Adopting a Pet
Animals in custody of Greensville County are eligible for adoption unless the Animal Control Officer (ACO) feels that the animal would impose a danger to the new owner or other residents. All animals adopted from the Greensville County Animal Shelter are required to be spayed or neutered unless they meet a special breed provision. The current adoption fee is $25.00 per animal to adopt any dog or cat at the Greensville County Animal Shelter. Animals may be adopted directly from Greensvile County Animal Shelter. Doris Ozmar (Animal Control Officer) can be contacted at 434-637-0052 and will be glad to assist you with the process. Virginia law says that we have to keep a dog for 5 days so that the owner can claim it before we can put the dog up for adoption.

If you are interested in a particular dog before its available date please phone Doris on 434-637-0052. We would like a dog to go to a new home or rescue as soon as possible after its 'available' date.

Make sure that you are able to take your dog home on the day you adopt it. We will not keep a dog for you after its 'available' day.

If you are interested in adopting an animal please remember we operate on a first come, first served, basis to adopters which means WE DO NOT HOLD ANIMALS while you make up your mind or go on vacation.

When looking for that new family member please remember to really think about the things you and your family want and need in a pet that fits the family lifestyle. Get to know your breeds! Some breeds require more space, exercise and circumstances than others. Even if you are going to adopt a mixed breed, look into what it's primary breed needs in a home, environment and exercise. Your new family member needs to be wanted by everyone in the family and included in your daily lives to be truly happy. Click here for more information on how to find the right dog.

Adoption Fees
Adoption fee for a dog or cat is $25 (non-refundable). State law requires that anyone adopting a shelter animal must have it spayed/neutered.

Visiting Greensville County Animal Shelter
Please phone us on 434-637-0052 to check that the dog or cat you want to visit is still available. Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays.
255 Falling Run Road,
VA 23847 Location Map of Emporia, VA.

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