38 MYS
Sussex County Animal Shelter
14493 Robinson Rd,
Stony Creek,
VA, 23882

Phone: 804-898-5371
E-mail: lstalnaker@sussexcountyva.gov

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 1pm-4pm. For other times please call 804-898-5371 to make an appointment
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays but you may be able to make an appointment for these days

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

Lost and Found Pets are featured on the Sussex County Animal Services of VA Facebook Page

Who we are
Sussex County Animal Shelter is a small rural facility in the south east of Virginia. We have 22 dog runs in our shelter and 17 cat runs. This does not include the crates we have set up in several areas of the shelter filled with canines. We have crates set up inside one of our two main cat rooms, 16 cats we have divided by sex, living in two rooms set up especially for them to run and exercise. In 2023 we have brought in 543 animals. 2022 total intake was 777 animals. We are tracking to possibly hit an all-time high by the end of this year. Surpassing 2021’s 802 animals in our custody. Although we have a limited budget, the staff love and care for all animal residents and are willing to do what it takes to save all of them. Fosters, adoptions and rescues are welcome. We have three officers, one full time kennel person and three part-time kennel technicians. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us or just come see us here at the shelter. For more information see the Sussex County Animal Control website.

Volunteers Wanted
We need volunteers a day or two a week to us by helping to clean the shelter, wash towels and beds, do dishes and general cleaning of the facility. The shelter dogs can always use volunteers to bath, to walk and to communicate with them. If you are interested, please contact us or just come see us here at the shelter.

Walk Saturday Part of our New Year's resolution is to get the community involved more with our shelter. We are going to have 'walk the shelter' day on the last Saturday of every month. That means our shelter will be open the last Saturday of every month from 12pm to 4pm for citizens to come walk our shelter dogs on our very own Jackson trail. This will help get our animals more socialized and get some exercise they very much need. Maybe also help you find a new friend. We appreciate all the love and support.

Lost your dog?
Stray dogs without identication are kept for 5 days before being put up for adoption. Dogs with identication are kept for 10 days before being put up for adoption. Contact the shelter to check whether your pet is there. Some of the stray dogs are featured on the Sussex County Animal Services Facebook Page but not all are put here so contact the shelter if you have lost your dog.

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
We need towels, blankets, hard and soft dog food, basic cleaning supplies and dog beds or you may mail a donation to Sussex County Animal Shelter, 14493 Robinson Rd, Stony Creek, VA 23882. On behalf of the dogs thank you.

Keep your dog in the family

Visiting Sussex County Animal Shelter
Please phone us on 804-898-5371 to check that the dog you want to visit is still available.
Location Map of Stony Creek, VA

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