• Mental Health Awareness Month: The Benefits of Pets As we find ourselves in May, Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s an opportune time to explore the significant ways pets can enhance our mental well-being. Pets have long been celebrated for their companionship, but recent data underscores just how impactful they can be on our mental health. […]

  • Spring is in full bloom, and it’s the perfect time of year to participate in some Spring Cleaning! This year, don’t forget to include your pets in your seasonal reset. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your furry friends have their best and safest summer yet!   Deep Cleaning Start your spring […]

  • April 30th marks a special occasion in Charlottesville—in a modest yet meaningful historic moment, the City of Charlottesville has officially declared April 30th to be “Adopt a Shelter Pet Day”. This day is not just a chance to bring a new companion into your home; it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve […]

  • Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week! Last year, we had over 19,800 logged volunteer hours – that’s equivalent to about 10 full-time employees! Our volunteers work selflessly and tirelessly to enhance our capabilities as a shelter, and we truly could not do this life-saving work without them. Our volunteer program recently went through an overhaul, with fresh […]