Empty the Shelters Adoption Event

From October 1st to October 15th, we’ll be participating in BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Fall National “Empty the Shelters” Adoption Event! Adoption fees will be just $25 for adult dogs and cats!

Updated Hours

We’ve updated our hours for the fall season! In order to better meet our community’s needs, we’ll be extending our weekday hours.

Evening adoption appointments can be scheduled throughout the week by emailing [email protected], calling (434)973-5959 or submitting an adoption application on our website! We hope to see you soon!

Adult Dog Adoption Special

In an effort to find the animals currently in the SPCA’s care loving homes and make space for incoming animals, the shelter is offering FREE adoptions for adult dogs older than six months from Tuesday, August 22 to Saturday, September 30. Find your new best friend at the shelter today!


The SPCA offers a competitive employee benefits package including free medical and dental insurance, a safe harbor matching 401k plan, generous paid time off, in addition to vision, disability, and life insurance options. Click here for more information!

Adopt An Envelope!

Want to support homeless animals but unable to adopt? We have the solution! You can now adopt an envelope which will help cover medical expenses for animals in our care! Find an envelope that hasn’t been adopted and donate the corresponding amount using the link below. In return, we will mark the envelope as adopted with a red heart and send you a letter detailing how your donation helped a pet in our care.

After all the envelopes have been adopted, we will randomly select one lucky winner to receive an SPCA tote bag packed full of merch and other goodies! Thank you for your support!

Whiskers & Tales 2023 Newsletter

Read about the difference the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA has made in the lives of homeless animals in our 2023 Whiskers & Tales issue!

Angus, the dog featured on our cover, was transferred to us from the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA. He went from never knowing what life inside a home was like to hitting the jackpot with his new family. Angus is proof that old dogs can learn new tricks and that every pet deserves a second chance. Thank you to the Kapp family for giving Angus the life he always deserved!

And thank you for supporting our lifesaving work!