Animal Shelter

Hello shelter supporters and community members. Thank you for checking out our page.  With the recent events taking place regarding the coronavirus there is a lot to consider like the safety and welfare of staff, community and animals in our care. Our main focus at this point is on reducing the overall number of animals housed at the shelter through adoptions and fostering. We are remaining open with safety protocols and Social Distancing in effect in order to best serve our community animals through adoptions and fostering.

We are asking for stray homing assistance in the County. If you see a healthy looking animal wandering, take its picture and post on our Facebook page along with its location, nearest address or cross streets. Please do not remove it from its neighborhood at this time. Our facebook page is an excellent resource for finding a strays owner.

Currently the shelter is unable to take in any non-emergency ‘owner surrender’ pets due to the Corona virus and the potential and/or imminent space crisis that could lead to an increase in euthanasia due to space. Owners should do everything possible to hang on to their pets during the crisis. By rehoming your own animals you are ensuring your own animals safety and the continued safety of the pets who enter the shelter. Encourage friends/family to take the animal. We can provide re-homing options by posting on our facebook page and rehome.adoptapet.com. Sites such as Nextdoor and Craigslist are helpful as well. After the crisis has ended we will be able to better serve your pet.

Thank You

Our Mission Statement

The Louisa County Animal Shelter operates under guidelines of the Commonwealth of Virginia providing humane sheltering, care, adoption, and redemption of stray and surrendered animals. We strive to eliminate pet overpopulation by encouraging spay/neuter of animals, increase the public awareness by educating our citizens on responsible pet ownership, and to prevent any form of animal cruelty.


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Must Be


  • Dependable, come when you say you will
  • Mature 13 to 17 years old are welcome only on Saturdays with a parent or guardian willing to supervise
  • Over 18 years old
  • Understand the Shelter phone is for business use only
  • Willing to clean as directed
  • Willing to get along well with people in charge, other volunteers, and the public
  • Willing to understand the importance of spaying and neutering and responsible animal ownership
  • Willing to work hard while at the shelter

Must Not Be


  • Afraid of either dogs or cats
  • Afraid of getting dirty from the animals
  • Afraid of seeing injured or sick animals

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Volunteer Responsibilities


  • Cleaning cat and dog cages
  • Scooping cat litter boxes
  • Treating all animals humanely
  • Washing food and water dishes, litter boxes, and of course puppies and dogs
  • Walking puppies and dogs