TUCKER Tazewell County Animal Shelter
3015 Lynn Hollow Rd,
North Tazewell,
VA 24630

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

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 12pm-5pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Need to report a stray animal? Please call Animal Control at 276-988-1160

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.

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

Open House at the New Animal Shelter on Thurday December 13th, 1pm

The time has finally come to move into our new Animal Shelter at 736 Camp Joy Road, Bluefield, VA 24605. We will have an open house on Thursday December 13th at 1pm followed by a ribbon cutting. This is an opportunity for the public to come and see the new facility.

We will begin officially moving next week and ask for your patience and understanding during this time as we will not be open to the public. We will be working between the two facilities to make this a stress free move for all of the animals.

We will open to the public on January 2nd 2019 at the new facility in Bluefield.
Click here for more information

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?
Virginia law says that we have to keep a dog for 5 days 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.

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.

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.

Need cash to adopt a dog?
There is an ATM at BB&T Bank, 100 Hillsboro Drive, North Tazewell, VA.
Opening Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday, Sunday: Closed

Please Donate to Help the Dogs
We need towels, blankets, hard and soft dog food, basic cleaning supplies and dog beds or you may mail a donation to Tazewell County Animal Shelter, 3015 Lynn Holow Rd., North Tazewell, VA 24630. On behalf of the dogs 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.

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.

Keep your dog in the family

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-Friday: 12pm-5pm, CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Location Map of North Tazewell, 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.

This website is operated and maintained by The Dog Rescues Network as a service to the community. We have no connection with Tazewell County Animal Shelter. No payment has been received or is required. If you see an error please e-mail: webmaster@dogrescues.net