Norfolk Animal Care Center

Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center (NACC)

Norfolk Animal Care Center (NACC) is the city’s animal sheltering facility. Our shelter is open-admission, providing a safe haven for animals from the City of Norfolk. 

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


5585 Sabre Road 
Norfolk, VA 23502

Hours of Operation

(Effective September 1, 2023)

Adoption ViewingAdministrative Hours
Animal Service Transactions
Monday1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday ClosedClosed
Thursday1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Sunday 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Administrative Hours include: owner surrender appointments, license purchases/inquiries, donation drop offs, and pet pantry/community resource guidance. For lost and found pet assistance on Wednesdays please call 757-441-5505. If an emergent matter, please call the Police Non-Emergency number for Animal Control dispatch at 757-441-5610


(757) 441-5505 or email
After hours, call Non-emergency dispatch at (757) 441-5610

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 their new homes and families.

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

Hampton Roads Pet Resources Guide image
NACC What To Do If You Find Kittens (2020-03)
NACC_Lost Animal Flyer
NACC_Found Animal Flyer