Adopt A Pet

Please feel free to take a minute to view the many wonderful dogs and cats that are currently available for adoption at our shelter and in foster care. Although our website is kept as up to date as possible, please be aware that there are some animals (including kittens and puppies) who never make it on to our web site because they get adopted so quickly. You never know who you might find (and fall in love with) at the shelter. If you are ready to adopt a new pet, please visit our shelter.

Our adoption process is application based, and first-come, first-served. Applications are available for download on the righthand side of your screen, or you can pick one up in person at the shelter.

If you would like to submit an application before you've found the right pet for you, we are happy to hold active applications for 90 days while you continue your search.

If you see a particular pet you are interested in, please submit the application and either email, fax, or hand it back in to us at the shelter. This allows us to hold the pet for you while we complete the adoption process--it does not obligate you to take the pet. We MUST receive a completed application before we are able to put a pet on hold for someone, or arrange a meeting with any pet in foster care. We are only able to hold one pet at a time, unless you are interested in taking home more than one. We do not adopt out two puppies at once. Once an application has been recieved and the pet is ready to go home, we can hold for a maximum of 24 hours to give the applicant time to get supplies, etc. We cannot guarantee we will be able to complete a same-day adoption.

Approval to adopt is contigent upon completing an informal interview with an adoptions staff member. We reserve the right to refuse an adoption at our discretion. 

Please feel free to contact for more information on our adoption process.

Of course, you are also welcome to come in to the shelter just to look! Our adoption hours are listed on the righthand side of the screen.

Adult Dogs


Adult Cats


Featured Pets

Gracie's Guardians 

Adoption Hours

Regular Adoption Hours:

Tues. - Fri.
4 pm - 8 pm

Sat - Sun.
12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday

Contact Us

Richmond Animal League
11401 International Drive
Richmond, VA  23236

Phone: 804-379-0046
Fax: 804-378-7507


Located on International Drive directly behind Martin's at Chesterfield Crossing Shopping Center, Midlothian Turnpike across from Chesterfield Towne Center.

Regular Adoption Hours:
Tues. - Fri.
4 pm - 8 pm
Sat - Sun.
12 pm - 4 pm
Closed Monday

Loving Spay & Neuter Clinic

Phone:  804-379-9725
Fax:  804-379-4096

Adoption Application

RAL Adoption Application

***please note writeable pdf does not work on mobile devices. please fill out on a computer, save, and email to***

Regular Adoption Fees

Adult Dogs: $150

Puppies: $200 

Adult cats: $75

Kittens: $75

(Adult is 6 months+)

Adoption Specials
Current Adoption Specials
$25 Cat Adoptions

All cats and kittens are $25

Seniors Supporting Seniors

Adopters aged 55 and older qualify for:

$50 adoption fee, dogs 5-7
WAIVED adoption fee, dogs 8+

$10 adoption fee, cats 7-10
WAIVED adoption fee, cats 11+