Norfolk Animal Care Center

Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center (NACC)

NACC is the city’s animal sheltering facility. Our shelter is open-admission, providing a safe haven for animals from the City of Norfolk. We focus our efforts solely on our local animals in need. Animals are never turned away, regardless of species, age, health, or temperament.

The Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center cares for 400 to 600 animals each month, and over 5,000 animals each year.

Animals for Adoption

We strive to make the best possible matches between the adopter and their new companion.

Take a look at the puppies and dogs, cats and kittens, and other small animals who are looking for forever homes.

Look into our adoption programs, process and fees and begin the adoption process today.

Adoption Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon to 4:30 p.m.

The Center is open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily for other business, such as pet license sales, humane trap rentals, reclaiming lost pets, and dropping off pets found roaming within the City of Norfolk.

Surrendering Your Pet/Alternatives to Surrender

Surrendering a pet can be an incredibly difficult decision. We know that sometimes it’s just not possible to keep a pet. Before making the decision to surrender, please consider alternatives to surrendering your pet. The link provided has alternative to surrender resources as well as the process for surrendering your pet (PDF) to NACC.