231 Fest Adoption Event

Swing by 231 Fest on June 10th! We’ll be there from 12-3pm with some adoptable dogs! See you there!

Missing Dog – Poppy Seed

Poppy Seed escaped from her foster home on the morning of 6/8. She was last seen around the cross section of Roosevelt and Cherry. She is timid around men. Do not chase. Please keep an eye out for Poppy Seed and let us know if you see her!

New Summer Hours

In order to help us prioritize animal care, quality animal placements, and increase pet retention, we’ll be operating under new summer hours for walk-in appointments from June through September!

Evening appointments can be made throughout the week by emailing [email protected] or calling (434)973-5959.

We will continue to accept stray animals as normal throughout the summer months!

Stop by and see us today!

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! Choose an envelope 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!


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!

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!

Volunteer with us!

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a fun and rewarding place to spend your time. Help the animals enjoy their time at the shelter while they wait for their forever homes. We currently need volunteers to clean cat cages and dogs kennels, greet guests in the lobby, process applications, prepare for surgery, assist with canine playgroups, and build foster kits.