Adopting at the Peninsula SPCA

Bentley, adopted 2024

If you are thinking about adopting, you may want to start checking our website on a daily basis. Anytime a new pet enters the shelter and is ready for adoption they will be posted on our website. This can help particularly if you are interested in a certain breed, size, or age of a new pet. However, please keep in mind, some pets are adopted on the same day they arrive. If you see a pet you may be interested in, you should try to visit the shelter as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we are not able to hold pets for potential adopters.

View our adoptable animals:

We want every pet to find its perfect match! That’s why we do our best to meet with a potential adopter and learn about you! We may ask you what you are expecting from a companion pet, do you have other pets and/or children and if you rent or own your home. This information helps us identify a companion pet that is most compatible with your lifestyle.

We do the same with our pets, too!

When a pet is surrendered, we ask the owner to complete a questionnaire that helps us know more about the pet, like behavior, temperament, medical issues, current exercise routine, and nutrition. Unfortunately, some of our pets may come from a rescue or another shelter and we don’t always have this detailed information for them. However, we can share what we know and have experienced with the pet while they have been staying with us.

If you do have other pets at home, we may ask you to bring your pet to the shelter for a meet n’ greet with the shelter pet. That way you can introduce your pet to their potential sibling and see what they think. Meeting on neutral territory is usually better than surprising your pet on their home turf.

Adoption Pet Packages

Cat adoption fees range from $75-$165* (*$85-$170 starting July 1, 2024) and include the following:

  • Spay/Neuter surgery
  • FeLV & FIV tests
  • Microchip with lifetime registration
  • FVRCP vaccination (Distemper)
  • De-worming treatment
  • Frontline treatment
  • Complimentary health exam from VCA Animal Hospitals or a participating Peninsula Veterinary Clinic
  • Collar & reusable cardboard carrier
  • Coupons & food samples
    • Up to $270 worth of coupons to Care-A-Lot Pet Supply

Dog adoption fees range from $125 – $275 and include the following:

  • Spay/Neuter surgery
  • Heartworm test (if over 6 months of age)
  • Microchip with lifetime registration
  • DHPP vaccination (Distemper)
  • Bordetella vaccination (Kennel cough)
  • De-worming treatment
  • Frontline treatment
  • Coupons & food samples
    • Up to $270 worth of coupons to Care-A-Lot Pet Supply
  • Complimentary health exam from VCA Animal Hospitals or a participating Peninsula Veterinary Clinic
  • Leash & Collar

Pocket pet adoption fees vary depending on species and other factors but may range from $25-$50. Complete information can be provided for each animal during the adoption process.

We accept Visa, Discover, Master Card, & American Express.

Adoption Process

What you will need:

  • Firstly, adopters must be 18 years of age to adopt a pet from the PSPCA.
  • Picture ID – this must be a driver’s license with your current address. Military ID’s are not accepted.
  • Address Verification – We require two forms of identification with matching addresses to verify your current address. This can be done through your picture ID (driver’s license) and a second document (cable bill, water bill, lease agreement, etc.) with your name and current address.
  • Rent or Own – If you rent, we may need to verify you have permission from your landlord to have a pet. Most local apartment complexes are on file, and we are able to determine if yours is pet-friendly. We may ask you for a copy of your lease or a letter from your landlord stating you may have a pet in the house.
  • Breed Restrictions: Some apartment complexes may be pet-friendly but have breed restrictions. We may need to confirm this with the leasing agent, so anything you can provide can help speed up this process.
  • Adoption fees: Adoption fees for our adoptable animals vary depending on animal type, age, medical condition, and/or special circumstances. Adoption fees are clearly posted on the pet’s kennel card. Payment is due at the time of adoption and must be paid in full. We accept cash and credit. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept personal checks for adoptions.

Adoption Partners:

Proud supporter of the Peninsula SPCA

The Peninsula SPCA is proud to have VCA Animal Hospitals as an adoption partner!

VCA Animal Hospitals want your pet to have the healthiest start possible so they will provide your new pet with a complimentary health exam once your adoption is complete.  Details are included with every adoption package.

Care-A-Lot and PSPCA have Partnered Up to Promote Adoptions!

We are so excited to be partnering with Care-A-Lot Pet Supply!

Now, when you adopt a cat or dog from PSPCA you will receive an adoption start up kit valued up to $270!

Thank you Care-A-Lot!  Be sure to check out or visit their Newport News store at Oyster Point!