Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

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Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter 
5843 Jefferson Avenue 
Newport News, VA 23605 


The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter (PRAS) is a collaborative venture supported by four separate Hampton Roads communities: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and York County. This 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is managed and operated by the City of Newport News on behalf of the four jurisdictions. This "open-admission" shelter contains a full service veterinary clinic and has capacity for approximately 100 dogs and 180 cats, as well as pocket pets and other small companion animals. The shelter's primary responsibilities include holding stray animals until they can be reunited with their owners, rehoming owner-surrendered pets, and facilitating pet adoptions. The shelter also houses animal control offices for the participating jurisdictions.

Adoption Hours:
Monday: 12 PM - 5 PM 
Tuesday: Closed for Weekly Staff Development / Cleaning (Beginning July 4, 2017 will be open for adoptions 12 PM - 5 PM)
Wednesday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Thursday: 12 PM - 5 PM 
Friday:12 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM 
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM

The shelter is open 7 days a week from 8:00 AM until 5:
00 PM for owner surrenders, stray drop-offs, and owner re-claims.

For additional information, see 
Looking for a special gift for an animal lover? Want to honor an special pet? Purchase an engraved brick pave rfor the pathway leading into the shelter. Your gift will support animal adoption efforts and the building of an outdoor exercise area! See here for details about the Brick Paver Fundraising Program.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

It is the policy of the City of Newport News to maintain and promote equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, disability or other non-job related factors. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask our Human Resources staff for assistance.


Closes July 27, 2017