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

Phone: 804-898-5371

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

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.

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


All transactions will be conducted between the hours 9 am - 3 pm outside only by appointment only Monday through Friday.

Adopting a Dog

  1. If you are interested in a pet , e-mail us at or call 804-898-5371 for an Adoption Application form or download the form here (PDF). Before you can meet the pet, a completed Adoption Application form must be submitted for approval.
  2. Upon approval, an appointment will be arranged for a Meet and Greet with all family members including other pets. During the Meet and Greet, face masks will be worn, and Hand Sanitizer used prior to touching any animal. Once the Meet and Greet is completed, hand sanitizer is required again.
  3. All canines and felines will be spayed/neutered and receive their rabies vaccination prior to leaving the shelter for adoption.
  4. Adoption fee for canines is $100.00 and felines is $60.00
  5. Shelter accepts cash (exact amount) and checks from County residents - cash only from out of County residents.

Sussex County Animal Control Click here for more information.

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