Animal Aid Society


Animal Aid Society is a "No-Kill" dog shelter whose mission is to provide shelter, medical aid, care and protection, to act as a placement agency for dogs in good health, and to provide education for the humane care and treatment of dogs, and to attempt to prevent cruelty to dogs. We are a nonprofit organization which receives no funding from state or federal agencies. All funding to maintain the shelter and care for the dogs come from donations and special fund-raising events.

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Animal Aid Society is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit serving the Hampton Roads community. Our goal is to offer a safe haven for dogs in need of a home no matter their age or medical need. We carefully match dogs to human guardians for loving, forever homes. Until an appropriate match is found, our dogs live at the shelter or in one of our foster homes. Occasionally a match is not found, and for these dogs we become their forever home.

Founded in 1971 by three compassionate women, we have expanded into a shelter housing 41 dogs. Our all volunteer staff has grown to more than 100. Despite growth, our goal remains the same. Typically, we adopt over 150 dogs annually.

Whether a dog is adopted or becomes a life long resident, we make a life time commitment to each. Upon occasion our adopted dogs need extra help to remain in their home. Just as each dog is individual so are their needs, and our support is tailored to those needs. This is our Guardian Angel program.

Older dogs aged seven and up are a cherished part of Animal Aid. To facilitate adoption, we offer additional support by reducing the adoption fee to half that of a younger dog. Except for routine veterinary care, we pay for all medical expenses for the remainder of the dog's life. This is our Senior Adoption program.

Dogs of any age can have special medical needs. Our experience shows it is more difficult to find them a home. To facilitate adoption, we pay for known health condition(s) for the remainder of their life. This is our Medical Adoption program.

As a nonprofit organization, we depend upon donor support. Animal Aid has been a safe haven for Hampton Roads dogs for 48 years. With your donation, you become part of the next 48.
Animal Aid Society is absolutely amazing! They provide a nice place for dogs that are brought to them, but they can't do it without our help!

They have a staff that truly cares about every single dog! I got my dog Zeke there a couple years ago. Zeke is very skittish and the first night I got him he ran away from my friend who took him for a walk. Animal Aid Society sent out a team of about 10-12 people to help me look for him! We found him the next day, but a year later he ran away again after he was startled at Sandy Bottom! Again they helped me look for him for 4 days and we found him again! I can't thank them enough for their help!

Zeke was also diagnosed with Lyme's Disease before I got him! Animal Aid Society got him the meds he needed and you know the best part is if he has any complications in the future from the disease THEY COVER THE BILL! They are able to do some amazing things but only with your support! Even if you can only give a few dollars I would appreciate it and they would too! Let's help bring these dogs to a family and show Animal Aid Society our support!