If you’re looking to adopt a pet from a shelter, you have to make an appointment first.
The Heritage Humane Society and the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter are now only offering pet adoptions by appointment only.
“Thank you all for being patient as we attempt to accommodate continued adoptions during this time,” according to the PRAS’ Facebook post. “PRAS is going to adoptions by appointment only in the effort to keep everyone as safe as possible.”
The Heritage Humane Society serves Williamsburg and James City County. The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is based in Newport News and also serves Hampton, Poquoson, and York County.
Each adoption appointment at the PRAS is scheduled for 45-minute intervals. See PRAS’ available animals here.
To set up a “Meet & Greet” appointment with the shelter, fill out the adoption survey for a dog, a cat or a “pocket pet” and email the survey to PRASfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Lafountain, spokeswoman for the Heritage Humane Society, wrote in an email that people interested in setting up an appointment can contact the HHS’ adoption team via email at email@example.com or by calling 757-221-0150. See HHS’ available animals here.
The HHS is open for stray pet intakes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, best to call ahead so staff can prepare, and owner surrenders are by appointment only.
You can also donate supplies to the Heritage Humane Society on the shelter’s Amazon Wish List or make a monetary donation here.
The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter will also remain open for owner reclaims and pet intakes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.
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