Adopting at the Peninsula SPCA

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. But please keep in mind, some pets are adopted on the same day they arrive, so 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 Dogs and Adoptable Cats

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 by its owner we ask them to complete a questionnaire that helps us to 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 it has 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 its 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 $60 – $155 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
• ASPCA Meet Your Match- Take our Feline-ality Cat Adopter Survey

Dog adoption fees range from $75 – $250 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

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

Adoption Process

Before you visit with a shelter pet, please complete the adoption application and be sure to let us know which animal you are interested in meeting. You can find all of our adoptable pets on our website under the adopt tab.

Complete adoption application – we will ask you to complete a short adoption application telling us a little about yourself. This helps us to determine if the pet is a good match for your home. Every pet is different and may do better in certain environments.

Completing an adoption application does not necessarily guarantee a visitation. Especially now, during COVID, we are operating by appointment only and are overwhelmed with interest. We receive hundreds of applications every week and often numerous applications for a specific pet. We do our best to respond to applications, but if you don’t hear from us it may mean the pet has been adopted. We will keep your application on hand for 30 days after submission and will let you know if another pet becomes available that we think may be a good match.

Visitation: Once we receive your application and have identified an appropriate match for you and your family, we will contact you to schedule a visit. Visitations are held Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment. We will work with you to find the soonest and best time for you to visit. Unfortunately, we can not hold animals for an extended period of time, especially if there is a lot of interest in the same pet. Due to COVID, we are doing many dog visitations outdoors (weather permitting) as we are limiting access to the building. If you have another pet in the household, we may ask you to bring the pet to do a meet n’ greet with the shelter pet. It is always better for the first meeting to be in neutral territory.

Once you have spoken with an adoption counselor, done a meet n’ greet with your existing pets, and we all agree this is a perfect match, it’s time to begin the adoption process.

What you will need:
1) Firstly, adopters must be 18 years of age to adopt a pet from the PSPCA.

2) Picture ID – this must be a driver’s license with your current address. Military ID’s are not accepted.

3) 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.

4) Rent or Own – If you rent your home 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. If you rent a house, 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.

5) Breed Restrictions: Some apartment complexes may be pet-friendly, but do have breed restrictions. We may need to confirm this with the leasing agent, so anything you can provide can help speed up the process.

6) Adoption fee: Adoption fees for cats & dogs can vary depending on age, medical condition, 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 Partnering 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!