Hours & Location

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

Phone: 757-933-8900
Fax: 757-933-8917

Reunite Lobby:
8 AM - 5 PM, 7 days a week, including holidays
For owner surrenders, owner reclaims and stray drop offs

Adoption Hours:

Regular Adoption Hours:

Monday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Watch a video tour of our shelter.

Watch a video about our shelter.

REUNITE/SURRENDER LOBBY COVID-19 UPDATE: 4/11/21

  • Two (2) guest limit in the Reunite/Intake Lobby at a time.
  • Due to limited space in the lobby we are providing guests (at their request) a car tag that to be placed on the outside of their car windshield.  Once PRAS has space in the lobby a PRAS staff member will notify you.
  • Masks/facial coverings are required and should be worn above the nose at all times in the Reunite/Intake Lobby.
  • PRAS staff/designee is now taking temperatures / asking if they are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms.  (If temp higher than 99 degree and/or any symptoms you will not be permitted to enter.
  • Hand sanitizer is recommended once entering the building.

ADOPTION LOBBY COVID-19 UPDATE: 4/11/21

  • Up to twenty-five (25) guest limit in the adoption center at a time.
  • Once PRAS has exceeded the 25 person limit, we will utilize a web based check in app (Waitlist Me) to notify each waiting guest through text message. **
  • PRAS staff/designee is now taking temperatures/asking if they are experiencing any Covid-19 related symptoms. If temp higher than 99 degrees and/or any symptoms, you will not be permitted to enter.
  • Masks/facial coverings are required and should be worn above the nose at all times. If you do not have a mask/facial covering PRAS will provide you with one. 
  • Hand sanitizer or hand washing is recommended once entering the building.
  • While visiting the shelter, remember to observe 6 ft. distance between people. 
  • We also ask that only those interested and ready to adopt a shelter pet the same day visit the shelter. You can fill out an Adoption Survey in advance. If you previously (within 30 days) filled out an Adoption Survey let us know when you come in and we will likely still have it on file. 
  • Thank you for choosing adoption, we look forward to seeing you soon!

**Reasonable Accommodations can be made if a guest does not have a working phone.  This must be notified at time of check in. 



COVID update 1-11-21 policies

COVID-19 Updates: See here for opening/closing/cancellation information

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