Waggin' Wheels

What is Waggin' Wheels?

In 2019 the Norfolk Animal Care Center (NACC) was the recipient of the Stanton Foundation's $250,000 grant to purchase a mobile adoption unit. Additional donations from Towne Bank and Friends of NACC funded the unique exterior with pictures of NACC alumni pets, employees and volunteers, in addition to supplies and materials needed to properly care for the animals during transport.  As a result of an online community naming contest, the unit was affectionately named Waggin' Wheels.   In January 2022, the custom-built Waggin' Wheel's arrived with 14 built-in crates designed for safe animal transport.   

Waggin’ Wheels will allow NACC to have a mobile presence in the community while also increasing NACC's visibility and participation at various adoption and outreach events.   

For questions and/or potential partnership opportunities please reach out to NACC's Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator directly at volunteerNACC@norfolk.gov.

 We hope you find your forever friend at one our events! 

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Where can you find Waggin' Wheels?

Norfolk Animal Care Center Waggin' Wheels Events Calendar

Sunday August 28, 2022 – “Sunflower Music Festival-Bands Barks and Brews” at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens: During the event there will be craft beer from a local brewery being sold, live music, vendors, and so much more. NACC shelter animals & foster dogs will be in attendance for adoption, as well as NACC alumni to meet & greet with. See the full information here: https://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/

Past Events

Saturday May 7, 2022 – “A Taste of Learning” at the Jordan-Newby Library Branch: Mayor Alexander’s ‘Believe in Learning’ kickoff event after his proclamation declaring May 7th-14th a ‘Week of Learning.’ Hosted by the Norfolk Public Libraries, NACC will be in attendance with community resources and NACC alumni for meet & greets. See full information here: 

Saturday May 14, 2022 – “Poochella” at the Bea Arthur Dog Park: Join NACC, and several other shelters from around Hampton Roads, at PETA’s seventh multi-shelter adoption event! This event is an opportunity for dogs that need homes to be showcased away from their shelters. See full information here: https://www.peta.org/blog/2019-poochella/

Sunday May 22, 2022 – “Salty Dog Beach Walk” at the COVA Brewing Company: The Salty Dog Beach Walk is a family and dog friendly event that takes place in the heart of Ocean View/East Beach in Norfolk. The casual “pack” walk on the beach gets started at approximately 11:30am. This fun event concludes with an after party from approximately 12:00pm to 2pm at COVA Brewing Company. Food trucks will be on site as well as specialty beers from COVA available for purchase. See full information here: https://norfolkspca.com/

Saturday May 21, 2022 – “Party for the Planet” at the Virginia Zoo: It’s a party - for the planet! NACC is joining the Virginia Zoon in their celebration of all living things with fun and informative activities for all ages. See full information here: https://virginiazoo.org/