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Giles County Animal Shelter
678 Green Hollow Rd,
Pearisburg,
VA 24134

Phone: 540-921-2053
E-mail: dlester@gilescounty.org
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gcas14/

Opening Hours (for visitation and adoptions):
Wednesday-Sunday: 12pm-4pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Holidays

We are 8 miles from Pearisburg. Please call the shelter at 540-921-2053 to verify that someone will be at the shelter.

Before you surrender your pet to a local animal shelter, please consider other options that are available to you. We have great dogs and cats for adoption, so come by and adopt a new best friend or just come by and visit. Our guys love to meet new people and have visitors. Come by and give a local shelter animal a forever home!

The pet in the photo (top right) is looking for a home. Click on the picture for more information about it.

Lost your dog or cat?
Stray dogs and cats are kept for 5 days before being put up for adoption. Contact the shelter to check whether your pet is there. Some of the stray dogs and cats are featured on our Facebook Page but not all are put here so contact the shelter if you have lost your pet.

Adopting a dog?
Animals in custody of Giles County are eligible for adoption unless the Animal Control Officer (ACO) feels that the animal would impose a danger to the new owner or other residents. All animals adopted from the Giles County Animal Shelter are required to be spayed or neutered unless they meet a special breed provision. The current adoption fee is $20.00 per animal to adopt any dog or cat at the Giles County Animal Shelter. Animals may be adopted directly from Giles County Animal Shelter. Click here to see more information about adopting from the Giles County Animal Shelter

We will not ‘hold’ or ‘reserve’ a dog by phone or e-mail or Facebook message. Make sure that you are able to take your dog home on the day you adopt it. We will not keep a dog for you after its ‘available’ day.

Find the right dog for you
When looking for that new family member please remember to really think about the things you and your family want and need in a pet that fits the family lifestyle. Get to know your breeds! Some breeds require more space, exercise and circumstances than others. Even if you are going to adopt a mixed breed, look into what it's primary breed needs in a home, environment and exercise. Your new family member needs to be wanted by everyone in the family and included in your daily lives to be truly happy. Click here for more information on how to find the right dog.

Please Donate to Help the Dogs and Cats
We need:
  • Canned and dry dog and cat food
  • Kitten chow (canned or hard)
  • Puppy chow (canned or hard)
  • Newspaper (Bundled)
  • New or used collars and leashes
  • Portable grooming equipment
  • Grooming brushes and shampoo
  • New and used carrying crates and kennels (Wire or Plastic)
  • Plastic or Kuranda dog beds
  • Formula for young Kittens and Puppies
  • Neonatal care items - puppy potty pads
  • Kitty Litter
  • Basic cleaning supplies
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • or you may mail a donation to Giles County Animal Shelter, 678 Green Hollow Rd, Pearisburg, VA 24134.
    On behalf of the animals thank you.

    No Squeeky Toys Please
    Toys that make a noise when you squeeze them can encourage some dogs to be aggressive towards young children because they squeek too. The device that makes the noise is usually small and can be harmful if swallowed. Some toys of this type contain a small battery which is poisonous if the dog eats it. The best toys are tuggers, tennis balls and hard chew toys that cannot be ripped apart.

    Keep your dog in the family


    Cats Needing Homes
    Please take the time to check out all the nice young kittens and cats kittens and cats here. Please contact us for more information about the cats available for adoption.

    Visiting Giles County Animal Shelter
    Please phone us on 540-921-2053 to check that the dog or cat you want to visit is still available and to verify that someone will be at the shelter.
    Wednesday-Sunday: 12pm-4pm
    Closed Monday, Tuesday and Holidays

    We are 7 miles (20 minutes) from Pearisburg via VA-100. Click here for directions

    Location Map of Pearisburg, VA.






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