Canine and Feline Behavior & Body Language

ONLY $5 registration fee!



12 PM to 6 PM
Mill Point Park in Downtown Hampton

Bring Your Pup for:

Live Music • Craft Brew Tastings •  Food Trucks

Costume Contest for Pets & People with CASH Prizes!

Dog Walk • Raffle • Vendors • Local Rescues

Games & Activities for You & Your Pooch!



Festival Activities:

    • i-mMsTctt-SCostume Contest and Parade for pets and people with cash prizes + more!
    • Pet contests and activities:  Dog Cake Walk – musical chairs style, peanut butter eating contest, cupcake eating contest, Bobbing for Tennis Balls, and Reverse limbo for small dogs and big dogs
  • Local Animal Rescues
  • Canine & Pet CPR Demonstrations
  • Vendors and Artisans
  • Dog Walk along Downtown Hampton’s beautiful waterfront and through the historic district all to benefit the PSPCA Animals


We have a number of volunteer opportunities for individuals and organizations before and on the day of the event.

Sign Up To Volunteer!

Free Microchip Scan & Low Cost Microchip Clinic

Does your pet have a microchip? Have you checked to make certain that the information is up to date?

One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.
Let’s make sure your furry friend can get home!

********** FREE Microchip Scan ***********
**********Pet Microchip Clinic – ONLY $25 ************
**********No Appointment Necessary******************

Please ensure your dogs are on a leash & your cats are in a carrier.
#MicroChip #CheckYourChip
#PetSafety #PetCare

SPCA Valentine’s Day E-Cards

Give a gift for your special sweetheart this Valentine’s Day! We will send a Valentine’s Day E-Card on your behalf. Give a gift and select your Valentine’s Day E-card.

Valentine’s Day E-Cards

Select your Valentine’s Day E-card.

Boxer pup waiting for treat

1. Boxer Treat


2. Dachshund Rose


3. Brown Dog Be Mine


4. Hang In There Kitten


5. Kitty Heart


6. Pug Miss You

Fur Ball Success

Sit.Stay.Shine.Success!Fur Ball 2013

The Peninsula SPCA’s sixth annual Fur Ball 2013 fundraiser held on Saturday, February 2 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, raised $166,000!  With the dedication from our contributors, sponsors and volunteers, we are thrilled to announce the Peninsula SPCA 2013 Fur Ball funds raised increased by 78 percent compared to last year’s Fur Ball and for all of our homeless animals. These monies raised will be a vital part to the transition of becoming an Adoption Guarantee Organization.

Every year at Fur Ball, the Peninsula SPCA auctions the coveted title, Fur Ball Spokes Pet for some lucky pet to represent the Peninsula SPCA’s Fur Ball. The item is an exciting opportunity to show off your pet! The winner will be featured on the Peninsula SPCA’s website and all Fur Ball promotional materials. We are excited to announce this year’s winner for Fur Ball 2014 Spokes Pet, Ellie Nellie Noodles!

Bow Wow! Ellie Nellie Noodles is a smooth-haired boarder collie, English pointer mix rescue and she is infinitely excited to be the new Fur Ball 2014 Spokes Pet!  Laura Brown, SPCA Board Member and 2013 Fur Ball Chairman, was ecstatic when her winning bid won Ellie Nellie Noodles the coveted Spokes Pet title.  “I cannot believe she won!  Ellie Nellie Noodles is the Fur Ball 2014 Spokes Pet!” Picture above features Laura Brown and Edward Fiscella with Fur Ball 2014 Spokes Pet Ellie Nellie Noodles on the red carpet during the pet parade.

For the first time, Fur Ball sold out! At this year’s event almost 400 guests and 55 pets filled the Hampton Roads Convention Center’s ballroom. New this year was an exclusive V.I.P. pre-party for our top sponsors and their guests! As always our traditional guests enjoyed cocktails, live music by Tidewater Drive Band and during dinner sweet sounds performed by The Strolling Silver Strings from Norfolk Public Schools, a joint presentation of the Music Education and Programs for the Gifted of the Norfolk Public Schools that is a specialty to the event.

Thanks to our Auctioneer G. Amory LeCuyer from Hampton House Auctions, we set a new record by raising $38,900 during the live auction. Contributors won prizes including an African Safari Trip, Bahamas vacation, a trip to historic Charleston, Churchill Downs Tickets and an exclusive American Flag Flown over Afghanistan that was given with sentimental patriotic pride.

Most important, we would not be able to execute this event without dedicated volunteers. Thanks to over 165 volunteers who helped the night of the event as well as the months leading up to Fur Ball. Our volunteers assisted with event set-up, decorations, silent auction, care for guests’ pets as pet escorts and greeters during the evening.

“This year’s Fur Ball was an important kick-off event for our transition to becoming an Adoption Guarantee Organization. in 2013. We will soon face the reality of operating the shelter without the assistance of contract revenues from our local municipalities, so we thank the generous contributions from our community for this will be vital to the transition to saving the lives of  homeless pets on the Peninsula,” states Ellen Thacker, SPCA Executive Director.

View Fur Ball 2013 Photo Gallery! 

The Peninsula SPCA thanks all of our generous sponsors!  Red Carpet Sponsors:  Ferguson and Smithfield. Waggin’ Tails Sponsors:  Judy and Henry Morris, Donna and James Thornton, and York River Electric, Inc. Fat Cat Sponsors: Laura Y. Brown and Edward G. Fiscella, VEI Homes, and W.M. Jordan Company. Muttini Bar Sponsors: Dr. and Mrs. Robert Snyder, Red Arrow Products Company, L.L.C., TowneBank. Purrfect Paw Sponsor: BayPort Credit Union, C&F Bank, Sentara CarePlex Hospital, VCA Boulevard Animal Hospital, and Virginia Health Services. Mutts & Meows Sponsors: 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union, Bosh Global Services, The Commonwealth Company, M. Price Distributing Company, Spectrum Foundation, Todds Lane Veterinary Hospital and Lucille and Frank Wagner. Puppy Love Sponsor: James Reade Chisman, Link, Jacobs, & Link D.D.S., Jeff Reid, The Spencer Group at Morgan Stanley, Villanueva Agency LTD. Nationwide Insurance, and Whitman, Requardt, & Associates, LLP.

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

Dog & Cat of the Year Photo Contest

Pet Photo Contest

The Peninsula SPCA invite all animal lovers to vote and fundraise to help find loving homes for abandoned animals on the Peninsula.

Who doesn’t want to show how cute their pet is to the world?  Simply create an account, upload your picture and campaign for votes to win.  $10 per pet photo, 100% donation to the Peninsula SPCA.

The dog and cat with the most votes by Friday, November 2 will be named Dog & Cat of the Year.  Could be a better time to vote than now!  As of October 11, 2012 contributors have raised $2,532!  All the money raised will go directly to the care and welfare of the animals at the SPCA.  The contest ends Friday, November 2 so keep voting before it is too late.Share the picture with your friends and ask them to vote.For more information, contact Leslie Magner, Community Outreach Coordinator at 595-1399 ext 104 or

Paws for a Cause Dog Walk & Festival

Thank you to everyone who participated during Paws for a Cause Dog Walk & Festival. Thank you to our supportive sponsors, fundraisers, teams, vendors and exhibitors. Thank you to our event sponsors York

River Electric, Inc., Cathy & Matt McQuade, fundraisers, teams, vendors and exhibitors who participated during 2012 Paws for a Cause Dog Walk & Festival. Congratulations Kim Goodwin, Squeaker is th 203 Paws for a Cause SpokesPet! Kim’s efforts to raise over $1,000 made her eligible to enter Squeaker into the 2013 Spokepet raffle drawing. But the luck of the draw, he was the winner!

Couponing for Paws SPCA Challenge


The Peninsula SPCA is seeking couponers of every skill level to enter the new “Couponing for Paws SPCA Challenge for the Couponers will bring donations into the Peninsula SPCA and earnings will be recorded every Friday until Friday, August 3, 2012. Two winners will be decided in two categories. First, by calculating the total retail value of product donated. Secondly, the greatest overall savings of product donated. One winner for each category will win TWO free human tickets to Fur Ball 2013 ($500 value) at the Hampton Roads Convention Center February 2, 2013. Valid store receipts must be submitted with donations and all donations are tax deductible for participants.animals. This challenge welcomes participants to clip those coupons for the animals. “Couponing for Paws SPCA Challenge” will open early registration online on Thursday, June 7th, 2012 at 9 a.m. and registration is free. The early registration will allow our participants to prepare their couponing strategy before the official launch of “Couponing for Paws SPCA Challenge” on Monday, July 9, 2012 and end on Friday, August 3, 2013 at 5 p.m. The registrants that enter the challenge will start their shopping for the animals. To enter online today, complete the entry form below.

The Peninsula SPCA is always in need of everyday supplies for daily operations including paper towels, cleaning products, trash bags, laundry detergent, and office supplies. Most importantly, the Peninsula SPCA is always in need of dog and cat food, kitten and puppy chow, canned food, cat litter, and delicious treats for our animals. A donation wish list will be posted weekly with up-to-date needed supplies online at 

“The Peninsula community is very supportive in donating many items for our animals. However, we have hundreds of cats and dogs in our care daily. We may go through 1,000 lbs. of dog food in any given week and approximately 250 lbs. of cat litter in a day. This challenge was created to encourage a fun way to donate items for animals!” says Vicki Rowland, Director of Marketing and Programs.

For more information, email Leslie Magner or call at 757-595-1399 ext: 104.