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!

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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:

Pet InsuranceGiles 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 
Nancy Foote – Assistant Shelter Manager
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

Veterinary Services


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