Giles County Animal Shelter

Until There Are None Left to Rescue
Before you surrender your pet to a local animal shelter, please consider other options that are available to you.

We have great dogs and cats for adoption! So, come by and adopt a new best friend or just come by and visit. Our guys love to meet new people and have visitors. Come by and give a local shelter animal a forever home!

We are always accepting donations!

Petco Foundation Invests in The Giles County Animal Shelter’s Lifesaving Work
$17,500 investment will extend efforts to help pets and people in Giles County live their best lives

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Dog Tags may be purchased at:

Giles Treasurer’s Office
130 North Main Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921-1240


The Animal Care Center
278 Crickett Lane, Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921-3707


Bold Springs Vet
1100 Henson Ave., Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921-1991

Giles County Animal Shelter

678 Green Hollow Rd.
Pearisburg, Virginia 24134
Phone: (540) 921-2053
Open: Wed-Sun 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Deb Lester – Shelter Manager 

Read the Giles County Pet Ordinance PDF

Virginia State Law

Most of the laws in Virginia related to animal health and welfare are included in Title 3.2, Chapter 65 (“Comprehensive Animal Care”), of the Code of Virginia.  These laws, among other things, proscribe the standard of care that an owner must provide to his or her companion animal; regulate the operation pet shops, breeders, boarding establishments and groomers; sets forth the authority of local governing bodies to adopt ordinances regulating companion animals and the operation of a pound such as the Regional Center; and defining and setting for penalties for animal cruelty.  Click on this link to view a copy of Virginia’s Comprehensive Animal Care law.


The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, through its Division of Animal Food and Industry Services, is responsible for administering Virginia’s Comprehensive Animal Care law.  You can learn more about the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs by visiting its website:

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LOOKING FOR OWNER: Female long haired cat approx. 2 years old was found on White Pine Road in Pearisburg on 2-19-18.

For any information please contact the Giles County Animal Shelter at 540-921-2053.
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14 hours ago  ·  

UP FOR ADOPTION: Kira is a 1 year old female Black Lab mix and can be adopted today. She is friendly, loves to play and gets along with other dogs. She has been spayed, is up to date on all of her shots and has been micro-chipped. She is housebroken, loves attention and would make a great companion!

If you are interested contact the Giles County animal shelter at 540-921-2053.
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2 days ago  ·  

Due to the high interest in the border collie puppy, in order to be fair to everyone. If no owner comes forward at the end of the hold time the pup will go up for adoption. The date the pup can go up for adoption is on Feb. 24th at 11:00am. The adoption fee is $20.00 and the spay certificate is $98.00 which has to be in cash only. The $20.00 adoption fee and the spay certificate are due at time of adoption. You must also have a drivers license. A rescue has accepted this dog already so if no owner comes forward this dog will not be at the shelter long. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

This female Border Collie is looking for her owner. She was found on Curve Rd. near Atkins Transmission. She is approx. 7-10 weeks old. If you have any information about this dog contact the Giles County animal shelter at 540-921-2053. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago  ·  

This male beagle mix is looking for his owner. He was picked up on Spring Valley Road and was wearing a collar. He is approx. 1 year old and is very friendly. If you have any information about this dog, contact the Giles County animal shelter at 540-921-2053. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·