Peninsula SPCA’s 85th Anniversary

Celebrating 85 years of helping pets and people in Hampton Roads.

“We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate 85 years of helping the Peninsula’s pets and people. It is amazing to see how the organization has evolved over the years, from its humble beginnings in 1938, when a small group of animal lovers created the Peninsula Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  That one act of kindness has grown into the organization we are today, with the help of many board members, executive directors, staff, volunteers, and community support along the way.  We are celebrating this milestone with, and for, all of them and the many pets and community members we helped over the last eight-and-a-half decades.” 

Megan Steele, Executive Director

Our Story

It all started with an act of kindness. View PSPCA images through the years.

Celebrate With Us!

Peninsula SPCA’s Birthday Party

Saturday, July 15th, 12pm-3pm

Enjoy cornhole, participate in a scavenger hunt, check out the new Dominion Energy Dog Enrichment Area, as well as learn about the many community resources the PSPCA provides, like the low-cost clinic, Barnyard, Humane Education programming, and more! A small exhibit that highlights the Peninsula SPCA’s origin and varied history will be on display for guests to see.

  • Each guest will be treated to a goodie bag as well as tasty cupcakes while supplies last!
  • Pupcakes for the shelter dogs!
  • Fun birthday photos with barnyard favorites, Starsky and Hutch, PSPCA’s resident miniature donkeys!
  • Every visitor will get a free raffle ticket for Chewy and Care-a-Lot gift baskets!
  • Bring a donation of dog or cat food (Pedigree and Purina preferred) and get FREE admission to our Petting Zoo!

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Acts of Kindness

The Peninsula SPCA started from kindness. Community members joined together to help animals in need, and that spirit lives on today. To honor this, the Peninsula SPCA is celebrating Acts of Kindness. From holding the door for someone to hosting your own lemonade stand for the animals, you can make a difference in your community too! Download the list below and share on social media with #PSPCAKindness to spread the love.

$2 Tuesdays

Did you know that the first adoption fee at the Peninsula SPCA was $2.00? Help celebrate 85 years of helping animals and donate $2 this Tuesday – or every Tuesday – if you’re able. As a private, nonprofit animal shelter, the Peninsula SPCA fully relies on community support to achieve its mission, and you can make a difference!

Community Support

The Peninsula SPCA could not do what we do without the help and support of our community. Thank you to our community partners who have joined us in this celebration!

  • Pints for Paws at 1700 Brewing – Sunday July 16th, 12pm-5pm. Hosted by Heart of VA Artisans. Bring your pup out for a day at the brewery, to support, celebrate and bring awareness to the Peninsula SPCA! There will be puppy pools for Fido to cool off in, raffle prizes, and more! All tips and raffle proceeds will be donated to the Peninsula SPCA. Click here for more information.
  • PAW-looza: Capstan’s Pawsome Pet Food Drive & Celebration – July 22nd 12pm-10pm. Join the fun at Capstan Bar Brewing Company starting at noon until 10 pm for a pet food drive and a day of fun! Bring your furry friends and enjoy a craft brew while supporting our local pet and adoption shelter. We’re all about wagging tails and wet noses at Capstan, so let’s come together to make a difference in our furry friends’ lives! Click here for more information.
  • Anne Companion Photography’s Pet Portrait Fundraiser – July 29th through August 5th! For a donation of $30 for one pet or $40 for two pets (all species welcome!) you will get a short photo session and one 5×7″ portrait of your pet(s). The entire session fee will be donated to the SPCA; no further purchase is required but special pricing will be available if families would like to purchase additional prints. Sessions will be by appointment only. Click here to schedule.