About Us


Pets available for adoption at the Richmond SPCA are synchronized to PetFinder using an automated system. We are working with PetFinder support to resolve some technical problems with upload of photos. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit our website, www.richmondspca.org, where pets at our center are current and updated in real time as they become available and are adopted to loving homes. 

Dogs: http://www.richmondspca.org/dogs 

Cats: http://www.richmondspca.org/cats 

Adopting A Friend

Every time you adopt a pet from the Richmond SPCA, you enable us to save the life of another orphaned animal in great need, and finding a great companion has never been easier! 

When you arrive at the Richmond SPCA, you'll be asked to fill out an Adopter Survey. This one-page survey gathers information about your expectations of pet ownership and helps us determine which animals might best suit your lifestyle. Based on the results of the survey, you'll receive a color-coded Guest Pass to help guide you to cats or dogs that best meet your expectations.

Please visit www.richmondspca.org for complete details about our pets, programs, events and more!

Click here to learn more about Meet Your Match™ for Dogs

Information about current adoption fees and frequently updated adoption specials and discounts can be found on our website at www.richmondspca.org/adopt. 

Who We Are

The Richmond SPCA, founded in 1891, is a non-profit, no-kill humane organization dedicated to the principle that every life is precious. The Richmond SPCA is a national leader in humane care and education, having developed numerous lifesaving programs and services including those dedicated to adoption, rehabilitation, sterilization and education. The organization saves the lives of 3,000 homeless animals each year and cares for approximately 350 cats and dogs daily.

Our Mission is to practice and promote the principle that every life is precious. 

At all times and in every way, we are advocates for animals. We provide for their safety and comfort, strive to alleviate their suffering and work to place them in homes that provide a responsible lifetime commitment to them. We speak out publicly to promote and defend their interests. We oppose all forms of animal cruelty. We promote spaying and neutering to achieve and retain a no kill community. We oppose any taking of the lives of healthy or treatable animals and do not participate in such conduct ourselves. We provide services that promote responsible pet ownership and humane attitudes toward all life.

Come Visit Us

Our Robins-Starr Humane Center is located at 2519 Hermitage Road in Richmond. 

Adoption Hours

  • Monday: noon to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Friday: noon to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.

We also have cats available for adoption at Richmond-area PETCO stores (Short Pump and Carytown locations), and our Tail Wag'N can be found throughout the Greater Richmond area for mobile adoptions. Click here for locations.

When you visit to adopt, please bring: 

  • Picture ID with your current address (if current address is not available, please bring a current utility bill)
  • Proof of age (you must be 18 or older to adopt a pet from the Richmond SPCA)
  • Proper form of payment (cash, credit/debit card, money order or Richmond SPCA gift card). Checks are not an accepted form of payment. 
  • A carrier for your adopted kitty or a leash and collar for your adopted dog. These and many more wonderful items for your new pet may also be purchased in our gift shop. 

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