Peninsula SPCA “Special Needs” dogs get help from Petco!

GlitterExciting news – Petco, through their charitable organization, The Petco Foundation, has agreed to sponsor the adoption of one special needs dog from the Peninsula SPCA per week, through January 2014!

This means that one lucky dog per week will be available to go to their new home already spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and much more – and Petco pays the adoption fee!

If you’re ready to open your heart and home to a new “best friend,” come and meet the “Petco Dog of the Week” at the Peninsula SPCA!

Glitter, the adorable Shih Tzu pictured with her new owner, is the first pet to be sponsored by Petco. Glitter is 11 years young and housebroken, and with Petco’s help, she was able to find her forever home on October 14th!


Paws for a Cause Registration Open

Paws Fundraising Update









The earlier you pre-register the sooner you can begin collecting pledges for our animals. Peninsula SPCA’s Paws for a Cause Dog Walk & Festival will be on Sunday, September 22 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Mariners’ Museum Park on Warwick Boulevard (across from Warwick High School) Register today!

Fur Ball Sold Out

Captain Frank 2013 Fur Ball SpokesPet

Captain Frank 2013 Fur Ball SpokesPet

Sit. Stay. Shine! at the Peninsula SPCA’s Sixth Annual Fur Ball Gala Fundraiser on February 2, 2013 from 6:00- 11:00 p.m., at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The SPCA is proud to have Ferguson and Smithfield Foods as the presenting Fur Ball Red Carpet Sponsors. Fur Ball Tickets are no longer available.

“Ferguson is honored to help the Peninsula SPCA on its quest to become an adoption guarantee shelter,” said Denise Vaughn, Ferguson’s Director of Corporate Communications. “At Ferguson, we’re not only passionate about our work, but we’re also passionate about doing well for our community. This includes securing the best care and helping find forever homes for our community’s homeless animals.”

“BARK! BARK! WOOF! WOOF!” exclaims 2013 Fur Ball SpokesPets Captain Frank and Carolina. Speaking on their behalf are owners Cathy and Matt McQuade, “We are pleased to be representing the SPCA 2013 Fur Ball fundraising event.  We are proud to be helping the Peninsula SPCA raise money so they can help all the other adoptable animals in need of a new home.  Carolina and I give Fur Ball a “paws up” event. We hope you will support our furry friends at the Peninsula SPCA.”  Captain Frank and Carolina, two dachshund doggies won their title as the 2013 Fur Ball SpokesPet during last year’s live auction. These lucky dogs will be leading the Parade of Pets on the red carpet during the evening and will enjoy a tart beverage from the exclusive “Muttini Bar”, sponsored by Red Arrow Product Company.

At Fur Ball, you will be greeted with the sounds of The Strolling Silver Strings, a joint presentation of the Music Education and Programs for the Gifted of the Norfolk Public Schools.  You and your pet can spend a glamorous evening while supporting the orphaned pets at the Peninsula SPCA.  Dance the night away with live entertainment from Tidewater Drive Band, enjoy cocktails, and fine dining catered by Embassy Suites.

To help raise funds, guests may participate in the Fur Ball’s live and silent auction. Auctioneer will be G. Amory LeCuyer from Hampton House Auctions. Contributors may win prizes such as a Bahamas vacation, Wintergreen Resort escape, and a trip to historic Savannah, Georgia.  If you wish to give to the event auction, please contact Leslie Magner at 757-595-1399 ext: 104.


Carolina, 2013 Fur Ball SpokesPet

Leading up to Fur Ball 2013, generous sponsors had donated over $60,000.  This year we are striving to exceed $100,000 to help orphaned and sick animals at our shelter. Sponsorship packages range from $250 up to $15,000.  If you are interested in helping to save the lives of animals, visit our sponsorship opportunities.


Chick-Fil-A Pet Food Drive

Chick-Fil-A Patrick Henry Mall Food Court gives back to homeless animals.


Chick-Fil-A Patrick Henry Mall Food Court is hosting a pet food drive through October for the Peninsula SPCA.  Donate a bag of Purina or Pedigree pet food and get a coupon for a free chicken sandwich.  Newspaper and shoe boxes are being collected as well.  Shop til’ you drop in the mall then swing by Chick-Fil-A to donate to the Peninsula SPCA!

Pet food drive ends on Howl-O-Ween, Oct 31!

Call Leslie Magner, Community Outreach Coordinator, 595-1399 ext 104 or email for more information.

SlimDown…ShowDown raises money for SPCA

Weight Loss competition benefits the Peninsula SPCA

Dr. Clark’s Center for Weight Loss Success will host “SlimDown…Show Down” season 2 weight loss challenge.  Six teams of two will participate for free during their 12 week Weight Management University™ weight loss program.  The winners will be determined by the greatest amount of weight lost and the greatest amount of money raised.  The funds will go directly to the Peninsula SPCA to support their mission to adopt out and find new homes for animals on the Peninsula.  This is the participants’ chance to lose weight, promote health and wellness, have fun and raise money for homeless animals at the Peninsula SPCA.

The competitors include:

The Purple Team: Friends Thru Thick & Thin participants Kasey Steele & Cassie Lehnhardt

The Red Team: Team Epstein with Dana & Philip Epstein

The Blue Team: Team Pomoco includes Crystal Hogge & Dwight Powell

The Green Team: Habitat Mommies are Claire Ramirez & Rebekah Hutson

The Pink Team: Team Farrington members are Tammy & Melissa Farrington

The Gold Team: Team Deli Girls include Deborah Vaccarelli & Kimberly Rose

“A healthy cause for furry paws.”  Season 2 participants motivation motto.

Support the Peninsula SPCA and your favorite team.

For more information, contact Leslie Magner, Community Outreach Coordinator at 595-1399 ext 104 or