Our Animals

Adopt

We strive to assist in making the best possible match for adopters and animals.

Adopters must be at least 18 years of age.

Adopters with dogs at home may bring their dog for a meet-and-greet with their chosen NACC dog. This step is recommended for potential adopters. Staff may require a meet and greet depending on the NACC animal selected for adoption.

Adopted dogs, cats, and rabbits are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.

Adoption Fees 

Information on adoption promotions can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by contacting us: 757-441-5505 or NACC@norfolk.gov.

Adoption fees for animal bonded pairs will be reduced to the fee for one animal.

Veterans and senior citizens qualify to pay lower adoption fees. Some senior animals may also be adopted for reduced fees.

Adoption Fees for Dogs & Cats:

Standard* adoption fee is $75 for cats/kittens and dogs/puppies, and includes:

Application of flea preventive

Deworming

FIV / Leukemia test (cats)

Heartworm test (dogs)

Microchip

Primary vaccinations

Rabies vaccination (for eligible animals 3 months of age and older)

Spay/neuter surgery

*Adoption fee for heartworm positive animals is $150, which includes all the above plus heartworm treatment and 6 months of prevention.

*Adoption fee for animals in need of dental work is $150, which includes all the above and the dental work.

Adoption Fees for Small Animals & Birds:

Rabbits - $60 (includes spay or neuter surgery)

Ferrets - $60

Guinea Pigs - $15

Other small animals and birds have various nominal adoption fees which can be obtained by contacting us: 757-441-5505 or NACC@norfolk.gov

Lost Pets

Finding Your Lost Cat or Other Small Pet

Here are some helpful tips for finding your lost cat:

  • Visit NACC every couple of days. We can receive up to 400 cats in a single month and many look very similar. You know your cat's markings better than we do.
  • Post color copies of your lost pet around your neighborhood where people gather. We suggest convenience store, post offices, gas stations, etc. Alert your mail carrier; he or she travels the neighborhood daily and may see your pet.
  • Post pictures of your pet online: Facebook, Craigslist, and others have helped reunite many pets. Contact us for a list of specific website suggestions.
  • Don't give up! Many pets make their way home after weeks or even months.

For other suggestions, visit ASPCA's lost pet page.

Tips for Finding Lost Dogs

Here are some helpful tips for finding your lost dog:

  • Visit NACC every couple of days. We can receive up to 300 dogs in a single month and many breeds can look very similar. You would likely recognize your dog much more reliably than we could.
  • Bring a picture of your lost pet to the shelter, preferably a color picture. This will help us assist you better in your search for your lost pet.
  • Post color copies of your lost pet around your neighborhood where people gather. We suggest convenience store, post offices, gas stations, etc. Alert your mail carrier; he or she travels the neighborhood daily and may see your pet.
  • Post pictures of your pet online: Facebook, Craigslist, and others have helped reunite many pets. Contact us for a list of specific website suggestions.
  • Don't give up! Many pets make their way home after weeks or even months.

For other suggestions, visit ASPCA's lost pet page.

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