Below you will find links to sites that will help you in selecting a new companion animal, links to help you settle in with a newly adopted animal, and links to hopefully help you if you are having problems with an animal currently in your home. If you have specific questions, volunteers will do their best to help you. Please contact Pam or Karen with your question, and we'll try to find you an answer!

Select Smart's Dog Selector. Take their short quiz to determine what breeds/breed mixes might best suit your lifestyle. The end results feature links to detailed personality descriptions of the breeds. Please remember that each animal is unique, and this quiz should only serve as a general guide! Select Smart's Cat Selector. Take their short quiz to determine what breeds/breed mixes might best suit your lifestyle. The end results feature links to detailed personality descriptions of the breeds. Please remember that each animal is unique, and this quiz should only serve as a general guide!
ASPCA's Pet Care Page. Helpful information on dog and cat care, as well as how to keep your home "poison free" for your animals. Dog Owners' Guide. This site provides a wealth of knowledge for both soon-to-be and current dog parents, including a wonderful alphabetical index by topics of interest.
What's Really in Pet Food. Deciphers the mystery of what is really in pet food, and what should be avoided. Norfolk's Dog Parks. Dog parks are a wonderful way to exercise and socialize your dog. Come and enjoy the places our city has set aside for your canine friends!
Heartworm Q&A . Heartworm is inexpensive to prevent, yet costly to treat, and can be fatal for your dog. Learn about this disease, and how to keep your dog safe. Norfolk SPCA Low-Cost Clinic. The clinic is available to residents of any city, and provides low-cost vaccinations, spay/neuter services, and heartworm and flea preventive...all without an office visit fee.
Internal Parasites. By having your pet's stool checked regularly, you can catch internal parasites before they become a problem. Norfolk Animal Laws If you're a resident of Norfolk, you may want to browse the codes pertaining to animals (Chapter 6.1).

Norfolk Animal Management Center

5585 Sabre Road - Norfolk, VA 23502 - 757/664-PETS

The shelter is near Janaf shopping center. Show me!
From Virginia Beach Blvd, take Raby Road.
From Military Highway, take Lowery Road.
Adoption hours are Monday-Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm
The shelter is closed to the public on national holidays.
Need more help? Write to Karen or Pam, and we'll do our best!
Visit the official shelter site at www.norfolk.gov/animals.