Animal Shelter

Please note:
The Animal Shelter will be closed on August 22nd.
Sorry for the inconvenience.


Mission Statement


The Louisa County Animal Shelter operates under guidelines from the Commonwealth of Virginia to temporarily house stray or injured animals, provide for adoption of as many animals as possible and to humanely euthanize unwanted animals. The Shelter strives to encourage, promote, and preserve responsible pet ownership and to prevent any form of cruelty to animals.

The Animal Shelter is staffed by two Shelter Attendants and two Animal Control Officers.

Adoption Fees


  • $20 for dogs and puppies
  • $10 for cats and kittens
Adopters are responsible for the cost of all necessary shots plus spaying or neutering.

Volunteers Needed


Volunteers are a vital part of the daily operation of the Shelter. Must understand the importance of spaying and neutering and responsible animal ownership. Understand the Shelter phone is for business use only.

Must Be


  • Dependable, come when you say you will
  • Mature 13 to 17 years old are welcome only on Saturdays with a parent or guardian willing to supervise
  • Over 18 years old
  • Understand the Shelter phone is for business use only
  • Willing to clean as directed
  • Willing to get along well with people in charge, other volunteers, and the public
  • Willing to understand the importance of spaying and neutering and responsible animal ownership
  • Willing to work hard while at the shelter

Must Not Be


  • Afraid of either dogs or cats
  • Afraid of getting dirty from the animals
  • Afraid of seeing injured or sick animals

Shelter

Volunteer Responsibilities


  • Cleaning cat and dog cages
  • Scooping cat litter boxes
  • Treating all animals humanely
  • Washing food and water dishes, litter boxes, and of course puppies and dogs
  • Walking puppies and dogs