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RichmondSPCA
Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220
Every Life is Precious. TM
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Barking, growling, hackles up, lunging at the end of the leash. This is what someone might see if they encounter Imogen out on a walk. The first words that come to mind might be “mean” or “aggressive,” but in reality she’s what we call a reactive dog. Reactivity in dogs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It's fall! We are excited to begin autumn with some wonderful adoptions. Check out the photos below of the pets that found loving, lasting homes this past week.You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our social media posts on Facebook.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Twenty-seven southern belles and gentlemen are now in the loving care of the Richmond SPCA. Last Friday, the Richmond SPCA came to the rescue of homeless dogs and cats who were displaced from the Darlington County Humane Society's shelter in South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence's devastation. Volunteers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We had an adorable adoption week 12 puppies and 23 kittens finding loving, lasting homes. In total, 66 pets found homes with fantastic families! You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our social media posts on Facebook. You can also... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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The wild weather this week did not keep our pets from finding wonderful homes! Sixty-eight pets found their perfect matches and we are so thankful to our amazing adoption counselors for their help uniting these pets with new, loving and lasting families. You can help spread the word about our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are overwhelmed by the lifesaving success of our second Board Bonanza adoption event! Due to the generosity of our Board of Directors, our "Board Bonanza" fee-waived adoption event saw 93 animals adopted to amazing homes within four days. The week's total adoption tally came to 123 pets! We are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Dolly We celebrated the Labor Day weekend with the adoption of long-term resident, Dolly! She along with 64 homeless pets were united with new, loving and lasting families. We are so thankful to our amazing adoption counselors for helping these fantastic pets find lasting homes. You can help spread the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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The Richmond SPCA had an awesome adoption week with 79 pets finding homes! This is last week where you can adopt two kittens for a single adoption fee through our "Two's Company" adoption promotion. Stop by our adoption center and meet your next furry friends! You can help spread the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Richmond SPCA adoption counselors and retail staff display the names of 88 pets adopted on August 18 during Clear the Shelters. The New York Times ran an opinion piece on August 18 by Carol Mithers titled “Are We Loving Shelter Dogs To Death?” It seems likely that it was timed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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This has been an incredible lifesaving week! With the help of NBC 12's Clear the Shelters nationwide event and our amazing adoption counselors, we had a top adoption week with 153 animals adopted to amazing homes. The Richmond SPCA's fourth time participating in Clear the Shelters brought record numbers with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Ace We exceeded over 100 adoptions this past week! Long-term resident, Ace, was one of the 103 lucky pets to find a loving home. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our social media posts on Facebook. You can also... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Every spring and summer we meet compassionate individuals who want to help the community’s cat population, but who are understandably uncertain. This is the time of year when any female cats who aren’t yet sterilized will be giving birth, and it’s common to come upon a litter of kittens who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We had a wonderful adoption week with 57 cats and 21 dogs meeting their match! Want to meet great adoptable pets and explore the Science Museum of Richmond's "Body Worlds: Animals Inside and Out" exhibit? The Richmond SPCA’s mobile adoption vehicle, Tail Wag’N, will be at the Science Museum of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We had a successful adoption week at our humane center with 84 pets going to loving and lasting homes. Through July, visit us and add two feline friends to your family for a single adoption fee! You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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The rainy weather this week did not keep our pets from finding wonderful homes! Sixty-nine pets found their perfect matches and we are so thankful to our amazing adoption counselors for their help uniting these pets with new, loving and lasting families. You can help spread the word about our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are committed to using positive reinforcement to modify animal behavior. A recent outing that Deon Farmer, behavior and training associate, had with Ladybug showcases this method of training. Most people associate reward-based training with treats and food rewards, but Deon’s work with Ladybug demonstrates how tailoring the reward to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It's the dog days of summer and our adoption center enjoyed another amazing adoption week with 84 pets finding their perfect match. We are so thankful to our amazing adoption counselors for their help uniting these pets with new, loving and lasting families. You can help spread the word about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Vixen The Richmond SPCA had an awesome adoption week with 81 pets finding homes! We are happy to announce that long-term resident, Vixen, found her perfect match this past week as well. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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The Fourth of July is an occasion for the whole family to celebrate; however, it is a time of year that can terrify our pets. The sight and sound of fireworks may be entertaining to us, but it can cause extreme anxiety for our beloved pets. To help keep your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a wonderful week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 64 pets were adopted last week! We are so thankful to our amazing adoption counselors for their help uniting these pets with new, loving and lasting families. You can help spread the word about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We sent 74 of our wonderful pets home with their perfect match this past week. Help our homeless cats find their guardians during our "Real Housecats of RVA" adoption promotion. For the month of June, we are offering 50 percent off all our adult cat adoption fees! You can help... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog