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Adopting a Pet

Adopting a pet is easy. If you'd like to search our available animals, click on the Pet Finder button below. Or, contact us directly at the shelter to see if we have what you are looking for. New pets come in on a daily basis. Beagles or hounds? We have lots of those! We have many wonderful adult cats to chose from, and kittens are plentiful during kitten season. Please consider adopting an older animal, that may already be housebroken, spayed or neutered, and be quieter around the house. If you find a specific animal you are interested in, please click here to fill out an application. You can bring it by the shelter or fax it to us at 434-946-2173.

Our prices for adopting an animal: (as of June 1 2010)

Cats/kittens - $80

Adult Dogs - $125

Puppies, small dogs and purebreds - $150

Senior dogs (six years and over) - $75

Senior cats (six years and over) - $50

Anyone adopting a special needs animal receives a 20% discount.

These fees cover the cost of spaying or neutering the animal, a health check, rabies shot and fecal exam. Most animals will also have had their first set of shots before being adopted. Please keep in mind that this is very inexpensive, as the cost for spaying or neutering alone can be well over $100 at most vet hospitals!

Adoption Center Hours

Monday - Friday 11am-4pm

Wednesdays open until 6pm.

Saturday - 9am - 1pm

Sunday - Closed

We will also be open by appointment if you cannot get to the shelter during regular business hours. Please call Andrea at 434-929-3825 for after hours appointments.

We are located at 318 Shelter Lane, Amherst Virginia. You can reach us by phone 434-946-2340. Email us at

Directions to the HSAC Adoption Center: From 29 South of Amherst (business) take Coolwell Road, then left on Bobwhite Road, go 1/2 mile and left on Shelter Lane. Our facility is at the end of this road and all turns are marked by Animal Shelter signs.

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