Kittens Tazewell County Animal Shelter

NEW FACILITY ADDRESS (5 miles, 8 minutes from 3015 Lynn Hollow Rd):
736 Camp Joy Road,
Bluefield,
VA 24605

Phone: 276-988-5795
E-mail: tazewellcountyanimalshelter@gmail.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tazewellcountyanimalshelter

Normal Opening Hours:
Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday: 12pm-5pm
Closed Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Tazewell County Animal Shelter is a small rural facility in the southwest of Virginia. While Tazewell County Animal Shelter is not yet a no-kill facility, this is a goal we strive to achieve each and every day. We are also fortunate enough to work with some amazing rescue groups and dedicated individuals who help us move animals to safety each and every week.

If everyone in the community spayed and neutered their pets we would see a decrease in the number of animals coming into the shelter each year. If you or someone you know needs information on low cost spay and neuter options please give us a call and we will be happy to talk to you about those options.

Adoption fee for dogs and cats is $50 which includes spay/neuter and rabies vaccination. Payment is by cash or check - we cannot accept card payments at this time. For animals that have not been spayed or neutered: adoptions are open to residents of Tazewell, Buchanan, Russell, Bland and Smyth County. If an animal is already spayed or neutered then it is available to be adopted by anyone (even out of state residents). Phone to check that the pet is available and what paperwork is required from you.

If you are interested in adopting an animal please remember we operate on a first come, first served, basis to adopters which means WE DO NOT HOLD ANIMALS while you make up your mind or go on vacation.

Lost your dog or cat?
Dogs picked up as strays are kept for 7 days if it does not have collar or 12 days if it has a collar so that the owner can claim it before we can put the dog 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.

If your animal is picked up by Animal Control and it is housed at the Tazewell County Animal Shelter, there is a $5 per day reclaim fee. The longer you take to reclaim your dog/cat the more you have to pay.

Adopting a dog
Dogs picked up as strays are kept for 7 days if it does not have collar or 12 days if it has a collar so that the owner can claim it before we can put the dog up for adoption. If you are interested in a particular dog before its available date please contact us. We would like a dog to go to a new home or rescue as soon as possible after its 'available' date.

  • Residents of Tazewell County and adjacent counties (Buchanan, Russell, Bland and Smyth County) may adopt pets from Tazewell County Animal Shelter with proper identification required.
  • To adopt a dog you must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must provide a picture ID with a current address at the time of the adoption.
  • Each pet is required to be vaccinated for rabies within seven days of adoption, if it is four months of age or older. Rabies vaccination is required for each pet, upon turning four months of age.
  • Every new owner of a pet adopted from Tazewell County Animal Shelter shall have the pet sterilized within thirty days of the pet turning six months of age, or within thirty days if the pet is over six months of age.
  • Out of state adoptions must be spayed or neutered before leaving Virginia.
  • Return of the proper paperwork (sterilization and rabies certificates) is required within seven days of sterilization.
  • State law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies.

Adoption fee for a dog is $50 which includes spay/neuter and rabies vaccination. Payment is by cash or check - we cannot accept card payments at this time. For animals that have not been spayed or neutered: adoptions are open to residents of Tazewell, Buchanan, Russell, Bland and Smyth County. If an animal is already spayed or neutered then it is available to be adopted by anyone (even out of state residents). Phone to check that the dog is available and what paperwork is required (valid ID) from you.

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.

If you are interested in adopting an animal please remember we operate on a first come, first served, basis to adopters which means WE DO NOT HOLD ANIMALS while you make up your mind or go on vacation.

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.

Fostering a dog or cat
We have many animals at the shelter that are available to be fostered (given a temporary home until we find it a permanent home). If you would like more information on fostering or would like to apply to be a foster mom or dad please contact us.

Visiting Tazewell County Animal Shelter
Please phone us on 276-988-5795 to check that the dog or cat you want to visit is still available. We are open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday: 12pm-5pm Closed Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.
Location Map of Bluefield, VA.

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.





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