Dogs at the shelterDue to limited staff, we arrange adoptions at the shelter by appointment only. Please call or email and make an appointment to visit our adult dogs and cats available for adoption. Southside SPCA currently does not adopt puppies in Virginia (see Homebound Hounds).

Dog Adoptions

We hold dog adoptions at PETSMART, 1276 Car Mia Way in Richmond (off Midlothian Turnpike between Johnston-Willis Hospital and Chesterfield Towne Center) every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

Cat & Kitten Adoptions

Kittens in BoxSouthside SPCA has cats and kittens for adoption 7 days a week at these stores:

  • PETSMART - White Oak Village
    4531 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, 23231, 804-236-3245


Southside SPCA practices 100% spay/neuter; all dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

SSPCA on Facebook
Visit the SSPCA on Facebook and share your stories, get the latest adoption news, and more.

Find Us on Facebook


We reserve the right to refuse any adoption and require potential adopters to:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Fill out an application form
  • Submit to a home visit prior to adoption (with all family members)
  • Provide adequate written proof of permission by landlord to house a pet if renting a house or apartment

Check out these special adoption programs:

A.D.O.P.T Program
(Adult Dogs Offered Professional Training)

Metro Richmond Pet Savers (MRPS)
A coalition of local rescue groups, shelters and educational organizations that have teamed up to reduce euthanasia rates in our municipal shelters.