Closed on 1/18/22.

Due to winter weather, we will be closed on 1/18/22. Amazing staff are at the shelter caring for the pets.

Registration for the 9th Annual bow-WOW-walk is OPEN!

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA will be hosting our 9th Annual bow-Wow-Walk on Saturday, April 23rd at Boar’s Head Resort. The last in-person K-9 2.5K to support the animals and lifesaving programs of the CASPCA was a huge hit in 2019- we saw over 500 walkers and their pets! This year, the event will begin at 9:00am and feature human and doggie entertainment, canine competitions, treats for both humans and their pups, and animal-friendly sponsors!

New this year, we’ve eliminated registration fees! All registered participants that donate/fundraise $50+ on their personal fundraising page will be eligible for our exclusive 9th Annual bow-WOW-walk tshirt!

Register yourself or create a team today!

Long Stay Feature: Bruno

Bruno is one of those dogs you just have to meet. We promise, HE IS WORTH IT! He is a perfect 5 years old, which means he doesn’t have puppy energy, has all the house manners he needs, and isn’t too old for adventure. If the adorable photos don’t do it for you, he will win your heart over with his personality and keep you hooked. His weakness is pets and tennis balls. It’s kind of embarrassing how much he loves people, but that’s one of the reasons we love him. <3 He is the definition of unconditional love.
He is one of our long-stay dogs that for some reason keeps getting overlooked. There’s not a mean bone in his body and he will love you to death! Click on his photo to submit an application. Questions? Email us at

Community Cat S/N Services

We offer free spay/neuter services for community (feral) cats living in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. For community cats living out of our jurisdiction, there is a $60 fee for spay/neuter services. 
These services include:

  • The spay or neuter surgery, (kittens must be at least two months old and weigh two lbs. to be eligible for surgery).
  • FVRCP & Rabies vaccines, (kittens must be at least three months old to receive Rabies vaccinations).
  • Post-op pain medications.
  • Ear tipping of the cat’s left ear to indicate sterilization.

 Click here to schedule an appointment!