Little Bit
Giles County Animal Shelter
678 Green Hollow Rd,
Pearisburg,
VA 24134

Phone: 540-921-2053
E-mail: dlester@gilescounty.org
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gcas14/

THE SHELTER IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

The Giles County Animal Shelter is temporarily closed to the public. We will notify the public as soon as we re-open. During this period, adoptions and limited owner surrenders can be made by appointment only by calling Bill at Animal Control on 540-235-6096.

ADOPTIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to COVID 19, shelter adoptions will be by appointment. If you are interested in an animal that is up for adoption at the shelter, call 540-921-2053 Wednesday thru Sunday, 12:00 to 3:30 pm, to schedule an appointment to come and meet them.

Opening Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday: 12pm-4pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Holidays

We are 8 miles from Pearisburg. Please call the shelter at 540-921-2053 to verify that someone will be at the shelter.

We are not accepting surrendered animals, please consider other options that are available to you.

The pet in the photo (top right) is looking for a home. Click on the picture for more information about it.

Lost your dog or cat?
Stray dogs and cats are kept for 5 days before being put up for adoption. Contact the shelter to check whether your pet is there. Some of the stray dogs and cats are featured on our Facebook Page but not all are put here so contact the shelter if you have lost your pet.

Adopting a dog?
Animals in custody of Giles 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 Giles County Animal Shelter are required to be spayed or neutered unless they meet a special breed provision. The current adoption fee is $20.00 per animal to adopt any dog or cat at the Giles County Animal Shelter. Animals may be adopted directly from Giles County Animal Shelter. State law requires that anyone adopting a shelter animal must have it spayed/neutered. You have to pay for a neuter certificate, the cheapest one we have is $89, which pays for neutering, the first vaccinations, rabies vaccine and a micro-chip. Click here to see more information about adopting from the Giles County Animal Shelter

We will not ‘hold’ or ‘reserve’ a dog by phone or e-mail or Facebook message. 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.

Find the right dog for you
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.

Please Donate to Help the Dogs and Cats
We need:
  • Canned and dry dog and cat food
  • Kitten chow (canned or hard)
  • Puppy chow (canned or hard)
  • Newspaper (Bundled)
  • New or used collars and leashes
  • Portable grooming equipment
  • Grooming brushes and shampoo
  • New and used carrying crates and kennels (Wire or Plastic)
  • Plastic or Kuranda dog beds
  • Formula for young Kittens and Puppies
  • Neonatal care items - puppy potty pads
  • Kitty Litter
  • Basic cleaning supplies
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • or you may mail a donation to Giles County Animal Shelter, 678 Green Hollow Rd, Pearisburg, VA 24134.
    On behalf of the animals thank you.

    No Squeeky Toys Please
    Toys that make a noise when you squeeze them can encourage some dogs to be aggressive towards young children because they squeek too. The device that makes the noise is usually small and can be harmful if swallowed. Some toys of this type contain a small battery which is poisonous if the dog eats it. The best toys are tuggers, tennis balls and hard chew toys that cannot be ripped apart.

    Changes to Dog Tethering Law
    From July 1, 2020, there are changes to dog tethering laws across the state of Virginia.

    The legislation expanded the definition of 'adequate shelter' for family dogs. It is illegal to leave tethered dogs outside when temperatures are below 32°F or above 85°F or when the weather service issues warnings for hurricanes, tornadoes and other severe weather.

    The legislation also increases the minimum length of a tether from 10 feet to 15 feet.

    Additionally, dogs must be provided adequate shelter during hot weather that is properly shaded and does not readily conduct heat. During cold weather, the shelter must have a windbreak at its entrance and provide bedding material (such as straw, cedar shavings, or similar) that is sufficient to protect the animal from cold and promote the retention of body heat.

    Keep your dog in the family


    Cats Needing Homes
    Please take the time to check out all the nice young kittens and cats kittens and cats here. Please contact us for more information about the cats available for adoption.

    Visiting Giles County Animal Shelter
    Please phone us on 540-921-2053 to check that the dog or cat you want to visit is still available and to verify that someone will be at the shelter.

    We are 7 miles (20 minutes) from Pearisburg via VA-100. Click here for directions

    Location Map of Pearisburg, VA.






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