Featured Pets

Meet the stars of the RAL shelter-- our Featured Pets! These guys are all special in their own way, and for whatever reason, everyone here at RAL has come to love them for their own unque personalities.


Kit Kat

My name is Kit Kat! I love to rub up against you and have my ears scratched.I get along well with other cats, and I seem to do okay with dogs as long as we are introduced properly. I came to RAL with some nasty bladder stones and I was in a lot of pain, but now that those are gone I feel like a kitten again! Don't be fooled by my age, I still love to play and run around. I was recently given free run of the shelter so I can stretch my legs. In the mornings, I like to chirp at all of the volunteers and staff as they come in. I've also taken up pen collecting - someone has to clean up around here! I would love to spend my golden years curled up in your lap. Come hang out with me today and I'll win your heart with my bright eyes and sweet face.

I am a featured pet because: I'm unqiue, beautiful, gray, and I love pens, and curling up in boxes. Because  history of bladder stones, I need to be on a prescription diet for the rest of my life, but I won't let that stop me from having fun every day!



Charlie is patiently waiting for his forever home with kind and caring people who will make him part of their family.  Like many shelter dogs, he is somewhat uncertain about his surroundings here, however, he is a sweet and laid back fellow, who very much enjoys some downtime, sitting on the couch with his human(s). Charlie would love to be outside and explore, but he would also enjoy settling down for a nap.  Charlie might be a little timid at a first meeting, but comes around with kind, gentle handling and nice words.  He is so easygoing that cats should be just fine and people of all ages, shapes, and sizes would be great as well.  The more people to love on Charlie the better.  Being in a home of his own would certainly help him become more confident, too.  Please come meet him today and spend some one on one time with him.  You might be just the right person for Charlie!

I'm a featured pet because: I'm an easy going-laid back couch potato kinda guy. I'm a great TV buddy, and perfect for a home that will accept me as I am. I'm an older guy who has been here at the shelter for awhile. I also have a condition called diabetes insipidus. It is well monitored here, ask an RAL staff member for more information!

Adoption Hours



Closed Monday

Adoption Application

Adoption Application (Dog)

Adoption Application (Cat)

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Contact Us

Richmond Animal League
11401 International Drive
Richmond, VA  23236

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

Email: adopt@ral.org

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
Email:  clinic@ral.org