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Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center

Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center is an open admissions animal shelter and is home to dozens of animals looking for their forever homes. We are a municipal pound for Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro so we take in all strays, abandoned animals, and owner surrenders. We have 40 dog runs and about 85 cat cages. The Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center began operation in September of 2011. Since opening, we have successfully lowered the euthanasia rates for our community! While our staff work hard to find every animal a forever home, we are unable to guarantee the outcome of animals brought into the shelter. Please email the shelter with any questions regarding animals found on the website for more information. We offer help to our community through education and assistance. With the help of other organizations we are able to spay/neuter animals in our community that the owners could otherwise not afford. With the help of our community we are on a mission to save every adoptable animal in our area.
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Shenandoah Valley Animal Services CenterApril 10, 2021 at 5:18pm
Full House Alert!!
SVASC is loaded down with awesome, adoptable pups, that are looking for furever homes!

We have a dog for everyone, so don't miss out! Right now, the first step to meeting any of the dogs at our facility is to go ahead and submit an adoption application. You can find one here: https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/SVAS/Dog

For more information on any of the dog pictured, for information on our adoption process, or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (540) 943-5142 or email Erin at ewiles.svasc@gmail.com. We would love to match you up with your new forever friend!
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Shenandoah Valley Animal Services CenterApril 10, 2021 at 3:39pm
Alright folks, it's time to sit down, buckle up and get ready for the ride of a lifetime. While "Danger Dave" has been skating under the radar thus far, he is ready to kick flip his way into someones heart.

At the beginning of March, Danger Dave was found as a stray (shout out to the amazing volunteers Sonja Musser and Jason Clarke for coordinating his rescue!) covered in what we have presumed to be infected bite wounds. Bites from what you ask? Your guess is as good as ours 🤷‍♀️ The injuries were so severe that Dave could hardly walk (photos are in the comments for those of you interested in that sort of thing).

After an initial visit to Westwood Animal Hospital for medications, the ladies at Friends of Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center took over Danger Dave's care and he was transferred to their partner veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Waynesboro. The poor guy was such a champ through the course of several different medications, creams, patches, baths and laser treatments. He made visits to Animal Hospital of Waynesboro several times a week and was able to spend the remainder of his time recovering in a foster home.

While in foster, Dave enjoyed time soaking up the sun, giving foster mom lots of grief over his Epsom salt baths, and (once he started feeling better), chasing the other foster kitties around to smother them in kisses.

After more vet visits than we can count, Danger Dave is feeling like a new man and is ready to go to his forever home! We are going to be looking for a very special home for this very special boy 😻

Things you should know before submitting your application for Danger Dave:
🐾 He hates dog and cannot be adopted to a home with dogs.
🐾 He is OBSESSED with other cats. We've never seen anything like it. So if you have another cat who wouldn't mind their personal space being invaded literally 24/7, then Dave is your man.
🐾 While he shouldn't need any long term care, he is still a bit stiff and sore and will need to be handled gently for the near future.
🐾 Danger Dave should be okay with children, though they will need to be gentle with him while he continues on his journey to recovery.

Danger Dave is approximately 8 months old and is neutered, microchipped and up to date on all of his vaccinations. SVASC is operating by appointment only so if you are interested in adopting you must submit an application first. https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/SVAS/Cat. Once a staff member has reviewed and approved your application we will be in touch to set you up with an appointment. Questions can be directed to staff.svasc@gmail.com or 540-943-5142.
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Shenandoah Valley Animal Services CenterApril 9, 2021 at 4:26pm
SVASC is taking in dogs left and right and we're so excited to help them all find loving, forever homes. Here's some of our wonderful, recent intakes that are ready to find their families!

We have a dog for everyone, so don't miss out! Right now, the first step to meeting any of the dogs at our facility is to go ahead and submit an adoption application. You can find one here: https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/SVAS/Dog

For more information on any of the dog pictured, for information on our adoption process, or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (540) 943-5142 or email Erin at ewiles.svasc@gmail.com. We would love to match you up with your new forever friend!
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Shenandoah Valley Animal Services CenterApril 9, 2021 at 2:16pm
We know the love of an adopted animal changes everything! Share your #PetcoLoveStory and all the ways the love of your adopted pet has changed your life to help us earn up to $100,000 in lifesaving funds from the Petco Foundation. Visit www.petcolove.org/lovestory to submit your story by September 20th!
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Shenandoah Valley Animal Services CenterApril 8, 2021 at 4:44pm
In a few weeks, there will be kittens EVERYWHERE. We are going to be proactive and try something new this year – by accepting applications for pre-approvals on adoptions for kittens!

What does that mean?
The first step to any adoption is to submit an adoption application. Once we have had a chance to review your application, you’ll be notified by email – so keep an eye on your inbox!
SVASC will be in touch with you and your family when kittens start becoming available for adoption. Kittens will become available to go home with their new families no earlier than 8 weeks of age.

Please keep in mind that kittens do best in pairs or if there is already a feline companion in the home. While this isn’t a requirement with adoption, it is highly recommended. Kittens that grow up with a playmate are more likely to become better adjusted adults!
How do you pre-apply? Follow this link! https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/SVAS/Cat

You like kittens but aren’t prepared to commit life-long? Email us at tmeadows.svasc@gmail.com to find out how to become a foster parent!

Can’t adopt or foster? Check out our Wish List to see what supplies we are in need of and donate.
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Shenandoah Valley Animal Services CenterApril 7, 2021 at 4:29pm
Are you missing your pup? They're probably waiting for you to come save them from doggy jail. We would love to see these dogs get back to their families.

Please remember that none of these dogs are currently available for adoption and are currently looking for their families. Our website is updated daily with new, adoptable animals, so keep an eye out at svasc.net if you're looking to adopt a furry family member. These guys will be looking for homes if not reclaimed, so please be patient.

There are brief descriptions of each dog, where they were found, and who to contact if they belong to you in the captions of each photo.
Please contact SVASC at (540) 943-5142 if you recognize any of these dogs. Feel free to email Erin at ewiles.svasc@gmail.com with any questions regarding the dogs.