Urgent Call for Fosters: VA Beach Animal Care Needs Your Help!


Virginia Beach Animal Care is facing an urgent situation and needs the community’s support to find temporary foster homes for 20 dogs by Monday. As the shelter undergoes necessary renovations for the next two weeks, these furry friends need a safe and loving place to stay.

Fostering not only provides a temporary home for animals in need, but it also helps them adjust to a home environment, making them more adoptable in the long run. With the renovations at VA Beach Animal Care, the need for foster homes has never been more critical.

What You Can Do

  1. Open Your Home: If you have the space and love to offer, consider fostering one of these dogs. Fostering is a short-term commitment with long-term benefits for the animal.

  2. Spread the Word: Share this urgent need with friends, family, and on social media. The more people who know, the quicker we can find these dogs the temporary homes they need.

  3. Volunteer: If fostering isn’t an option for you, consider volunteering your time to help at the shelter during this renovation period.

Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center’s “Shelter Buddy” program lets members of the community take a dog out on a field trip.  This gives dogs a break from the stress of a  kennel and a chance to get to know their personality outside of the shelter.  Shelter Buddies can share their field trip on social media to help these dogs get adopted!

Iris on a Shelter Buddy field trip

Iris has been at VBACAC for over a year waiting to find a loving home.  She is between 6-7 years old, 55 pounds, house trained.   As a long-term resident, her adoption fee is waived.

Staff describe Iris as active, energetic, and very lively!  Iris was surrendered when she was not getting along with other dogs in the home. She started guarding her toys and food from the other dogs. She is, however, great with people (including kids) when she gets to know them. She is a mover and a shaker. She loves to run and play. She is a cuddler, too!

Come to the VBACAC located at 341 S Birdneck Road in Virginia Beach to meet Iris and ask about becoming a foster!

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