Adoptions

Viewing Appointments
Viewing appointments are from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call the animal control assistant to make an appointment to view the animals.

PetFinder
The animals are posted on the Petfinder website under Powhatan Animal Control. You can also view them by liking us on Facebook.
Adoption Process
  1. You will be required to fill out an Adoption Application (PDF) regarding the animal you wish to adopt (there are no same day adoptions).
  2. You will receive notification in 1 to 2 days as to whether or not your application has been approved. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone.
  3. If approved, arrangements will be made to pick up your new pet at that time.
Adoption Fee
The adoption fee is $25 (there is no fee to fill out an adoption application).

Age Requirements
You must be 18 or older to adopt. To view the animals, you must be 18 or be accompanied by an adult.

Sterilization Agreement
Virginia law requires that a sterilization agreement be signed. This agreement states that you will have the adopted animal sterilized within 30 days. If you do not live in a surrounding county, the dog or cat will have to be sterilized before it leaves our facility. This will be at your expense.