & Blankets
Paper towels Dog & Cat treats Dog & Cat toys

If you are unable to come in to see us, you can still help the PAL pets by providing for them through our Wish List!
Click on the Amazon Wishlist link below to view the items on our list. Once purchased by generous supporters like you,
Amazon ensures the items will be delivered directly to PAL. You can also help PAL by shopping at AmazonSmile!
When you log on to your Amazon account through AmazonSmile and shop as you normally would, PAL receives 0.5%
of the price of your eligible purchases! Click on the image below to get started and select the Pet Assistance League of Virginia
as your AmazonSmile charity. Then every time you shop through AmazonSmile (,
PAL also receives a donation! It costs you nothing extra to signup and shop at

Help PAL by donating your old cell phones and ink cartridges!

PAL has Partnered with LaCroix Tees and Hendrick Boards!

Just click on the links below to be taken to the PAL page set up by these terrific animal-loving orgnizations!

Or Get Your Official PAL T-Shirts at!

Help support PAL by choosing Paws and Claws Photography.
For every sitting booked from PAL Paws and Claws Photography will donate $20 to PAL in your name.
Paws and Claws Photography specializes in unique portraits of pets and their people.
We come to the location of your choice!
Click to view the Paws and Claws Photography gallery.

Pet Assistance League of Virginia
P.O. Box 1076
Stafford, VA 22555
Adoption Hotline: 540-659-5018
Click here for a list of pets in this rescue Information:

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