How to Adopt

How to Adopt

Dogs and cats may be adopted from the Stafford County Animal Shelter located at 26 Frosty Lane Stafford, Va 22554.

There is a $20 adoption fee for dogs and a $10 adoption fee for cats. All puppies and kittens adopted from the shelter are given the first series of shots and are dewormed for round worms only.

 

Adoption is available to citizens within the following jurisdictions: 

  • Caroline

  • Culpeper

  • Fauquier

  • Fredericksburg

  • King George

  • Prince William

  • Spotsylvania

  • Stafford


Outside Jurisdiction Adoptions
If you do not live in one of these jurisdictions, we have options for you. Per state law section 3.2-6546, you may adopt an animal that has been fixed. You can make arrangements with a local veterinarian in our area to have the animal fixed within a few days and Stafford County Animal Control will transport the animal to that veterinarian the day of the service. You, as the new adopter, will pick up the animal from the veterinarian when it is ready to go home. All fees to the veterinarian for pre-op and the operation must be paid in full by the adoptee before surgery begins.

This arrangement is contingent upon the animal not having any serious medical conditions that would prevent the veterinarian to fix the animal within a few days. 

 

**THIS OPTION IS CASE BY CASE. THE SHELTER HAS THE RIGHT TO DENY AN OUTSIDE JURISDICTION AT ANY TIME.**

Adoption Alternatives
Stafford County Animal Control will also work with a local animal control or rescue agency in your area to transfer the animal to them where the animal can then be adopted from their facility. This arrangement may be limited to distance restrictions and whether or not transportation can be arranged. 


If you have any further questions, please contact Stafford County Animal Shelter at (540) 658-7387 and a staff member will be glad to answer any questions that you may have about these arrangements.

​EVERY ADOPTION MAKES
A DIFFERENCE!